Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

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

Clubs and Attractions


PCGS Collectors Education Courses

Back by popular demand, PCGS is offering the Collectors Education Courses at the September 2015 Long Beach Expo.  Hosted by world-renowned PCGS experts, each course features in-depth discussions on numerous topics along with tips and tricks on coin grading and counterfeit detection.

The following courses will be offered on Saturday, September 19:

  • Coin Grading 102 (Qualifiers, Proof and Modern coins along with difficult to grade coins)
  • Coin Grading 103 (No Grades and Counterfeit Detection)

Advanced registration is required.  For additional details, please contact PCGS Customer Service.


PCGS Coin Grading Contest

So you think you can grade?  Prove it!  PCGS is hosting another grading contest with cash and coin prizes up for grabs.  Three categories will be offered: Dealers & Associates, Collectors, and Young Numismatists.  Take the challenge and prove you have what it takes!

Advanced registration is required.  For additional details and to reserve your time slot, call Customer Service at 1-800-447-8848.


Celebrating the Chinese Numismatic Market


We're Celebrating the Chinese Numismatic Market and welcoming several top coin dealers from Mainland China in addition to representatives from prominent International Auction Houses.  Each day of the show we are hosting “Meet the Expert” sessions where you can obtain a free appraisal of your coins, ask questions and meet our very special guests.

The “Meet the Expert” sessions will be held at PCGS China Booth #1350:

Thursday, September 17
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Mr. Sun Keqin, Mr. Chen Haomin and Mr. Li Dan, with help from PCGS Founder David Hall.

Friday, September 18
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Kenneth Yung from Heritage Auctions Hong Kong, and Mr. Chen Haomin with help from David Hall.

Saturday, September 19
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Expert Rick Ponterio from Stack's Bowers, with help from David Hall.


Seminar on Modern Chinese Circulating Coins
Mr. Sun Keqin will host a free seminar on Modern Chinese Circulating Coins for all show attendees.
Thursday, September 17  |  1:00-2:00 p.m.  |  Room 104-A


Expertise: Chinese coins
Specialties: Chinese circulating coins, including all varieties and highest grades. Academic research.

Sun Kequin is the recognized authority on modern circulating Chinese coins.  He became a coin collector in 1990, collecting Chinese commemorative coins, milled silver coins, and modern gold and silver coins, as well as modern notes.  Since 2006, he has concentrated on collecting and researching proof circulating coins.  He has authored Catalog of Chinese Proof Ordinary Commemorative Coins.  In 2008, his research focused on the varieties of circulating coins and he authored Treasures Catalog of Chinese Ordinary Commemorative Coins.  In 2012, he undertook a comprehensive study of circulating coins and authored Standard Catalog of Chinese Modern Circulating Coins, including all the Chinese modern coins.  Sun Kequin’s reference books are used by PCGS as the definitive guides to the modern Chinese circulating coins market.

Sun Keqin founded Modern Chinese Coins Web in 2010.  The website centralizes the world’s top experts in Chinese circulating coins to jointly promote and conduct comprehensive research on modern circulating coins.  The auction prices shown on the website are the real market price of Chinese modern circulating coins.

Sun Keqin is the executive director of Beijing Numismatic Society, and an academic committee member of Shanghai Finance University Modern Coins Institute.  A famous professional collector and businessman, he also serves as a coin appraiser, and a moderator and consultant to many coin collecting websites.  Mr. Sun may be contacted at [email protected].

Sun Keqin
Expertise: Chinese coins
Specialties: Chinese modern gold and silver coins.

Chen Haomin has been collecting coins for 30 years now, starting out when he was just 12 years old.  He collects Chinese coins of all dynasties and contemporary/modern world currencies.  He founded his coin shop Guang Ying Ge in 1994.  Guang Ying Ge is a top market-maker for Chinese modern gold and silver coins.  Mr Chen has devoted his time to collecting and studying Chinese precious metal commemoratives issued prior 2000, also known as "old, exquisite, rare coins".  He works closely with banks and property developers to host coin expos and seminars, and he has been frequently seen on newspaper and TV promoting coin collecting to the public.

Mr. Chen can be contacted at [email protected] or

Chen Haomin
Coin in Coin - Founder
Expertise: Chinese coins
Specialties: Chinese vintage silver, copper coins and nickels.

Li Dan started out as a serious collector of Chinese vintage and modern coins in 1992, over 20 years ago.  His collection includes Empire and Republic silver, copper coins and nickels, both general and provincial issues.  He has extensive knowledge of vintage coins issued in Western China, such as Szechuan, Yunnan and part of Sinkiang and Tibet.  He is an expert on authentication, variety attribution and valuation of above-mentioned coins.

Before 2009, Mr. Li had been working in big commercial banks and foreign insurance companies.  He then quit his job to work as a full time dealer because of his passion for coins.  Mr. Li is a member of the Numismatic Committee of China Association of Collectors, a member of Hong Kong Numismatic Society and Macau Numismatic Society.  He also manages and runs Pei Du Coins store, online and offline, in Chong Qing, China.  Mr. Li was among the first to be signed up as a PCGS authorized dealer in Mainland China in 2013.

