I went to this shop for the 1st time 2 days ago. Michael and Brian were friendly and helpful. I had about 60-70 coins to sell. Brian took the time to objectively grade and price each coin and explain any condition issues (I had graded and priced them before coming). Michael even called another dealer to check on a foreign coin he was not sure about. Not all grades were what I expected, but these guys are very knowledgeable and professional. NOTE: Do NOT expect to get RETAIL price when SELLING. These folks have to make a profit to survive too! I noticed they had a good stock of coins and supplies. I didn't check prices, but their bullion prices were good. I will be going back. I highly recommend Allouez Rare Coin Gallery
Stay away!!! Unless you enjoy being treated like nothing by an evil man!
Did not appreciate the way I was treated as a potential customer. I will take my business elsewhere to an establishment that appreciates their customers.
I have been dealing with him for a while and have found the experience very good for the both of us. I hear people complaining about his lack of humor, but being a business owner for years, I know that people do not understand overhead and having to turn a profit. If you compare his prices to other stores, his prices are extremely competitive.
I came in and introduced myself to Mike, he quoted me some prices on some American Eagle's which were fair. I was reluctant with him due to a previous encounter which I had that was also a very bad experience. Mike shook my hand like he was reaching for a noodle. I asked a few questions keeping a smile on my face the whole time trying to lighten the mood with him, which did not help. He was insulted when I asked him if his coins were certified, I must admit I may have been playing with him a little bit with that question. I asked him if he had any silver quarters, printed before 1965. With that question he took it upon himself to accuse me of wanting to refine coins. I have to say I was a little insulted myself with that one, but I kept on smiling and replied that I was aware that the act of melting down coins was illegal. Overall, it was like trying to talk to a 3 year old in an 80 year old body. Thumbs down big time. And it is no use trying to justify your behavior. I guess when you go into a store you expect to be treated like a customer. Its not a question of taking the heat, its a matter of respect. However I guess even the highest and most esteemed educational institutions can't teach respect.