The state’s second largest city after Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, was first established as a series of army forts in 1794, being led by Revolutionary War statesman Anthony Wayne. Being named in Wayne’s honor, the settlement quickly developed as a trading post for pioneers. The village Fort Wayne was platted in 1823 and later became a booming manufacturing town known as the “Rust Belt” industrial town.
Now the economy of Fort Wayne is based on distribution, healthcare, transportation, and logistics. However, the city is mostly considered the cultural hub of northeastern Indiana due to its numerous art galleries and museums. Being closely located to the Ohio border, the city and its nearby area are also the home of many wholesale and retail precious metal dealers of the state which shall continue to grow now that bullion has been exempted from the sales tax.
1. Fairfield Rare Coins Address: 3101 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1913 Phone number: 260-484-5109 Hours of Operation: M, T, Th, F 10-5, Wed 10-7, Sat 10-3 Services: Retail, Auctions, Wholesale, Buying and Estate Liquidation, Appraisals, and Newsletter. Specialties: United States Coins, Dollars, Gold Coins, Early Type, 20th Century Coins, 19th Century Silver Coins, Commemoratives, Modern Coins, Small Cents, Early Copper, Nickel Coinage, Patterns, Colonial Coins, Mint Errors, Territorial Issues, Tokens/Medals, World Coins, Bullion Coins, Ancient Coins, and Currency.
2. Stateline Coin Exchange, LLC Address: PO Box 8, Roanoke, IN 46783 Phone number: 260-676-2019 Hours of Operation: 3 pm-9 pm M-F Services: Retail, Auctions, Wholesale, Appraisals, and Buying and Estate Liquidation. Specialties: United States Coins, Dollars, Gold Coins, 19th Century Silver Coins, Early Type, 20th Century Coins, Commemoratives, Modern Coins, Small Cents, Early Copper, Nickel Coinage, Patterns, Colonial Coins, Territorial Issues, Tokens/Medals, Mint Errors, and Currency.
Local Storefront / Retail Gold and Silver Stores:
1. Mr. Wimp’s Coins, Inc. Address: Fort Wayne, IN 46808 Phone number: 260-426-0632
2. Sport Spot Address: 1015 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone number: 260-482-58773. A-Z Coins & Stamps Address: 4201 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone number: 260-483-37434. Solly’s Coins Address: 5991 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 Phone number: 260-747-05005. Dollars & Cents Coins & Collectables Address: 367 North Line Street, Columbia City, IN 46725 Phone number: 260-244-43116. Peter’s Coins Address: 1927 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 Phone number: 260-484-70857. Ron’s Coins Address: 1815 Wayne St, Auburn, IN 46706 Phone number: (260) 925-63118. Columbia City Collectibles Co Address: Gateway E, Columbia City, IN 46725 Phone number: (260) 248-26559. Ference’s Fine Jewelry & Coin Address: 1801 N Wayne St #, Angola, IN 46703 Phone number: (260) 665-5055