Kenosha lies on the southwestern banks of Lake Michigan, 35 miles south of Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee, and 50 miles north of Chicago. It is the fourth-largest city in the state of Wisconsin, with a population of close to 100,000, and the fourth-largest city on Lake Michigan’s western shoreline. Its waterfront location appealed to early residents like the Paleo Indians, the Potawatomi people, and the Ojibwa Indians, who fished for pike in the lake. The Ojibwa called their land Masu-kinoja, which described the way the fish would arrive at the same time to spawn.
Kenosha’s first European settlers arrived from New York in the early 1830s and built homes, churches, a post office, and the city’s first school. They called their town Pike Creek, after the fish that swam in the lake. The town was renamed Southport in 1837, to reflect its new status as a Great Lakes shipping port. A neighborhood in the city’s southeast still carries this historic name. In 1850, the residents settled on Kenosha, an Anglicized version of the ancient Ojibwa name.
6040 39th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53142
JB Coins buys and sells U.S. and international gold and silver coins, paper money from around the globe, medals, and commemorative tokens. The store’s proprietor Jerry Binsfeld offers free appraisals on coin collections and assists customers in extending their own portfolios.
Roosevelt Road Antiques & Consignments
3720 Roosevelt Road
Kenosha, WI 53142
Roosevelt Road Antiques & Consignments is a second-hand store specializing in historic U.S. coins and paper currency. As a consignment store, Roosevelt Road Antiques & Consignments inventory is always changing. In the recent past, it has sold peace dollars and Morgan dollars from the 1920s and even salvaged shipwreck coins that are at least 400 years old.
Superior Gold Express
2400 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Superior Gold Express is a jewelry broker that buys and sells a range of gold and silver products, including coins. The store’s three-month free layaway policy allows collectors and buyers to get their hands on their dream items sooner.
American Coin & Jewelry
4625 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53405
American Coin & Jewelry, and its proprietor Bill Spencer, have satisfied the numismatic needs of people through Wisconsin since 1955. American Coin & Jewelry is located in Racine, adjacent to the Westgate Mall Shopping Center and 10 miles from Kenosha.