The Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) recently hired coin dealer Larry Shepherd as its new convention manager.
Shepherd is a recipient of this year’s Central States Q. David Bowers Award. He began collecting at age 10 and started Simco Numismatics in 1989 after 17 years in the banking and investment business. From 2008 to 2011 he served as executive director of the American Numismatic Association.
Shepherd holds a degree in finance from Miami University and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation as an investment advisor.
During his banking career, Shepherd was a pioneer and frequent lecturer on the subjects of financial innovation and deregulation, including at conferences held by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Kansas City, on an advisory panel at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.
Before founding Simco, he was co-CEO, director, and managing director of Irwin Union Capitol Corp., a subsidiary of Irwin Financial Corp., for five years.
As a coin dealer, Shepherd is known for helping collectors build high-quality sets and has customers in all 50 states.
Shepherd uses his blog, Larry’s Thoughts, on the Simco website to discuss hobby current events and ethical issues. Simco also operates several Facebook pages dedicated to numismatic education and promoting ethical standards.
For more information about Larry Shepherd, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.