“The official unveiling ceremony was conducted at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California on Saturday morning, February 6. However, as soon as that ceremony ended, Mint employees attending the Long Beach Expo promptly set up a display of the designs that will be used for the new commemorative coins,” said Cassi East, President of the Long Beach Expo.
“At about 12:30 on Saturday afternoon, we made a public address announcement to tell everyone on the convention floor about the surprise display. Visitors to the show were quite happy to be among the first to see which artworks were selected for the coin designs,” explained East.
“All of us are delighted the United States Mint gave everyone at the Long Beach Expo the opportunity to see the historic design selections as soon as possible after the official unveiling,” added East.