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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

August 10, 2017 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, Gold, Gold Coins, Grading, History, Investing, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Rare Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins, Young Collectors

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U.S. Mint Anchors Last Long Beach Expo of the Year

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

Ellis Island Coin: The U.S. Mint will be in attendance, displaying and selling their latest offerings, including the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin. Image via www.usmint.gov.

(Long Beach, California) – It’s time for the last Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) of the year, and as usual, the show is filled with fun for everyone. The three-day event will feature coin giveaways, the latest offerings and unveiling of a new 5 ounce silver coin from the United States Mint, and the display of two award-winning world coin sets.

Held September 7-9, 2017, the Long Beach Expo showcases collectibles from over 500 dealers, featuring everything from coins to cards.

“We’re thrilled to close out our Expo year with offerings from the U.S. Mint, which will be displaying and selling beautiful commemoratives, proof sets and more, including their brand-new 5 ounce coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, and the display of beautiful world coin sets brought to you by the PCGS Set Registry is sure to attract crowds. As always, we will host our coin giveaway, where a lucky attendee is chosen each day to win a gold coin, and PCGS will be offering on-site grading and exclusive show offers,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

Any attendee can enter to win a gold coin simply by registering online. Winners will be announced each day of the show at 1 p.m.

The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions, will host four Signature Auctions, featuring U.S. Coins, World Coins, U.S. Currency and World Currency, from Wednesday, September 6 through Saturday, September 9.  Attendees are encouraged to visit the Heritage Lot Viewing room (104-A), located upstairs in the lobby area, to see the actual coin and currency items that will be in the auctions.

The Mint returns to the Long Beach Expo (booth #1535) after showcasing their groundbreaking American Liberty 225th Anniversary gold coin earlier this year, and they will be displaying the 225th Anniversary Four-Medal set, featuring four medals from four different mints with four different finishes. The medal set has reverse proof, proof, an enhanced uncirculated and uncirculated medal. The Mint is also launching their latest coin, the Ellis Island 2017 5 Ounce Silver Coin, which is available for purchase starting September 7, the first day of the show. Visitors can purchase or simply view the Mint’s latest offerings.

Also on the coin side, PCGS (www.PCGS.com) will be in attendance (booth #807) and offering on-site grading, as well as accepting submissions of all service levels.  Additionally, the brand-new coin price magazine, Rare Coin Market Report, will be distributed free of charge by PCGS at booth #1.

The bi-monthly magazine features up-to-date coin price info on PCGS-graded coins and fun, educational articles written by numismatic experts, like PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth.

“The Long Beach Expo presents a great opportunity to research a coin in the RCMR, visit booths like the U.S. Mint, purchase a coin and then return to the PCGS booth for grading. You can literally experience, all in one venue, the pivotal steps of coin collecting,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

McVey Collection: Two award winning world coin sets will be on display at booth #1535

Two beautiful world coin sets will be on display at the Set Registry booth (#1148): the McVey Canadian dollar date set and the McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set.

The 28-coin McVey Canadian dollar date set, circulation strikes, spans from 1935 to 1967 and features the portraits of three British monarchs: George V, George VI and Elizabeth II.  While, the award-winning McVey Mexico Silver Peso set features 41 silver pesos with two reverse designs.

“We always love to showcase world coins when the opportunity arises. Both of these sets are quite the spectacle, and we encourage show attendees to visit our booth and see these sets in person,” said PCGS Set Registry Director BJ Searls.

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will be conducting “Meet the Expert” sessions, which is an opportunity for the public to bring their coins to the show and have them examined by a numismatist with decades of experience. Sessions take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, and from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.

A staple of the Long Beach Expo returns with the Kids Treasure Hunt. Children visiting the Expo can earn free coins by participating in the fun, which will take place on Saturday, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids can also participate in numismatic youth activities at booth #861, including America The Beautiful Quarter Trivia and a memory game involving world currency. Children have the opportunity to win quarters and currency during the fun.

