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Things To Look Forward To At The Long Beach Expo

The last weekend of January, 2015 is going to be another exciting event for numismatics. The Long Beach Expo is being held and there is no shortage of spectacular items both for sale and display. It is going to offer both first day of issue coins and some very exciting rarities.

The Long Beach Expo(Jan 29-31) will kick off the first day with the United States Mint offering the U.S. Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coins. Three coins offered: a half-dollar, silver dollar and gold $5 commemorative. These coins will be available at the United States Mint booth #1126. Any coin bought at the show will ensure the customer the coins in hand on the first day of issue. Also, PCGS will have a booth at the show and offer First-Strike labels for all of the commemorative coins purchased.

When it comes to rarities, the D. Brent Pogue Collection will be displayed at the show. There are 175 coins from the collection being displayed, including one of only three known 1822 Capped Bust Half Eagle gold coins and the Dexter 1804 Class I Draped Bust silver dollar. All of the D. Brent Pogue Collection will be displayed at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries booth, #502.

Some other very rare specimens being displayed include:

– 1794 Flowing Hair Half dime LM-3, PCGS SP-67

– 1827/3 Capped Bust quarter dollar B-1, PCGS PR66+ Cameo

– 1797 Draped Bust half dollar, Small Eagle O-101A, PCGS MS66

– 1807 Draped Bust half dollar O-105, PCGS MS66

– 1808 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle BD-1, PCGS MS65

There is also the famous Simpson Collection of Gobrecht Pattern Dollars being displayed. This is the all time finest set of 1836-1839 Gobrecht Dollar patterns ever, according to the PCGS Set Registry. This is the very first time this set will ever be on display on the West Coast. The set will be at booth #807, courtesy of the owner of the set, Bob R. Simpson of Texas, and Legend Numismatics of New Jersey.

There will be more than 500 dealers in attendance at the Long Beach Expo waiting to buy and sell coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles. There will also be a Heritage Auction of rare U.S. coins that you do not want to miss.

Admission for adults is $8, $4 for senior citizens and children ages 8-16.

The Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave. Show hours are Thursday and Friday, January 29 and 30, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, January 31, from 10 am to 5 pm.


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