Brian Hendelson Collection features unique 1910 Experimental Finish and 1921 Satin Finish Saints, documents signed by Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln
Described by researchers as “one of the most important recent discoveries in 20th century American numismatics,” the unique Experimental Finish 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle will be displayed alongside one of the two known Satin Finish Proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. It is the first time these multi-million-dollar coins will be publicly exhibited together.
The unique Experimental Finish 1910 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle will be displayed by Brian Hendelson of Classic Coin Company at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
One of the two known Satin Finish Proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles will be displayed at the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money® by Brian Hendelson of Classic Coin Company. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
The coins are being loaned to the American Numismatic Association by Brian Hendelson, president of Classic Coin Company of Bridgewater, New Jersey (www.ClassicCoinCompany.com) for the unprecedented exhibit in the convention’s Museum Showcase area (booth #1927). The 2022 World’s Fair of Money will be held August 16-20 in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
Hendelson is also loaning his personal collection of 11 presidential appointment documents involving the United States Mint dating from 1792 to 1872. This also will be their first public display together. Each historic document was hand signed by the president making the appointment: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln, or Ulysses S. Grant.
“I love American history, and I’m delighted to let the public see these important United States coins and documents. I don’t know if these will ever be exhibited together again, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view this unique collection in person,” said Hendelson.
Ten of the historic presidential appointment documents will be displayed in the Museum Showcase. An 11th document, President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Elias Boudinot as the third Mint Director, will be exhibited at the Classic Coin Company booth (#1222) along with high-quality examples of first-year of issue coins struck during Boudinot’s tenure at the Mint from 1795 to1805.
The lettered-edge 1910 Double Eagle, designed by acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, is graded PCGS SP66+ CAC. It is the only known example of this type of Experimental Finish with surfaces that are lighter and more reflective than Satin Finish proofs, and brighter than Matte Proofs of that era.
Signed by George Washington as President and Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, this 1792 document appointed David Rittenhouse as the first Director of the United States Mint. (Photo courtesy of Brian Hendelson.)
The 1921 Satin Finish Double Eagle is graded PCGS SP64+ and was discovered in 2006, a half dozen years after the first known example was discovered. No others have been reported. The Satin Finish was used on 1909 and 1910 Double Eagle proofs; however, experimental pieces with Satin Finishes from different years are now known, including the two from 1921.
The Brian Hendelson Collection of Presidential Appointment Documents in the Museum Showcase exhibit are:
- President George Washington’s 1792 appointment of David Rittenhouse as first Mint Director. The document also is signed by Jefferson who was Secretary of State at the time;
- President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Joseph Richardson as Mint Assayer;
- President Thomas Jefferson’s 1806 appointment of Robert Patterson as the fourth Mint Director. It is also signed by James Madison who was Secretary of State at the time;
- President James Monroe’s 1825 appointment of Samuel Moore as Director of the Philadelphia Mint;
- President Andrew Jackson’s 1832 appointment of John Richardson as Mint Assayer;
- President Martin Van Buren’s 1837 appointment of John R. Bolton as Director of the Charlotte Mint;
- President Franklin Pierce’s 1853 appointment of John Newson as San Francisco Mint Melter and Refiner;
- President Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 appointment of David Cheweseman as San Francisco Mint Treasurer;
- President Ulysses S. Grant’s 1869 appointment of Oscar D. Munson as San Francisco Mint Assayer; and
- President Grant’s 1872 appointment of Chauncy Noteware as Carson City Mint Director.
These are the first year of issue coins that will be displayed at the Classic Coin Company booth with President Washington’s 1795 appointment of Elias Boudinot as the third Mint Director:
- 1796 Draped Bust Quarter, PCGS MS63PL
- 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, NGC MS63+
- 1795 Draped Bust Dollar, NGC MS64
- 1795 Draped Bust $5, NGC MS63+
- 1795 Draped Bust $10, PCGS MS62
For additional information about Classic Coin Company, call (908) 725-5600 or visit www.ClassicCoinCompany.com. For information about the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.
