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Gold seminar to top Long Beach program

Gold will be the topic of a free three-hour educational forum that will be held May 30 during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.
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Gold will be the topic of a free three-hour educational forum that will be held May 30 during the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.


Numismatic author Scott Travers and financial journalist Jim Kingsland will team up to give a detailed “how to” on buying and selling gold. It will be held at the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center.

Visitors to the three-day show, which begins May 28, also will have the opportunity to view both the “Gold River Morgan Dollars Set,” which is ranked second on the PCGS Set Registry for date set circulation strikes, and the “Wild West Collection,” a complete set of top-grade Carson City dollars.

All show-goers will have a crack at a free gold coin door prize that will be awarded to a registered visitor each day.

The seminar, “Gold: Hoping For The Best, Preparing For The Worst,” will be presented from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30, in Room 102-C.

“The gold seminar will be jointly conducted by Travers, an acclaimed consumer advocate who is the author of a dozen award-winning numismatic books, and by Kingsland, a respected Fox Business Network editor and longtime Wall Street journalist,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo general chairman.

“This educational program will provide pertinent and potentially valuable information about the precious metals markets from mining stocks to bullion coins – such as the American Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf – to gold estate jewelry and ‘scrap’ gold,” explained Travers.

“Gold is not an investment. It’s an insurance policy,” he cautioned.

Kingsland accurately predicted in August 2007 that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would sink to 7,200 within the next couple of years and that gold would rise above $1,000 an ounce within the next year or two.

Kingsland has written the first edition of Coin and Precious Metals Values 2010: Trends, Deals and Predictions for the Smart Investor for Random House It will be published in November.

The 28-coin “Gold River Morgan Dollar Set,” will be displayed by Mike Bobb of Mike’s Coin Chest in Torrance, California at booth No. 834. It is valued at over $2.5 million.

The other featured exhibit, presented by Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, Calif. at booth No. 934, will showcase the “Wild West Collection” with some of the finest known Carson City dollars.

Gillio said, “We’ve made special arrangements with Alhambra Coin Center, one of California’s largest buyers of gold, to have their expert appraisers at the show to purchase scrap gold, coins and jewelry.”

Young Numismatists’ activities include a children’s treasure hunt on May 30.

Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, Texas, will hold a public sale of U.S. and world coins and paper money.

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