Professional Coin Grading Service celebrates the first Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show in more than one year after several cancelations related to COVID-19
(Santa Ana, California – July 8, 2021) – Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) heralds the return of the Long Beach Expo Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show in Long Beach, California, just a few miles from the third-party grading service’s offices in nearby Santa Ana. The comeback of this popular southern California coin, banknote, and sports 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,” says PCGS President Brett Charville. “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.”
“PCGS plans to be offering on-site grading at the Long Beach Expo,” announces PCGS Senior Events Manager Samantha Dark. “Contingent upon any unforeseen changes related to pandemic safety protocols or other unexpected situations, we will be there offering Show Submissions through Friday, October 1, 2021, at 5:00 PM and will continue all other service-level submissions until late morning on Saturday, October 2, 2021.”
The next Long Beach Expo, ordinarily held three times a year, will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center September 30, 2021, through October 2, 2021. In addition to hundreds of dealers, educational exhibits, and other highlights, there will be a landmark Heritage Auctions event offering rare coins, banknotes, and much more. Please visit https://www.longbeachexpo.com/ for the latest information about the show, including any safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
About Professional Coin Grading Service
Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) is a third-party coin and banknote grading company that was launched in 1986. Over 35 years, PCGS has examined and certified more than 45 million U.S. and world coins, medals, and tokens with a combined value of over $41.7 billion. For more information about PCGS products and services, including how to submit your coins for authentication and grading, please visit www.PCGS.com or call PCGS Customer Service at (800) 447-8848.
(Rosemont, Illinois) July 8, 2021 – The 268-pound bell from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America that sank in 1857, will be publicly displayed along with some of the recovered California Gold Rush treasure at the American Numismatic Association’s 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money®, August 10-14 (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com). The bell that helped to confirm the identity of the historic vessel was brought up from the Atlantic Ocean in 1988 and has not been exhibited in public for three decades.
Recovered in 1988 and not publicly displayed for three decades, the 268-pound bell from the fabled “Ship of Gold” treasure ship, the SS Central America, will be exhibited at the 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, August 10-14.
“The SS Central America represents the greatest American treasure ever found and its story is important to our history. This priceless treasure will be rung twice each day at booth #122 during the ANA convention in remembrance of the 425 passengers and crewmembers who perished when the legendary ship sank 164 years ago,” said Dwight Manley, managing partner of California Gold Marketing Group which owns the bell and recovered sunken treasure.
The ringing of the bell ceremony will be conducted daily 30 minutes after the show opens to the public and again at 3 pm. The American Numismatic Association 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money will be in Hall A of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Rd., in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.
“The treasures of the SS Central America are a time capsule of the California Gold Rush, and the sound of the bell draws you into the time-capsule in a different way. This is what the passengers and crew heard on their journey. It’s spooky, and its reverent; an absolutely glorious tribute,” said Bob Evans, a scientist and historian who was a key member on each of the recovery expeditions starting in the late 1980s.
The SS Central America sank 7,200 feet under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean 150 miles 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 crewmembers, and the loss of the gold cargo was a major factor in the economically devastating financial panic of 1857 in the United States.
The ship’s bell has only been publicly exhibited twice before, both times in Ohio. It was displayed in 1992 at the Columbus Museum of Art and in 1993 at the Columbus Zoo. It has been in secure storage for nearly three decades, kept in approximately 90 gallons of distilled water weighing about 750 pounds in addition to the bell’s 278 pounds.
The maiden voyage of the SS Central America (then named the SS George Law) was in October of 1853.
A contemporary 19th century artist’s depiction of the legendary “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush-era treasures.
When the submerged bell came into view on the camera of the robot submarine being used to search for the ship in 1988, the expedition team could see part of the embossed lettering on it, MORGAN IRON WORKS NEW YORK 1853. That provided additional evidence that the shipwreck site was indeed the SS Central America.