The public can view historic coins, banknotes and medals, and learn what their old money may be worth at this family-friendly event
More than $100 million of historic rare coins and currency including the first Midwest displays of recovered California Gold Rush sunken treasure, centuries-old George Washington medals, and a mis-made 1943 penny valued at $1 million will be displayed at the family-friendly Chicago World’s Fair of Money® (WorldsFairofMoney.com) in Rosemont, Illinois, August 16-20, 2022.
Visitors can also see museum-quality displays of documents signed by Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and others; a $3 million nickel; and a rare silver dollar insured for $4 million. Another highlight of the show will be an extraordinary exhibit of historic California Gold Rush artifacts recovered from the 1857 sinking of the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S. Central America, including the remnants of a Wells Fargo treasure shipment box.
“More than 500 dealers will be buying and selling rare coins, vintage paper money, medals and tokens in all price ranges, as well as gold and silver. The U.S. Mint will be in attendance along with recently-appointed Mint Director, Ventris Gibson. Many of the experts will provide free, informal evaluations of the public’s old money,” said Kim Kiick, executive director of the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (money.org), organizer of the five-day event.
“The public can take photos with costumed Abraham Lincoln and Ben Franklin reenactors and participate in educational seminars, and children can enjoy a treasure trivia game,” she added.
“Money is history you can hold in your hands. Every coin, banknote, medal or token has a story to tell about people, places and events,” explained Dr. Ralph Ross, president of the 28,000-member organization. “The World’s Fair of Money is an educational event open to everyone. It is considered the biggest week of the year for coin collectors and anyone interested in the fascinating history of money.”
Attendees can book a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare or the Hilton Rosemont hotels at a reduced convention rate. The special ANA rate is guaranteed until July 19 or until the ANA hotel blocks have been filled. Mention the World’s Fair of Money when booking to secure the promotional rate.
Hosted by the Chicago Coin Club, the Chicago World’s Fair of Money will be held in Hall F of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, in Rosemont.
Public hours are Tuesday, August 16, from 1 to 6 pm; Wednesday through Friday, August 17 to 19, from 10am to 6 pm; and Saturday, August 20, from 10 am to 4 pm. (Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.)
Public admission Tuesday through Friday is $10 daily. Children 12 and under are admitted free daily and admission is free for everyone on Saturday.
Corporate sponsors of the World’s Fair of Money include GreatCollections®, the ANA’s official auctioneer; and Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC®), Paper Money Guaranty (PMG®) and Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS®), the ANA’s official grading and conservation service.
Additional information about the American Numismatic Association is available by visiting money.org or calling (719) 632-2646. To learn more about the World’s Fair of Money, visit WorldsFairofMoney.com, call (800) 482-9828 or email email@example.com.
Historic items from legendary “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 include Wells Fargo treasure shipment box remnants, gold miner’s jeans, and a mysterious “Mona Lisa of the Deep” photograph
June 22, 2022 — After a century and a half on the ocean floor and then decades in secure storage, dozens of historic California Gold Rush-era sunken treasure artifacts from the 1857 sinking of the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S. Central America, will be displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money®. The exhibit is jointly hosted by California Gold Marketing Group and Holabird Western Americana Collections at booth #1926.
Visitors will also see the first public display of the remotely operated vehicle nicknamed “Nemo” that was used by scientists and engineers to locate and recover the SS Central America treasures deep on the Atlantic Ocean seabed four decades ago. The six-ton submersible has been stored in an Ohio warehouse since 1991 and will be transported to the convention.
“Among the notable, recovered items that will be exhibited are a unique lid to the remnants of the oldest known Wells Fargo treasure shipment box; a pair of the oldest known San Francisco Gold Rush canvas jeans with a button fly that may have been made by Levi Strauss in his early years in business; and jewelry made from California Gold Rush ‘mother lode’ native gold in quartz as gemstones,” said exhibitor Fred Holabird, president Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC (www.HolabirdAmericana.com) of Reno, Nevada.
