Neil S Berman has been an Expert Numismatist and Professional Rare Coin Dealer since 1968. Coming back to the US at the end of 1967 from Israel, he apprenticed to the world renowned Dutch Numismatist and Coin Auctioneer Hans M F Schulman. He incorporated as Neil S Berman Inc in 1968. In 1974 he became an associate of Metropolitan Rare Coin Company of New York. For several years he then represented Arthur and Donald Kagin of Des Moines, Iowa, then the largest coin dealer in the Midwest since 1928, as a Purchasing Agent, and later Superior Galleries under the Goldberg’s, founded in 1930, also as a Purchasing Agent. In 1979 he founded First Federal Coin Company with his brother Jed, the first East Coast coin company to sell rare coins into IRA, Keogh and Pension Plans. From 1983 until 1990 he was the purchasing agent for Asset Services Inc, the largest coin company serving the financial community. Berman donated his large collection of German and Swiss silver minor coins to the ANS in 1989. He received the ANA Service Award from ANA President David Ganz. In 2005-2006 he was associated again with Superior Galleries of Beverly Hills, this time owned by Numismatist Silvano DiGenova.
Neil S Berman catalogued the US gold in the 1977 Kagin’s ANA Coin Auction Sale, the first New York coin auction sale of Spink and Sons, England’s oldest and largest coin dealer, in 1981, and a coin auction sale by Superior Rare Coin Galleries of Beverly Hills in 2006.
Neil S Berman has been published in Barons, Trust and Estates, National Law Journal, The Financial Planner, Pension World and Executive Jeweler. He wrote The Investors Guide To United States Coins in 1987 with Hans Schulman, which sold 40,000 copies and received that year a Numismatic Literary Guild award for Best Investment Book, and the second edition with Silvano DiGenova this year. He has just completed a book on Rare Coin Auctions.
Neil S Berman has done coin appraisals for the United States Postal Service, United States Internal Revenue Service, New York State Internal Revenue Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Securities and Exchange Commission, American Express Company, Bank Leumi Trust Company, Chase Manhattan Bank, European-American Bank, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, Franklin Mint, and the Seaman Bank for Savings, among others.
Neil S Berman has appeared and testified as an expert witness before the US House of Representatives’ House Banking Committee and the Sub-Committee on Consumer Affairs and Coins on HR 6058 and HR 6158, and in open court as an expert witness for the United States Post Office.
Neil S Berman has in the past been a contributor the Guide Book of United States Coins by Richard Yeoman (Red Book).
Neil is married to Susan Kerner Berman, a successful Realtor in Northern Westchester County. They have two children, a dog and a cat. Neil serves as a member of the Antenna Advisory Board of the Town of Lewisboro, New York.