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Set will display at Santa Clara

panpac1.jpgHighlighting the first three days of the April Santa Clara, Calif., Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be an exhibit of the finest known set of 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition commemorative coins. The show will be held April 10-13 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

?This outstanding exhibit showcases five superb condition gold and silver coins, registered by Pan-Pac officials as the sixth of 24 original complete sets made at the time,? said Ronald J. Gillio, expo general chairman.

The set, now valued at $700,000, will be displayed courtesy of Steven L. Contursi, president of Rare Coin Wholesalers.

panpac2.jpgIncluded in the display is the original copper and glass frame and original box that housed the coins when they were initially sold. Accompanying the set is an original booklet from the famous exposition that was held in San Francisco from Feb. 20-Dec. 4, 1915.

More than 500 dealers will be buying and selling at the show. The Cupertino Coin Club will display exhibits, and educational seminars will take place.

Superior Galleries will conduct the  expo?s official auction. A children?s treasure hunt will be held April 12, and a gold coin door prize will be awarded each day.

panpac3.jpgPublic hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 11-12, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m April 13. Regular admission  is $6. Seniors ages 65 and up, children ages 8 to 16 and anyone with a valid coin or stamp club membership card are admitted for $3. Children ages 7 and under are admitted free.

Coupons good for a $3 discount on admission are available online at www.SantaClaraExpo.com.

For more information, call (805) 962-9939 or visit the Web site.

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