One of the many historic items recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America that sank in 1857, is the lid to the remnants of the oldest known Wells Fargo treasure shipment box. (Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections.)
This pair of San Francisco Gold Rush jeans, recovered from the 1857 sinking of the SS Central America, is the oldest known of its kind and may have been made by Levi Strauss in his early years in business. (Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections.)
One of the many sunken treasure artifacts recovered from the 1857 Gold Rush-era sinking of the S.S. Central America is this 19th-century daguerreotype metal plate photograph of an unidentified young woman that the scientific mission recovery team nicknamed, “Mona Lisa of the Deep.” (Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections.)
This brass name tag and keys for SS Central America Purser Edward W. Hull may have been for a room where Gold Rush treasure cargo was secured on the ship. (Photo credit: Holabird Western Americana Collections.)
Insured for $1 million for this display, the jeans were discovered in a trunk belonging to passenger John Dement who survived the tragic sinking.
The S.S. Central America sank 7,200 feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast during a hurricane on September 12, 1857. She was on a voyage from Panama to New York carrying tons of California Gold Rush coins, ingots, and gold dust from the San Francisco and Northern California area. The tragedy took the lives of 425 of the ship’s 578 passengers and crew members, and the loss of the gold cargo was a major factor in the economically devastating financial panic of 1857 in the United States.
Also in the display is a 19th-century daguerreotype metal plate photograph of an unidentified young woman that the scientific mission recovery team nicknamed, “Mona Lisa of the Deep,” after retrieving the photo in 2014 from the seabed where it was discovered in a scattered pile of the ship’s coal.
The exhibit also includes the Central America brass name tag attached to a set of keys that belonged to the ship’s purser, Edward W. Hull.
“Because these keys are larger than the type usually used for passengers’ rooms, we think these purser’s keys were for the locked room where the gold treasure cargo was kept on the ship,” said Holabird.
“These incredible artifacts that were kept in secure storage in three different states since the 1980s are now giving us a glimpse of daily life for passengers and crew in the 1850s. They are a time capsule from the California Gold Rush,” said Dwight Manley, Managing Partner of the California Gold Marketing Group of Brea, California which owns the recovered items.
These items are among nearly 1,000 recovered artifacts from the Central America that Manley and his group consigned to Holabird for auctions planned for later this year.
Recovery from the undersea site of what has been described as “America’s greatest treasure” occurred in several stages between 1988-1991 and again in 2014. Thousands of retrieved gold coins and hundreds of gold bars have been sold since 2000; however, these latest items were kept in storage in three different states, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Ohio, until a court-approved settlement was reached ending a decades-long ownership dispute.
“Seemingly ordinary items from the passengers and crew today give us extraordinary insight into the everyday lives of the people who traveled on the steamship,” said scientist Bob Evans who was on each of the recovery missions.
Conducted by the American Numismatic Association (www.money.org), the 2022 Chicago World’s Fair of Money (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com) will be held August 16-20 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Hall F, 5555 N. River Rd., in Rosemont, Illinois.
Diverse attractions include on-site grading by coin, banknote, and sports memorabilia authenticators plus educational seminars at the Long Beach Convention Center
(Long Beach, CA – June 1, 2022) – The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show (www.LongBeachExpo.com) unfolds at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, June 30 through July 2, 2022. One of the biggest collectibles shows on the West Coast is headlined by a multimillion-dollar Heritage Auctions event and brings hundreds of dealers, an exciting array of attractions, Meet the Expert sessions with collectibles experts, a comprehensive speaker series, on-site grading of coins and sports cards, a treasure hunt for kids, giveaways, and much more.
Thousands of people come from all over the United States and beyond to attend the Long Beach Expo, a longtime collectibles tradition in southern California. The June 30-July 2, 2022, Long Beach Expo will bring together hundreds of dealers from across the collectibles world and will host a diverse array of exciting attractions. Courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.
