Reveal from World's Most Valuable Private Coin Collection, Olympic Collectors' Fair and Autograph Sessions Now at Long Beach Expo
September 6, 2018

Leading coin, currency, stamps and sports collectibles show open to the public September 6-8, 2018

Long Beach, Calif. – Sept. 6, 2018 – The Long Beach Expo (LBE), the leading coin, currency, stamp and sport collectibles show, is now open to the public through Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

The show features remarkable attractions including the exclusive debut of $8 million historic gold and silver Italian coins from the world's most valuable private coin collection, The Tyrant Collection.  Additionally, the expo is the host of the 2018 World Olympic Collectors' Fair, the long-standing gathering of international collectors buying and selling all sorts of Olympic memorabilia, as well as autograph sessions with former Olympians, all within the expo.

For free admission to the September 6-8, 2018 Long Beach Expo, visit:, and use the promo code "LBEPR".

"We're proud to offer Long Beach Expo visitors the rare opportunity to experience exciting show attractions including the World Olympic Collectors' Fair and coin exhibit reveal from the world's most valuable private coin collection," said Cassi East, President of Long Beach Expo.  "This September expo is sure to be one of the most memorable collectibles shows."

September 2018 Show Highlights:

  • World's Largest Collectibles Auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, Hosts Live "Signature Auctions" (Viewing room 104-A & Booth #400)
    • Don't miss this rare opportunity to see live bidding in action!  Long Beach Expo show sponsor, Heritage Auctions, will host its "Signature Auctions" live at the expo from Sept. 5-7.  Featuring amazing lots up for your bidding pleasure, auctions include:
      • U.S. Coins Signature Auction (#1279)
      • World Coins Signature Auction (#3067)
      • U.S. Currency Signature Auction (#3567)
      • World Currency Signature Auction (#4006)

  • Show Exclusive: $8 Million "Tyrants of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas" Historic Coin Exhibit (Booth #807)
    • Making its world debut exclusively at the Long Beach Expo, the "Tyrants of the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas" exhibit features an $8 million collection of historic gold and silver Italian coins from the Tyrant Collection, the world's most valuable private coin collection.  The impressive 365-coin collection ranges from ancients to medieval and modern issues of great rarity.

  • 2018 World Olympic Collectors' Fair (Row 1000-1300 & Olympic Pavilion Booth #948)
    • Meet international collectors buying and selling Olympic memorabilia including Olympic stamps, coins, pins and more.
    • Olympian autograph sessions include:
      • John Naber (1976 Montreal Olympic Games, 4 gold medals and a bronze in swimming)
      • Dawn Harper Nelson (2008 Beijing Olympic Games, gold medal in 100m hurdles; 2012 silver medal in 100m hurdles)
      • Dick Fosbury (1968 Mexico City Olympic Games gold medalist in the high bar)

  • Autograph Sessions with Knock-Out Boxing Legend Earnie Shavers (Autograph Pavilion Booth #1539)
    • Want to meet a boxing legend?  Famed heavyweight and the greatest one-punch, knock-out king Earnie Shavers, will be on-site signing autographs and available for photo opportunities at the expo Autograph Pavilion.  Times include: Thursday (9/6) and Friday (9/7) from 12 - 2 p.m., Saturday (9/8) from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • J&L Collection Silver Commemoratives (Booth #404)
    • As the number-one finest set of all time for Silver Commemoratives, the J&L Collection is a treat for all expo attendees.  The set illustrates the owners' search for not only highly-graded coins, but also coins that come alive with the glorious toning that J&L have always valued above all else.

Additional show highlights include "Meet the Expert" Sessions with PCGS founder David Hall at (booth #401), PCGS on-site (booth #401) grading for all PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers, free kids treasure hunt (booth #1168), and so much more.

Dates & Availability
The Long Beach Expo September 2018 show opens Thursday, September 6th at 10 a.m. and closes Saturday, September 8th at 5 p.m. Show hours below:

Thursday, September 6: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, September 7: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 8: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Long Beach Expo is held at the Long Beach Convention Center located at:
Long Beach Convention Center - Hall A
100 South Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

For free admission to the Long Beach Expo, visit:, and use the promo code "LBEPR".

About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading, international trade show in the coin, currency, stamp and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited.  Located in Long Beach, Calif., the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its shows three times per year, hosted by Expos Unlimited, a division of Collectors Universe and a sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), Collectors Corner and Coinflation.  To learn more about the Long Beach Expo, visit or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Kaycie East
Expos Unlimited
Long Beach Expo
[email protected]