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Visitors to the February 2022 Long Beach Expo can see the first West Coast exhibit of the $100 million U.S. Type Set portion of the famous Tyrant Collection. (Courtesy of Donn Pearlman.)

Tyrant Collection’s $100 Million U.S. Type Coins Exhibition At February 2022 Long Beach Expo

First West Coast display of acclaimed showcase with hundreds of superb, historic coins including the famous King of Siam proof set

(Long Beach, California) – The public will be able to see the superb type set of more than 400 U.S. coins from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Expo collectibles show, February 17-19, 2022. The expo will be held in Hall C of the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Avenue.

“There are few cabinets as magnificent as the Tyrant Collection, a set of unmatched depth and quality,” remarked Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) President Stephanie Sabin. “What a treat it will be for attendees to tour this U.S. type set collection. The last exhibit from the Tyrant Collection at the Long Beach Expo was two years ago, a magnificent $50 million display of U.S. gold Eagles, and it was easily one of the most popular collections ever exhibited at the show.”

Collectors and enthusiasts who want to see the amazing display in person can receive $5 off admission tickets purchased at www.LongBeachExpo.com by using the code Tyrant22.

Ranging from 1793 to 1964, many of the historic coins in the upcoming, extraordinary exhibit are the finest known of their kind. The centerpiece will be the legendary King of Siam proof set which was originally presented in 1836 by the U.S. State Department to the King of Siam (now Thailand) as a gift on behalf of President Andrew Jackson.
“The entire, incomparable exhibit, entitled U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection, is insured for $100 million,” said Ira Goldberg, CEO of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. He is among those who have assisted the coins’ owner in building the collection of U.S. world and ancient coins that is often described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.

“The display will cover all U.S. types and sub-types, circulation strikes and proofs, from 1793 Liberty Cap Half Cents through the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief Double Eagle and everything in between to 1964. It made its first appearance to tremendous acclaim at the 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, and now will be seen for the first time on the West Coast,” explained Goldberg.


The legendary King of Siam proof set will be displayed on the West Coast for the first time in more than a decade as part of the California debut of the $100 million “U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo. Courtesy of Lyle Engleson/Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles. 


Among the many highlights of the U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection exhibit at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo will be this 1793 Flowing Hair “Chain AMERI” large cent, graded PCGS SP65. Courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service. 

The 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle from the estate of designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens will be one of the many highlights in the $100 million exhibit of U.S. type coins from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo. It is graded PCGS PR68. Courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.
Although The Tyrant Collection owner wants to remain anonymous, he has been displaying portions of his ancient, world and U.S. coins for their educational value, one segment at a time, in a continuing series of themed exhibits that began at the Long Beach Expo in 2018.
A few of the many individual highlights of the type set exhibit include:

While supplies last, detailed catalogs with information and superb illustrations about each coin in the exhibit will be available at the show.

The Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show (https://www.longbeachexpo.com) has been held since 1964 and is the leading international trade show in the coin, currency, stamp, and sports collectibles industry. The show brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its shows three times per year in Long Beach, California. The show is slated for three events in 2022, including February 17-19, June 30-July 2, and September 29-October 1. The Long Beach Expo is 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.

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