Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

Clubs and Attractions


 

Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo: Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

The world's largest collectibles auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, will host its Signature Auctions live at the Long Beach Expo, January 31st through February 2nd.  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 - #1292

 


 

The U.S. Mint (Booth 1540)

Coins Straight From The Mint?  Yes Please.  The U.S. Mint will be back in town stocked full of modern coins and medals available for sale to all of our show goers.  We are excited to announce that the U.S. Mint will also be releasing the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence Platinum Proof Coin during our upcoming January – February show.  This is the second coin in the series of three coins cleverly named Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness.  Make sure you line up early as there is a limited supply!

Visit the U.S. Mint at Booth 1540


 

The Legendary 1787 Brasher Doubloon and New York Coppers Exhibit (Booth 401)

The 1787 Brasher Doubloon was one of the first gold coins struck in the United States.  Viewing this gold doubloon will be a once-in-a-lifetime event as there are only seven Brasher Doubloons known to be in existence and it is widely recognized to be one of the most important rarities in American numismatics.

In addition to the 1787 Brasher Doubloon, this display will also feature seven elite New York copper pieces.  These historic copper pieces are all among the finest known of their kinds and each has impressive pedigrees to collections by famous numismatists of the past.

Visit the PCGS Set Registry at Booth 401


 

Award-Winning "Mr. Perfection 13" Morgan Dollar Proof Set Exhibit (Booth 401)

One of the finest known Morgan Dollar Proof Sets will be making its West Coast debut at the PCGS Set Registry (Booth 401).  This exhibit will feature the award-winning 27-coin Morgan Dollar basic proof set that is 100 percent complete and has a whopping Set Registry rating of 69.47.  Every coin in the "Mr. Perfection 13" collection has remarkable eye appeal that is sure to impress any Morgan Dollar enthusiast.  This set will be on display for the entirety of the show, so make sure you stop by the PCGS Set Registry (Booth 401) to view this amazing collection.  Some highlights of the set include: 1880 PCGS PR68CAM, 1889 PCGS PR68CAM, 1894 PCGS PR68+DCAM, 1895 PCGS PR67+CAM, and 1901 PCGS PR68CAM.

Visit the PCGS Set Registry at Booth 401


 

PCGS On-Site Grading (Booth 401)

Want to have your coins authenticated and graded during the Expo?  As always, PCGS will be offering on-site grading for all PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers.

PCGS will be accepting submissions for all PCGS Service Levels during the Long Beach Expo.  On-site grading submissions will be accepted through Friday February 1st at 5:00PM while all other service level submissions will be accepted through Saturday February 2nd at 3:00PM.

Types of submissions accepted:

  • On-site Grading: Most U.S. coins submitted for Grading, Regrade, Crossover, Reholder or Reconsideration.  For World Coins (non-U.S.) on-site grading, please contact a PCGS Customer Service Representative prior to the show for pre-approval.
    • Back by popular demand, PCGS will be offering a $10 Crossover Special.  Submit your U.S. crossovers for on-site grading and only pay $10 per coin for any coins that do not cross!  For coins that cross into a PCGS holder, the selected show service level fee and Guarantee Premium fee will apply.  Standard handling fee applies for all orders, a $2 order transport fee and standard return shipping fees apply for all on-site orders not picked-up at the show.  This Crossover Special is valid for all on-site grading services except for Show Express.  Not available for office service level submissions.
  • Non- On-Site Grading: All other Service Levels, including Bulk, will be accepted throughout the show.

For additional information or answers to questions you may have for PCGS on-site grading, take home submissions or anything PCGS-related, contact a PCGS Customer Service Representative prior to the Long Beach Expo at 800-447-8848 Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM PST.

 


 

"Meet the Expert" at the PCGS Booth (#401)

Come meet the new president of PCGS Brett Charville.

Date:  Friday, February 1
Time:  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Charville has been a dealer in collectible coins for over 15 years.  An expert in grading and evaluating U.S. vintage coins, he got his break in the world of professional numismatics like many others have, as an intern at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas.  After graduating from Miami University, Charville was employed by Heritage as a wholesale buyer and grader.  He then spent two years at Carter Numismatics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also as a buyer and grader.  In 2012, Charville founded Standard Numismatics, a wholesale-focused trading company based in Chicago.