“It’s always great to be back at the Long Beach Expo, just a short drive away from the Professional Coin Grading Service headquarters in Santa Ana,” says Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) President Stephanie Sabin. “Some of the biggest action of the year occurs at the Long Beach Expo, where thousands of coin collectors and enthusiasts of many other collectibles hobbies come together to buy, sell, trade, learn, and explore. Among the main attractions will be the exhibition of John Q Little’s All-Time Finest Standing Liberty Quarter Collection, featuring quarters that were struck from 1916 through 1930 and are considered by many among the nation’s most beautiful coins.”
Other highlights include four Meet the Expert sessions where the public can find out what their coins, banknotes, collectible cards, and video games are worth. “It’s a thrill to have four Meet the Expert sessions at the Long Beach Expo,” remarks PCGS Senior Event Manager Samantha Dark. “We have something for virtually everyone here at the Long Beach Expo, including the chance for collectors to submit their coins and collectible cards for grading right here at the show, chances to win coins and sports collectibles, a variety of educational speakers, a treasure hunt with prizes for young attendees, and an amazing talented face painter.” She adds, “the Long Beach Expo is a true destination for camaraderie and fun.”
Below is a complete list of attractions for the June 30-July 2 Long Beach Expo:
- Heritage Auctions sale of rare coins
- Onsite grading of coins, banknotes, trading cards, and memorabilia from PCGS and Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA)
- Kids’ Treasure Hunt with prizes on Saturday, July 1, 2022
- Giveaways of valuable coins, banknotes, and sports collectibles
- John Q Little’s All-Time Finest Standing Liberty Quarter Exhibit
- Coin Grading Competition
- Meet the Expert sessions with –
- Steve Feltner, PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader
- Philip Thomas, PCGS Banknote Specialist & Research Manager
- Dan Wulkan of Memory Lane
- Dan Gomez, WATA Games Head of Research and Authentication
- Educational speaker series covering a wide array of collectibles topics
- Kids Zone with activities for young attendees
- Face painting by professional Long Beach artist Shawna Del Real from Face n’ Body Art
- And much more
*Check the attractions page (www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/attractions) for times/dates of individual attractions.
Additionally, PCGS is offering a banknote on-site grading special allowing submitters to take advantage of show turnaround times and pay only $45 per note when submitting five or more qualifying notes for Regular Service on-site. More information can be found at https://www.pcgs.com/shows/detail/6703.
PCGS Collectors Club membership is required for all submissions, so those who are not members can join ahead of the event and also enjoy free admission to all Long Beach Expos by visiting https://www.pcgs.com/join.
PSA will be offering on-site card grading Thursday and Friday, and autograph authentication Friday and Saturday. Visit the show page for more info at https://www.psacard.com/resources/showdetail/427. They will also be accepting Take-Home Submissions for trading cards, unopened packs, tickets, autographs, memorabilia, and more.
The Long Beach Expo will be held from June 30 and runs through July 2. Doors open 10 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, and Friday, July 1, and 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center – Hall C, 100 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802.
Professional Coin Grading Service Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader Steve Feltner examines coins for a curious collector at a previous Long Beach Expo. Feltner will be on hand for his popular Meet the Expert sessions during the Long Beach Expo being held June 30-July 2, 2022. Courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.
About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading international trade show in the coin, banknote, stamp, and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. Located in Long Beach, California, the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its three shows held three times per year, hosted by Expos Unlimited, a division of Collectors Universe and a sister company of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Certified Coin Exchange (CCE), Collectors Corner and Coinflation. To learn more about the Long Beach Expo, visit www.longbeachexpo.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
CSNS annual honor recognizes lifetime achievements
April 13, 2022 — The Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) is presenting its annual Q. David Bowers Award this year to well-known and respected numismatic journalist Beth Deisher of Sylvania, Ohio. She served as Editor of Coin World for 27 years until her retirement in 2012.
During 2017 and 2018 Deisher served the Industry Council for Tangible Assets as Director of Anti-Counterfeiting, developing and leading a task force that created educational programs and training courses to assist federal law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of those importing and trafficking in counterfeit coins flowing from China into the United States. In 2019 she led the successful transition of the task force into the nonprofit Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation, now operating under the auspices of the Professional Numismatists Guild.
