About SIMCO Numismatics’ Services

The most important services Larry Shepherd offers are his expertise, grading ability, and his unparalleled reputation with clients. Most major dealers and many top collectors will attest that Larry has one of the best, if not the best, “eyes” for quality coins in the business.

Expertise and Professionalism are Our Primary Services

At SIMCO Numismatics, we shy away from time-consuming services such as auction representation or submitting coins for grading. We feel that engaging in activities such as these distract us from our primary purpose, which is finding the best possible coins to match to our customers.

What we do offer are the best eyes for quality coins in the business. The differentiator for SIMCO is the expertise, experience and unique talent of Larry Shepherd. He always seems to find the special coins other dealers can’t. He can help you accurately assess where each coin fits into your collection – and your budget.

Larry’s past career in fiduciary services demanded high standards of ethics and professionalism. He maintains those same high standards in his numismatic career. Larry is broadly experienced in working with collectors and professionals at all levels, while maintaining their desired degree of anonymity and discretion.

Larry is at every major coin show in the U.S., so he and his great coins are never far away. If you’re serious about collecting but don’t know where to start, your first move should be to contact Larry Shepherd.

Why Choose SIMCO?

  • Always the finest, most eye-appealing coins for the grade
  • Highest esteem for integrity and customer satisfaction
  • Unparalleled expertise in numismatics and business savvy
  • Renowned experience in collection building
  • Accurate assessment of coin grades and upgrade potential
  • We care about you and look out for your best interests