The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp and Sports Collectible Expo takes place Thursday, September 7, through Saturday, September 9. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Thursday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 100 South Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA.

Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

Discounted tickets are available at  www.LongBeachExpo.com. Simply select ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the promo code: EXPOPR.

        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.

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Mike Fuljenz Honored At 2017 World’s Fair of Money

August 8, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Education, Events, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Literary Guild, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PNG Professional Numismatists Guild, Precious Metals, Press Releases, Prize Winners

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Mike Fuljenz Honored At 2017 World’s Fair of Money

Mike Fuljenz with his ICTA medal

Mike Fuljenz with his ICTA medal

(Denver, Colorado) August 7, 2017 – Rare coin and precious metals expert Michael Fuljenz, President of Universal Coin & Bullion of Beaumont, Texas (www.UniversalCoin.com), received an important national award at the recent American Numismatic Association 2017 Denver World’s Fair of Money® for his decades of anti-counterfeiting efforts.  

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (www.ICTAonline.org) presented him with the Al Kreuzer Memorial Award medal for “outstanding contributions in the efforts to combat counterfeit coins and currency.”

Fuljenz is a long-time member of the ICTA Board of Directors and a member of their recently-formed Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force.  Since the 1980’s he has taught many counterfeit detection and rare coin authentication seminars for collectors, dealers and law enforcement officers.

“I am proud and honored to receive this award, and look forward to additional work with ICTA and other organizations to combat counterfeits and educate the public about the needs to buy and sell rare coins and precious metal bullion coins only with reputable, knowledgeable dealers, such as members of the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG),” said Fuljenz.

Fuljenz is a member of the PNG’s Accredited Precious Metals Dealer program that requires all members to adhere to a strict code of ethics in the buying and selling of gold, silver and other bullion products. He now has won major awards from the four top organizations in the rare coin hobby and profession: the American Numismatic Association (ANA), Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG), Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets.

2017 NLG Ribbit Award winner David Hall with 2016 winner Mike Fuljenz, are distributed on behalf of Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion.

2017 NLG Ribbit Award winner David Hall with 2016 winner Mike Fuljenz, are distributed on behalf of Mike Fuljenz and Universal Coin & Bullion.

A strong consumer advocate, he received the prestigious PNG Sol Kaplan Award in 2016 in part for assisting an 84-year man recover the $84,000 he had paid to two unscrupulous dealers who sold him counterfeit American Eagle gold coins. Earlier, Fuljenz assisted a group of New Orleans physicians recover $750,000 after they unsuspectingly purchased counterfeit coins from a local attorney.

Summing up the rare coin marketplace during the ANA show in Denver, August 1 – 5, he commented:

“Really nice coins and important coins were in short supply, and highly desired by leading dealers and collectors at the show. These types of coins often brought impressive prices at auctions this week.   The United States Mint had long lines of customers wanting to buy their new products. The U.S. Treasury Department exhibits by the United States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing are always popular and educational.”

In addition to receiving an award at the World’s Fair of Money, Fuljenz presented two of them. As 2016 recipient of “The Ribbit,” an important honor presented annually by the NLG for outstanding service to the hobby, he presented the 2017 award to David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service.  “David is one of the top professional leaders of the hobby who certainly deserves recognition for all he has done to promote numismatic education,” explained Fuljenz.

As sponsor of the ANA’s top honor, the Farran Zerbe Memorial Award, Fuljenz co-presented it with ANA President Jeff Garrett to Brian Fanton of Iowa. “Brian surprised me at the ceremony by telling me he recalled how much he enjoyed taking one of my ANA coin grading seminars back in the 1980’s,” said Fuljenz.

Known as America’s Gold Expert®, Universal Coin & Bullion President Michael Fuljenz has won more than 60 prestigious national and regional awards and honors for his consumer education and protection work in rare coins and precious metals. His weekly Metals Market Report is available free at www.UniversalCoin.com.