“A few days before we recovered the bell, I actually found gold dust particles in sediment from the site. So, the shipwreck identity was already pretty solid. But the bell provided spectacular confirmation,” stated Evans.
“As it sat on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, the bronze bell was really in three different environments: 1) exposed to the seawater above the seabed; 2) at the soil-water interface itself (the seabed,) which was a very chemically active zone; and 3) buried in the sediment,” explained Evans.
“This bell is nearly two feet tall and a little over two feet in diameter at the lower flange edge. It is larger than any other ship bells I have seen, larger than bells seen in photographs taken aboard other vessels of the period,” said Evans. “I wonder if Morgan Iron Works had intended this for a church, and then decided to use it for a steamship for which they were making the engines?”
For additional information about the American Numismatic Association 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money, visit www.WorldsFairofMoney.com.
The 1921 proof Double Eagle discovered in 2006 and now owned by Brian Hendelson, and the recently discovered 1854-S Half Eagle will both be exhibited by Heritage Auctions at 2021 Summer FUN Convention
(Orlando, Florida) June 22, 2021 – Not known to exist until 2006, the 1921 Roman Finish proof Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle authenticated and graded NGC PF64+ CAC, will be publicly displayed in July for the first time in nearly a decade.
From the collection of Brian Hendelson of New Jersey, it will be exhibited by Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) at the Florida United Numismatists (www.FunTopics.com) Summer 2021 Convention in Orlando, July 8-10.
Not known to exist until 2006, this Roman Finish proof 1921 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle owned by Brian Hendelson will be displayed by Heritage Auctions at the Summer 2021 FUN convention, July 8-10. (Photo courtesy of Brian Hendelson.)
“Heritage will also display the fourth known 1854-S Liberty Half Eagle that was discovered in 2018. Of the four, only two are in private hands including this previously unknown example now encapsulated PCGS XF45, one is in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and another 1854-S gold $5 has been missing for a half century,” said Jim Stoutjesdyk, Vice President of Numismatics at Heritage.
An 1854-S $5 gold piece was stolen from industrialist Willis duPont in Coconut Grove, Florida in 1967 and is still unaccounted for. The duPont family has declared in writing it has no claims to the coin that will be exhibited at the FUN convention and offered at auction by Heritage along with the 1921 proof Double Eagle later this year.
Discovered in 2018, the fourth known 1854-S Half Eagle will be displayed July 8-10 by Heritage Auctions at the Summer 2021 FUN convention in Orlando, Florida. (Photo courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service.)
On display at booth #703 during the FUN summer event, both the 1921 Roman Finish proof Saint-Gaudens $20 and 1854-S Liberty Head $5 will be among the top highlights of Heritage’s Platinum Night auction at the American Numismatic Association’s 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money® (www.WorldsFairofMoney.com) in August.
“No examples of Roman Finish proofs for 1921 Double Eagles were known until 2000 when a circulated example was discovered. Then in 2006, the numismatic community was stunned when this second coin in superb condition surfaced and was authenticated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (www.NGCcoin.com),” said Hendelson. “Both proofs are believed to have been struck as presentation pieces by authority of Raymond T. Baker, who was director of the United States Mint in 1921.”
This 1921 proof $20 denomination gold coin has previously only been publicly exhibited twice, at the 2010 and 2013 American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money conventions in Boston and Chicago respectively. A special brochure about the coin and how Hendelson helped discover it and battled to get it will be available at the Heritage Auctions booth at the FUN show.
When it was authenticated in 2006, NGC Chairman Mark Salzberg stated: “The 1921 proof ranks highly among the truly important recent numismatic discoveries…it is earth shattering to encounter a coin like this for the first time outside of a museum or marquis collection. This is world-class numismatic treasure…”
Roman Finish proof coins, also known as Satin Finish proof, were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1909 and 1910, although some examples are known from later years, such as the relatively recent discoveries of the 1921 Roman Finish proof Double Eagles. The Roman Finish combines a brilliant proof surface with a matte finish surface and are considered by some collectors as the most beautiful proof coins struck by the United States.
Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Heritage also enjoys the highest online traffic and dollar volume of any auction house on earth (source: SimilarWeb and Hiscox Report). The Internet’s most popular auction-house website, HA.com, has more than 1,400,000 registered bidder-members and searchable free archives of five million past auction records with prices realized, descriptions and enlargeable photos. Reproduction rights routinely granted to media for photo credit.
The never-before-seen exhibit will showcase hundreds of superb condition coins, including the famous King of Siam proof set
For the first time ever, the public will be able to see the superb quality type set of more than 400 U.S. coins from the acclaimed Tyrant Collection (TheTyrantCollection.com) at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money (WorldsFairofMoney.com), August 10-14. Ranging from 1793 to 1964, many of these historic coins are the finest known of their kind.
The centerpiece of the extraordinary exhibit 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.
Hosted by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association (ANA), the World’s Fair of Money is considered the biggest week of the year for collectors of coins, paper money, tokens and medals. The event traditionally features expansive educational forums led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise, exhibits of rare treasures from private collectors, hundreds of coin dealers buying and selling numismatic items in all price ranges, and major auctions.
“This is the first time in over a decade that the full, fabled King of Siam set will be publicly displayed, and we’re delighted the set – in addition to the superb U.S. type coins – will be at the World’s Fair of Money,” said Kim Kiick, executive director of the ANA. “The unique King of Siam set will be accompanied by the leather-covered wood box that contained the presentation coins given 185 years ago to Rama III, the King of Siam. The ship’s log from the USS Peacock on that important diplomatic mission will also be displayed.”
The legendary King of Siam proof set from The Tyrant Collection that will be displayed at the 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money includes a fabled Class I original 1804 Draped Bust dollar, graded PCGS PR67. (Photo credit: Lyle Engleson/Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles)
The legendary set’s coins range in denomination from an 1834 Classic Head copper half cent to an 1804 “Plain 4” Heraldic Eagle gold $10. A renowned Class I 1804 Draped Bust silver dollar graded PCGS PR67 is also included.
“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.
Among the many highlights of the “U.S. Type Coins from the Tyrant Collection” exhibit at the 2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money will be this 1793 Flowing Hair “Chain AMERI” large cent, graded PCGS SP65. (Photo credit: Professional Coin Grading Service)
“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. This undoubtedly will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all these historic coins together,” explained Goldberg.
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 in 2018 in California. Those exhibitions were suspended in early 2020 until now because of the pandemic.
In addition to the King of Siam set, a few of the many other highlights of the 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; and
- 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle, PCGS PR68, ex. Augustus Saint-Gaudens estate.
Special display cases with LED lighting were constructed for The Tyrant Collection exhibits, and each coin’s obverse and reverse is shown with enlarged, color photographs for easy viewing. Detailed catalogs with information and superb illustrations about each coin in the exhibit will be available at the convention.
The World’s Fair of Money will be held in Hall A of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, in Rosemont, a suburb of Chicago, Ill. Public hours are Tuesday, August 10, from 1 to 5:30 pm; Wednesday through Friday, August 11-13, from 10 am to 5:30 pm; and Saturday, August 14, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Health and safety protocols will be in effect.
Admission for ANA members is free. Admission Tuesday through Friday is $10 daily or $25 for a three-day pass for non-members. Children 12 and under are admitted free daily and admission is free for everyone on Saturday. Additional information can be found online at WorldsFairofMoney.com.
Safety protocols may limit size of the show
Coin collectors can breathe a sigh of relief.
The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago – announced on May 4 that it will resume hosting trade shows and events beginning in July, which is great news for those hoping to attend the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money (WorldsFairOfMoney.com), Aug. 10-14.
