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(Long Beach, California) – A decade after its first appearance, the precedent-setting "Ship of Gold" display showcasing California Gold Rush-era sunken treasure recovered from the 1857 shipwreck of the SS Central America again will dock in Long Beach, California.  CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE: The remains of a wooden cargo box with approximately 110 gold coins […]

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(Santa Clara, California) – The finest known 1907 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin, insured for $5 million, will be displayed during the first three days of the Santa Clara, California Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo to be conducted November 19 – 22, 2009. CLICK TO ENLARGE: The finest known 1907 Ultra High […]

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(Long Beach, California) — Two huge California Gold Rush era assayers’ ingots, recovered from the fabled SS Central America and with a combined weight of over 100 pounds of gold, will be exhibited at the next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, September 10 – 12, 2009, in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, […]

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(Long Beach, California) — Award-winning numismatic author Scott Travers and veteran financial journalist Jim Kingsland will present a detailed, three-hour public educational forum about buying and selling gold on Saturday, May 30, 2009, during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., May 28 […]

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Ronald J. Gillio, Sandy & Angie Gillio(Long Beach, California) – The next Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, February 5 – 7, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary in numismatics for internationally-known Expo General Chairman, Ronald J. Gillio.  The three-day show will be held at the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

 

"It was early 1959 when I saw my first Lincoln Memorial cent, the first year they were made, and I was curious about it.  Ever since then numismatics has been a vital and enjoyable part of my life," said Gillio.

"My first collections – like everyone else – were mostly pennies and nickels.  Living in Southern California when I’d go to my neighborhood banks in Southern California to get rolls of coins, I’d frequently find San Francisco mintmarks; coins that were scarce in other parts of the country."

 

Gillio said his Mother and Father, Sandy and Angie Gillio, were very supportive of his hobby, and were with him to celebrate the opening day of his first store on State Street in Santa Barbara, California in 1974. 

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(Santa Clara, California) – The finest known 1907 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coin will be the centerpiece of a multi-million dollar exhibit, "100 Greatest U.S. Coins," during the first three days of the Santa Clara, California Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, November 13 – 16, 2008. The show will be held in the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, where free parking is available.

1907 $20 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold Coin

 

"The Ultra High Relief is graded PCGS Proof-69 and will be the focal point of an exhibit based on the popular book, ‘100 Greatest U.S. Coins.’  This outstanding display is courtesy of Certified Assets Management of Wilmington, Delaware, which values the Ultra High Relief at $5 million," said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.

"This famous coin was designed by renowned sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, at the personal request of President Theodore Roosevelt.  It was struck seven times to bring up all the beautiful features in the design.  There are less than 20 known surviving examples, and this is the finest," said Don Ketterling, Executive Vice President of Certified Assets Management.

"This magnificent piece could establish itself as ‘the Holy Grail’ of American numismatics."

 

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A virtually non-stop flow of bourse floor traffic, nearly $35 million of coin and bank note auctions and visits by California’s Attorney General and former Governor, Jerry Brown, and Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, highlighted the busy September 18-20, 2008 Long Beach Coin, Stamps & Collectibles Expo.   "Gold jumped about $40 an ounce on […]

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(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, […]

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The trend of a busy opening day continued at the February 14 – 16, 2008 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.  Total attendance for the three-day show, including dealers and the general public, was 5,206, according to Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.   “We’ve seen this developing trend the past few years with […]

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