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Popular PCGS Price Guide Magazine Makes Return During ANA

July 5, 2017 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Coins, Collecting, Education, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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Popular PCGS Price Guide Magazine Makes Return During ANA

 

RCMR: The Rare Coin Market Report returns, and World’s Fair of Money visitors can obtain a free copy of the re-vamped magazine at booth 114.

RCMR: The Rare Coin Market Report returns, and World’s Fair of Money visitors can obtain a free copy of the re-vamped magazine at booth 114.

(Denver, CO) – Members of the coin collecting community just got another reason to attend the biggest coin show of the year. During the World’s Fair of Money, August 1-5, 2017, Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is bringing back its coin pricing publication, Rare Coin Market Report, and distributing free copies to those who visit the PCGS booth (booth 114).

Returning from its original 14-issue run from 2007 to 2008, the bi-monthly magazine will contain a wealth of numismatic material throughout its 144 pages, including pricing info for PCGS graded rare and modern coins, plus articles from leading PCGS experts.

“There’s always so much going on in numismatics, each and every day, and we’re very excited to share market news, analysis and expertise with the coin collecting community,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

Each issue of the magazine boasts years of renowned numismatic expertise, straight from the minds of prominent figures from throughout the industry. Contributing authors will include Collectors Universe President David Hall, PCGS Co-founder John Dannreuther, Numismatic Expert Q. David Bowers, PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth, and the magazine’s editor-in-chief, PCGS Director of Education Mike Sherman.

“We plan on including a wide range of entertaining numismatic articles, spanning from the history of an iconic coin series to spotlights of notable collectors, comparative analysis of coins from past to present, and more,” said Sherman.

Visitors of the World’s Fair of Money can obtain free copies of the magazine while at the show. Beginning August 1, 2017, issues will also be distributed on a bi-monthly basis to members of the PCGS Collectors Club, PCGS Set Registry and PCGS Authorized Dealers. Individual copies can be purchased for $14.95 from www.PCGS.com.

“As a pricing authority on coins in the digital medium, it makes sense for PCGS to expand into the print realm once more. Now, with the RCMR, collectors can stay informed on the coin market, as well as read great articles from respected numismatists,” said Hall.

1912 Mexican Peso PCGS MS64: This and other coins of the McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set will be on display at the PCGS Set Registry booth (booth 116).

1912 Mexican Peso PCGS MS64: This and other coins of the McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set will be on display at the PCGS Set Registry booth (booth 116).

World’s Fair of Money attendees also have the opportunity to view two impressive sets of world coins, both owned by lifelong collector and PCGS Set Registry member Charles McVey. The PCGS Set Registry (booth 116) is displaying the McVey Canadian Dollar Date Set, consisting of 28 silver coins with portraits of three different British monarchs, as well as the number one-ranked McVey Mexico Silver Peso date set — a set that won a gold award in 2016 for Best Mexican Set, and consists of 41 circulation strike silver pesos, dated from 1866 through 1945.

“We’re very thankful for Mr. McVey to provide us with the opportunity to display these beautiful coins. Those who visit our booth are in for a treat,” said PCGS Set Registry Director BJ Searls.

PCGS Representatives will be available throughout the pre-show (the PNG/ANA Numismatic Trade Show), and the World’s Fair of Money to answer questions, accept standard and bulk submissions and provide additional company information. On-site grading will be offered. For more details on PCGS services for the World’s Fair of Money, visit www.PCGS.com/Shows.

The World’s Fair of Money takes place August 1-5, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. The show will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, located at 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. The pre-show will also take place at the Colorado Convention Center, July 31, 2017. Founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, Professional Coin Grading Service is the most respected coin authentication and grading company in the world and has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris and the United States.
For additional information about PCGS and its services, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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Three More Distinguished Numismatists Added To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

August 14, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Awards, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases

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Three More Distinguished Numismatists Added
To PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame

 

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall presented John Dannreuther with his plaque as an inductee into the PCGS CoinFacts Coni Dealer Hall of Fame at the World’s Fair of Money on August 14, 2015.  (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

PCGS Co-Founder David Hall presented John Dannreuther with his plaque as an inductee into the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame at the World’s Fair of Money on August 14, 2015. (Photo by Donn Pearlman.)

