Heritage Auctions has announced that longtime prominent collector, expert and member of the prestigious U.S. Gold Club, Lloyd Mincy, has joined its Dallas headquarters as Consignment Director in Numismatics.
“A number of Heritage Auctions’ most senior executive and numismatic staff have worked with Lloyd over the years as he acquired and sold a number of major rarities from his personal collection,” said Todd Imhof, Executive Vice President of Heritage Auctions.
“He has been a class act and enjoyable to work with on every single transaction.
Mincy comes to Heritage from the financial planning community, though his passion for numismatics dates back to his childhood and the age of 7 when his grandmother let him break open her childhood piggy bank.
“Out scattered Indian cents, Liberty and Buffalo nickels,” said Mincy. “I immediately wanted Whitman albums and started to fill in the spots.”
As time passed, his collecting was shelved due to his studies in marketing at Michigan State University. In 1992, after five years with IBM, he joined Shearson Lehman Brothers, continuing his career three years later, in 1995, as an independent adviser.
In 2001, he purchased an updated Red Book and soon realized he could get back into collecting and started building a high-end collection of key date rarities.
“All my free time was now spent attending auctions and establishing relationships with dealers and collectors,” he said. “I knew what my passion truly was. The timing of this is perfect for me and absolutely feels like the right thing to do.
“Heritage is doing things to expand the numismatic industry and providing services to collectors that no one else comes close to these days and I hope to show other connoisseurs how to best utilize the company’s buying and selling platforms.”
“Lloyd’s background and experience working with investors in a financial planning capacity makes him increasingly valuable to the numismatic community,” said Jim Halperin, co-chair and co-founder of Heritage Auctions, “as rare coins and currency continue to make progress as a legitimate asset class.”