Long Beach Expo - June 30 - July 2, 2022

June 30 - July 2

Clubs and Attractions


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

The world's largest collectibles auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, will host its Signature Auctions at their Dallas office, July 14-16. Lot viewing will be held in the Seaside Ballroom at the Long Beach Expo on the show dates. Learn more about Heritage Auctions, the complete Signature Auction schedule, and how to consign to Heritage Auctions by visiting our Auction page.

Auctions:  U.S. Coins Signature Auction - #1347

Autograph Signing from Los Angeles Superstars! (Booth 669)

The Long Beach Expo is proud to announce that two Los Angeles superstars, formerly from the National Basketball Association (NBA) will be signing autographs at the show! James Worthy aka “Big Game James” and Lamar Odom will be at the June Long Beach Expo to sign memorabilia and meet their biggest fans.

**Tickets sold separately.**
Please note the different times for each signer:


Lamar Odom

Thursday, June 30
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Pricing for each athlete found through their unique link

Lamar Odom: Lamar Odom Autograph Signing - June 30th (bgautographs.com)


James Worthy

Saturday, July 2
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. & 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Pricing for each athlete found through their unique link

James Worthy Private Autograph Signing - July 2nd (bgautographs.com)


Pre-purchase is highly recommended via the athlete links above.

On-site purchase will be CASH ONLY at the Registration booth.

*A general admission event ticket is still required to enter the event.*

General Admission Event Tickets: https://www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/registration

On-site witness certification will be provided by PSA/DNA. PSA/DNA provides the best way to guarantee authenticity and maximize the value of your autographed memorabilia! Learn more about In-The-Presence Authentication, here.


PCGS On-site Coin Grading (Booth 401)

On-site Grading will be offered for U.S. and World Coins! (All show services available.)

  • PCGS Collectors Club members automatically receive free entry to the Long Beach Expo!
  • Show submissions will be accepted through Friday, July 1, 2022 at 5:00PM.

Learn More on the PCGS Show Page: https://www.pcgs.com/shows/detail/6703


Banknote On-site Grading Special at the Long Beach Expo! (Booth 401)

On-Site Banknote Grading for Express Service Level and Above Available!

Show Regular Service Special

Take advantage of show turnaround times and pay only $45 per note when you submit 5 or more qualifying notes for on-site grading

  • Submissions for this special must be on a PCGS Banknote submission form.
  • This special is available to Regular Service Level submissions only.
  • The maximum declared value for each note cannot exceed $2,500.
  • 5 note minimum per submission to qualify.

Learn more about PCGS Show grading specials here: https://www.pcgs.com/shows/detail/6703


PCGS Coin Grading Competition (Seaside 6)

Wednesday, June 29 - Friday, July 1

Want to try your hand at grading coins like the experts at PCGS? We’re inviting young numismatists as well as veteran collectors to participate in the PCGS Coin Grading Competition at the 2022 June Long Beach Expo!

Participants will have the opportunity to test their grading skills by evaluating a wide variety of coins. See the prizes you could win and register HERE!

Pre-registration is REQUIRED and time slots will fill up, so register HERE!


PSA Authentication & Grading Services

PSA will be authenticating cards on-site Thursday, only. PSA/DNA will be holding autograph authentication on-site Friday and Saturday. Click HERE for more info!

Also accepting Take-Home Submissions for:

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

Booth #1059

Need help filling out your submission forms? PSA Customer Service representatives will be at the PSA Submission Lounge (Booth #662) answering questions before getting in line to submit!


Free Collectible Giveaways! (Enter to Win at the Registration Booth)

Each day of the show we will award special collectible items to 2 lucky visitors of the Long Beach Expo.

Win one of the following: PCGS graded coin or banknote, OR a sports trading card/ autographed sports jersey.

Any visitor that registers online and uses their personalized confirmation ticket to check-in at the registration desk is automatically entered in the daily drawing.  If you're a walk up registration, drawing tickets should be turned in at the registration desk at time of registration and prior to the daily drawing.

Past prizes have included: Proof Silver and Gold Eagles (2022 $10 Gold Eagle PCGS MS 70), 1/2oz Gold Coins, $5 1914 Federal Reserve Note, PCGS 62 PPQ, $1 1917 U.S. Note - Legal Tender, and (autographed jerseys for) Justin Turner, Pele, Drew Doughty, Kenley Jansen, Chris Taylor, Dan Marino, and MORE.

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


PCGS Set Registry Display (Booth 502)

See blockbuster sets on display at the PCGS Set Registry Booth. Learn more about the Set Registry program, which is free to join and open for collectors of all experience levels to share their collections with other hobbyists.

This June, see up close: John Q. Little's All-Time Finest Standing Liberty Quarter Exhibit

See the remarkable Standing Liberty Quarters of the John Q. Little Collection. This amazing exhibit consists of outstanding specimens from three 100% Complete All-Time Finest Standing Liberty Quarter PCGS Registry Sets, including a stunning 1916 Standing Liberty Quarter pattern and key-date examples in unexcelled grades.