(Rosemont, Illinois) — The PCGS CoinFacts™ Coin Dealer Hall of Fame has inducted three more renowned members.  The dealers now added to the prestigious list are Édouard Frossard (1837 – 1899), Harry J. Forman (1924 – 2008) and John “JD” Dannreuther (born in 1948).

The induction ceremony was part of the PCGS Set Registry luncheon on August 14, 2015 during the American Numismatic Association Chicago World’s Fair of Money.

Frossard was a Swiss immigrant who taught French in New York City, conducted coin auctions and was editor of the controversial numismatic publication, Numisma.  Today his name is associated with works on U.S. Half Cents, Large Cents and Franco-American Jetons.

Foreman was a well-known Philadelphia dealer who was a market maker in the purchase and resale of bank-wrapped rolls of coins, 1000-coin bags of Morgan and Peace dollars and United States proof sets.  In 2001, he received the American Numismatic Association’s highest honor, the Farran Zerbe Award, for his many years of support of the organization and the hobby.

Dannreuther is an award-winning numismatic author and researcher who has attended virtually every major coin auction since the 1970s, taking copious notes for his ongoing research projects.  He is a top expert on U.S. proof coins, 1792 – 1964, and was a co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service in 1986.

Additional biographical information about Frossard, Foreman and Dannreuther and the 22 previous inductees in the PCGS CoinFacts Coin Dealer Hall of Fame can be found at

www.pcgs.com/pcgscoinfacts/coindealerhof.html.

“The Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to recognize outstanding dealers, past and present, who have made the most significant contributions to numismatics and who have handled great coins and great collections,” said Don Willis, President of Professional Coin Grading Service, a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall explained: “The motto of the Hall of Fame is a quote by Sir Isaac Newton, ‘If I have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’  We believe that is certainly true in our hobby and profession.”

A division of Professional Coin Grading Service, PCGS CoinFacts (www.PCGSCoinFacts.com) is the Internet’s most comprehensive, one-stop source for historical U.S. numismatic information.

Since its founding in 1986, PCGS experts have certified over 30 million coins with a total market value of over $29 billion. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification.

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PCGS Grading Contest Announced For September 2015 Long Beach Expo

July 28, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Competition, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Grading, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Seminars, Young Collectors

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PCGS Grading Contest Announced
For September 2015 Long Beach Expo

 

A young numismatist examining a coin during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

A young numismatist examining a coin during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

Collectors, dealers and young numismatists again will have the chance to test their coin grading skills and compete for prizes in the PCGS Coin Grading Contest.  The newly announced competition will be held at the September 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, but interested participants should sign up now.

The entry fee is $50 for dealers and their associates, $25 for collectors and free for young numismatists.

The dealer with the highest score will receive a $1,000 check from Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).  The highest scoring collector will receive $500 and the highest scoring young numismatist will receive a Mint State Morgan Dollar.

“Responses to our previous grading contests have been excellent.  We had to turn away several people who had not pre-registered for the last competition at the June Long Beach Expo because all the available slots were already filled,” said PCGS President Don Willis. “So, don’t wait to register.”

The competition will be open to members of the PCGS Collectors Club, PCGS Authorized Dealers, PCGS Set Registry participants, PCGS CoinFacts subscribers and young collectors aged 16 or younger.

To register for a contest time slot or get additional information, call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848, Monday through Friday between 7:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, or email info@PCGS.com.

A contestant closely examining one of the coins during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

A contestant closely examining one of the coins during the PCGS Coin Grading Contest at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.

Participants in the dealers and collectors categories will have 30 minutes to grade 20 coins, while young numismatists will have 20 minutes to grade 10 coins.