Read Brett's full bio on the official press release found on PCGS.com

 


 

Long Beach Autograph Pavilion (Booth 1535)

Date:  Saturday, February 2
Time:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. only

Raider Nation.  On Saturday, rumble down to the Long Beach Expo to meet Raiders All-Time Sack Leader, Greg Townsend.  Throughout his illustrious career, Greg Townsend has accumulated a whopping 109.5 sacks, 363 tackles and 3 interceptions.  This legendary defensive end was selected to 2 Pro Bowls, has achieved 2 First Team All-Pro honors and is currently ranked 16th on the NFL's All-Time career sacks list.  Greg has also won a Super Bowl ring with the Los Angeles Raiders during Super Bowl XVIII.

Greg Townsend Price List:

  • Own Item - $20
  • 1986 Topps RC Signed - $29
  • Mini Helmet Signed - $49
  • Logo Football Signed - $69
  • Custom Jersey - $79
  • Full-Size Helmet - $149

 

For additional information please review our Autograph Pavilion Info page.


 

PSA Show Grading (Booth 1334)

PSA and PSA/DNA representatives will also be on-hand to accept submissions, from trading cards to autographs, at the Long Beach Expo.  They will also be offering a show exclusive special, so make sure you bring your collectibles and get them authenticated by the world's leader in sports and memorabilia certification.

Autograph Authentication Specials:

50% off football signed items with regular authentication fees of $49 or less.  Declared value must be $250 or less.  Single and multi-signed items accepted (excludes autograph encapsulation service).

25% off football signed items with regular authentication fees of $50- $100.  Declared value must be $500 or less.  Single and multi-signed items accepted (excludes autograph encapsulation service).

 


 

"Meet the Expert" Sport Sessions at the Memory Lane Booth (#1126)

Bring your sports items for an evaluation by the Memory Lane experts.

Get an opportunity to learn about your sports items and their respective values.

Dates:  Thursday, January 31   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Friday, February 1   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Saturday, February 2   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Location:   Memory Lane Booth #1126

 


 

Free Kids Treasure Hunt (Booth 1168)

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 Collectors Set Registry (Booth 401)

Saturday from 11am - 2pm

Learn how to create sets in the PCGS Set Registry and PSA Set Registry with coins and cards from the Treasure Hunt.  If you have a set already started, update your set with your new Treasure Hunt coins and cards.  If you have duplicates, trade your coins and cards with other kids at the Registry booth.

Learn more about the Youth Activities.


 

Numismatic Youth Activities (Booth 861)

The Long Beach Expo Kid's Zone hands on educational outreach feature has been a part of the Long Beach Expo since the mid 1980's.  It offers youth and families a number of learning fun activities such as America The Beautiful Quarter Trivia, where youth can win (earn) FREE quarters up to nearly 40 for simply answering questions about each.  Parents can participate in the fun learning experience along with the youngsters too.

The second feature is a World Currency Country Match where youth can earn a starter collection of foreign currency for matching notes with the correct country.  Youth can earn up to 30 different pieces of foreign currency.

The Kid's Zone booth also provides a multitude of FREE educational literature to encourage youth, families, scouts and adults which will aid them to 'LEARN and GROW' in the hobby as well as local coin club meeting information and FREE coin appraisal service.

All numismatic materials are donated and have been for many years by Walt Ostromecki-Immediate ANA Past President, the ANA Education Department and the Numismatic Association of Southern California (NASC).  Coin and cash donations are always welcome from the public!


 

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 92nd birthday in November 2018.

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 is automatically 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.

 


 

Free Sports Prize Drawing (Registration Desk)
Sports Jersey drawing

Each day of the show we'll award a special authenticated sports item 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 is automatically 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.

Prizes:  
Thursday, January 31   Dodgers jersey signed by Yasiel Puig
Friday, February 1   Raiders jersey signed by Warren Sapp
Saturday, February 2   49ers jersey signed by Joe Montana

 


 

The Long Beach Coin Club (Booth 1040)

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 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 401)
 

 

PSA Onsite Submission Center (Booth 1334)

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.


 




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