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Chinese fakes headline show

Fake Chinese-produced coins and dies will be on display at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp and Collectibles Expo, which is slated for Sept. 18-20 at the convention center.

“The PCGS display will showcase an assortment of fake Chinese coins and the dies used for making some of them that were sold on the Internet or offered at souvenir shops and street fairs in Hong Kong,” said Ronald J. Gillio, expo general chairman.

Heritage President Greg Rohan will speak at noon Sept. 18 and attendees will receive a free light lunch. The program is called, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rare Coin Auctions.” It is part of the Professional Numismatists Guild’s “Share the Knowledge” series.

Other meetings and programs include: “The History of Coin Grading,” presented by Professional Coin Grading Service President Ron Guth at 2 p.m. Sept. 18; the National Silver Dollar Roundtable at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19, and the Long Beach Coin Club seminar, “The Red Book – A Guide Book of United States Coins and its Beginnings,” presented by Howard Feltham at 11 a.m. Sept. 20.

Heritage will call the official auction. (See separate story.)

There will be a children’s treasure hunt Sept. 20.  A free gold coin door prize will be awarded each day to a lucky, registered visitor.

Public hours are Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no Sunday hours.

General admission is $6 (good for all three days); $4 for members of any coin or stamp club who display a valid membership card; and $3 for seniors 65 and older.  Admission is free for children 7 and younger.

For more information, visit www.longbeachexpo.com.

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