Fred Weinberg & Co. is located in Encino, California (Los Angeles). The company deals in numismatic United States Gold & Silver coinage, as well as specializing in buying & selling Major Mint Error coinage of all types. He is one of the original 31 dealers selected as an authorized P.C.G.S. (Professional Coin Grading Service) dealer at it’s inception in 1986. Fred Weinberg is a highly respected numismatist, with 40 years of full time experience in the rare coin marketplace. He has provided his numismatic expertise to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), many U.S. and European banks, and insurance companies. He also been called on by the U.S. Secret Service for his help in determining the authenticity of Gold Coins, and has made hundreds of trips to Europe in his career, purchasing over $500 million in U.S. gold coins from European banks, dealers, & estates alone. He has also worked on cases for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and many other law enforcement agencies throughout the country.In 1973 he was the only professional coin dealer selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to examine and identify the many varieties represented among the 2.5 million Carson City Silver dollars held at the U.S. Bullion Depository, at West Point, New York. He has also made numerous special “Floor Tours” of the Philadelphia, Denver, and West Point Mints to study the on-going changes in the Minting Process.
He is an annual contributor to the “Red Book” (Guide Book of United States Coins), and has been featured on CNN, Discovery Channel, NPR Radio, and many TV news programs in cities across the United States. He is the co-author of “The Error Coin Encyclopedia”, as well as co-author of the 2010 “100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins” book, and has contributed to other numismatic books and rare coin articles, including research on the Minting Process and Major Mint Error coins.
His interest in Mint Error coins and currency goes back to the early 1960’s. He has a reputation worldwide for being a strong buyer of Major Error coins, and maintains an inventory of almost 100,000 pieces. Mr. Weinberg is an in-demand speaker on the topic of Numismatic Errors, the Minting Process, and the Coin Industry. He is the Authenticator for Major Mint Error coins for P.C.G.S. (Professional Coin Grading Service).
An avid coin collector since the age of 12, he understands the interests of both collector and investor. His professional associations include the American Numismatic Association (ANA) (40+ years), the Professional Numismatist Guild (PNG) (37 years), the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) (27 years), and the Numismatic Literary Guild. He is a past President of the Professional Numismatist Guild (1999-2001), and was the Chairman of Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) from 2007-2010. Currently he is on the Board of Directors for the PNG and ICTA, as well as a Board member of CERT (Coalition for Equity Regulation & Taxation).