What Clients and Others Say

“Your knowledge of IHC Proofs is unsurpassed and I have greatly enjoyed that you shared your knowledge and experience with me.”
Advanced Indian Cent Collector 2/15/16,
“Your web site is the best, your coins are amazing, and I love the extra steps to add educational information to the coin descriptions and your blog page. Kudos!”
Eric Kress,
“I was very impressed with his integrity, and that made me a customer of his forever.”
Tom Gallup, Cupertino, California,
“I always come to your table first.”
C. Willis, Florida Collector,
“Nobody knows more about coins or quality than Larry Shepherd. Larry is the man!”
Gregg Bingham, Former NFL Standout,
“As a born perfectionist, Larry Shepherd has always set lofty goals and high standards of quality for himself and his endeavors.”
Larry and Ira Goldberg, Beverly Hills, California. 1991,
“I’d match your grading skills against any dealer in the country.”
Robert Talbott,
“Larry has a superb eye and a talent for discovering and buying high-quality, under-graded coins. Whether you’re looking to fill gaps in your collection or building the collection of a lifetime, Larry is your man.”
Advanced Midwest Collectors,
“When I see SIMCO on the list of dealers, I know there will be at least one table at the coin show worth visiting.”
Rick S., Silver Springs, Maryland,
“You helped me build an amazing Commemorative set. When it came time to sell you were just as helpful. In fact, you went above and beyond. It has been a true pleasure working with you.”
Harold Rothenberger, Redding, California, 1994,
“Your coins are Dynamite!!!.”
Bob P., North Carolina,
“In my opinion, no one has a better eye for quality and accurate grading than Larry Shepherd. I’ve known Larry nearly 30 years and I have purchased over $2,000,000 of coins from him. If he tells you something you can take it to the bank.”
R.T. Hilliard, Ohio,
“I own a few of “Larry Shepherd Collection” IHC proofs. They are all spectacular and I will not part with them anytime soon. Larry has a great eye for coins with the most eye appeal in this industry, IMHO.”
“Hey Larry, lets call Arnold (Schwarzenegger) and tell him we just figured out how to solve California’s budget problems.”
California Governor, and coin collector, Jerry Brown, as Kevin Brown of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing showed us how to print a sheet of currency, 2009, Los Angelas ANA Convention,
“No one in the numismatic business can match credentials across the board with Larry Shepherd, business experience, coin experience, intelligence, integrity, fairness, etc. No one!”
Prominent Chicago Collector,
“Larry’s a collector like us. I think that makes a big difference. He understands and thinks like us.”
Robert, Boston,
“I own a few of “Larry Shepherd Collection” IHC proofs. They are all spectacular and I will not part with them anytime soon. Larry has a great eye for coins with the most eye appeal in this industry, IMHO.”
Dave, posting on U.S. Coin Forum, Sept. 2015,
“I went to my bank last week and looked at all the coins I’ve accumulated over the past 30 years. I set aside all the ones that stood out above the rest, as being the best of my collection. To my surprise, although it shouldn’t have been, all but one of them came from SIMCO. I wish now I had bought all my coins from you!”
Thomas H., Pennsylvania, 2013,
“I’m just a little guy, but you have always treated me like I was someone important.”
Dick S., Central Illinois,
“When other people say they are sending me a great coin, I cross my fingers and hope for the best. When you say that I know I’m going to get a “great coin.”
Roger G., Albany, N.Y.,
“Larry has probably handled more of the truly “great” commems than all the other dealers combined.”
Paul, Highly Accomplished Commem Collector,
“The ANA acknowledges Mr. Shepherd’s leadership and accomplishments in helping improve the financial position of the ANA, resolving litigation that was pending at the time of his hire, investigating thefts from the ANA, and promoting the ANA’s membership benefits and conventions.”
American Numismatic Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
“During my ** years of working at the ANA, you were the best Executive Director we’ve ever had.”
Senior ANA Employee,
“The ANA lost one of the most accomplished exec directors it ever had.”
Q. David Bowers, Renowned Numismatist, Author, and Founder, Stack's Bowers Galleries, October 5, 2011,
“As far as I am concerned, Larry saved the ANA from implosion.”
ANA Member internet post, September 30, 2011,
“Larry did a great job at the ANA.”
Ed Moy, Former Director of the Mint, United States Mint,
“One of the best classes I ever took at the ANA Summer Seminar was Larry Shepherd and Andy Kimmel’s class on “Thinking Like a Pro.”
ANA member post on PCGS U.S. Coin Forum, February 13, 2013,
“That was a great class at Summer Seminar.”
Followup post by 2nd ANA member, same day, PCGS U.S. Coin Forum,,
“The class you taught on Commemoratives was the best class I have ever taken at Summer Seminar.”
Chris, ANA Member and long time ANA Summer Seminar attendee,
“Every coin I ever ordered from your written lists arrived exactly as described. I was never disappointed.”
E. Romano, Rochester, N.Y.,
“When I bought this coin you told me, “It’s a 68 coin in a 67 holder.” Guess what, I just sent it back to PCGS and now it’s in a 68 holder, just like you said. I can’t thank you enough!”
Long Time SIMCO Customer,
“I bought six coins from you last year and five of them upgraded.”
Dale Larson, California, 2004,
“Your willingness to give your time to educate people at coin shows and answer their questions, politely I might add, really sets you apart from a lot of dealers.”
Mary C.,
“I’ve seen Larry’s Proof Indian Collection. It’s awesome!”
Well Known Midwestern Dealer,
“Larry Shepherd, a very sharp numismatist with a great eye for beautiful coins!”
Donald H. Kagin, Ph.D., Renowned Territorial Coin Expert, January 2015,
“Your coins are breathtaking.”
Anonymous Collector, Long Beach Expo, February 2015,
“I just wish I had your eyes.”
Well Known Eastern Dealer,
“I’ve watched you work with collectors for the past twenty years or more, and I don’t think there’s another dealer in the business who represents themself, or the hobby, as well or as professionally as you do, or who does a better job interacting with collectors.”
Tom Phillips, Fellow Coin Dealer, February 2015,
“Your unique insights and finger on the pulse of the market are invaluable.”
Enzio Romano, Enzio Romano Rare Coins,
“I’ve been all around this floor, yet here I am back at your table. It seems like that happens at every show.”
Steve M., Whitman/Baltimore Show, March 28, 2015,
“The worst coin in your case is still the best coin on this entire floor.”
Duke H., Whitman/Baltimore Show, March 28, 2015,
“I just received the coins I purchased. I’m floored! They are as suburb as anything I have purchased in my entire life.”
Lifelong Collector, First Time SIMCO Purchaser, 2015,
“Every one of your coins is more impressive than the photographs….and I know photography and lighting.”
Steve C., Professional Photographer and Cinematographer, California,