The following is a Press Release from the Long Beach Expo, announcing that its June event has been cancelled. The expo was set to take place from June 17-19 but will not take place out of an “abundance of caution” due to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues. The show is just the latest in a long list of coin shows, conventions, and expositions that have been cancelled over the past 12 months. Those cancellations include the Long Beach Expo’s February event for this year and last June’s big event for the organization.
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 https://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 ambience online have the option of visiting Collectors Corner (https://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.
About Long Beach Expo
Since 1964, the Long Beach Expo (LBE) has been the leading, international trade show in the coin, currency, stamp and sports collectibles industry held by Expos Unlimited. Located in Long Beach, Calif., the Long Beach Expo brings together more than 10,000 dealers and collectors worldwide at its shows 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.