Green Bay, Wisconsin gets its name from its picturesque location at the head of Green Bay, part of Lake Michigan. This waterfront town is one of the oldest European settlements in the United States. French fur trader Jean Nicolet established a small trading post there in 1634, and Jesuit missionaries set up camp in the same area in 1671. There were no permanent settlers though until 1765, when Canadian war chief Charles de Langlade relocated his family to the site. He is considered the founder and father of Wisconsin.
Green Bay continued to build its economy on the fur trade until it became a state in 1848. At this time, there was a shift towards the timber industry. The Chicago and Northwestern railroad, which arrived in the 1860s, opened up new business and trade opportunities for the Wisconsin locale. Today Green Bay is an industrial city with several paper and meatpacking plants. Its many museums, idyllic outlook, and proud sporting heritage also bring many tourists to the area.
Allouez Rare Coin Gallery
2221 S Webster Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54301
With more than 50 years experience, Allouez Rare Coin Gallery is considered one of the premier coin shops in Green Bay. It has coins at a variety of price points to appeal to keen investors and amateur collectors. The diverse inventory ranges from 1930s proof coin sets to contemporary statehood quarters. The owner is known for his extensive knowledge of coins and customer service. He is also a member of the Professional Numismatists Guild.
American Antiques & Jewelry
2545 West Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Mark Rothe began buying coins, gold and silver products, and antiques in the 1980s. At the end of the decade he launched American Antiques & Jewelry on W. Mason Street, where it still stands today. The store has thrived in its Green Bay location. In just the last four years, its jewelry showroom has doubled in size. Its inventory of proof and mint sets, silver rounds and bars, and collectible coins has also grown.
Card & Coin
1920 Marlee Lane
Green Bay, WI 54304
Packer City Antiques/Card & Coin Corner has been a part of the Green Bay community for around two decades. The store specializes in items with historical significance to the Green Bay area, including vintage Green Bay Packers memorabilia and historic documents. However, it also has a small range of gold and silver coins and bullion, including one and ten ounce silver bars and American silver eagle coins.