Mr. Li can be reached at +86 13637878118 or [email protected]

Li Dan
Peidu Silver Coin
Kenneth Yung joined Heritage as Director of Asian Operations after building a career in numismatics as one of the most active dealers in the Hong Kong and China markets.  In addition to collecting consignments for upcoming Heritage auctions, he is responsible for all Hong Kong office operations.  Yung began to develop a strong interest in collecting older items as a child, which eventually led to collecting coins and banknotes during his high school years.  He owned a retail business in Hong Kong during the ‘90s and has been a full-time PCGS authorized dealer since 2002.  A committee member of the Hong Kong Numismatic Society and the Hong Kong Stamp and Coin Dealer Association, Yung is currently organizing the first year of the Hong Kong International Numismatic Fair (HKINF), to be staged in December 2015 and held biannually in the future.
Kenneth Yung
Heritage Auctions
Expertise: World Coins and Paper Money
Specialties: Latin American & Chinese Coins.

Richard Ponterio began collecting coins as a young boy at about the age of 10.  His interests in numismatic first peaked while working for his uncle who owned a vending machine company.  During the summer, Rick would accompany his uncle along his route, re-stocking the machines and collecting the monies which had been deposited.  At the end of each day, the two of them would search through the coins for dates and varieties they needed for their collections.  In 1972 he decided to make numismatics his full-time profession.

From 1974–1982, he helped co-found the firm Ponterio & Wyatt, conducting mail bid auctions, price lists, and attending major coin shows.  In 1982, he formed the company Ponterio & Associates, which was accepted into the International Association of Professional Numismatist (IAPN) in 1988.  He also served on the executive committee of the IAPN for eight years.  He joined the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) in 1979, and served on its board of directors for six years.  He is an ANA life member and is the president of the New York International Numismatics Convention.  Currently he is the Executive Vice President of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in charge of the World Coin and Paper Money division.

Richard Ponterio
Stack's Bowers Galleries



Stack’s Bowers Presents the D. Brent Pogue Collection

Stack’s Bowers will be displaying several key coins from the famous D. Brent Pogue Collection.  Valued at over $200 million, the Pogue Collection is considered to be the finest collection of early American coinage seen in our lifetime.

Visit Stack’s Bowers Booth 502 to see magnificent pieces of U.S. History.


PCGS Periodic Table of US Coins Poster

The PCGS Periodic Table of U.S. Coins poster can be yours for FREE!  Visit PCGS CoinFacts Booth 1135 to pick up this amazing 36” x 24” poster featuring over 120 coins!  Limited quantities available, so don’t delay!

David Hall, Ron Guth and Mike Sherman will be on hand to sign your poster during these times.

Dates:  Thursday, September 17   (2 - 3 p.m.)
Friday, September 18   (2 - 3 p.m.)
Location:   PCGS CoinFacts Booth #1135



Bob Simpson Collection

From the Bob Simpson Collection of U.S. Pattern Coins, the PCGS Set Registry presents the 1877 Half Dollar Patterns and the 1879-1880 $4 Stellas.  These stunning sets will be featured at the PCGS Set Registry Booth 1130 for your numismatic pleasure.  Don’t miss your chance to see these historical pieces and pick up a free copy of a detailed brochure highlighting the top pieces in each set.

Download and view the brochure here !


The GDH Collection of 25th Anniversary Panda Coins

Pandas are among the most popular of all world coins and September show attendees have the opportunity to view the marvelous GDH Collection of 25th Anniversary Panda coin sets.  Featuring the ¼ ounce Silver and the 1/25 ounce Gold Anniversary commemorative coins, these collections are loaded with some of the finest graded.  The GDH silver commemoratives have been number one for five years in a row on the PCGS Set Registry.

Don’t miss your chance to view these amazing collections, visit the PCGS Booth 1350 in the World Coin Section.


Reynolds Collection of Early Date U.S. Large Cents

Noted as a truly amazing collection of over 400 historic, high quality, significantly pedigreed coins from the Philadelphia mint.  The collection is loaded with Top Pops, Finest Knowns and other plate coins that represent an extensive trip in time through some of the greatest collections ever assembled.  With an estimated value between 10 to $20 million, a carefully hand-picked selection of coins will be on display at Booth 1130.

Don’t miss your chance to see these magnificent coins for the first time ever at the Long Beach Expo!


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 16th through September 19th.  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 #1224
  World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction #3042
  U.S. Currency Signature Auction #3537
  World Currency Signature Auction #3538



"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 17   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Friday, September 18   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Saturday, September 19   (12 - 1 p.m.)
Location:   PCGS Booth #807



PSA & PSA/DNA at the Long Beach Expo

Submit your trading cards and autographs to PSA and PSA/DNA at the Long Beach Expo.  PSA/DNA will be offering a courier servicer where all autographs received by 5:00 p.m. Thursday will be ready for pick up by the end of show Saturday.

Other trading card and autograph take home specials include:

  • PSA Online Submission Baseball Card Special – 1956 to Present only $6.00!
  • PSA/DNA Baseball Special – 50% off Small Certs!  Valid for single-signed items with an authentication fee of $49 or less.

Visit Booth 1540 for details and to submit your trading cards and autographs.


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.

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].


2015-W $1 Silver Eagle First Strike PR69DCAM PCGS
Free Collectible Prize Drawing (Registration Desk)

Each day of the show we'll award a 2015-W $1 Silver Eagle, twice 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 1 p.m. and 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.