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$20 gold highlights Santa Clara

The finest known 1907 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens $20 gold piece will be the centerpiece of a multi-million dollar exhibit, “100 Greatest U.S. Coins,” during the first three days of the Santa Clara, Calif., Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, Nov. 13-16. The show will be held in the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, where free parking is available.

“The Ultra High Relief is graded PCGS Proof-69 and will be the focal point of an exhibit based on the popular book, ‘100 Greatest U.S. Coins.’ This outstanding display is courtesy of Certified Assets Management of Wilmington, Del., which values the Ultra High Relief at $5 million,” said Ronald J. Gillio, expo
general chairman.

“This famous coin was designed by renowned sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, at the personal request of President Theodore Roosevelt. It was struck seven times to bring up all the beautiful features in the design. There are less than 20 known surviving examples, and this is the finest,” said Don Ketterling, executive vice president of Certified Assets Management.

“This magnificent piece could establish itself as ‘the Holy Grail’ of American numismatics.”

Another highlight of the exhibit will be an 1879 $4 “Flowing Hair” Stella gold coin graded NGC Proof-68 Ultra Cameo, the finest known of its type.

Other coins in the featured display are selected examples of major rarities ranked in the award-winning book, “100 Greatest U.S. Coins” (2008, third edition, Whitman Publishing) authored by Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth.

The Santa Clara bourse is expected to feature 500 dealers. The Cupertino Coin Club will display exhibits, and there will be educational seminars on hobby topics.
Superior Galleries of Beverly Hills will conduct the official auction.

A gold coin door prize will be awarded each day, and a children’s treasure hunt will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.   

Public hours are Thursday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is $6 (good for all three days); $3 for seniors (65 and up), anyone with a valid coin or stamp club membership card, and children 8 to 16; children 7 and under are admitted free.
Coupons good for a $2 discount on admission are available online at www.SantaClaraExpo.

Free parking is available at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

For additional information, contact the Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo at (805) 962-9939, or online at www.SantaClaraExpo.com.

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