Historic $3 Million 1907 Proof Rolled Edge Eagle Headlines May-June 2012 Long Beach Expo
(Long Beach, California) — One of only two known proof 1907 rolled edge Indian Head $10 gold coins will be exhibited at the Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo (www.LongBeachExpo.com), May 31 – June 2, 2012. The show will be held in the Long Beach, California Convention Center, 100 S. Pine Ave.
“There are only about 50 known rolled edge 1907 Eagles, and this is one of only two known with satin proof surfaces and graded NGC Satin PR67. It will be exhibited by Monaco Rare Coins of Newport Beach, California,” said Ronald J. Gillio, Expos General Chairman.
“This important and monumental rarity was not discovered to be a proof finish until several years ago. It was previously misattributed as mint state. The coin now is insured for $3 million,” said Adam Crum, Vice President of Monaco Rare Coins.
“Some researchers believe this coin may have been owned by President Theodore Roosevelt who asked acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to design the Eagle and Double Eagle coins that were introduced in 1907. One prominent numismatist told me, ‘After all the research we did, your coin has to be Teddy’s.’ Obviously, more research is required, but that is what being a numismatist is all about, isn’t it? I look forward to more discovery,” said Crum.
“Other fun opportunities await show attendees,” said Gillio.
Professional Coin Grading Service (www.PCGS.com) will hold a coin grading contest with a $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle graded PCGS Secure Plus MS65 as the prize for the winner. The coin grading contest will also feature competitions for young numismatists in high school and pre-high school categories, and the winner in each category will receive a PCGS-certified MS65 Morgan dollar.
Also, after a ten-year absence, a sports collectibles section will be returning to the Long Beach Expo beginning with the May-June show. And, the show will feature a multi-million dollar auction by Heritage Auctions, the Expo’s Official Auctioneer.
The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo will be open for dealer setup beginning two hours earlier than in the past on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from noon to 7 p.m. Public hours will be Thursday and Friday, May 31 and June 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.., and Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public admission is $8 (good for all three days); $6 for members of any coin or stamp club; $4 for seniors 65 and older and for children ages 8 to 16. Free admission is available for PCGS and PSA Collectors Club members, PCGS, PSA and PSE Set RegistrySM participants, PCGS CoinFacts members, PSA and PCGS Authorized Dealers and children ages 7 and younger.
More admissions discount information and a Schedule of Events are available online at www.LongBeachExpo.com.
For additional information about dealers’ tables or public admission, contact Lorena Molfino by phone at (800) 733-6623 or email at LBExpo@collectors.com.