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Some of the finest known Type I
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Some of the finest known Type I “No Motto” double eagles will be featured in a $10 million exhibit at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo.
The event will be held Sept. 22-24 at the Long Beach Convention Center at 100 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, Calif.

 “The double eagles exhibit by Monaco Financial will include the finest known 1854 New Orleans Mint specimen, graded NGC [Numismatic Guaranty Corp.] AU-58 and recovered two years ago from the 1865 shipwreck of the S.S. Republic off the coast of Savannah, Ga.,” said Ronald J. Gillio, general chairman of the expo.

“The display also features one of the handful of known 1861-S Paquet Reverse specimens, and the finer of the two known 1861 Philadelphia Paquet $20 gold pieces.”

Those who visit the exhibit will have an opportunity to get a free copy of a reference book entitled An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles by Adam Crum, vice president of Monaco Financial of Newport Beach, Calif.

In addition, the Industry Council for Tangible Assets will conduct a seminar for dealers on compliance with provisions of the U.S. Patriot Act on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Ray Gregson, a retired International Revenue Service investigator, will speak on new rules regarding precious metals, jewelry and cash. For more information, visit

A dozen more educational seminars will be presented during the Long Beach Expo by a host of hobby experts. A representative of eBay will conduct two programs about buying and selling collectibles online. They take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24.

In conjunction with the debut of a new book about coin grading, Beth Deisher, editor of Coin World, will conduct two educational seminars. which take place at 2 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24. Her new book Making The Grade: A Grading Guide to the Top 25 Most Widely Collected U.S. Coins will make its public debut at the September Long Beach Expo.

A gold coin door prize will be awarded each day by the Long Beach Expo, and on Saturday there will be a kid’s treasure hunt.

The official expo auctioneer is Heritage Galleries & Auctioneers of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

Show hours are Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22 and 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

A complete schedule of events can be seen at
Admission is $8, good for all three days. Some discounts apply. For collectors with a valid membership card in any coin or stamp club, admission is $5. For seniors 65 or older, it is $4, and children ages seven and younger get in free.

For more information, contact Expos Unlimited by calling (805) 962-9939 or (562) 436-3636 between Sept. 21-24. Or write to: Expos Unlimited, 1103 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.