Professional Coin Grading Service 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, 1st October 2021, at 5:00 PM and will continue all other service-level submissions until late morning on Saturday, 2nd October 2021.”
The next Long Beach Expo, ordinarily held three times a year, will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center 30th September 2021, through 2nd October 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 the Long Beach Expo website for the latest information about the show, including any safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Long Beach Expo is often used for special exhibits. In 2018 the Tyrant collection of high-quality modern gold coins (returning this year again) and the gold treasure of the SS Central America were on view.