Long Beach Expo

Fred Holabird, Gold Nugget, and Huell HowserA 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 […]

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100-Ounce Gold Nugget

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 […]

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(Long Beach, CA) — The line for the public to enter on opening day of the June 3 – 5, 2010 Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo stretched about a one block through the huge Long Beach, California Convention Center. The opening day line stretched through the convention center at the June 3 – […]

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(Long Beach, California) – A unique six-note uncut sheet of $5 New Jersey National Currency notes stolen two years ago was returned to its grateful owner at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo during dealer set up on June 2, 2010. Beverly Hills, California dealer Kevin Lipton happily holds the recovered six-note $5 […]

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(Long Beach, CA) — The Cardinal Type Collection of Early Copper, a multi-million dollar display of over two dozen high-grade early American copper pieces including items from an all-time finest PCGS Set Registry collection, will be exhibited at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, June 3 – 5, 2010. This 1793 Chain “AMERICA” […]

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(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS at www.PCGS.com) will display a spectacular collection of early U.S. half dollars, offer special discounts for coins submitted for authentication and grading, and give collectors and dealers an opportunity to have their coins digitally imaged with the PCGS TrueViewTM photo service during the Long Beach Coin, […]

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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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Dallas, TX – Gold rarities in all denominations led prices realized in Heritage’s Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Coin Expo. Some 6500 lots from 280 consignors were included in the auction, presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction took place Feb. 5-8, 2009 in Long Beach, Calif. Prices Realized have been posted […]

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Dallas, TX – The Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Expo has been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on its HA.com Web site. Some 6500 lots from 280 consignors are included in the auction presented by Heritage Auction Galleries. The auction will take place Feb. 5-8, 2009. "This Long Beach auction is especially […]

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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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