The convention center, one of the largest such facilities in the U.S., plans to reopen with the health and safety of attendees top of mind, which likely means adhering to social distancing, wearing masks and establishing disinfecting protocols. The convention center has not yet indicated whether limits will be placed on the number of people allowed in the event facility at one time.
To adhere to safety protocols, the ANA currently is limiting the number of dealer tables to 300 to allow for appropriate distancing between booths. Once the bourse has sold out, dealers will be placed on a wait list. In the event that COVID conditions improve and protocols are relaxed, the ANA may increase the number of dealer tables to 500.
Produced by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association, the annual World’s Fair of Money is considered the biggest week of the year for collectors of coins, paper money, tokens and medals. The event traditionally features expansive educational forums led by notable speakers sharing their numismatic expertise; exhibits of rare treasures from private collectors and the ANA’s Money Museum; hundreds of dealers buying and selling numismatic items in all price ranges; and major auctions by Heritage Auctions (HA.com) and Stack’s Bowers Galleries (StacksBowers.com). A first-ever “Dealer Day” will be held immediately prior to the show on Aug. 9.
The Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show Scheduled for June 17-19, 2021 Has Been Canceled Due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
(Santa Ana, California) – March 18, 2021 – The Long Beach Expo scheduled for June 17-19, 2021, has been canceled. The triannual Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Show will not be occurring in June as had been scheduled due to an abundance of caution as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
The announcement comes amid a flurry of other coin show cancelations over the past 13 months as the pandemic continues leading to tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases in Southern California on a weekly basis. Hope continues building that COVID-19 vaccinations and other mitigation efforts will soon lead to the reintroduction of coin shows and other major events. However, Long Beach Expo convention officials have determined that canceling the June show, which was to be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, is the best way to ensure the safety and wellbeing of dealers, eventgoers, and others who would have been involved with the show.
Additionally, Heritage Auctions had slated a multi-part sale of United States coins to be held in conjunction with the Long Beach Expo. For more information on that sale, including any changes to the schedule and location of that auction, please visit www.ha.com.
PCGS will be hosting a substitute Members Only Show in Las Vegas during the week of June 14, 2021. Heritage Auctions will also be moving their lot viewing to Vegas to overlap with the new event.
Those wanting to experience a collectibles show ambiance online have the option of visiting Collectors Corner (www.collectorscorner.com), a digital sales platform expected to see buying and trading activity by many of the dealers who had planned on attending the Long Beach Expo.
In the meantime, PCGS continues hosting special substitute Members Only Shows in the wake of major convention cancelations. These special Members-Only Shows provide collectors and dealers the opportunity to trade coins in a convention-like setting pursuant to all CDC, state, and local COVID-related safety protocols. Stay connected with the latest information on when and where the next PCGS Members Only Show will take place by visiting www.pcgs.com/shows.
We wish you all continued good health and safety.
-Long Beach Expo
Statement about ANA Dealer Day
by Richard Weaver
Professional Numismatists Guild President
As you may be aware, the current leadership at the American Numismatic Association declined to renew our contract for PNG Day this year for the first time in over 40 years. This was incredibly surprising, given that the Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) and its members have always supported the ANA and its endeavors, including giving up the PNG Day format to support ANA’s request for a PNG/ANA Trade Show to prevent competition to the World’s Fair of Money®.
The recent move by the ANA to host a “Dealer Day” was made without any prior discussion or consultation with PNG. Not only were we not given the opportunity to negotiate, we were not even afforded the common courtesy of an explanation.
We feel strongly that this is a slap in the face to PNG and its members.
We need to remind the ANA that dealers and collectors – including PNG dealers and their customers — are a large part of what makes ANA events successful. Remember, the public could attend the PNG Day events on the eve of the ANA summer conventions, but the public will not be permitted to attend the August 9 ANA Dealer Day.
