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About SIMCO Numismatics – Simply the Finest Coins

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Whether it’s due to rarity, beauty or simply amazing quality for the grade, for more than a quarter century, SIMCO Numismatics and Larry Shepherd have been synonymous with the finest coins and the finest collections, in any price range. Work with us and see why Larry is known as America’s most quality-conscious rare coin dealer.

When you work with SIMCO, you don’t have to spend a million dollars to get a great coin – but you could. Larry specializes in acquiring the finest coins for any budget. He is a passionate, lifelong collector who continues to work both sides of the table at major shows, acquiring coins for both his clients and his own award-winning collection. And he applies the same standards when buying for you as he does when buying for himself.

SIMCO was founded in 1989 when Larry combined his hobby and business expertise to create a numismatic subsidiary of Shepherd Investment Management Company – hence the acronym SIMCO. Since then he has transacted over $100 million in exquisite quality rare coins.

In addition to his coin expertise, Larry has enjoyed a successful business career that includes his transformative tenure as head of the American Numismatic Association, the world’s largest numismatic organization. He was a senior banking executive and head of a successful investment firm. He holds a degree in finance and the coveted CFA designation, and earned NASD Series 7 and 27 licenses.

During his banking career, Larry was a pioneer and frequent lecturer on the subjects of financial innovation and deregulation, including at conferences held by the American Banker’s Association and the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Kansas City, and on an advisory panel at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.

Larry Shepherd is uniquely equipped to help you maximize the enjoyment factor and potential of your collection. Check our Inventory to see examples of our latest superb U.S. and World coins, or see us at all major coin shows. Better yet, speak to Larry directly about a specific coin or discretely building the collection of your dreams. Larry’s wife, Xiaohong Teng-Shepherd, is available to assist our Chinese-speaking customers. Call us at 719-464-8801.