The February 2018 show will feature the first public exhibit of the $40 million Ship of Gold “new cargo” Gold Rush treasures from the SS Central America, acquired by The California Gold Marketing Group LLC. These findings include historic gold and silver coins, gold ingots and unopened sacks of gold dust treasure recovered during the 2014 expedition to the Atlantic Ocean site where the Gold Rush-era cargo was lost at sea 161 years ago.
Additionally, an astounding $15 million collection of historic English coins labeled “The Tyrants of the Thames,” will debut in February at the Long Beach Expo. The inaugural exhibition in a planned multi-year series of displays from the collection, will showcase more than 500 superbly preserved examples of portrait coins minted in the Thames Valley over the last 1,400 years, including a complete King Edward VIII pattern proof set produced in 1937 by the Royal Mint — the only known set in private hands.
“Expo visitors will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see extraordinary collectible items publicly debuting during the February expo,” said Cassi East, President of Long Beach Expo. “From coin collectors to historians, music lovers and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, and see for the very first time.”