“Once again, a variety of coins will be carefully selected for the contest, and evaluating each one will definitely challenge even the most knowledgeable collector,” said PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall.

The Long Beach Expo will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach, California, September 17 – 19, 2015.  Additional information about the show is available at www.LongBeachExpo.com.

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PCGS Giving Away Impressive “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows

June 18, 2015 in Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Events, History, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, USA Coins

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PCGS Giving Away Impressive “Periodic Table Of U.S. Coins” Posters At Four Shows

 

The “science” of numismatics now has a new meaning.

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has created the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table of United States Coins, an educational and fun poster that illustrates major U.S. coin denominations issued for circulation from 1793 to date.  PCGS will give away copies at four upcoming coin shows while supplies last.

A close up showing a small portion of the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table poster. Photo by Professional Coin Grading Service

A close up showing a small portion of the PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table poster.
Photo by Professional Coin Grading Service

The 24 by 36 inches poster resembles a typical scientific arrangement of chemical elements, but in this case the “elements” are superb quality images of U.S. coins from the PCGS TrueView™ photo archive.

“The coins are categorized by type.  There is information about their years in circulation, where they were struck, metallic content, weight, diameter and whether the edges are plain, reeded, lettered or decorated.  There’s also information about designers and engravers,” explained Ron Guth, President of PCGS CoinFacts (www.PCGScoinfacts.com), the Internet’s most comprehensive source of information about United States coins.

The poster made a successful public debut at the recent June 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo.

Guth said a coin-collecting professional chemist at the Long Beach show good naturedly pointed to the chart and asked: “Which ones are the radioactive coins?”

PCGS Director of Education Michael Sherman and PCGS Graphic Designer Ben Arboleda created and developed the periodic table of coins for the enjoyment and continuing education for collectors and dealers.

“Response to the posters at Long Beach was excellent, and now we plan to give away posters at the PCGS booths during the July and November Whitman Baltimore Expo shows, the ANA convention in Chicago in August and the September Long Beach Expo.  They will be limited to one per visitor while supplies last,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

“This is another great reason to come visit the PCGS team at major shows across the calendar and across country,” Willis emphasized.

The PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table posters made their public debut at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.  From left to right: PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth, PCGS President Don Willis, PCGS Director of Education Michael Sherman and Collectors Universe President and PCGS Co-Founder David Hall.   Photo by Donn Pearlman.

The PCGS CoinFacts Periodic Table posters made their public debut at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. From left to right: PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth, PCGS President Don Willis, PCGS Director of Education Michael Sherman and Collectors Universe President and PCGS Co-Founder David Hall.
Photo by Donn Pearlman.

The dates of the four shows are:

For more information on all PCGS attended shows, please visit www.PCGS.com/shows.

Professional Coin Grading Service was founded in 1986 by distinguished numismatic experts, and now has offices in California, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Paris.  PCGS experts have certified over 30 million coins with a total market value of over 29 billion dollars. PCGS represents the industry standard in third-party certification, and is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).

For additional information about PCGS products and services, call 800-447-8848 or email info@pcgs.com.  

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Long Beach Expo Welcomes Collectors And Dealers, June 4 – 6, 2015

May 7, 2015 in Auctions, Clubs and Associations, Coin Dealers, Coin Grading, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Grading, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins, World Coins

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May 7, 2015

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Long Beach Expo Welcomes Collectors And Dealers, June 4 – 6, 2015

 

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

(Long Beach, California) — The June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com) will offer collectors and dealers a wide range of buying, selling and hobby education opportunities.  Visitors also will be able to view more coins from the D. Brent Pogue Collection for the first time on the West Coast.

“There will be about a dozen club meetings and educational seminars during the upcoming show.  More than 500 collectibles dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, gold, silver, paper money, stamps, sports memorabilia, estate jewelry and other collectibles,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi East.

