A visit by well-known Southern California television personality Huell Howser and the first Southern California public display of a recently discovered, nearly 100-ounce gold nugget were among the highlights of the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo held February 3 - 5, 2011.
Howser videotaped interviews for an upcoming episode of his long-running TV program, "California's Gold," that is broadcast on KCET in Los Angeles and other public television stations in the state [...]
The headline-making 100-ounce gold nugget recently discovered in Northern California's Gold Rush country will make its first public appearance in Southern California at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), February 3 - 5, 2011.
It will be publicly exhibited at the three-day collector's show for the first time anywhere in Southern California courtesy of Fred Holabird and Don Kagin of [...]
(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.