Strong gold prices and more bourse dealers helped the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo open the autumn collecting season on a strong note Sept. 8-10.
“Gold started climbing again during dealer set-up on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and continued a strong upward move the next day, the opening day of the show,” explained expo general chairman Ronald J. Gillio.
“There was a lot of buying and selling of gold coins and jewelry,” he said.
“We heard positive comments from dealers and collectors about a new bourse floor plan that attracted additional collectibles dealers,” Gillio reported.
Another attraction at this event was the number one collection in the Professional Coin Grading Service Set RegistrySM of Barber half dollars with major varieties (circulation strikes, 1892-1915).
The winner of awards, the set has a weighted grade point average of 66.085 out of a possible 70. It was assembled over decades by Dr. and Mrs. Peter K. Shireman.
The next show is slated for Feb. 7-9, 2012.