The official auctioneer of the Long Beach Expo, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), will conduct a Signature Auction of United States rare coins.  Among the coins offered will be an 1880 Coiled Hair $4 Stella, Judd-1660, Pollock-1860, graded PCGS PR65, and a 1933 $10 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65.

All visitors can have their coins personally examined by PCGS Co-Founder and Collectors Universe President David Hall during Meet the Expert sessions at the Professional Coin Grading Service booth (#807) from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, and from 11:00 am to Noon on Saturday, June 6.

PCGS will offer a $5 special for TrueView photography service for coins submitted at the show.

Youngsters can get free prizes during a treasure hunt and free, vintage collectible postage stamps on Saturday.

Club meetings and educational programs during the June Long Beach Expo include: Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles; Christian Coin Dealers; Early American Coppers; Liberty Seated Collectors Club; Long Beach Coin Club; National Silver Dollar Roundtable; and Philippine Collectors Forum.  PCGS experts will conduct coin grading classes on Saturday; however, advance registration is required to attend (www.PCGS.com/store).

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

This 1933 Eagle, graded PCGS MS65, will be one of many highlights in the Heritage Auctions Signature Auction at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo. (Photo courtesy of Heritage Auctions www.HA.com.)

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s will showcase selected, highly anticipated numismatic rarities from the Pogue Collection that will be offered at future auctions.

The Long Beach Expo will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.

Show hours are Thursday and Friday, June 4 and 5, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, June 6, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16; however, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the special Promo Code, PRJUNE15.  Then print out the free admission coupon and present it 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.

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PCGS Experts To Conduct Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

April 1, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Collecting, Education, Events, Grading, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Press Releases, Young Collectors

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PCGS Experts To Conduct Coin Grading Seminars At June 2015 Long Beach Expo

David Hall, Michael Sherman and Ron Guth will give expert advice during PCGS grading seminars at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.   Photo by Donn Pearlman

David Hall, Michael Sherman and Ron Guth will give expert advice during PCGS grading seminars at the June 2015 Long Beach Expo.
Photo by Donn Pearlman

(Long Beach, California) — Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) experts will conduct three grading seminars, including one for young numismatists, at the June 4 – 6, 2015 Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

“The last time we offered grading classes, the advance reservations quickly filled up the limited available space.  We anticipate that will happen again this time, well before the May 31 reservation deadline, because each seminar is limited to only 30 participants,” said PCGS President Don Willis.

The three classes that will be conducted at the June Long Beach Expo will be “Grading 101: Introduction to Mint State and Circulated Coin Grading;” “Grading 102: Qualifiers, Proof Coins, Modern Coins and Difficult-to-Grade Coins;” and “Coin Grading For Young Numismatists.”

Grading 101 and 102 will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with lunch provided.

Grading 101 will be taught by PCGS CoinFacts President Ron Guth and  Grading 102 will be instructed by PCGS Director of Collector Education Michael Sherman.  PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will participate in question and answer sessions at both seminars.

The “Coin Grading For Young Numismatists” class will be held from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM on Saturday, June 6, and is open to young numismatists ages 16 and younger.  Those young collectors attending the seminar may be accompanied by one parent or guardian.

All seminar participants will receive a certificate of completion and a digital copy of the seminar slide presentation as a reference tool.

The cost of the Grading 101 and 102 seminars are $149 for PCGS Collectors Club members and $199 for non members.  Space is limited to the first 30 registrants and the deadline for registering for all seminars is May 31.  To register, visit the PCGS Online Store at www.PCGS.com/store.

There will be free admission for the Coin Grading For Young Numismatists seminar, but again, the course is limited to the first 30 participants.  Parents must call PCGS at (800) 447-8848 to reserve a spot no later than May 31.

The Grading 101 class will cover the elements that go into grading Mint State and circulated coins, along with tips and techniques used by professionals.  Participants will be given the opportunity to put what they’ve learned to use by grading approximately 50 Mint State and circulated coins.

