(Long Beach, California) – An exhibit by Professional Coin Grading Service of counterfeit coins and the latest in the Professional Numismatists Guild’s "Share the Knowledge" educational seminars are among the highlights of the next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, September 18 – 20, 2008. The show will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.
"The PCGS display will showcase an assortment of fake Chinese coins and the dies used for making some of them that were sold on the Internet or offered at souvenir shops and street fairs in Hong Kong," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.
"We’ll also have a half dozen various club meetings and educational programs that are open to the public. Whether you’re a consignor or a bidder, you’ll want to attend the PNG seminar about numismatic auctions."
The program, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rare Coin Auctions," will be presented by PNG member-dealer Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas, at Noon on Thursday, September 18.
A complimentary light lunch will be available for audience members as part of this latest in the series of PNG "Share the Knowledge" seminars being conducted at major coin shows across the country.
A half dozen other seminars and club meetings also will be conducted during the three-day Long Beach Expo. The programs include: "The History of Coin Grading," presented by PCGS President Ron Guth at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 18; the National Silver Dollar Roundtable at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 19, and the Long Beach Coin Club seminar, "The Red Book – A Guide Book of United States Coins and its Beginnings," presented by Howard Feltham at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 20.
Heritage will conduct a major sale of U.S. and world coins and bank notes including serial number one of the large-size 1862 $2 Legal Tender note (Fr. 41a) and one of the rarest Canadian notes ever printed, the "Queen Mary" $500 of 1911.
More than 1,000 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, paper money, stamps, postcards, historic documents, antiques, estate jewelry and other collectibles. Some dealers will provide free, informal appraisals for visitors.
Young numismatists’ activities, including a children’s treasure hunt, will be held on Saturday, September 20. A free gold coin door prize will be awarded each day to a lucky, registered visitor.
The public hours are Thursday and Friday, September 18 and 19, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. (The show is closed on Sunday.) A complete Schedule of Events is online at www.LongBeachShow.com.
General admission is $6 (good for all three days); $4 for members of any coin or stamp club who display a valid membership card; and $3 for seniors 65 and older. Free admission for children ages seven and younger. Discount coupons are available online at www.LongBeachShow.com.
The Long Beach Expo is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).
For additional information, prior to September 16, call (805) 962-9939, and between September 17 and 20 all (562) 436-3636.
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