During the Long Beach Expo more than 1,000 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money, stamps, postcards, historic documents, antiques, estate jewelry and other collectibles. Some dealers will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors.
“To provide additional convenience for some dealers who need flexibility in their show attendance schedules, we’ve set up a new area, Section F on the convention center floor, where dealers can take tables for only one or two days or for the entire three-day Long Beach Expo,” said Gillio. “The limited number of tables in the new section will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.”
A free gold coin door prize will be awarded each day to a lucky visitor, and a children’s treasure hunt will be held on Saturday, February 5. Nearly a dozen educational programs and collectors’ club meetings will be conducted in conjunction with the February Long Beach Expo.
Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, New York and Beverly Hills (www.HA.com), the world’s largest collectibles auction house and official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will hold a public auction of U.S. coins during the show. Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will mark its silver 25th anniversary in conjunction with the show.
The public hours are Thursday and Friday, February 3 and 4, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, February 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
General admission is $8 (good for all three days); $6 for members of any coin or stamp club who display a valid membership card; and $4 for seniors 65 and older and for children ages 8 to 16. Free admission for children ages 7 and younger. Discount coupons are available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com.