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Welcome to the BECC!

This is the official web site of the Puget Sound (Seattle) area Boeing Employees' Coin Club. News items and editorial comment in this web site do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Boeing Company. The BECC meets the 4th Wednesday of each month (see club announcements or upcoming club events below). Meetings are open to all Boeing employees, retirees and other eligible persons as defined by Boeing Recreation. Mailing address: Boeing Employees' Coin Club (or B.E.C.C.) c/o Greg Smith, P.O. Box 6314, Kent, WA 98064.

The Boeing Employees' Coin Club (BECC) is one of the most active coin clubs in the Pacific Northwest region. Per the BECC Constitution and Bylaws, "We, the Boeing Employees' Coin Club, are organized in a spirit of friendliness and good fellowship to share the pleasures of coin collecting." The BECC also contributes to the objectives and purposes of the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association — "to promote, extend, and protect the interests of numismatists and numismatic activities throughout the Pacific Northwest and to foster and encourage the study of numismatics in all its forms."

The BECC publishes a monthly newsletter (the BECC News), holds an annual coin show in January, mints an annual commemorative medal featuring a Boeing product, and promotes numismatics through special programs and activities such as the numismatic display at the Puyallup Fair each September.

The B.E.C.C. is an IRS 501(c)(7) non-profit organization.


BECC News Items

See old news items previously appearing on this home page.

YNs participate in Portland ANA! The BECC would like to congratulate two of our YNs for their participation in the ANA National Money Show in Portland, March 5-7, 2015. Alex and Ben attended the ANA show and had a wonderful experience. BECC members can read about their experiences in the March newsletter. Let’s continue the great support the BECC provides to inspire YNs to excel in the hobby!

The coin show is over!! See 2015 coin show report/photos.

The BECC annual coin show in Kent, Washington was held January 17-18, 2015. Image at right: artwork for elongated cents available at show.
See 2015 coin show flyer in PDF format | See coin show webpage.
See displays and exhibits page for collector exhibit information.

BECC Seeking Ideas for 2016 Medals! The BECC is seeking ideas for the 2016 medal. The 2016 medal design is the most important design that most of us in the club have ever been involved with. Think about it this way; We have waited 100 years to design and mint this medal!! There are only 24 Fortune 500 companies that have been around that long. For those reasons we need to make sure this is our best medal ever. Your 100th birthday only comes around once. Club members are asked to submit a creative design to Tony Kalt at before the March meeting.

2015 medals feature Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey – As reported in May 2014, "The Medals Committee has secured approval from Bell and Boeing corporate for the 2015 Boeing Medal. To the left is the approved representation for the 2015 medal design. Thanks to the medals committee for all the hard work. The V-22 first flew in 1989, and began flight testing and design alterations. The complexity and difficulties of being the first tilt rotor intended for military service in the world led to many years of development. The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000, and fielded it in 2007." Update (Aug. 2014): The medals committee reviewed with the BECC executive board the cost of producing the medals and decided to leave the prices the same as last year. The Board authorized medals mintages at the Golden State Mint. Medal order forms were to be available soon. Update (Nov. 2014): Tony Kalt announced the status of the medals the club has remaining from this year's (2015-dated medals) order: 97 silver, 89 bronze, 92 pewter and 100 copper. Go order some of those medals! Artwork © 2014 The Boeing Company and BECC. All Rights Reserved.

Jim Payne Memorial Award! – Congratulations to Jim Payne Memorial Service Award recipient Tony Kalt. Tony is club Vice President and Medals Co-Chair, and has directed YN activities at recent annual club coin shows. Photo: Tony Kalt (center) receives the Jim Payne Memorial Award from Jesse Torres (left) and John Enges (right) with Bruce Coggins (behind). The award was presented at the annual October banquet. See the banquet page.


BECC Library inventory added (PDF file), as compiled by BECC Librarian Michael Nau. Items in the library may be borrowed by club members subject to the rules established by the board of directors.


Numismatic Events and Information

Current and Upcoming Club Events!

Current and Upcoming Regional/National Events!

  • See the PNNA Homepage and PNNA Calendar for information about such exciting events as the PNNA annual conventions in Tukwila and Portland, National Coin Week, ANA Summer Seminar, and the two annual ANA conventions (National Money Show™ and World's Fair of Money®). This year's spring ANA show was in Portland, Oregon, March 5-7, 2015.

  • For aviation enthusiasts, the BECC recommends:
    Flying Heritage Collection hangar and Fly Days at Paine Field, Everett, WA

Completed Club Events

    JANUARY 17-18, 2015 at Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave., Kent, WA - See coin show webpage.

  • BECC Banquet! Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Tukwila Community Center. See the banquet page.
    Speaker: Becky Wallick, daughter of Boeing test pilot Lew Wallick, author of the book Growing up Boeing.

  • Washington State (Puyallup) Fair – September 5-21, 2014 – The PNNA sponsors the annual coin exhibit in the Hobby Hall, with assistance from local coin clubs including the BECC. No volunteer is knowledgeable about all aspects of numismatics – if your question wasn't answered or if you were unable to attend the Fair, please e-mail your question to, and it will be directed to a local expert for a response. If you're eligible for the Boeing recreation program, you can also get many numismatic questions answered by attending a BECC club meeting, or the club's annual coin show. This year's Fair is scheduled for September 11-27, 2015.

  • See BECC monthly meeting announcements for completed monthly club meetings.

Coin Collecting Consumer & Reference Information from the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association.

The BECC suggests that you also visit the American Numismatic Association
and the Pacific Northwest Numismatic Association web sites.
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Updated 3/15/2015 by J. Eric Holcomb, BECC Webmaster