$10 Million Display of Early Double Eagles At Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) - A $10 million exhibit featuring some of the finest known Type I 'No Motto' Double Eagles will be displayed during the September Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  The show will be conducted in the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., September 22 - 24, 2005.

Coin World Editor, Beth Deisher, will conduct two educational seminars in conjunction with the debut of a new book about coin grading, and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) will present a special seminar for dealers about compliance with provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act.

"The Double Eagles exhibit by Monaco Financial will include the finest known 1854 New Orleans Mint specimen, graded NGC AU-58 and recovered two years ago from the 1865 shipwreck of the S.S. Republic off the coast of Savannah, Georgia," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.  The display also features one of the handful of known 1861-S Paquet Reverse specimens; and the finer of the two known 1861 Philadelphia Paquet $20 gold pieces."

Visitors to the exhibit will have an opportunity to obtain a free copy of the informative reference book, 'An Insider's Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles,' by Adam Crum, Vice President of Monaco Financial of Newport Beach, California.

Deisher, author of the "Making the Grade" column published monthly in Coin Values magazine, will present educational programs about grading at 2:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24.  Deisher's new book, MAKING THE GRADE: A Grading Guide to the Top 25 Most Widely Collected U.S. Coins, published by Amos Hobby Publishing, will make its public debut at the September Long Beach Expo.

Coin Values magazine is published monthly as a supplement to Coin World, the world's largest and most widely circulated news weekly in the coin hobby.  An expanded version of Coin Values is available monthly on newsstands and in bookstores nationwide.

The new book incorporates the full color photos that have provided a wide range of grades for the most popularly collected series and also presents new information.  Since its launch in December 2003, Coin Values has become the most widely distributed and most widely read monthly coin magazine published in the United States.

The ICTA dealer seminar will be conducted on Wednesday, September 21, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., prior to dealer set-up.  The speaker, retired Internal Revenue Service investigator, Ray Gregson, will explain how to comply with new federal rules involving precious metals, jewelry and cash.  Additional information about the seminar and admission fee is available at www.ICTAonline.org.

A dozen other educational seminars will be presented free during the Long Beach Expo by well-known hobby experts, and a representative of eBay will conduct two programs about buying and selling collectibles online, Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24.

"Three major grading services will provide on-site grading and encapsulation during the show: Professional Coin Grading Service, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and ANACS.  A gold coin door prize will awarded each day by the Long Beach Expo, and the extremely popular Kid's Treasure Hunt will be conducted on Saturday," said Gillio.

Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers (www.HeritageGalleries.com) of Dallas, Texas, the official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will offer more than 4,000 bank notes in its currency sale and coins from six collections: Ken Arnold collection of Seated Liberty coins; William Bickel collection of Lincoln cents; William Harmon collection of half dimes; Allan W. Mays Sr. collection of Indian Head cents; the Oak collection of American colonial coinage; and the Thomas D. Wolfe collection.

During the show nearly 2,000 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money, postage stamps, postcards, autographs, historical documents, antiques and estate jewelry.  Many of the dealers will provide free, informal appraisals for the public.

Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  (The show is closed on Sunday.)  A complete Schedule of Events can be found online at www.LongBeachShow.com.

Admission is $8 (good for all three days); $5 for collectors with a valid membership card in any coin or stamp club; and $4 for seniors 65 and older.  Free admission for children ages seven and younger.