Larry Shepherd, former executive director of the American
Numismatic Association, has joined Harlan J. Berk Ltd. located in Chicago.
Owner and president Harlan J. Berk said Shepherd joined his firm
Sept. 23, three days after the ANA Board of Governors voted to end the
association’s “working relationship” with him.
“Larry’s unquestioned integrity and extensive knowledge of rare
coins and the coin market allows us to supply our customers with an
even larger inventory of high quality coins to choose from,” Berk said.
“We feel this will enable us to move into the top tier of U.S.
coins, which we have occupied in the field of ancient coins for the
last several decades. Additionally, Harlan J. Berk Ltd. is able to
provide Larry’s clients with a wide array of numismatic products and
services,” Berk added.
Harlan J. Berk Ltd. is located in Chicago’s downtown business and
financial district. Its facilities include a ground-level retail store
and gallery on Clark Street. The firm buys and sells ancient coins and
also U.S. coins and paper money at most major coin shows and
conventions in the United States.
Berk said, “Larry joins Mike Printz, Robert Greenstein, and David
Greenstein in their continuing effort to enhance their presence in the
high grade U.S. coin market. Sammy Berk and Dennis Forgue are
recognized experts in U.S. Paper Money, Maps and U.S. Medals. Tom
DeLorey’s encyclopedic knowledge of U.S. coins adds further experience
and depth of knowledge to the team as a consultant.”
Shepherd’s prior experience
Shepherd grew up in Claremont County, Ohio (east of Cincinnati).
He began collecting coins from circulation at the age of 10.
Prior to his three-year stint as ANA executive director, Shepherd
owned and operated Shepherd Investment Management Company, and its
subsidiary SIMCO Numismatics, which he founded in 1989.
Shepherd said he is “... thrilled to join such a well rounded team
He added: “Harlan and the staff at HJB have an outstanding
reputation for honesty, integrity and expertise across a broad
spectrum of numismatic fields. I look forward to working closely with
Mike Printz, who I’ve valued as a close, personal friend and have
respected for his client oriented expertise for nearly 20 years. The
opportunity to work closely with Mike, Harlan and the rest of the
staff was a strong incentive to join the firm.”
For the immediate future Shepherd will work from his home in
Colorado Springs, Colo., but will be working closely with the Chicago
staff and also travel on behalf of the firm.
In his new role, Shepherd can be reached via email directed to him
at Larry@HJBLtd.com. He can also
be reached via telephone at 719-464-8801. ■