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August 13 2014
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The Saints Come Marching In
To September 2014 Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) — Free admission coupons will be available, and the all-time finest collection of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle gold coins will be displayed in public for the first time anywhere at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), September 4 – 6, 2014.
“The A&A Saints Collection has a grade point average of 65.63, and now ranks as both the current number one and all-time finest Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Basic Set, Circulation Strikes (1907-1932) in the PCGS Set Registry™. This remarkable set includes eight of the finest known PCGS-certified Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles and 13 others that are tied for finest known.” said Cassi East, Long Beach Expo President.
Formerly in the Bentley Collection, this 1927-D Double Eagle, PCGS MS63, now is part of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)
The finest known 1932 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, PCGS MS66+, is one of the highlights of The A&A Saints Collection. (Photo by PCGS.)
Engraved by Gilroy Roberts, this 1953 U.S. Assay Commission medal is the finest known, graded PCGS SP65, and part of the Numismatic Americana Reference Collection on display at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo. (Photo by PCGS.)
Among the outstanding coins in the collection are:
- 1908-D No Motto, the finest known and graded PCGS MS66+
- 1909-D, pedigreed to the Eliasberg Collection, tied for finest known, PCGS MS67
- 1914, pedigreed to the Duckor Collection and the finest known, PCGS MS66+
- 1922-S, finest known, PCGS MS66+
- 1924, finest known, PCGS MS68
- 1927-D, pedigreed to the Bentley Collection, PCGS MS63
- 1932, pedigreed to the Akers and Duckor Collections, finest known, PCGS MS66+
“The A&A Saint-Gaudens Collection set will be exhibited for the first time anywhere in the Collectibles Display area of the Long Beach Expo. This display is courtesy of both the set’s anonymous Illinois owner and dealer Barry Stuppler of Stuppler & Company, Woodland Hills, California (booth #1129) who has been assisting the owner to build the amazing collection,” said East.
Stuppler stated: “After half a century as a collector and dealer, this is the finest gold coin collection I’ve ever had the pleasure of helping to build. The owner of this Saints set has been collecting for about 15 years and considers this the centerpiece of his many coin collections.”
The superb quality “Numismatic Americana Reference Collection” of Medals of the United States Assay Commission, exhibited for the first time at the recent ANA World’s Fair of MoneySM, also will be displayed at the September 2014 Long Beach Expo. It is the all-time finest PCGS Set Registry® set of historic U.S. Assay Commission medals of 1860 to 1977, and will be displayed at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#807).
“The set has a weighted grade point average of 62.345 and is owned by PCGS Authorized Dealer William Shamhart, Jr. of Numismatic Americana, Inc. (booth #633) in Chester, New Jersey. This will be the first time the set has been displayed in California,” said BJ Searls, Collectors Universe Set Registry & Special Projects Director.
In addition to numismatic displays, 1964-era memorabilia of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali and Bob Dylan, as well as a classic mid-1960s red Ford Mustang convertible nicknamed, “Cherry Pie,” will also be among the exhibit highlights of the show. An original copy of The Beatles’ first U.S. recording contract with Vee Jay Records, valued today at $100,000, will be displayed.
The Long Beach Expo was started in 1964, and the entertainment memorabilia from that era is part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration.
PCGS will offer a special opportunity for “crossover” service at the September show. The usual Crossover grading fee will be waived on coins submitted at the show that do not crossover into PCGS holders. Information about the PCGS Crossover Special can be found online at www.PCGS.com.
“More than 500 collectibles dealers attending the show buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles. Heritage Auctions, official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, will conduct sales (www.longbeachexpo.com/auctions) of United States and world rare coins and paper money, and there will be educational seminars and club meetings during the show,” said East.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16. However, free admission coupons are available in advance online. Show hours are Thursday and Friday, September 4 and 5, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, September 6, from 10 am to 5 pm.
“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ enter the special Promo Code, SEPTPR, and print out the free admission coupon to present at the show’s registration desk,” said East.
For additional information, including the schedule of events and a list of attending dealers, visit online at www.LongBeachExpo.com, call the Long Beach Expo at (888) 743-9316 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.