Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

David Hall Presents the June 2016 Long Beach Expo Attractions

Clubs and Attractions


PCGS On-Site Grading & 30th Anniversary Medal Giveaway (Booth 807)

Join the ongoing celebration of 30 years of service!  Continuing the anniversary celebration, PCGS will be giving away 30th anniversary commemorative medals to PCGS Collectors Club Members and authorized dealers who submit a minimum order of 25 coins or more.  The special offer is available for both take-home or on-site submissions.  Don’t delay, limited quantities available.  Only one medal per customer.


PCGS Collectors Education Program – Coin Grading 101 Course

Learn about coin grading from a true expert in the field.  Prolific author and veteran numismatist Michael Sherman covers the basics of grading Mint State and circulated coins, along with tips and techniques used by professionals.  Coin graders looking to perfect their skills won’t want to miss this.

Date:  Saturday, June 11
Time:  10:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Room:   102-A
Costs:   $199.00  ($50.00 discount for PCGS Collectors Club members)

Advanced registration is required.


Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo: Heritage Auctions (

The world's largest collectibles auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, will host its Signature Auction live at the Long Beach Expo, June 9th through June 11th.  Learn more about Heritage Auctions, the complete Signature Auction schedule, and how to consign to Heritage Auctions by visiting our Auction page.

Auctions:  U.S. Coins Signature Auction #1236
  Tokens & Medals Signature Auction #1235



New World Hoard of American Colonial Coins on Display (Booth 1130)

This million dollar display, courtesy of Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries and Texas Numismatic Investments, Inc. is a sampling of the approximately 7,000 1711-D 30 Deniers “Mousquetaire” colonials which were discovered several years ago under the floor boards of a small, 17th century shop in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire, England.  The coins were produced between 1709 and 1713 in Lyon, France, and were intended to be used for trade in the New World.  Why the coins never made it to America is uncertain.  It is speculated that they may have been stolen by a French sailor and hidden until he could return.

Stop by the Collectibles Display Booth 1130 to see this historic group of colonials just now landing in America over 300 years later.


"Meet the Expert" Sessions at the PCGS Booth (#807)

Bring your coins for expert evaluation from PCGS Founder David Hall.

Get an opportunity to meet the man who started it all, PCGS founder and renowned coin expert David Hall.  Attendees can pick his brain on anything from coin grading to PCGS’ origins.  Since entering the industry full-time in 1972, Hall continues to leave an undeniable mark on the world of coins and numismatics.

Dates:  Thursday, June 9   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Friday, June 10   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Saturday, June 11   (12 - 1 p.m.)
Location:   PCGS Booth #807



PSA & PSA/DNA Authentication & Grading Services (Booth 1542)

Bring your trading cards and autographs!  PSA will be accepting take-home submissions for all levels of service and PSA/DNA will be authenticating autographs onsite Saturday, June 11.  All autographs received by 2:00 p.m. Saturday will be ready for pick up by the end of the show.

PSA/DNA On-Site Authentication Special

50% off Baseball autographs with an authentication fee below $49.  Special is only available for single-signed items submitted for on-site authentication.

Visit Booth 1542 for details and to submit your trading cards and autographs.


Young Numismatists Grading Seminar

Saturday from 9 - 10am

For fledgling coin graders, PCGS will present a one-hour educational seminar for young numismatists.  Numistmatist Mike Sherman will discuss coin grading and how PCGS grades both circulated and uncirculated coins.  In addition, tools and techniques for grading coins will be presented, followed by a question and answer session.  The seminar will be held Saturday, June 11 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Room 102-A.  Admission is free with no preregistration required.

Young Collectors Card Grading Seminar

Saturday from 10 - 11am

Young Collectors will experience a special treat when David Hall, the founder of PCGS and PSA, teaches how to grade trading cards.  David is not only one of the foremost and respected numismatists in the country, but he is also an avid baseball card collector.  His enthusiasm for the hobby is bound to make the seminar a memorable one!  Young Collectors will learn the standards PSA uses when grading cards, the various flaws that can be found on cards, and the importance of eye appeal.  The seminar will be held Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 101-B.

All seminar attendees will be treated to a complimentary pizza lunch from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., sponsored by Expos Unlimited.


