The June 9 – 11, 2016 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) promises educational fun for everyone involved, as well as free promotions for those in attendance. Kids can participate in the Kids Treasure Hunt and earn collectible coins, and other promotional items, such as commemorative medals, are also available.
The Long Beach Expo boasts a complete day of youth activities on Saturday, June 9. The day begins with free youth coin and card grading seminars, hosted by leading collecting experts. After a free pizza lunch, youngsters can get two free collectible coins for completing the Kids Treasure hunt.
“This event is great for collectors of all ages, and we even filled Saturday with kids-first activities. We think the lineup of free activities are a great way for parents to introduce their children to the fun of collecting,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.
The Long Beach Expo provides a great opportunity for the community to get a first-hand glimpse of the fascinating world of collecting, as the event features coveted items that range from rare coins to sports memorabilia.
“Visitors to the Long Beach Expo will have the opportunity to walk away with fantastic collectible treasures. We are giving away three gold coins, commemorative medals and other collectible coins as part of the show’s festivities. Plus, more than 500 collectibles dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles.
“These aren’t items you’ll see just anywhere,” stated East.
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), the official coin authentication and grading company of the Long Beach Expo, is offering two different free promotional items to show visitors. Collectors and dealers who submit coins for grading during the show will receive a free PCGS 30th anniversary baseball cap. Those who submit 25 or more coins during the show will receive a free PCGS 30th anniversary commemorative medal presented in a PCGS holder with a special 30th anniversary retro “Old Green Holder” label.
“This is the first opportunity for U.S. collectors to secure our new PCGS 30th anniversary medal, and we think they will be a big hit. We first debuted the medals at this spring’s Hong Kong International Coin Show, and show attendees raved about them,” stated PCGS President Don Willis.
The event also features an onsite rare coin auction hosted by Heritage Auctions, the official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo.
Club meetings and educational programs during the June Long Beach Expo include:
- Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles
- Christian Coin Dealers
- Early American Coppers (EAC)
- Liberty Seated Collectors Club
- Long Beach Coin Club
- Long Beach Stamp Club
- National Silver Dollar Roundtable
- Philippine Collectors Forum
As part of the educational experience, attendees have the opportunity to have their coins personally inspected by PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall during Meet the Expert sessions. These sessions provide a great chance for attendees who believe they possess a coin of some significance and would like to get it assessed. The sessions will be conducted at the PCGS booth (#807), and will take place from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, and from 11:00 am to Noon on Saturday, June 11.
Event visitors can also take advantage of coin grading classes on Saturday, which will be conducted by experts in the field. However, advance registration is required to attend (www.PCGS.com/store).
The Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.
Show hours are Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.
“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the special Promo Code, EXPOPR. Then print out the free admission coupon and present it at the show’s registration desk,” said East.
For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.
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