Following a break for lunch (provided by PCGS), the grading test will be discussed, and participants can review their results against actual PCGS grades to see in what areas they might need further instruction or improvement.

The Grading 101 course topics include:

  • Introduction to Grading
  • History of Coin Grading
  • Elements of Coin Grading
  • Grading Mint State Coins: Surface Preservation, Strike, Luster, Eye Appeal, Example Mint State Coins
  • Grading Circulated Coins: General Description of Grades, Wear, Eye Appeal
  • Techniques of Grading: Lighting, Magnification, Examination Methodology
  • Tips and Advice from a Pro

Grading 102 will cover Qualifiers (color on copper coins, strike on silver and nickel coins and proof-like and cameo surfaces).  Grading Proof coins will be discussed along with ultra-high grade modern coins and some difficult-to-grade series, such as Indian gold coins.

After a break for lunch (provided by PCGS), coins will be available to view and discuss, and a question and answer session will follow.

The Coin Grading for Young Numismatists course explains the basics of coin grading to the next generation of collectors.  The students will be taught the basic elements of grading, how to grade Mint State and circulated coins, and the proper techniques for reviewing coins.

The June 2015 Long Beach Expo and the coin grading classes will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., in Long Beach, California.  Additional information about the show is available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com

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New PCGS Digital Coin Album Lets You Proudly Display Your Sets Anytime, Anywhere

January 29, 2015 in Clubs and Associations, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Software

For immediate release
January 229, 2015

News media contact:
Steve Sloan,  (949) 567-1223

New PCGS Digital Coin Album Lets You Proudly Display Your Sets Anytime, Anywhere

An example of a PCGS Digital Coin Album cover.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

An example of a PCGS Digital Coin Album cover. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Now you can see and even show your PCGS Set Registry® coins handsomely displayed in a customized album anytime, 24 hours a day, even if your prized coins are stored in a far-away bank vault or elsewhere.

Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) has created the PCGS Digital Coin Album, a way for collectors to display and share their coin sets online in a beautiful format resembling a traditional coin album.  The new feature is free and easy to use.

“The PCGS Set Registry would not be possible without internet technology, and now we’ve used technology to take what we feel is the next giant step for PCGS Set Registry efficiency, fun, and enjoyment,” said BJ Searls, PCGS Set Registry and Special Projects Director.

“We’ve developed a way for you to create an elegant coin album which you can enjoy yourself or share with your friends anytime. You simply login to My Set Registry, visit one of your sets, and build the album with the images you have added to your set,” explained Searls.

You can choose from one of six different color palettes for each album and you can add your own set description to the cover.  Once you “publish” your album online, it is linked from your set in the Registry and can be downloaded and printed as a PDF file.  You can admire it anytime, anywhere online, and you can share it with other collectors on the PCGS Set Registry website and through other social media.

The easy to use online control panel lets you quickly create and customize your own PCGS Digital Coin Album using photos of your coins in the PCGS Set Registry®.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The easy to use online control panel lets you quickly create and customize your own PCGS Digital Coin Album using photos of your coins in the PCGS Set Registry®. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Your PCGS Set Registry® coins can have a handsome, customized online showcase using the new, free PCGS Digital Coin Album feature.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Your PCGS Set Registry® coins can have a handsome, customized online showcase using the new, free PCGS Digital Coin Album feature. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Searls and PCGS Co-Founder David Hall will present a brief seminar about the new PCGS Digital Coin Album feature at 2 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015, at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com).

“This new digital approach combines the way we all used to collect with albums to house and display our coins with the technology of today.  This dramatically changes the way you can enjoy and display your sets.  In fact, your kids might even like it!,” said Searls.

The PCGS Set Registry (www.pcgs.com/setregistry) was established in 2001 and now hosts nearly 73,000 sets.  For additional information about PCGS and its services and the new PCGS Digital Coin Album, visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.

