The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo held September 29-October 1, 2022, featured hundreds of dealers, many expert seminars, and a record-breaking auction of rare coins
(Long Beach, California) — The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Expo greeted throngs of collectors from Southern California and beyond last weekend as the largest collectibles show of its kind on the West Coast. Held three times a year, the Long Beach Expo is a tradition that generations of collectors plan their calendars around, and the September-October show proved once again to be a can’t-miss event for collectibles enthusiasts from coast to coast.
“The true collectors really showed up here at the Long Beach Expo,” said Long Beach Expo Sales Director Taryn Warrecker. “When we looked around the bourse floor, we saw that so many of the people who attended were diehard collectors looking for new acquisitions — many had their hands full with purchases. We wanted those who come to find a place to buy, sell, and trade with the unique blend of collectibles dealers we bring each time,” Warrecker commented, adding, “You simply won’t find a variety of collectibles dealers and experts like those we host here anywhere else.”
“Along with offering one of the most diverse and dynamic dealer panels anywhere in the industry, we also presented a full slate of exciting events that drew collectors and even newbies,” noted Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Senior Event Manager Samantha Dark. “We had a multitude of experts speaking on various topics of interest to a vast swath of the collectibles community. We also had many other exciting offerings for Long Beach Expo attendees, including a prize-filled treasure hunt for kids, educational exhibits, an appearance by the United States Mint, and a multimillion-dollar rare-coin auction.”
The Heritage Auctions sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection of rare gold coins and pattern coinage brought record-smashing hammer prices for some of the most valuable treasures known to coin collectors. Among the rarities that traded for seven figures was an 1821 Capped Head Left Half Eagle gold coin graded PR-65CAM by PCGS — the only such piece in private hands — that sold for $4,620,000. The auction marked the first public offering of a collection that drew countless visitors when it was on public exhibition for two decades at the American Numismatic Association Money Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The next Long Beach Expo will be held February 2-4, 2023, at the Long Beach Convention Center. For more information about attending the next Long Beach Expo, please click here.
About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading international trade show in the coin, banknote, stamp, and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. Located in Long Beach, California, the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its three shows held three times per year, hosted by Expos Unlimited, a division of Collectors Universe and a sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), Collectors Corner, and Coinflation. To learn more about the Long Beach Expo, visit www.longbeachexpo.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Press release courtesy of the Professional Coin Grading Service