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Early $1 coins go on display in Long Beach

Displays of top-graded early silver dollar varieties and the now century-old 1907 Saint-Gaudens gold coins will be on view at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo Feb. 15-17.

NN0213Longa.jpgThe show also boasts Heritage Auction Galleries coin and paper money sales (see related story in this issue), a bourse of hundreds of numismatic dealers and a kids treasure hunt, as well as educational seminars such as ?Buying and Selling on eBay? presented by eBay sellers program consultant Troy Thoreson.

A rare 1798
silver dollar,
B-1, BB-82,
small eagle,
13 stars,
AU-58, will be shown in
Long Beach.

The silver dollar varieties to be exhibited are from the Hesselgesser Bust dollar collection, which includes Flowing Hair and Bust dollars graded by the Professional Coin Grading Service. PCGS is introducing expanded variety attribution services, including early dollars 1794-1804 attributed by Bolender and Bowers-Borckardt numbers.

NN0213Longb.jpg?This is the finest collection of Flowing Hair and Bust dollars graded by PCGS using Bolender and Bowers-Borckardt numbers,? said B.J. Searls, manager of the PCGS Set Registry.  ?The total number of possible varieties in the registry is 117. This exhibit will showcase 106 of them, many among the finest known examples.?

Dollars to be on display include a 1794, B-1, BB-1, graded PCGS AU-58; three about uncirculated 1795 dollars with silver plugs; and a 1798 B-1, BB-82, small eagle, 13 stars, AU-58, considered the finest known.

Auction firm Stack?s of New York City will exhibit a set of coin-containing gold jewelry created for the 1900 Exposition Universelle Internationale in Paris by French goldsmith-jeweler family Froment-Meurice.

Valued by Stack?s at $500,000, there are 33 ancient Greek and Roman gold coins in the pieces, which include two necklaces, a bracelet, earrings, a brooch and gold hairpins.  

Monaco Rare Coin of Newport Beach, California will mark the 100th anniversary of the popular designs by Augustus Saint-Gaudens with an exhibit of 1907-dated coins.

The display includes the unique satin proof, rolled edge Indian Head $10 gold piece, graded Proof-67 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., and also a high relief Saint-Gaudens $20, graded NGC Proof-67.

Visitors to the Saint-Gaudens exhibit can obtain a free copy of the book An Insider?s Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles, co-authored by Adam Crum and Douglas Winter.

The expo?s children?s treasure hunt takes place Saturday, Feb. 17.

A gold coin door prize will be given away each day of the expo.  

Dealer setup begins at 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Those without bourse tables who wish to access the bourse during the 2-7 p.m. set-up period can gain entry for $125.

Public show hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. The show is closed Sunday.

Admission cost is a one-time fee of $6 good for all public hours. Active members of coin and stamp clubs can show membership cards for reduced admission. Admission is free for children age seven and below.

A complete schedule of events can be found online at www.LongBeachShow.com.

For more information, contact Expos Unlimited, 8 West Figueroa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; telephone (805) 962-9939.  The Long Beach Expo is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc.

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