60 Years of the Long Beach Expo

Visitor FAQ

Did you just purchase a Charizard Pokémon card on eBay and want to submit for PSA authentication and grading? Have you ever inherited a coin collection and wondered how to sell it? Are you obsessed with collectibles and looking to get them graded onsite? If you have recently become interested in coins or any collectibles, you are in the best place to locate some amazing purchases. The Long Beach Expo has plenty of dealers looking to buy and sell inventory.

A major collectibles show can be a bit overwhelming if it’s your first time as an attendee. Here we will answer some of the questions that first-timers are most likely to have.
Please see the PCGS show page, and PSA show page for full information.
The closest parking structure to easily access / enter HALL C is at the parking garage on Seaside Way (400 E. Seaside Way.) Parking is $15 per day. There is also plenty of parking all around HALL C. Any adjacent parking structure off of Seaside Way is acceptable to park. Download the Walking Map

Public Show Hours: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday 

Wednesday:2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Dealer Day – Limited entry available)
Thursday:10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday:10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.**
(** Limited dealers **)
Note: One-way traffic starts 30 minutes prior to show close (5:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.). Please arrive before this time to be allowed on the floor.

Thursday and Friday: 9:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday: 9:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Yes. All attendees must register at the Registration Desk in the HALL C lobby before entering the showroom floor. You will receive a Visitor Pass, which must be worn at all times. Save time and buy tickets now through Eventbrite. Please note, you will need to show your tickets at the Registration booth to check in and receive your pass.

Admission Prices

General Admission:$10
Seniors 65 and Up:$5
Children 7 and Under:Free
VIP Early Entry: (Entry on Wednesday Dealer Day after 2:00 pm and after 9:00 am Thursday – Saturday)$100

Admission is good for all three days.

Note: Cash and credit cards accepted.

All active Collectors Club members and Set Registry participants can register online for FREE admission using the “Register Here” button. No promo code required. Must be an active CU member to qualify for FREE admission.entry 

We have a strict no-recording policy on the showroom floor. No professional cameras or DSLRs will be admitted to the show.

A: Unless you are just going to soak it all in, you should try to come up with a loose plan. If you’re looking to buy coins, Pokemon cards, looking for the perfect PSA 10 sports card, etc. it’s good to know how much money you want to spend. Use the dealer guide in the show program to find the dealers in attendance. If there is a particular dealer you know is at the show, be sure to contact them beforehand to confirm the dates/times they will be present. For coin valuations, the PCGS Price Guide is a great resource to help you get started valuing your U.S. coins.
A. Yes. We have developed an exciting new product called Show Search Item Locator. You can use it to narrow your search before you even get to the show! Just type m.collectorscorner.com in your smart phone, choose Long Beach Expo – Coins, punch in the coin you’re looking for, view the list, select the one you like best, and go see the dealer. We also have listings for banknotes, sports cards, and stamps that can be found at Long Beach Expo. If you need assistance, go to the CoinSearch booth by the Registration counter.
A. If you have hundreds of coins, you’ll probably need a table. If this is the case, contact us at 888-743-9316 or [email protected], and we’ll discuss the best arrangement for you. What could be better than displaying your inventory and selling it to dealers and public attendees? Sure, you could walk from table to table, but if you have a lot of coins it may be difficult and rather cumbersome to successfully shop your inventory around.
Absolutely! Number one, your child will get in FREE because all kids seven and under are free. We strongly recommend Saturday as the best day for kids. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., we have a young collectors treasure hunt that would be IDEAL for sparking their interest in the hobby. We partner with exhibitors to create a treasure hunt all around the coin show floor. Also, the Long Beach Coin Club, Long Beach Stamp Club, and an American Numismatic Association-sponsored Young Activities Corner offer educational items and fun for kids throughout the duration of the show.
A. Thursday and Friday are usually the two most active days. We have dealers coming from throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all of our dealers will remain at their booths through the end of the show on Saturday. If you have particular dealers and grading services you’d like to visit, we strongly suggest reaching out to them prior to the show to see which days they plan to be there.

A. Upon entering the showroom floor, look to the left hand side of the room. There will be a big hanging banner above the Information Booth area. Our friendly staff is here to answer your questions, and help direct you about which dealers are buying the types of coins you have for sale, which coins dealers specialize in, where kids’ activities are being held, etc. Please refer to the dealer directory where you can look up which dealers are at the show, here.

A. Absolutely! The Long Beach Expo is a great place to bring your coins. There are free appraisals offered by many dealers on our show floor who are actively buying coins. PCGS “Meet the Coin Expert” with Steve Feltner can also provide clarity on the value of your coins. If you decide that you’d like to sell, you will see that some dealers have signs that say “Buying.” Why not get prices from a few of them so you can compare and get the best price?
A. At the Long Beach Expo, you can opt to get your coins graded by PCGS, the leading coin and banknote authentication and grading service. Having your coins graded will increase the likelihood that you will receive fair-market value for your coins. Visit PCGS Booth #401 to submit your U.S. coins, World coins, and banknotes for onsite grading and authentication! See the PCGS show page for submission guidelines and more information on PCGS attractions at the Long Beach Expo.

Please note *Collectors Club membership is required for all submissions. If you are not a member, join now.

Take advantage of show specials by getting your submissions back – AT the show. Cutoff times to receive them back by Saturday vary for PCGS and PSA. Please check with a Customer Service Representative to confirm the cutoff time.

A. Some dealers may insist on seeing the coin before they will quote you a price, but you can certainly try to identify the coin by year, denomination, mintmark, and grade, and shop the various dealer tables. PCGS.com/PriceGuide is a great resource to identify and find out the listed value of your U.S. coins.
A. First, it’s a good idea to know what coin(s) you are looking for and what you are willing to pay. For example, you may want to buy a Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece, and you want to look at some in the $3,000 to $3,500 price range. You’ll find that some of the dealers either specialize in Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles or have good selections in their cases. Just talk to them, look at some coins, and discuss prices. You should definitely make sure any coin you’re considering is in a grading service’s holder so you know you’re getting what you’re paying for.

A. Our $5 off coupon is only good toward the General Admission price of $10. Please note that coupons are subject to be discontinued at any time by the Long Beach Expo. Free Entry vouchers are no longer valid.

A: VIP tickets are available for $100, and allow you to enter the show at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Skip the submission lines and get your questions answered from PCGS and PSA representatives at the Submission Booths. Do business with dealers on dealer set-up day!