September 2011 Long Beach Coin Expo Buoyed by Gold, Bourse Floor Plan

Busy Long Beach Coin Expo, September 2011
A busy opening day bourse floor crowd, September 8, 2011, at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo. (Photo credit: Donn Pearlman. All rights reserved.)

The hot gold bullion market helped propel the recent September 8 – 10, 2011 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.

"Gold started climbing again during dealer set-up on Wednesday, September 7, and continued a strong upward move the next day, the opening day of the show. There was a lot of buying and selling of gold coins and jewelry during the September Long Beach Expo," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.

"We heard positive comments from dealers and collectors about a new bourse floor plan that attracted additional collectibles dealers to take tables at the show, some for the first time."

The featured exhibit at the September show, the number one collection in the PCGS Set RegistrySM of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892 – 1915), drew eye-opening attention at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth.

PCGS Secure Plus MS66+ 1894-O Barber half dollar
This 1894-O Barber half dollar, graded PCGS Secure Plus MS66+, was one of the spectacular coins in the Shireman Collection that was displayed by PCGS at the September 8 - 10, Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: PCGS TrueView image.)

The award-winning set with a weighted grade point overage of 66.085 was assembled over decades by Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Shireman.

The next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be held February 7 – 9, 2012 in the Long Beach, California Convention Center. Additional information about the show and discount admission coupons are available online at, or call (805) 962-9939.

Professional Coin Grading Service and Expos Unlimited, organizer of the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, are divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

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With more and more people aware of the opportunity to invest in physical Gold and Silver, these markets will keep seeing an increase in their customers.

Very nice article. I just wished they have more of those expo here in New Zealand.