The annual CSNS Bowers Award recognizes unselfish devotion, scholarly contributions, and investments of time and resources made to the hobby by numismatic professionals.
“For whatever reason, the professional side of the hobby is often overlooked when awards and recognitions are handed out. When I proposed the creation of this award in 2019, I thought it important that Central States take the lead in recognizing the contributions made by the numismatic professionals of our hobby,” said Mitch Ernst, CSNS President.
“Beth’s leadership, and her unrelenting, thoughtful, and trusted work as Coin World Editor, and as the author or editor of important numismatic books, helped build and support a solid foundation for the hobby into the 21st century,” stated CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd. “Beth is one of the people I look up to and respect the most in our hobby, for her vast knowledge, her courage, and her unwavering integrity. Her impact on numismatics has been immeasurable.”
Named after well-known dealer and prolific numismatic author Q. David Bowers, recipients of the Central States Numismatic Society’s annual lifetime achievement award are chosen by the CSNS Convention Committee.
“I thank the Central States Numismatic Society for this recognition and for its leadership in the numismatic community,” said Deisher.
“It is especially meaningful to receive its Q. David Bowers Award because Dave Bowers was one of my earliest mentors in numismatics and has remained a great friend for more than 40 years. From Dave and many others within organizations such as Central States, I learned that it’s not enough to simply acquire coins, paper money, or medals. Rather, it’s sharing the stories of who, when, where, what, and how behind each that brings meaning and purpose to our endeavors. For being accorded the privileges of researching, writing, and getting to know so many interesting and generous people in the numismatic community, I am truly grateful,” she stated.
The 2022 award will be presented to Deisher on Saturday, April 30, during the April 27-30 CSNS convention (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention) in the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois.
For additional information about the Central States Numismatic Society and its annual convention visit www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org.
(Schaumburg, Illinois) March 4, 2022 — Four of the most famous United States rare coins with a combined face value of only $1.16 but insured now for $19 million will be displayed together for the first time at the Central States Numismatic Society convention (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention) in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, April 28-30, 2022.
One of the four great rarities in the upcoming special display is the finest 1804 Draped Bust dollar, the Sultan of Muscat example that has rarely been seen since 1998. The three other coins in the exhibit will be the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel, the Eliasberg 1894-S Barber dime, and a 1943 bronze Lincoln cent wrong planchet error.
Eliasberg 1894 San Francisco dime obverse
Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel obverse
Simpson 1943 bronze cent obverse
Sultan of Muscat 1804 dollar obverse
“This incredible display is being arranged by Ian Russell, president of GreatCollections Coin Auctions (www.GreatCollections.com),” said Larry Shepherd, CSNS convention manager.
“The GreatCollections exhibit will be a highlight of our convention, and it will last in collectors’ memories for years. I know, because I had the thrill of viewing the 1804 Sultan of Muscat dollar with Dave Bowers and bidding on it when he brought it to auction in 1999. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel was in my hands during lot viewing for the 1996 Eliasberg auction. Despite the many years that have passed, I can’t forget the thrill of seeing these marvelous rarities in person. Both instances are among the highlight memories of my numismatic life,” stated Shepherd.
“I acquired these ‘Big 4’ coins over the past year on behalf of clients who are now loaning these extraordinary numismatic treasures so they can be together for the first time in public,” explained Russell.
The fabled Class I Original 1804 dollar was presented as a diplomatic gift by U.S. State Department representative Edmund Roberts to the Sultan of Muscat (the capital of Oman) on behalf of President Andrew Jackson in 1835. Graded PCGS PR68 and the finest 1804 dollar, it previously was in the collection of Texas real estate developer D. Brent Pogue.
The 1894-S dime is graded PCGS PR65+ and one of the finest of only nine known examples from the 24 struck that year at the San Francisco Mint. This coin was part of a Bicentennial exhibit in 1976 when it in the legendary collection of Baltimore financier Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. It recently was acquired by Russell from noted Las Vegas collector Bruce Morelan.
The Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel is one of the most famous and coveted rarities in American numismatics with only five examples known. Graded PCGS PR66 CAC and the finest of the five, it also was recently acquired by Russell from Morelan. It is one of only three examples in private hands. The other two 1913 Liberty Head nickels are in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the American Numismatic Association Edward C. Rochette Money Museum.
The 1943 bronze cent is graded PCGS AU58 CAC and previously was in the extensive collection of Texas Rangers baseball team Co-Chairman Bob R. Simpson.
“We thank Ian Russell, GreatCollections, and the owners of these historically significant coins for honoring Central States with this display and giving visiting collectors and dealers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see them together,” stated Shepherd.
Visitors to the 2022 Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) convention will find an expanded bourse area with more U.S. and world coin and banknote dealers and more exhibits. A limited number of dealer tables are still available, according to CSNS convention organizers.
Official auctions will be conducted by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in conjunction with the convention.
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is the Official Grading Service for the Central States Numismatic Society. CSNS also is the home show for the Professional Currency Dealers Association (www.PCDAonline.com). The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will conduct a PNG Day on April 27.
The April 27-30, 2022 CSNS show will be at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That state-of-art convention facility and hotel, located only 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport, have been the site of CSNS conventions in recent years.
For additional information, contact CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd at 719-464-8801 or visit www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention.
A grand marquee of attractions at this Collectors Universe event, headlined by the eight-figure Tyrant coin collection and onsite grading by coin, banknote, and sports memorabilia authenticators, will unfold at the Long Beach Convention Center
(Santa Ana, California – February 10, 2022) – The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show rolls out the red carpet on February 17-19, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention Center for an exciting parade of attractions that include an exhibition of one of the world’s most valuable coin collections, Meet the Expert sessions with leading collectibles experts, on-site grading of coins and trading cards, a treasure hunt for kids, and giveaways.
The Long Beach Expo will unfold at the Long Beach Convention Center February 17-19, 2022. Image courtesy of PCGS.
“We are thrilled to welcome the $100 million Tyrant Collection of U.S. Type Coins, which appears at the Long Beach Expo for the first time,” remarked Professional Coin Grading Service President Stephanie Sabin. “This outstanding collection boasts treasures you won’t find anywhere else. Among these are the legendary King of Siam Proof Set, which includes the 1804 Draped Bust Dollar – a famous multimillion-dollar rarity coveted by generations of coin collectors.”
The PCGS Booth will be hosting grading, Meet the Expert sessions, and much more at the Long Beach Expo. Image courtesy of PCGS.
Among the highlights will be four different Meet the Expert programs at the Long Beach Expo. “We’ve never had four Meet the Expert participants before,” said PCGS Senior Event Manager Samantha Dark. “So, this is an unprecedented opportunity for those with old coins, vintage banknotes, sports collectibles, and classic video games to come and see what their items are worth.”
Below is a complete list of attractions at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo:
- Multimillion-dollar Heritage Auctions – U.S. Coins Signature® Auction #1342. Lot viewing will occur February 15-19 in the Seaside Ballroom
- Tyrant collection of U.S. type coins worth $100 million
- On-site grading of coins, banknotes, trading cards and memorabilia from PCGS and PSA
- PSA autograph authentication
- Kids’ Treasure Hunt on Saturday, February 19, 2022
- Giveaways of valuable coins, banknotes, and autographed sports jerseys
- Meet the Expert sessions with –
- Steve Feltner, PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader
- Phillip Thomas, PCGS Banknote Specialist and Research Manager
- Dan Wulkan, Memory Lane Sports Expert
- WATA Meet the Video Games Expert
- More than 500 dealers representing a diverse array of collectibles
* Check the attractions page for times/dates of individual attractions (https://www.longbeachexpo.com/visitors/attractions).
PCGS Director of Numismatic Education & Grading Team Leader Steve Feltner answers questions from coin collectors at the PCGS Booth during the Long Beach Expo. Image courtesy of PCGS.
