California Gold Rush-era treasures will be showcased in a multi-million dollar educational display at the June 1-3 Long Beach, Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.
Among the highlights is the finest known 1850 Baldwin & Co. Horseman $10 and other gold coins as well as gold bars from the wreck of the S.S. Central America.
The exhibit will include examples of antique tools used in hand-engraving coin dies.
Open to the public, the three-day collectibles show will be conducted in the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.
?There also will be a $700,000 display of the finest known set of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposi-tion commemorative coins along with historic documents related to the set,? said Ronald J. Gillio, expo general chairman.
A third exhibit at Long Beach will feature the two finest known sets of Mint State Eisenhower dollars listed in the Professional Coin Grading Service Set Registry, including spectacularly toned specimens from the so-called Peacock Hoard.
?The Gold Rush-era exhibit will be presented by Monaco Financial of Newport Beach and includes one of the most beautiful coins ever made during that historic territorial era, the California Horseman,? said Gillio.
Graded MS-65 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., the $10 denomination gold coin was made in 1850 by San Francisco jeweler, Baldwin & Co. The design shows a man with a lasso on horseback. Less than two dozen examples are known today.
The display of the finest known set of Pan-Pac commemorative coins will be presented by Rare Coin Whole-salers of Dana Point, Calif., and includes the original copper and glass frame and original box that housed the coins when they were sold. A $200 invoice to a buyer in Kansas dated July 29, 1915, will also be included. It was signed by Farran Zerbe.
A complete schedule of events is at www.LongBeachShow.com.
For additional information about the Expo, call (562) 436-3636, or write to Expos Unlimited, 1103 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.