Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

The Long Beach Expo: The West Coast’s Largest Collectibles Show

Clubs and Attractions


Superb Historic Medals Display at PCGS Booth #807

This all-time finest registry set of historic U.S. Assay Commission medals will be on display at the September Long Beach Expo.  Owned and assembled by Bill Shamhart of Numismatic Americana, these rare medals were issued in limited quantities and struck in various sizes ranging from 33 mm in diameter to 76 mm.  They feature a vast array of beautiful designs with images of Moneta from Greek mythology to past U.S. Presidents and Mint directors.

Visit PCGS Booth #807 to view and pick up a free brochure with additional details and information on these unique U.S. medals.



Spectacular Saint Gaudens Collection at the Long Beach Expo

A beautiful set of Saint Gaudens $20 Gold with Major Varieties will be available for your viewing pleasure at the September Long Beach Expo.  This 53-piece set with dates ranging from 1907 to 1932 boasts several of the finest-known examples and will be featured at the Collectibles Display at Booth #1230.  Don’t miss out on this magnificent exhibit only available at the Long Beach Expo.




Examine the oldest known piece of American Beatles memorabilia in existence – The Beatles’ first-ever US recording contract!  This amazing artifact will be joined by other important Beatles collectibles as Beatlemania takes over Long Beach at Booth #1132.  This collection is courtesy of Rockaway Records.



Legendary Babe Ruth Collectibles at Booth #1230

Here is your chance to see and hold a fantastic piece of baseball history!  The 1932 Babe Ruth game used bat will be on display for collectors to see, hold and have their photo taken with from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  This magnificent piece along with 50+ other Babe Ruth collectibles, including a 1927 cancelled check, a personalized photo to Joe DiMaggio and a 1915 Boston Red Sox panoramic team photo, will be available for your viewing pleasure at the Collectibles Display Booth #1230.

Hold and have your photo taken with The 1932 Babe Ruth game used bat.

Photo Times:  Thursday, September 4   (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Friday, September 5   (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Saturday, September 6   (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Location:   Collectibles Display Booth #1230



Throw Back to 1964

We’re celebrating 50 magical years of the Long Beach Expo and taking attendees back to 1964.  See a vast array of collectibles from the inaugural year of the Long Beach Expo.  Celebrate BeatleMania with a number of high value collectibles including the first signed U.S. recording contract.  Or take a trip down memory lane with a bright red Ford Mustang also known as “The Working Man’s Thunderbird.”  A complete set of 1964 Topps trading cards along with a 1964 Kennedy Half Dollar set will also be on display, and much more!  Visit the 1964 Collectibles Display Booth #1132.



Superman & Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Collectibles at the Long Beach Expo

Collectibles from original motion pictures Superman and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory will be on display at the Collectibles Display Booth #1230.  See the original Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve along with Kryptonite used on set.  Or, explore the “World of Pure Imagination” with the famous Willy Wonka top hat, the hero golden egg, the original screen-used golden ticket and more!  Visit the Collectibles Display Booth #1230.



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, September 3rd through September 5th.  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 #1209
  World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction #3035
  U.S. Currency Signature Auction #3529
  World Currency Signature Auction #3530



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

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

Collectors and Dealers are encouraged to take advantage of this FREE service to discuss topics such as condition, value and grade of your rare and/or modern coins with world-renowned expert David Hall.

Dates:  Thursday, September 4   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Friday, September 5   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Saturday, September 6   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Location:   PCGS Booth #807



PSA/DNA On-Site Autograph Authentication – Saturday, September 6

PSA/DNA will be offering on-site authentication for all previously signed autographs on Saturday, September 6 at the Long Beach Expo.  Take advantage of this offer and save on shipping costs!

All autographs submitted by 2:00 p.m. Saturday, will be returned by the end of the show (5:00 p.m.).  Visit PSA/DNA at Booth #1540 for more information and current turnaround times.



Celebrating 50 years!

The Long Beach Expo is celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we want you to join us! For 2014 we are planning special events, featured exhibits and other promotions to celebrate you – our valued customer – who have made these past 50 years possible!

We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you in 2014!


Free Kids Treasure Hunt (Booth #978)

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.


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 87th birthday in November 2013.

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


1964 Proof Set 1964 Mint Set
Free Collectible Prize Drawing (Registration Desk)

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the show we'll award a 1964 Proof Set and 1964 Mint Set each day to a lucky visitor to 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 drawings take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Need not be present to win.



The Long Beach Coin Club (Booth #1150)

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 (#1150) 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 #1540)

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.