Additionally, PCGS is offering a grading special of only $45 per show submission of 10 or more non-gold U.S. coins. Please visit the PCGS show page for more details at https://www.pcgs.com/shows/detail/6694. PCGS Collectors Club membership is required for all submissions, so those who are not members can join ahead of the event, and also enjoy free admission to all Long Beach Expos by visiting https://www.pcgs.com/join. To join the PSA Collectors Club visit www.psacard.com/join.
The Long Beach Expo will be held from February 17 and runs through February 19. Doors open 10 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, and Friday, February 18, and 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 19. The Long Beach Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center – Hall C, 100 S. Pine Avenue, Long Beach, California 90802.
One of the big draws of American Numismatic Association (ANA) conventions are the featured collector exhibits on display. The individual creativity in these displays at the National Money Show® and the World’s Fair of Money® is rivaled only by the quality and variety of the items on display.
To recognize collectors who share their knowledge, research, creativity and collections by displaying an exhibit, the ANA is providing appreciation medals to every exhibitor and prizes such as gold coins and silver American Eagles to winners in several competitive categories. Exhibitors must be members of the ANA.
Displays on any area of numismatics are encouraged – from ancient coins and artifacts, tokens and medals to world coins, modern U.S. coins and paper money. Exhibits are carefully evaluated by a team of dedicated judges and awarded points in areas such as “Numismatic Information,” “Presentation” or “Degree of Difficulty.”
To encourage additional collector exhibits at the March 11-13 National Money Show in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the exhibit application deadline has been extended to Friday, February 11.
Awards for National Money Show collector exhibits include:
Exhibit Class Awards
- 1st place – tenth-ounce gold coin
- 2nd place – proof silver American Eagle
- 3rd place – bullion silver American Eagle
National Coin Week Exhibit Awards
- 1st place – Summer Seminar scholarship
- 2nd place – proof silver American Eagle
- 3rd place – bullion silver American Eagle
- 1st place – half-ounce gold coin
- 2nd place – quarter-ounce gold coin
- 3rd place – tenth-ounce gold coin
Collectors interested in exhibiting at either the National Money Show or the World’s Fair of Money in Chicago, August 16-20, can find information on exhibit categories, rules and an application by visiting money.org/numismatic-events/convention-exhibits. Completed applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for collector exhibits at the World’s Fair of Money are being accepted through June 15.
Expansion means additional dealer tables are now available
(Schaumburg, Illinois) January 31, 2022 – Visitors to the April 2022 Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) convention will find an expanded bourse area with more dealers and more exhibits. Additional dealer tables are now available, according to CSNS convention organizers.
The show will be conducted April 27-30, 2022 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Dr., in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That state-of-art convention facility and hotel, located only 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport, have been the site of CSNS conventions in recent years.
“We’ve had extremely high demand for tables for the upcoming April show, so we have added additional space in the convention hall and redesigned the floor plan to add more than 80 additional tables. This is shaping up to be the largest Central States convention in over 30 years and could be the largest in its 83-year history,” said CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.
“Although we were nearly sold out before the expansion, we now have tables available in all floor sections: U.S., World and Ancient, and Currency. I encourage dealers to act quickly to sign up for available space,” he emphasized.
The Central States convention is the home show for the Professional Currency Dealers Association (www.PCDAonline.com).
This past October, CSNS officials announced that Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) is now the Official Grading Service for the Central States Numismatic Society.
“This involves all categories of numismatic coins and paper money, including U.S. and world coins, ancients, and U.S. and world banknotes,” according to Shepherd. “PCGS and Collectors Universe will also be the Official Supplier of Grading and Authentication for sports-related items as well as numismatic items for the CSNS convention.”
With the expansion of floor space, there will be several exhibit areas including special displays of superb-quality U.S. Large Cents by PCGS and 240 showcases of collectors’ exhibits. Some of the exhibit owners will be available for meet-and-greet sessions to answer visitors’ questions.
There will be a 2022 PNG Day on Wednesday, April 27, for the Professional Numismatists Guild and its invited guests, and the CSNS show will be open to everyone, April 28-30.