Fortunately, we have the perfect venue for our members to preview and trade the best inventory prior to the ANA Dealer Day: the PNG50, to be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel in Dallas, Texas, July 28 – 29. Bourse tables have been reduced to a special introductory rate of $199.00 per dealer. Lunch will be served on the trading floor, and non-table holders can enter the show with a $50 donation to ACEF. NGC will have representatives on-site to accept submissions, and Heritage Auctions will have complimentary shuttles to and from their new, nearby DFW offices to facilitate lot viewing.
PNG has negotiated a special discounted room rate of $129 per night for single or double occupancy. The hotel also provides complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service. Reservations can be made at hyatt.com/en-us/group-booking/dfwap/g-png1, or by phone at 877-803-7534 (ask for the PNG50 Group rate).
New applicants to the PNG will receive a bourse table free of charge, as long as their membership application is received prior to the show dates. For additional information, or to download the bourse application, visit the PNG website, www.PNGdealers.org.
Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Shifts Gears with Expanded November 2021 Bourse and Events
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in June 2021
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The June 3–5, 2021, Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo will not be held as the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore continue to mitigate and recover from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The show’s management plans an expanded “Mega Bourse” for the November Expo, one of the largest numismatic events of the year. It will be held at its regular venue, the Baltimore Convention Center.
Whitman Expo manager Lori Kraft said, “Our hearts go out to the front-line workers who continue to battle the pandemic, and to everyone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19. We’re relieved to see progress on many fronts, but the City of Baltimore has indicated that it’s not as ready as they’d hoped it would be to realistically plan for a June Expo. We understand and respect the City’s decision to cancel large gatherings. Transportation remains a challenge, some hotels and restaurants are closed, and some venues that are open are operating with smaller workforces. These challenges will change as vaccinations move forward. While Baltimore remains as friendly and welcoming as ever, the city needs more time to gear back up and get ready to host large events and welcome thousands of Expo visitors again.”
Kraft and her Expo team are now focusing on the November 2021 Baltimore Expo, with plans to make it the largest ever. “Our bourse will be expanded to accommodate not only the dealers who normally come to our November show, but also those who annually attend the March and June Expos,” Kraft said. “If you’re a first-time dealer and want to join in the November Mega Bourse, please get in touch. We expect that collectors and the general public will be attending in record numbers. Our goal is to have a fun, energetic Expo that’s also comfortable and safe for everyone.”
Collectors can expect a lineup of new Whitman Publishing books, and a slate of educational events and exhibits, at the November Expo.
Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins, known hobby-wide as the “Red Book,” celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021. The November Baltimore Expo will be the scene of giveaways and programs in recognition of this numismatic milestone. In addition, the seventh edition of MEGA RED, the expanded 1,504-page version of the Red Book, will be available at the show. Its expanded feature section focuses on silver and modern dollars. By November, the United States Mint’s new 2021 Morgan and Peace centennial silver dollars, and the new reverse designs of the American Eagle gold and silver bullion coins, should be available for collectors.
Updates and news about the Baltimore Expo will be posted at expo.whitman.com.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will provide details of its still-scheduled June 2021 auction on their web site, www.stacksbowers.com.
For updates on COVID-19 in Maryland and elsewhere, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo Expands
June 3–5, 2021, Bourse and Events
Stack’s Bowers Galleries Auction Will Still Be Held in March 2021
(Baltimore, Maryland)—The March 25–27, 2021, Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo will not be held as Maryland continues to mitigate the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The Baltimore Convention Center notified Whitman Coin & Collectibles that the event was canceled for March 2021.
The show’s manager plans an expanded “MEGA Bourse” for the June 3–5 Expo, one of the largest numismatic events of the year. It will be held at its regular venue, the Baltimore Convention Center.
Whitman Expo manager Lori Kraft said, “After a long winter, we know that collectors and dealers are eager to get back to business as usual. Nothing beats the excitement of attending a major show in person—and our summer Baltimore Expo will be MEGA.”