New Educational Speaker Series: Free for all paying attendees to enjoy on Friday, July 1! (Location: Seaside 1)

Topics Include:

The Great Train Chase and Collecting Western and Atlantic Railroad Notes

By California State Numismatic Association Educational Director James Phillips

The Great Train Chase and Collecting Western and Atlantic Railroad Notes

The story of "The Great Train Chase" is a brief glimpse into one of the most exciting actions of the Civil War. This presentation will discuss the theft of the train "The General" and the epic chase by the Conductor and its sister engine "The Texas". It will also cover the collecting of Western and Atlantic train fare notes and the varieties of those notes.

Friday, July 1   (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)


Current Status and Evolution of the Sports Cards & Memorabilia Hobby

By True Sports Cards and Collectibles Owner Imran Poladi of Sacramento, California

As the owner of one of the largest and most successful sports cards and collectibles shops in Sacramento, California, Imran Poladi has his finger on the pulse of where the hobby is today. The bottom line? Things are changing quickly! Poladi shares the latest insights on how to stay smart during an economic shift in the sports collectibles industry and speaks to the adapting marketplace. What do the shifting currents mean for collectors and dealers? Poladi will share tips on how to still be profitable in the ever-changing collectibles market.

Friday, July 1   (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)


How to Use the PSA Set Registry for Your Sports Trading Card & TCG Collection

By PSA Set Registry Brand Manager of TCG Dustin Porras

Learn about the benefits of using the free 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. He will walk you through the process of signing up, adding cards to your online collection, joining competitive sets, and will be answering questions about how to get started and improve your knowledge of the Registry. Join the 60,000 members and counting from around the world and get the most out of the PSA Set Registry.

Friday, July 1   (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)


How to Use the PCGS Set Registry for Your Coin Collection

By Collectors VP of Brand Development Jamie Kiskis

Learn about the benefits of using the free PCGS 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. Then, PCGS Set Registry Coordinator Paulina Cooley will walk you through the process of signing up, adding coins to your online collection, joining competitive sets, and answering questions about how to get started and improve your knowledge of the Registry. Join the 36,000 members and counting from around the world and get the most out of the PCGS Set Registry.

Friday, July 1   (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)


A Beginner Type Set of Mexican Coins 1537 to Today

By Central States Numismatic Society Vice President Brett Irick

This presentation was developed from Irick's handwritten notes taken during a 2010 class given by past ANA president Richard A. Long, a retired leading specialist in this field. It will cover over twenty of the most important design types produced over almost 500 years, many of which are underappreciated, very rare, and undervalued. Collecting resources and tips will also be discussed.

Friday, July 1   (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)


Money of the Afterlife: A Fascinating Discussion on Banknotes

By Past American Numismatic Association President Walter Ostromecki, Ph.D

Money of the Afterlife — AKA "To Hell With Money"

This presentation takes a look at the history, lore, issuance and use of collecting Hell Banknotes --- a small specialized paper money collecting field. These colorful large to small ornate intricate to simple designed ceremonial death notes [which are burned at gravesite and other ceremonies to honor ancestors] have a mythological history use in China dating back hundreds of years. Individuals will learn about there naming, the Emperor and Bank of Hell depicted on many along with there uses in Buddhist Temples/Shrines plus yearly traditional rituals such as 'Qing Ming-The Festival of Pure Brightness' and the 'Hungry Ghost Festival- where the gates of Hell or Afterlife are thrown open for the deceased to visit the living on earth'. *Mature topic matter may be discussed.

Friday, July 1   (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

 

"Meet the Expert" Sessions (Booth 846)

Learn more about your coin, banknote, video game, or sports trading cards/memorabilia collection! This is a free attraction for attendees. Bring in your items (and questions) to get a professional opinion from renown industry experts. All ages and experience levels are welcome - we love seeing you all! Please note the different times for each attraction.

Booth #846

Please note that in order to ensure everyone in line has an opportunity to meet with our experts, we ask that discussions be limited to 5 items or 10 minutes.

 

Steve Feltner

PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader

Thursday, June 30   (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Friday, July 1   (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Philip Thomas

Banknote Specialist and Research Manager

Saturday, July 2   (10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Dan Gomez

Video Games Expert, WATA Games

Thursday, June 30   (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 1   (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 2   (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Dan Wulkan

Sports Expert, Memory Lane Collectibles

Thursday, June 30   (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
Friday, July 1   (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 2   (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)


Kids Treasure Hunt (Booth 1039)

Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Arrrr Matey! There's treasure ashore! Make your way through the showroom 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! Best suited for kids ages 7-14. Start at the Information Booth to pick up your map or find it in the show program.

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!


Kids Zone (Booth 1014)

The Kids Zone will be open Thursday - Saturday with an art station for coloring a collectible item of your choice.

 

Kid’s Face Painting! (Booth 1014 - Saturday only)

*On Saturday only: Professional Artist, Shawna Del Real from Face n’ Body Art will be at the Kids Zone creating amazing artwork! Get your face painted like a pirate, mermaid, or a “crown of treasure” to show off.
Artist: Shawna Del Real www.facenbodyart.com

$5 per child
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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