Official auctions will be conducted by both Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com) in conjunction with the convention. Positive Protection, Inc. will be providing security at the show.
Dealers can obtain a bourse application online at www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/bourse-applications.
Hotel reservations with a special CSNS convention discount can be made online at https://book.passkey.com/go/CentralStatesNumismatics2022.
For additional information, contact CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd at 719-464-8801 or visit www.convention@CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org.
First West Coast display of acclaimed showcase with hundreds of superb, historic coins including the famous King of Siam proof set
(Long Beach, California) January 10, 2022 – The public will be able to see the superb type set of more than 400 U.S. coins from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection (www.TheTyrantCollection.com) for the first time on the West Coast at the Long Beach Expo collectibles show, February 17-19, 2022. The Expo will be held in Hall C of the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.
“There are few cabinets as magnificent as the Tyrant Collection, a set of unmatched depth and quality,” remarked Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) President Stephanie Sabin. “What a treat it will be for attendees to tour this U.S. type set collection. The last exhibit from the Tyrant Collection at the Long Beach Expo was two years ago, a magnificent $50 million display of U.S. gold Eagles, and it was easily one of the most popular collections ever exhibited at the show.”
Collectors and enthusiasts who want to see the amazing display in person can receive $5 off admission tickets purchased at www.LongBeachExpo.com by using the code Tyrant22.
Ranging from 1793 to 1964, many of the historic coins in the upcoming, extraordinary exhibit are the finest known of their kind. The centerpiece will be the legendary King of Siam proof set which was originally presented in 1836 by the U.S. State Department to the King of Siam (now Thailand) as a gift on behalf of President Andrew Jackson.
The legendary King of Siam proof set will be displayed on the West Coast for the first time in more than a decade as part of the California debut of the $100 million “U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo. (Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles.)
“The entire, incomparable exhibit, entitled ‘U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection,’ is insured for $100 million,” said Ira Goldberg, CEO of Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, Inc. in Los Angeles, California. He is among those who have assisted the coins’ owner in building the collection of U.S. world and ancient coins that is often described as the world’s most valuable rare coin collection in private hands.
“The display will cover all U.S. types and sub-types, circulation strikes and proofs, from 1793 Liberty Cap half cents through the 1907 Saint-Gaudens Ultra High Relief $20 and everything in between to 1964. It made its first appearance to tremendous acclaim at the 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®, and now will be seen for the first time on the West Coast,” explained Goldberg.
Among the many highlights of the “U.S. Type Coins from The Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo will be this 1793 Flowing Hair “Chain AMERI” large cent, graded PCGS SP65. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
The 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle from the estate of designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens will be one of the many highlights in the $100 million exhibit of U.S. type coins from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection at the February 2022 Long Beach Expo. It is graded PCGS PR68. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
Although The Tyrant Collection owner wants to remain anonymous, he has been displaying portions of his ancient, world and U.S. coins for their educational value, one segment at a time, in a continuing series of themed exhibits that began at the Long Beach Expo in 2018.
A few of the many individual highlights of the type set exhibit include:
- 1793 S-1 Flowing Hair “Chain AMERI” large cent, graded PCGS SP65;
- 1796 JR-1 Draped Bust, Small Eagle dime, PCGS SP67 CAC ex. Simpson Collection;
- 1797 O-101a Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollar, PCGS MS66 CAC ex. Pogue Collection;
- 1795 Draped Bust, Small Eagle dollar, PCGS SP66, ex. Garrett, Hayes and Pogue Collections;
- 1796 BD-2 Draped Bust, No Star quarter eagle, PCGS MS65 ex. Jung Collection;
- 1804 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar Class I, PCGS PR67, in the King of Siam set;
- 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle, PCGS PR68, ex. Augustus Saint-Gaudens estate.
While supplies last, detailed catalogs with information and superb illustrations about each coin in the exhibit will be available at the show.
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo has been the leading, international trade show in the coin, currency, stamp and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. For specific information about the February 2020 show, including hours and discounted admission coupons, visit www.LongBeachExpo.com.