Attractions at the Long Beach Expo

Clubs and Attractions


Official Auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo: Heritage Auctions (

The world's largest collectibles auctioneer, Heritage Auctions, will host its Signature Auctions live at the Long Beach Expo, September 4th through September 8th.  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 - #1279
  World Coins Signature Auction - #3067
  U.S. Currency Signature Auction - #3567
  World Currency Signature Auction - #4006



Exhibit of Tyrant Collection (Booth 807)

The third in a series of Long Beach Expo exclusive exhibits from The Tyrant Collection ( – the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands – will be on display at the September show.  The theme of the next installment to this exhibit will be announced soon.  Stay tuned for details.  See this unique display only at the September 6-8, 2018 Long Beach Expo!



2018 World Olympic Collectors Fair

The Long Beach Expo is honored to host the annual gathering of Olympic memorabilia, stamp, coin, and pin collectors from around the world (see the 2018 World Olympic Collectors' Fair website).  These collectors will occupy 70+ exhibitor tables on the Long Beach Expo bourse.  There will be an opening ceremony, Olympian autograph sessions, a silent auction, and more!

Dealer hours are:
Thurs-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

Open to the general public:
Thurs-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-5pm



J&L Collection Silver Commemoratives (Booth 404)

This September, the Long Beach Expo has a treat for all of attendees.  The J&L Collection is the number one finest set of all time for Silver Commemoratives.  The J&L Set illustrates the owners' search for not only highly graded coins, but also coins that come alive with the glorious toning that J&L have always valued above all else.  This eye-popping collection will be on display at PCGS Set Registry Booth# 404.



PCGS On-Site Grading (Booth 401)

Want to have your coins authenticated and graded during the Expo?  As always, PCGS will be offering on-site grading for all PCGS Collectors Club Members and PCGS Authorized Dealers.

PCGS will be accepting submissions for all PCGS Service Levels during the Long Beach Expo.  On-site grading submissions will be accepted through Friday, September 7th at 5:00PM while all other service level submissions will be accepted through Saturday, September 8th at 3:00PM.  For this September 2018 Long Beach Expo, PCGS will be in a new location, directly to the right as you enter the Bourse Floor at booth #401.

Types of submissions accepted:

  • On-site Grading: Most U.S. coins submitted for Grading, Regrade, Crossover, Reholder or Reconsideration.  For World Coins (non-U.S.) on-site grading, please contact a PCGS Customer Service Representative prior to the show for pre-approval.
  • Non- On-Site Grading: All other Service Levels, including Bulk, will be accepted throughout the show.

For additional information or answers to questions you may have for PCGS on-site grading, take home submissions or anything PCGS-related, contact a PCGS Customer Service Representative prior to the Long Beach Expo at 800-447-8848 Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM PST.



"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, September 6   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Friday, September 7   (1 - 2 p.m.)
Saturday, September 8   (12 - 1 p.m.)
Location:   PCGS Booth #401



PSA Show Grading (Booth 1334)

Want a quick turnaround time for your cards and collectibles?  Back by popular demand, PSA will be offering Card Grading and Dual Service Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Types of Submission Accepted: Grading, Review, Crossover, each submission must be on their own submission forms
  • Type of Service: Express ($50) or higher
  • Show grading will not be available for any Bulk Services, discounts or Collectors Club Voucher Service

Cut off for Show Grading will be Thursday at 7:00 pm.  All card submissions will be available for pick up by end of show on Saturday 9/8/18.

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 Long Beach Expo on-site submissions and single signed items only.  Return Shipping will be added to any order not picked up by end of show.



"Meet the Expert" Sport Sessions at the Memory Lane Booth (#1230)

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, September 6   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Friday, September 7   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Saturday, September 8   (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Location:   Memory Lane Booth #1230



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 971)

The Long Beach Stamp Club is the oldest continually active stamp club in Southern California.  We celebrated our 91st birthday in November 2017.

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


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

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)
Sports Jersey drawing

Each day of the show we'll award a special 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.

Thursday, September 6   Lakers jersey signed by Shaquille O’Neal
Friday, September 7   Raiders jersey signed by Warren Sapp
Saturday, September 8   Dodgers jersey signed by Magic Johnson



The Long Beach Coin Club (Booth 758)

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.


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