Kraft and her Expo team are working to make the June 2021 Baltimore Expo the largest ever. “We will be expanding the bourse to accommodate all dealers that annually attend our March and June events. We encourage first-time dealers to sign up for the June Mega bourse. We anticipate that hobbyists and the public will be out in full force. We want to welcome people to the Convention Center for a fun, energetic show, while keeping everyone comfortable and safe.”
A lineup of new Whitman Publishing books, and educational events and exhibits, is planned for the show.
Whitman’s Guide Book of United States Coins, known hobby-wide as the “Red Book,” celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2021. The June Baltimore Expo will be the scene of giveaways and events in recognition of this numismatic milestone. In addition, the seventh edition of MEGA RED, the expanded 1,504-page version of the Red Book, will be available at the show. Its expanded feature section focuses on silver and modern dollars.
Other special Expo promotions will center around the ever-popular Morgan and Peace silver dollars. This year marks the centennial of the last Morgans and the first Peace dollars, all struck in 1921. The U.S. Mint will issue special tribute coins later in the year. Collector excitement will also rally around the new American Silver Eagle “Flying Eagle” design, also set to debut this year.
Updates and news about the Baltimore Expo will be posted at expo.whitman.com.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries will provide details of its still-scheduled March 2021 auction on their web site, www.stacksbowers.com.
For updates on COVID-19 in Maryland and elsewhere, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.
Visitors will get early advantage for buying, selling, and auction lot viewing prior to the Central States convention
(Schaumburg, Illinois) January 12, 2021 –The Professional Numismatists Guild (www.PNGdealers.org) will once again conduct a PNG Day show in conjunction with the annual Central States Numismatic Society (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org) convention.
The 2021 PNG Day will be open to the public on Wednesday, April 21, in Discovery Hall on the main floor at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 North Thoreau Drive, in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. That is the site of the April 22-24 CSNS 82nd anniversary convention (www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org/convention).
“For many years, there were PNG Days with Central States until 2013, and now we will happily be back with them,” said PNG Executive Director Robert Brueggeman.
“We are quite excited about again giving collectors at the outstanding Central States shows the opportunity to be the first to see the best material available from the top dealers as well as an early opportunity to offer coins, banknotes, tokens and medals for sale to top buyers,” stated PNG President Richard Weaver.
“The Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center is located only 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport and easily accessible from the airport by taxi, Uber, Lyft or limo service. Information about discount rates for transportation and hotel accommodations is available on the CSNS convention website,” explained CSNS Convention Manager Larry Shepherd.
PNG Day visitors can have access to lot viewing that day with the official auctioneers of the CSNS convention, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) and Legend Rare Coin Auctions (www.LegendAuctions.com). During the CSNS show Heritage will offer coins from the distinguished collections of Bob Simpson and Donald G. Partrick, and Legend will offer selections from the number one Set Registry collections of Gerald Forsythe.
“We are delighted to welcome back the Professional Numismatists Guild to hold PNG Day prior to the official opening of the Central States Numismatic Society 2021 Convention,” said CSNS President Mitch Ernst. “Central States and PNG have enjoyed a long and mutually beneficial relationship going back many years. We appreciate the confidence they are showing in CSNS leadership and in the positive new direction of our convention by bringing the prestigious PNG Day back to Central States.”
The 2021 PNG Day Show will be open to the public from 9:00 am to 1 pm, Wednesday, April 21. Public admission is $5 at the door; however, admission will be free that day for everyone who pre-registers at www.PNGdealers.org/png-events.
Admission to the CSNS convention, April 22, 23 and 24, will be free to all Central States members, and $5.00 daily for non-members.
A limited number of bourse tables for PNG Day are available for PNG member-dealers by contacting the Professional Numismatists Guild by phone at 951-587-8300 or by email at email@example.com. Dealer applications for tables during the CSNS show are available on the CSNS website www.CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org or by contacting Convention Manager Shepherd by email at www.convention@CentralStatesNumismaticSociety.org.