Long Beach Expo - September 29 - October 1, 2022

September 29 - October 1

Clubs and Attractions


PCGS On-site Grading and Authentication for Coins and Banknotes (Booth 401)

Visit PCGS Booth #401 to submit your coins and banknotes for on-site grading and authentication!

All show services are available for U.S. and World coins.

Express service level and higher banknote submissions are also eligible for onsite grading. See our show page for more details.

Get help filling out your PCGS submission forms at the PCGS Submission Lounge (Booth #404).


PSA Authentication & Grading Services (Booth 1059)

PSA will be offering on-site card grading on Thursday only. PSA DNA will be authenticating on-site Friday and Saturday.

Also accepting Take-Home Submissions for:

  • TRADING CARDS
  • UNOPENED PACKS
  • TICKETS
  • AUTOGRAPHS
  • MEMORABILIA +

Get help filling out your PSA submission forms at the PSA Submission Lounge (Booth #662). For more information on submitting to PSA, visit the show page.


Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo: Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

LOT VIEWING & LIVE AUCTION - Seaside Ballroom

The world-renowned Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection commences with the first sale of the Core Collection at the Long Beach Expo. Part I of Auction #1353 anticipates fervent online bidding and standing-room-only crowds. For more information about the sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, please visit www.HA.com.

Lot Viewing location:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Seaside Ballroom
  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Show Floor, Booth #433
Auctions:  U.S. Coins Signature Auction - #1353
  U.S. Currency Signature Auction - #3589
  U.S. Coins Signature Auction - #1349

The U.S. Mint (Booth 570)

The U.S. Mint’s attendance at our show presents a rare West Coast opportunity for Long Beach visitors to buy freshly minted products in person!


"Meet the Expert" Sessions (Booth 846)

Meet the Expert sessions are an opportunity to get your collectibles appraised, and speak to experts known nation-wide. Please note the different times for each session, and kindly keep items to a maximum of 5 to ensure our experts have time for everyone.

Booth #846

 

Steve Feltner

PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Lead

Thursday, September 29
Friday, September 30

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Booth #846

Philip Thomas

PCGS Banknote Specialist & Research Manager

Saturday, October 1

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Booth #846

Dan Wulkan

Sports Collectibles Expert, Memory Lane Inc.

Thursday, September 29
Friday, September 30
Saturday, October 1

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. | Booth #846


Educational Speaker Series (Whatnot Theatre, Booth 669, Show Floor)

This special series is free for attendees and covers a wide array of hobby topics. Subjects include technology and coins, the current state of the market, collecting 18th-century British Provincial Tokens, special challenge coins, and more.

Friday, September 30, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

James Phillips

“The Story of a Challenge Coin and the Red Bull Stratos Project”

Friday, 10:30 a.m.

The Stratos Project was an endeavor by a company called Sage/Cheshire and sponsored by the Red Bull energy drink corporation to break the world record for the highest freefall parachute jump. Sage/Cheshire produced a set of challenge coins for each test jump, and these special challenge coins linked to one of the most famous names in the beverage industry are the subject of expertise for James Phillips, who owns three of the four coins produced. Thrilling video of the record-setting jump is also slated for presentation.

John Duff

“The Joy of Collecting British Provincial Tokens of the 18th Century”

Friday, 11:30 a.m.

British Conder tokens were produced from 1787 to 1804 in England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland as the early Industrial Revolution in the United Kingdom created a huge demand for coinage and in particular small change such as farthings, half pennies, and pennies. Duff will cover various aspects of collecting these 18th-century pieces and offer insider tips that will help you become an expert on the series.

Seth Chandler

“Coins and Technology - "Seth Chandler and the State of Numismatics Today"”

Friday, 1:00 p.m.

Seth Chandler, the owner and chief numismatist of Witter Coins in San Francisco, offers this scintillating presentation on the state of the numismatic hobby today. Among the topics he will address are what platforms are beneficial to marketing one’s inventory and for showcasing coins. The philanthropic dealer who helms his annual Witter Coin University seminar series for young numismatists will also discuss how youths are helping fuel new growth across many sectors of the hobby. While he looks ahead to the future of the hobby, Chandler will also touch on the historic San Francisco Mint, a timeless landmark that stands just down the street from his shop in the Golden Gate City.

Heritage Auctions Panel

“Unveiling the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Core Collection”

Friday, 2:00 p.m.

The late Dallas oil tycoon and philanthropist Harry W. Bass, Jr. was one of the greatest collectors of gold coins and patterns. His collection, which contains such unique treasures as the 1870-S $3 Indian Princess and other coveted rarities, was bequeathed to the American Numismatic Association Money Museum, where it was on public display for two decades. Now, the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Core Collection is being offered by Heritage Auctions and giving the numismatic hobby the opportunity to acquire some of the rarest and most valuable coins known. Speaking on this historic collection and its iconic coins are David Calhoun from the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation, Todd Imhof and Mark Borckardt from Heritage Auctions, and Professional Coin Grading Service co-founder and noted rare-coin expert John Dannreuther.


 

How to Manage Your Inventory Like a Pro

By Collectors VP of Brand Development Jamie Kiskis

Friday, 3:00 p.m.

Join Collectors VP of Brand Development Jamie Kiskis to learn about the benefits of using the free PCGS Set Registry & PSA Set Registry to manage your inventory, follow the value of your collection, and communicate with other members through building sets within the online and mobile platform. Join the 36,000 members and counting from around the world and get the most out of our Set Registry programs!


