(Long Beach, California) — Two special numismatic exhibits with a combined value of over $5 million will be featured at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave., February 15 – 17, 2007.
Stack’s of New York City will exhibit a unique set of coin-containing gold jewelry created for the 1900 Exposition Universelle Internationale in Paris by the famed French goldsmith-jeweler family, Froment-Meurice. Valued today by Stack’s at $500,000, there are 33 ancient Greek and Roman gold coins in the elaborate ensemble that includes two ornate necklaces, a bracelet, earrings, a brooch and gold hairpins.
Monaco Rare Coin of Newport Beach, California will mark the 100th anniversary of acclaimed designs by Augustus Saint-Gaudens with an exhibit of 1907-dated coins insured for $5 million. The display includes the unique satin proof, rolled edge Indian Head $10 gold piece, graded NGC Proof-67, that is featured in the recent book, 100 Greatest United States Coins.
The display also includes a high relief Saint-Gaudens $20, graded NGC Proof-67.
“These exhibits will attract attention,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.
“The coin jewelry is a19th century masterpiece; a remarkable collection of hand-wrought gold jewelry with nearly three dozen ancient Greek and Roman coins held in place by prongs. It was a highlight of the jewelry exhibit by the House of Froment-Meurice at the 1900 exposition in Paris.”
“The Saint-Gaudens exhibit will showcase some of the America’s most beautiful coins as well as historical documents and other items related to Saint-Gaudens and President Theodore Roosevelt who commissioned the renowned sculptor to make new designs for U.S coins,” said Gillio.
A dozen educational seminars and club meetings will be conducted in conjunction with the Long Beach Expo including a presentation by eBay consultant, Troy Thoreson, at Noon on Friday, February 16.
A children’s treasure hunt will be held on Saturday, February 17, and a gold coin door prize will be given away each day. Visitors to the Saint-Gaudens exhibit can obtain a free copy of the book, An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Type I Double Eagles, co-authored by Adam Crum and Douglas Winter.
The Long Beach Expo features rare coins, paper money, postage stamps, postcards, autographs, historical documents, antiques and estate jewelry. Heritage Auction Galleries (www.HeritageGalleries.com) of Dallas, Texas will conduct a major sale of U.S. and world coins and bank notes during the show.
Stack’s will display selected highlights from the famous Ford-Boyd colonial paper currency collection to be offered in Baltimore in March.
The public hours are Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday, February 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (The show is closed on Sunday.) A complete Schedule of Events can be found online at www.LongBeachShow.com.
General admission is $6 (good for all three days); $4 for members of any coin or stamp club who display a valid membership card; and $3 for seniors 65 and older. Free admission for children ages seven and younger. Discount coupons are available online at www.LongBeachShow.com.
The Long Beach Expo is a division of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).