Free Kids Treasure Hunt (Booth 978)

Saturday from 11am - 2pm

If you are a young numismatist, or you know a young collector, you'll enjoy the free Young Numismatists Treasure Hunt during the Long Beach Expo on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  You can get information about this fun-filled activity at the Information Desk.

Young Numismatists Set Registry (Booth 1130)

Saturday from 11am - 2pm

Learn how to create sets in the PCGS Set Registry with coins from the Treasure Hunt.  If you are a Young Numismatist with a set already started, update your set with your new Treasure Hunt coins.

Learn more about the Youth Activities.


Long Beach Stamp Club Kids Korner (Booth 1064)

The Long Beach Stamp Club is the oldest continually active stamp club in Southern California.  We celebrated our 89th birthday in November 2015.

The Long Beach Stamp Collectors Club was organized in 1926 by a group of avid stamp collectors.  In 1928, the club became a chapter member of the American Philatelic Society and today remains a member in good standing.  The Long Beach Stamp Collectors Club was incorporated in 1953, and has been known as the Long Beach Stamp Club, Inc. since 1973.

In 1985, the Long Beach Stamp Club established a program for encouraging kids to become interested in stamp collecting as a hobby.  At this time our program is committed to having stamps for young collectors to collect and enjoy.  Among other activities, the Long Beach Stamp Club Kids Korner helps kids increase their knowledge of the hobby, and will we raffle off a starter collection that a young collector can use to build a beautiful collection.

Over the years, this program has grown so big that we now give away prizes consisting of stamp albums with stamps from around the world.  We have a "stamp drawer" and KIDS from 6-17 years old can look through it and pick stamps for free.  Everyone who stops by our booth and registers for the Grand Prize Drawing leaves with a stamp book with two countries and a profile of each country.

For more information, contact Lloyd Baumann at [email protected].


American Eagle One-Half Ounce Gold Coin
Free Gold Coin Prize Drawing (Registration Desk)

Each day of the show we'll award a special American Eagle One-Half Ounce Gold Coin to a lucky visitor at the Long Beach Expo.

Any visitor that registers online and uses their personalized confirmation ticket to check-in at the registration desk will automatically be entered in the daily drawing.  Drawing tickets should be turned in at the registration desk at time of registration.  The drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Need not be present to win.



The Long Beach Coin Club (Booth 858)

The Long Beach Coin Club (LBCC) began in 1950 and has been fully active ever since.  The LBCC is a non-profit educational and numismatic membership organization open to all ages.  We promote and encourage the study and appreciation of numismatics and related subjects as a hobby for all collectors.

Our goal is to provide an organized outlet for disseminating information by word of mouth, speakers, open forums and written publications.  We are numismatic mentors, where we help new collectors through the maze of numismatics so fewer mistakes are made in their quest to collect or discover areas of interest.

The club meets on the first Monday of every month, and the agenda typically includes an attendance drawing, member Show and Tell forum, current updates on local and far-reaching numismatic events, open club business matters, an educational presentation (with speaker), club auction and a club raffle.  Meetings are held at 7 p.m. sharp at the Millikan High School Cafeteria, 2800 Snowden Ave. in Long Beach.  Our mailing address is: Long Beach Coin Club, P.O. Box 8101, Long Beach, CA 90808.

The Long Beach Coin Club is a dues-paying member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) and Numismatic Association of Southern California (NASC).

The LBCC has a booth (#858) at the Long Beach Expo, where we help show visitors by giving them detailed information on all forms of numismatics and directing visitors on the large bourse floor.  We can direct an Expo visitor to a numismatic organization (coin club) in their area within California.

Last, the LBCC sponsors and judges an educational display forum at the Expo.  LBCC members and members of other coin clubs within California can participate, and the winners will be well-rewarded monetarily for their efforts.  These displays attract many Expo visitors and give them ideas for their own collecting futures.

We thank the Expo promoters for their long-time support and backing of our coin club.

- Howard Feltham, President of the LBCC


PCGS Onsite Coin Grading Services (Booth 807)


PSA Onsite Submission Center (Booth 1542)

Whether you bring coins from home or are considering purchasing ungraded coins at the show, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will be on hand to accept coins for grading right at the Expo.  To make sure your coins realize their true worth in the marketplace, insist on having them graded by PCGS.

Interested in having your prized collectibles certified by the world's leading authentication and grading service?  Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) representatives will be on-hand to accept submissions, from trading cards to autographs, at the Long Beach Expo.