(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, 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, Expo General Manager.
“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.
The only other 1907 Proof Rolled Edge Edge known to exist was sold at auction in January 2011 at public auction for $2,185,000. It has become known as the “Leach” specimen.
The upcoming Long Beach Expo also will be the launch for the “First Digital Coin Show” where collectors and dealers can get together online before and during the show through a free mobile application from the Collectors Corner division of Certified Coin Exchange (CCE).
“Dealers can register the inventory they’ll have at their Long Beach tables. Collectors and other dealers then can use the new mobile app with CollectorsCorner.com to easily locate any coins they’re seeking as well as finding the dealers and locations of their tables,” explained Cassi East, CCE President.
“Imagine knowing where your special coin is located even before you get on the bourse floor!”
Also, after a ten-year absence, a sports collectibles section will be returning to the Long Beach Expo beginning with the May-June show.
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 pm. Public hours will be Thursday and Friday, May 31 and June 1, from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, June 2, from 10 am to 5 pm.
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 PSA Collector Club members, PSA and PCGS Set Registrants, PSA and PCGS Authorized Dealers and for children ages 7 and younger.
The Long Beach Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo and the Certified Coin Exchange are divisions of Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT).