Two 1804 Dollars: Known as “The King of U.S. Coins,” the 1804 dollar is extremely rare, with only 15 known examples. In a rare double showing, the ANA will present both the Type I 1804 dollar (the Cohen specimen) and the Type III 1804 Dollar, which was donated to the ANA by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee in 1991.
“It’s extremely unusual to see two different 1804 Dollars together, much less see two different types of 1804 Dollars together,” said Money Museum Curator Douglas Mudd. “Attendees will have a unique opportunity to see these two extremely rare coins side by side.”
Famous Errors: This exhibit acts as a highlight reel of some of the most notable numismatic bloopers, including the 1955 doubled-die Lincoln cent, the classic 1937 D “three legged” buffalo nickel, the 2004 Wisconsin “extra leaf” quarter and the 2007-2009 “godless” dollars. All of these coins feature errors that are easily visible to the naked eye — no need for magnification to see these mistakes — making them popular collector items and curiosity pieces.
California bank notes: A selection of California National Bank notes will be on display, many from the famous Bebee Estate collection, including rare California Gold Bank notes.
ANA Mobile Archives: The public can see and hold pieces of numismatic history. Featured in this exhibit: the archives and papers of Frank Gasparro, former chief engraver of the United States Mint. Sitting down with an ANA staff member, visitors will be able to view historic artifacts and papers stored in protective cases and covers.
“Long Beach Expo is excited to have the opportunity to host the ANA Road Show at the September 26-28, 2013 Long Beach Expo,” said Cassi East, president of Expos Unlimited. “This will give our attendees a wonderful opportunity to view some very impressive rarities that they may never otherwise have a chance to see.”
The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo is open to the public for buying and selling sports memorabilia, gold and silver, rare coins, vintage paper money, rare stamps and other collectibles and estate jewelry. Public hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26-27, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.