Daily Giveaways! (Enter to Win at the Registration Booth)

Each day of the show we'll award a PCGS certified coin, and autographed sports jersey, trading card, or memorabilia! Collect your raffle ticket at the registration booth. Winning numbers are called at 2:00 p.m. daily, so listen to hear if you are the lucky winner!

The drawing will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Note: You MUST be present to win.


Kids Treasure Hunt

Arrrr, Matey! There’s treasure ashore! Make your way through the bourse floor answering trivia questions about the U.S. Mint, coins, banknotes, and stamps! Answering each question correctly will get you one step closer to treasure at the end. Begin at the Information Booth to pick up your map or find it in the show program.

Saturday, October 1

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn more about the Youth Activities.


The Youth & Family Coin Experience Zone (Booth 458)

Each show The Long Beach Expo features a hands-on, educational outreach booth that has been a part of the Long Beach Expo since the mid 1980's. It offers youth and families a number of learning fun activities and free giveaways to start you off on your collecting journey.

Currently our special feature is a display/Exhibit on both the Tuskegee Airmen and WOMEN, the latter featuring WWII woman pilot Millie Bailey.

America The Beautiful Quarter Trivia, where youth can win (earn) FREE quarters up to nearly 40 for simply answering questions about each. Parents can participate in the fun learning experience along with the youngsters too.

The second feature is a World Currency Country Match where youth can earn a starter collection of foreign currency for matching notes with the correct country. Youth can earn up to 30 different pieces of foreign currency.

The Walt Ostromecki Youth Activities Corner booth also provides a multitude of free educational literature to encourage young collectors, families, scouts and adults which will aid them to learn and grow in the hobby as well as local coin club meeting information and FREE coin appraisal service.

All numismatic materials are donated and have been for many years by Walt Ostromecki-Immediate ANA Past President, the ANA Education Department and the Numismatic Association of Southern California (NASC). Coin and cash donations are always welcome from the public!


Long Beach Stamp Club Kids Korner (Booth 453)

The Long Beach Stamp Club is the oldest continually active stamp club in Southern California. We celebrated our 95th birthday in November 2021.

The Long Beach Stamp Collectors Club was organized in 1926 by a group of avid stamp collectors. In 1928, the club became a chapter member of the American Philatelic Society and today remains a member in good standing. The Long Beach Stamp Collectors Club was incorporated in 1953, and has been known as the Long Beach Stamp Club, Inc. since 1973.

In 1985, the Long Beach Stamp Club established a program for encouraging kids to become interested in stamp collecting as a hobby. At this time our program is committed to having stamps for young collectors to collect and enjoy. Among other activities, the Long Beach Stamp Club Kids Korner helps kids increase their knowledge of the hobby, and will we raffle off a starter collection that a young collector can use to build a beautiful collection.

Over the years, this program has grown so big that we now give away prizes consisting of stamp albums with stamps from around the world. We have a "stamp drawer" and KIDS from 6-17 years old can look through it and pick stamps for free. Everyone who stops by our booth and registers for the Grand Prize Drawing leaves with a stamp book with two countries and a profile of each country.

For more information, contact Lloyd Baumann at [email protected].


The Long Beach Coin Club (Booth 457)

The Long Beach Coin Club (LBCC) began in 1950 and has been fully active ever since.  The LBCC is a non-profit educational and numismatic membership organization open to all ages.  We promote and encourage the study and appreciation of numismatics and related subjects as a hobby for all collectors.

Our goal is to provide an organized outlet for disseminating information by word of mouth, speakers, open forums and written publications.  We are numismatic mentors, where we help new collectors through the maze of numismatics so fewer mistakes are made in their quest to collect or discover areas of interest.

The club meets on the first Monday of every month, and the agenda typically includes an attendance drawing, member Show and Tell forum, current updates on local and far-reaching numismatic events, open club business matters, an educational presentation (with speaker), club auction and a club raffle.  Meetings are held at 7 p.m. sharp at the Millikan High School Cafeteria, 2800 Snowden Ave. in Long Beach.  Our mailing address is: Long Beach Coin Club, P.O. Box 8101, Long Beach, CA 90808.

The Long Beach Coin Club is a dues-paying member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), California State Numismatic Association (CSNA) and Numismatic Association of Southern California (NASC).

The LBCC has a booth at the Long Beach Expo, where we help show visitors by giving them detailed information on all forms of numismatics and directing visitors on the large bourse floor.  We can direct an Expo visitor to a numismatic organization (coin club) in their area within California.

Last, the LBCC sponsors and judges an educational display forum at the Expo.  LBCC members and members of other coin clubs within California can participate, and the winners will be well-rewarded monetarily for their efforts.  These displays attract many Expo visitors and give them ideas for their own collecting futures.

We thank the Expo promoters for their long-time support and backing of our coin club.

- Howard Feltham, President of the LBCC


PCGS Onsite Coin Grading Services (Booth 401)

Whether you bring coins from home or are considering purchasing ungraded coins at the show, Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will be on hand to accept coins for grading right at the Expo.  To make sure your coins realize their true worth in the marketplace, insist on having them graded by PCGS.

PSA Onsite Submission Center (Booth 1059)
PSA Submission Lounge (Booth 662)

Interested in having your prized collectibles certified by the world's leading authentication and grading service?  Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) representatives will be on-hand to accept submissions, from trading cards to autographs, at the Long Beach Expo.

The Long Beach Expo: The West Coast’s Largest Collectibles Show