About Us

Cherokee Coins & Jewelry, Inc.

We are a family-owned and operated coin dealer you can truly trust! If you want to purchase a special gift for a loved one or you’re ready to part with your assets, come to us! We base our business on honesty, integrity and always pay fair prices. 

Our Story

In his backyard one day, seven-year old Steve Kommor made an exciting discovery! He unearthed a bag of Buffalo Head Nickels and Indian Head Cents. This discovery spurred Steve’s lifelong love of coin collecting. By the time Steve went to college, he was buying and selling coins at regional coin shows.

In 1980, he finally opened the doors to his own coin shop, Cherokee Coins and Jewelry. Over the years Steve has built a national reputation as a trusted coin dealer. His annual visits to the Orlando FUN show are the highlight of the year as he connects with other like-minded collectors.

Steve’s business partner is also his wife, Susan. Susan serves as COO, overseeing the online transactions in the e-commerce website, marketing and communications. Susan brings expertise in financial planning and sales to her position at Cherokee Coins and Jewelry.

If you have had the opportunity to meet any of the staff at Cherokee Coins and Jewelry, you may have also met Barry Levy, our CCO - Chief Coin Officer who has been working with us for 30 years.

Looking forward, Steve says that coin collecting is just as exciting today for new collectors as it was for him as a child! The aesthetic beauty and history of each coin brings joy to the buyers and sellers alike!

Although we prefer to meet each of our customers in person so we can get to know them, our online store is a great way for collectors to expand their collections. A friendly advisor, Steve welcomes customers to come back again and again to share their passion for collecting!

We look forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary in June 2020.


Gold and Silver


jewelry and gold coins


Most importantly, we have a great reputation. Our business is based on repeat customers and word of mouth referrals. We have been featured in many local publications such as the Business First of Louisville and the Courier Journal.

We have the following special accreditation and memberships:

  • Member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA)

  • Member of CoinNet

  • An Authorized Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)

  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) Dealer