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Gold Nugget and Huell Howser Among Highlights in Long Beach Coin 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 [...]

Gold Nugget Weighing 100 Ounces in Long Beach Coin Expo

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 (, 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 Lines at June 2010 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, CA) -- The line for the public to enter on opening day of the June 3 - 5, 2010 Long Beach Coin,...

Stolen New Jersey National Currency Notes Returned to Owner at Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) - A unique six-note uncut sheet of $5 New Jersey National Currency notes stolen two years ago was returned to its...

Large Cents Exhibit Highlights June 2010 Long Beach Coin Expo

(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...

PCGS Has It All At February 2010 Long Beach Expo

(Long Beach, California) – Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS at will display a spectacular collection of early U.S. half dollars, offer special discounts...

Historic "Ship of Gold" Returns to Long Beach Expo

(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...

Long Beach Signature® Auction Realizes $13 Million for Heritage

Dallas, TX – Gold rarities in all denominations led prices realized in Heritage's Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Coin Expo. Some...

Heritage Posts 6500 Lots In February Long Beach Signature® Auction

Dallas, TX – The Official Auction of the February 2009 Long Beach Expo has been posted by Heritage Auction Galleries on its

February Long Beach Expo Marks Gillio’s 50th Anniversary

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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