David Lawrence Rare Coins recently announced that Brian Yutzy has joined the Virginia Beach office as a Senior Numismatist and Buyer.
He will be serving his existing clients as well as helping DLRC serve a wider base of customers throughout the country.
Yutzy comes to DLRC after spending over 30 years in the coin business, most recently for Heritage Auctions.
“Coming to DLRC was a dream,” he said. “We first spoke about working together over a decade ago, and while life took us in different directions, when the opportunity presented itself to join the team at DLRC, it was an easy choice.”
DLRC president John Brush said, “Brian has always been a gifted numismatist with a diverse background in everything from buying generic gold to classic U.S. coins to variety expertise.”
Brush added, “While we weren’t looking to add anyone to our staff, the growth of the company in the past 12 months necessitated the addition of someone that could help us add more coins to our overall offerings to collectors. So, when the opportunity to add Brian to the staff appeared, it just made sense.”
Yutzy’s interest in coins started as a fluke in 1989. While working two jobs, building roof trusses by day and selling insurance by night, he walked into Paul & Judy’s U.S. Coins just to buy some silver and walked out with a new job. The owner, Paul Schrock, saw great potential in Yutzy and had him travelling on the coin show circuit almost immediately.
Coins had always been a passion and were second nature to Yutzy, something he enjoyed so much that it didn’t feel like work. After staying with Schrock for a year and a half, he moved to Monroe, La., and while working with his business partner Wayne Hummel, met his wife of 18 years, Julie, on a blind date.
From there, he moved to Houston, Texas, and worked with Kenny Duncan at U.S. Coins, where Yutzy says he handled some of the most fantastic coins in those ten years that he had ever seen. Following his time at U.S. Coins, Yutzy became a contract buyer for Heritage Auctions out of Dallas for the past 10 years.
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