The mistakes of Fred Weinberg’s pieces on display at the Heritage ANA booth



Longtime error collector and dealer Fred Weinberg decided to retire after being perhaps the most famous face of Mint errors for 50 years and got his own pedigree for his PCGS certified error coins. .

A selection of Fred Weinberg’s personal coin and currency errors will be on display at the Heritage Auctions ANA booth

His retirement means that other error coin enthusiasts have the opportunity to acquire several hundred coveted error coins over the next year.

Highlights of his rare US coin and currency errors will be on display at the Heritage Auctions booth at the American Numismatic Association’s World Money Fair, August 18-22 in Chicago.

“I have always considered myself incredibly lucky to be able to make a profession out of my hobby,†Weinberg said from his office in Encino, Calif. “I’ve been a collector since I was eight and even dropped out of college to sell coins.”

Fred weinberg
Fred weinberg

Throughout his diverse career, Weinberg has been proud to be one of the first 31 PCGS Dealers appointed by David Hall to help PCGS build parts and descriptions markets in 1986.

“Being a numismatist has been an incredibly rewarding job,†he said. “There was never a dull moment. I loved it. I just loved it.”

Two special pieces from Weinberg’s personal collection that will be on display during the ANA are sure to turn heads: one of the finest Morgan Off Center 1880-S dollars and a Sacagawea Quarter / Quarter Mule with a neighborhood obverse. coveted state series, one of around 20 known to exist.

Weinberg’s Sacagawea Quarter Mule, rated MS65 + by PCGS, is the last copy in his collection he has.

“This is the latest new part to hit the market,†he said.

Weinberg provides a full census and history of the reverse of the Sacagawea “Mule†dollar with an obverse of the quarter of the states available on his website.

“The 1880-S is the second thinnest off-center dollar, the best Carson City dollar of 1884 is not expected to hit the market for 20 to 25 years,†Weinberg said.

The coins are expected to fetch over $ 100,000 each.

“We were honored to receive this wonderful shipment from Fred Weinberg, one of the most respected and loved professional numismatists of our time,” said Heritage President Greg Rohan. “

A rare “Inverted Transitional” error coin will also be on display – a 1964 Lincoln Cent, struck on a Dime Planchet CLAD (instead of silver), PCGS MS-65 in a larger PCGS holder, with value of $ 10,000 or more.

After the ANA exhibit, the coins will go up for auction at Heritage Florida United Numismatic next year while hundreds of additional coins from its collection will be auctioned throughout 2022. is expected to come up for auction for the first time. times for years as part of Heritage’s monthly auctions. Sales will include approximately 700 to 800 CUD die break errors in 2022.

The pieces will for the most part be authenticated and classified by PCGS, and will carry a pedigree, the label of the Fred Weinberg collection.

“Error coins have a visual appeal that always attracts people,†he said. “I have always found it fascinating that to the general public an off-center penny is more visually appealing than a pretty 1880-S dollar.”

In addition to coins, Weinberg and Heritage will display currency errors at ANA, including A 1977 $ 5 with a clogged printing error retaining the obstruction, rated Choice UNC 64 PPQ by PCGS, and a 1974 front side of $ 20 and a back of $ 10, graduated PCGS Choice UNC 64 PPQ. Double denomination banknotes are considered the “Rolls Royce” of exchange errors.

American currency errors also carry a pedigree of the Fred Weinberg collection.

In addition to coins and change, Weinberg has also decided that his large collection of over 200 psychedelic rock concert posters are ready for auction. Posters, including early rarities from Bob Dylan and The Beatles, will appear in entertainment and musical memorabilia auctions in the near future and beyond.

Highlights from the Fred Weinberg collection of misguided US coins and currencies will be on display at the Heritage Auctions booth at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money, August 18-22 in Chicago.

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