Attractions at the Long Beach Expo



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

Clubs and Attractions


 

The U.S. Mint (Booth 1535)

Coins Straight From The Mint?  Yes Please.  The U.S. Mint will be back in town stocked full of modern coins and medals available for sale to all of our show goers.  Not only will they be selling the popular 2018 American Eagle One Ounce Silver Proof Coin and the 2018 American Liberty One-Tenth Ounce Gold Proof Coin, but they will also be debuting the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Silver Proof Set.  It will be first come, first serve as coins are in a limited supply.

Visit the U.S. Mint at Booth 1535


 

Inaugural Exhibit of Tyrant Collection (Booth 1540)

The first public display of a portion of the extensive numismatic treasures in the recently revealed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) will be at the February 22 – 24, 2018 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo and will feature a $15 million exhibit of historic English coins.

Labeled “The Tyrants of the Thames,” the inaugural exhibition in a planned multi-year series of displays from the collection will showcase more than 500 superbly preserved examples of portrait coins minted in the Thames Valley over the last 1,400 years.  Among the many highlights will be the complete King Edward VIII pattern proof set produced in 1937 by the Royal Mint.  For the first time in the United States, the public will be able to view this historic King Edward VIII proof set, widely considered as the single most valuable item in English numismatics.  Other highlights include the rare King Eadbald and King Edward III coins which also have a royal air and historical significance to them.

 


 

Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollars Super Set (Booth 404)

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s The Miller/Ashmore Morgan Dollar Super Set.  This universally lauded Morgan Dollar Set boasts an incredible 99.7% completion rate which is tops in the PCGS Set Registry.  It also contains many Morgan Dollars that are the finest of their variety and six that are the single finest graded.  See it to believe it as this set will be on display in the PCGS Set Registry Area (Booth 404).

 


 

Memory Lane Inc.'s Beatles Collection (Booth 1130)

Take a stroll down Memory Lane with one of the most beloved and influential music acts of all time — the Beatles!  This unique collection features the rarest pieces in the highest grade, including an ultra-rare, original Abbey Road album cover Type 1 photo, a pristine Beatles record player, the “holy grail” of all concert tickets: an original Beatles ticket stub from The Ed Sullivan Show, and more!

 


 

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

The world's largest collectibles auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, will host its Signature Auctions live at the Long Beach Expo, February 22nd through February 24th.  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 - #1272

 


 

"Meet the Expert" Sessions at the PCGS Booth (#401)

Bring your coins for expert evaluation from PCGS Founder David Hall.

Get an opportunity to meet the man who started it all, PCGS founder and renowned coin expert David Hall.  Since entering the industry full-time in 1972, Hall continues to leave an undeniable mark on the world of coins and numismatics.

Dates:  Thursday, February 22   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Friday, February 23   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Saturday, February 24   (12 - 1 p.m.)
Location:   PCGS Booth #401

 


 

PSA Show Grading Special (Booth 1334)

Want a quick turnaround time for your cards and collectibles?  Back by popular demand, PSA will be offering their Card Grading and Dual Service, Wednesday and Thursday.  Maximize your collectibles’ value by getting it graded and authenticated by PSA, the largest and most trusted third-party grading and authentication company in the world.  PSA has processed almost 30 million cards and collectibles with a cumulative declared value of over a billion dollars.

Long Beach Expo Special: PSA/DNA will be offering 50% off regular Authentication Fees of $49 or less and 25% off regular Authentication Fees of $50-$100 (excludes encapsulation).  Valid for on-site Long Beach Expo submissions and single signed items only.  Return Shipping will be added to any order not picked up by close of show.

 


 

"Meet the Expert" Sport Sessions at the Memory Lane Booth (#1130)

Bring your sports items for an evaluation by the Memory Lane experts.

Get an opportunity to learn about your sports items and their respective values.

Dates:  Thursday, February 22   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Friday, February 23   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Saturday, February 24   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Location:   Memory Lane Booth #1130

 


 

Free Kids Treasure Hunt (Booth 1168)

Saturday from 11am - 2pm

If you are a young numismatist, or you know a young collector, you'll enjoy the free Young Numismatists Treasure Hunt during the Long Beach Expo on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  You can get information about this fun-filled activity at the Information Desk.


Young Collectors Set Registry (Booth 404)

Saturday from 11am - 2pm

Learn how to create sets in the PCGS Set Registry and PSA Set Registry with coins and cards from the Treasure Hunt.  If you have a set already started, update your set with your new Treasure Hunt coins and cards.  If you have duplicates, trade your coins and cards with other kids at the Registry booth.

Learn more about the Youth Activities.


 

Numismatic Youth Activities (Booth 861)

The Long Beach Expo Kid's Zone hands on educational outreach feature 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 such as 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 Kid's Zone booth also provides a multitude of FREE educational literature to encourage youth, 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 1064)

The Long Beach Stamp Club is the oldest continually active stamp club in Southern California.  We celebrated our 90th birthday in November 2016.

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 leb_dorbaumann1@verizon.net.


 

American Eagle One-Half Ounce Gold Coin
Free Gold Coin Prize Drawing (Registration Desk)

Each day of the show we'll award a special American Eagle One-Half Ounce Gold Coin to a lucky visitor at the Long Beach Expo.

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.  Drawing tickets should be turned in at the registration desk at time of registration.  The drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Need not be present to win.

 


 

Free Sports Prize Drawing (Registration Desk)

Each day of the show we'll award a special PSA/DNA authenticated sports item to a lucky visitor at the Long Beach Expo.

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.  Drawing tickets should be turned in at the registration desk at time of registration.  The drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Need not be present to win.

Prizes:  
Thursday, February 22   Prize TBA
Friday, February 23   Prize TBA
Saturday, February 24   Prize TBA

 


 

The Long Beach Coin Club (Booth 1138)

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)
 

 

PSA Onsite Submission Center (Booth 1334)

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.

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.