Vierk’s Fine Jewelry is Mid-North Indiana’s Largest and Oldest Coin Dealer. From ancient Roman coins to modern US proof and mint sets, you’ll find a virtual plethora (you have to like that word!) of every imaginable type and variety of coinage. Venture to the back of the store and peruse our treasure chests of foreign coins, tokens, and commemorative sets starting at a measly 20 cents! Ask Monte to show you James Whitcomb Riley’s flute, a rare 1893 S Morgan Silver Dollar Coin, or a 1 ounce gold Krugerrand from South Africa. Not only are coins fun to collect, they also represent a significant and profitable investment. If you want to know more about a coin, an investment, current spot prices, or just want to learn a little about coin collecting, Monte and Jeff are always happy to help.
And if you can put up with a little more horn tooting…Vierk’s is only area Authorized dealer for both PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) and NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation).
Proof vs. Uncirculated
What is the difference? We get this question many times and find the answer can be hard to explain. Basically, a proof coin has a mirror finish background with the raised surfaces of the coin in a matte finish. An uncirculated coin is a “normal” coin that has not been in general circulation with a complete matte finish.
Originally, “proof” coins were the coins made by the printers for approval. As these coins became more collectable, mints began creating them especially for collectors. Today, mints use a different set of dies and blanks to create this very collectable, beautiful coin.