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Long Beach Expo Offers Look at PCGS-Certified Pogue’s 1822 & 1854-S Half Eagles & Dexter 1804 Dollar!

January 27, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Conventions, Dollar Coins, Events, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Precious Metals, Press Releases, Rare Coins, USA Coins

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January 26, 2015

News media contact:
Steve Sloan, (949) 567-1223

Long Beach Expo Offers Look at PCGS-Certified Pogue’s 1822 & 1854-S Half Eagles & Dexter 1804 Dollar!

Graded PCGS Secure AU58+, the 1854-S Half Eagle is another treasure from the Pogue Family Collection. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Graded PCGS Secure AU58+, the 1854-S Half Eagle is another treasure from the Pogue Family Collection. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Pogue Family Collection 1822 Half Eagle, graded PCGS Secure AU50. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Pogue Family Collection 1822 Half Eagle, graded PCGS Secure AU50. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

(Long Beach, California) — Three numismatic national treasures from the eagerly-anticipated D. Brent Pogue Family Collection, the 1822 and 1854-S Half Eagles and the Dexter 1804 dollar, will make their West Coast debut at the Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), January 29 – 31, 2015.

The historic coins will be among the PCGS-certified Pogue Family Collection items displayed by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at their booth (#502) during the three-day show.  Stack’s Bowers and Sotheby’s will jointly offer the collection in a series of auctions starting in May.

“The 1822 Capped Bust Half Eagle is one of the greatest numismatic treasures of the United States,” stated David Hall, Co-Founder of Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com).

“United States Mint records indicate that 17,796 $5 gold coins were produced in 1822, but today only three survivors are known.  Two of them are part of National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History,” explained PCGS President Don Willis.  “The Pogue coin is the finest of the three, and is graded PCGS Secure™ AU50.”

The Dexter specimen 1804 Class I Draped Bust dollar in the Pogue Family Collection is graded PCGS Secure PR65.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Dexter specimen 1804 Class I Draped Bust dollar in the Pogue Family Collection is graded PCGS Secure PR65. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

Legendary collector and Baltimore, Maryland banker and financier, Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. purchased the coin from dealer Abe Kosoff for $14,000 in 1945. Pogue bought it for $687,500 in 1982 at “The United States Gold Coin Collection” auction of Eliasberg coins conducted by Bowers and Merena (now Stack’s Bowers).

There also are only three known 1854-S Coronet Head Half Eagles, and one of them is part of the Smithsonian’s holdings.  The Pogue coin, graded PCGS Secure AU58+, also was formerly in the Eliasberg Collection.  Mint record indicate only 268 $5 gold coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1854.

Only eight examples of the Class I Lettered Edge Draped Bust 1804 dollars are known.  The Pogue family owns the Dexter Specimen, graded PCGS Secure PR65.

Ron Guth, President of PCGSCoinFacts.com (www.PCGScoinfacts.com) states: “The 1804 Silver Dollar is one of the rarest and most popular of all American coins, despite the fact that none were made until 1834 and several were even made many years after that!”

A close up of the Dexter "D" in a cloud on the reverse of the Dexter specimen 1804 dollar.  (Photo credit: PCGS.)

A close up of the Dexter “D” in a cloud on the reverse of the Dexter specimen 1804 dollar. (Photo credit: PCGS.)

The Long Beach Explo will be in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.  Public hours are Thursday and Friday, January 29 and 30, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, January 31, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and children aged 8 to 16.  However, free admission coupons are available in advance online.

“Simply go to our website, www.LongBeachExpo.com, click ‘Get Passes,’ and enter the special Promo Code, PRJAN15.  Then print out the free admission coupon and present it at the show’s registration desk,” said Long Beach Expo President Cassi 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.

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Couple Uncovers Coins Worth $10M While Walking Dog

February 26, 2014 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Antique Coins, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Treasure, USA Coins

LOS ANGELES February 25, 2014 (AP) By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press (http://abcnews.go.com/)

A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree.

Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to about $27,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece.

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