The Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show, usually held three times per year, is finally returning after 18 months of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The comeback of this popular southern California coin, bank note, sports memorabilia and collectibles show has long been anticipated, particularly as the event was last held in February 2020, mere weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping through the United States.
“We’re optimistic about the continuing return of coin shows, the Long Beach Expo among them,” said Brett Charville, now-former president of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). “It’s near our headquarters, and we’ve been making appearances at this important show since our early days – and they’ve been huge PCGS supporters, too. The first Long Beach Expo since February 2020 is just another sign that our hobby is slowly returning to a sense of normalcy.”
Attendees can expect hundreds of dealer tables of U.S. and world coins, paper money, stamps, sports cards and other collectibles to be present on the bourse.
Those looking to bid on numismatic items can do so during Heritage Auctions’ official expo sales that boast rare coins, bank notes and more. The U.S. Coins Signature Auction #1334 is set to run Sept. 29-Oct. 3, and the U.S. Currency Signature Auction #3585 will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 4. Lot viewing will be available Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at the expo.
The Long Beach Stamp Club hosts a Kids Corner to help youth increase their knowledge of the hobby. It also raffles off a starter collection that a young collector can use to build a beautiful collection.
For those looking to learn more about the hobby, seminars by prominent authorities in their collectibles fields are featured speakers at educational forums and club meetings.
A “Meet the Expert” session featuring Steve Feltner, PCGS director of numismatic education and outreach, is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in the PCGS booth, #401. Feltner will be giving in-person insights on attendees’ collections.
PCGS will also be available for more official services during the show.
“PCGS plans to be offering on-site grading at the Long Beach Expo,” said Samantha Dark, PCGS senior events manager. “Contingent upon any unforeseen changes related to pandemic safety protocols or other unexpected situations, we will be there offering Show Submissions through Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. and will continue all other service-level submissions until late morning on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.”
For the latest show information, including any safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.longbeachexpo.com/news.