Masterpiece Coin Jewelry, '07 Saint-Gaudens Displays Highlight February Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) -- Two special numismatic exhibits with a combined value of over $5 million will be featured at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., February 15 – 17, 2007.

Stack's of New York City will exhibit a unique set of coin-containing gold jewelry created for the 1900 Exposition Universelle Internationale in Paris by the famed French goldsmith-jeweler family, Froment-Meurice.  Valued today by Stack’s at $500,000, there are 33 ancient Greek and Roman gold coins in the elaborate ensemble that includes two ornate necklaces, a bracelet, earrings, a brooch and gold hairpins.

Monaco Rare Coin of Newport Beach, California will mark the 100th anniversary of acclaimed designs by Augustus Saint-Gaudens with an exhibit of 1907-dated coins insured for $5 million.  The display includes the unique satin proof, rolled edge Indian Head $10 gold piece, graded NGC Proof-67, that is featured in the recent book, 100 Greatest United States Coins.

The display also includes a high relief Saint-Gaudens $20, graded NGC Proof-67.

"These exhibits will attract attention," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.

"The coin jewelry is a19th century masterpiece; a remarkable collection of hand-wrought gold jewelry with nearly three dozen ancient Greek and Roman coins held in place by prongs.  It was a highlight of the jewelry exhibit by the House of Froment-Meurice at the 1900 exposition in Paris."

"The Saint-Gaudens exhibit will showcase some of the America's most beautiful coins as well as historical documents and other items related to Saint-Gaudens and President Theodore Roosevelt who commissioned the renowned sculptor to make new designs for U.S coins," said Gillio.

A dozen educational seminars and club meetings will be conducted in conjunction with the Long Beach Expo including a presentation by eBay consultant, Troy Thoreson, at Noon on Friday, February 16.

A children's treasure hunt will be held on Saturday, February 17, and a gold coin door prize will be given away each day.  Visitors to the Saint-Gaudens exhibit can obtain a free copy of the book, An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles, co-authored by Adam Crum and Douglas Winter.

The Long Beach Expo features rare coins, paper money, postage stamps, postcards, autographs, historical documents, antiques and estate jewelry.  Heritage Auction Galleries ( of Dallas, Texas will conduct a major sale of U.S. and world coins and bank notes during the show.

Stack's will display selected highlights from the famous Ford-Boyd colonial paper currency collection to be offered in Baltimore in March.

The public hours are Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, February 17, 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

General admission is $6 (good for all three days); $4 for members of any coin or stamp club who display a valid membership card; and $3 for seniors 65 and older.  Free admission for children ages seven and younger.  Discount coupons are available online at

The Long Beach Expo is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).