The Long Beach Expo is slated to close out its trade show year with contests, displays and giveaways at the upcoming Coin, Currency and Collectible Expo this Sept. 8-10.
“This is our last trade show of the year, and we’d like to finish strong,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East. “We’re giving away a special 2016-W $25 American Gold Eagle coin daily, PCGS [Professional Coin Grading Service] is featuring exclusive giveaways and their Crossover Special as part of their 30th anniversary, award winning sets from the PCGS Set Registry will be on display, and of course we’re getting the kids involved with our Treasure Hunt.”
The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will conduct their Signature U.S. and World Coin auctions and U.S. and World Currency auctions.
PCGS continues its celebration of 30 years of coin grading by offering their Crossover Special, which reduces the crossover fee to $10 and allows PCGS Collectors Club Members and Authorized Dealers to swap their encapsulated coins from other third-party graders to PCGS holders.
“We’re very happy to provide collectors and dealers alike with this exclusive offer. We’re allowing a maximum of 600 crossovers per customer and accepting holdered coins from ANACS, ICG or NGC,” said PCGS President Don Willis.
Additional fees typical in crossing over coins will accompany the special discounted rate; however, if a coin is unable to crossover, only the $10 Crossover Special fee will be assessed.
PCGS is also giving away their exclusive 30th anniversary medal to those who submit 25 or more coins. Those who submit one or more coins can also take home the popular PCGS 30th anniversary hat.
The Collectibles Display booth will feature two award-winning sets from the PCGS Set Registry: the “Fireball Rainbow” Lincoln collection and the Legend Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars.
“Both of these acclaimed sets are visually stunning and truly unique,” said East. “The ‘Fireball Lincoln’ collection is a vibrant display of naturally-toned Lincoln Cents that recently won the Best Digital Album of 2016 honours for the PCGS Set Registry.”
The other offer – the Legend Collection of Liberty Seated Dollars – is a pedigreed set that contains various examples that are the finest known to exist. It has been a Set Registry Hall of Fame collection since 2004.
Budding numismatists can also try their hand at coin grading during show hours with PCGS’ grading competition for both adults and young numismatists. The competition will be held in 30-minute slots during show hours, from September 8-10.
Each day of the Long Beach Expo will feature a random drawing in which the winner will receive a half-ounce 2016-W American Gold Eagle coin.
Children in attendance can participate in the Treasure Hunt, which takes place Sept. 10, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and earn free PCGS-graded coins.
The Long Beach Expo will feature expertise from overseas as several notable coin dealers from China will be in attendance and conducting “Meet the Expert” sessions daily. Thursday and Friday “Meet the Expert” sessions will take place from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. while the Saturday session is from 10 a.m.-noon.
Professional Sports Authenticator and PSA/DNA will be in attendance and accepting submissions at booth 1542.
The Long Beach Coin, Currency and Collectible Expo runs Sept. 8-10. Show hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. It will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center at 100 South Pine Ave., in Long Beach, Calif. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 8-16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.
“Getting free passes to the Long Beach Expo is simple. Just visit www.LongBeachExpo.com, select ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the promo code: EXPOPR,” East added.