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The Purple Penny
Shop 2/2-4 Hurtle Parade, Mawson Lakes
4.9 160 reviews
- Arran Hottes ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago Mark and Kathryn are always so willing to go out of their way to educate us on all things numismatic. Mark’s almost weekly live streams are a must watch and following two recent online orders I was refunded shipping as both orders were … More sent in the one package.
I also love the way orders are shipped using previously unused postage stamps. A unique approach and one which brings back many many memories. My favourites have been Expo 88 and Charles and Di wedding commemorative stamps of all denominations.
- Carolyn Hull ★★★★★ a month ago My first visit to the Purple Penny was to investigate the sale of my RAM issues. I was immediately impressed by the extensive range and display of their numismatic items. The staff were welcoming and attentive to me and all who entered … More the shop.
Mark's knowledge of current market trends and the items I was seeking to sell was reassuring. He gave me confidence to sell and receive a fair price.
I would highly recommend the Purple Penny to anyone wishing to buy or sell numismatic items. I will be returning in the future.
- J C ★★★★★ a month ago We are so fortunate to have The Purple Penny in Adelaide. A family business, with a genuine customer focus, their service is outstanding, in particular educating coin collector community with Mark's Monday video on Numismatic news … More and interest and providing fast and safe purchasing. Whether buying in person or online, orders are quickly attended to with sturdy, safe packaging. Thanks Mark and Kathryn for your support and service.
- David Russell ★★★★★ 3 months ago My visit to The Purple Penny to sell some coins today was terrific.
I was greeted by Mark who interrupted what he was doing to sort through my assorted coins and appraise them on the spot.
He gave me a clear assessment of their value … More and I had no hesitation accepting his offer to purchase all of the coins at a price I was very happy with. I enjoyed a very friendly and interesting exchange with Mark and would highly recommend The Purple Penny to anyone interested in buying or selling coins.
- Chris Georgiou ★★★★★ 3 months ago I’ve had excellent service with The Purple Penny. I’ve ordered online a few times. Very helpful. Purchases packed very well. Received in good time. Always ready to answer questions/queries. Trustworthy I’d reckoned them to anyone.
- Jonathan Beedham ★★★★★ 7 months ago The Purple Penny Staff, Mark and Kathryn, make regular posts and live updates on their Facebook page which are engaging and informative. I used Messenger to place an order and paid via bank transfer. They were very responsive with communication … More and met my timelines, even going above and beyond. Highly recommend for all your coin, bullion, stamp, and collectible needs.
- Helen Bland ★★★★★ 7 months ago What an amazingly shop. The owners are very knowledgeable, friendly, honest and accommodating. We had a very pleasant experience and would definitely recommend visiting this wonderful gem of a business.
- Andrew Sturmer ★★★★★ 7 months ago The acid free flips are excellent and my 1754 Halfpenny is a very good coin. Purple Penny are genuine, honest Sellers who provide a quick turnaround and postage to all States!! Highly recommended +++++
- Steve Hinder ★★★★★ 8 months ago At last a coin shop out of Adelaide. Plenty of stock. Plenty of accessories. Great staff. Pleasant location of Mawson Lakes.. Well done Mark and Catherine..
- Janet Wright ★★★★★ 9 months ago Was so lovely to deal with you. Very helpful,easy transaction. Coins arrived very well packed. Was my first order and will definitely be ordering again. Thanks to all the staff for you help and knowledge that you share.
- Greg ★★★★★ 10 months ago Very happy with my recent purchase. The packaging for the mail was impressive. Thank you!
- jon hp ★★★★★ a year ago Very fast post.
Item well protected.
Item well priced.
Will definately purchase here again.
- Del Hudson ★★★★★ a year ago I received my coins within 2 days of ordering them. I am very happy with the service I received & the quality of my coins. I will certainly deal with them again
- Yasi Ilic ★★★★★ a year ago ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! The Purple Penny is such a Blessing! I recently purchased from them for the first time & let me assure you, that it won't be my last. THANK YOU Kathryn & Mark for providing such a variety of coins(including … More hard to find) @ the Best prices!! Such a Trustworthy, Kind & very Professional pair, who are willing to go above & beyond to look after their customers. Can't wait to visit the store & Thank them both personally! 😀
- David Blair ★★★★★ a year ago Love dealing with Mark & Kathryn. I know I will get the item I paid for & it always arrives packed for protection & in good time. Somehow they can have your package posted before other businesses have even found time to acknowledge … More a sale.
I highly recommend The Purple Penny.
- Cody Hart ★★★★★ a year ago Went to the purple penny for the first time a few weeks ago and will definitely be back! The owners of this store are great people who are interested in having a conversation with you and help educate you about collecting if you are new … More to it. Definitely recommend paying them a visit and can always 100% trust this business. Will definitely be back when I find the time!
- Richard Overton ★★★★★ a year ago Fast Friendly Service, Unique Items, and Great Prices, Better than Competitive! Best of All Local State Based and Findable easy Contactable. Could View Items if required before Purchase, So Important! in this Internet Transaction World. … More Im a Fan. Rate 10+ on My Scale!
- Rob Colborne ★★★★★ a year ago I’ve recently had a number of dealings with The Purple Penny. They’ve all been very positive.
It’s rare to find a coin dealer that is actually forthcoming with their knowledge and open and honest. The people at The Purple Penny have always … More given me their best advice even if it could potentially cost them a sale.
This is tremendously rare in numismatics circles and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by me. They have a vast knowledge of numismatics and a true love of it. I have nothing but positive things to say about them and wish them every success in the future. I will no doubt be back very soon to buy more products from them. ,
- Greg Flavel ★★★★★ a year ago Kathryn and Mark run a fabulous family owned business selling coins and collectables
ranging from centuries old right through to the latest Mint releases. Together they have an outstanding knowledge which they are keen to share and i look … More forward to the show and tell and chats on my visits.
If you want quality affordable items, shop front parking and friendly service go to the Purple Penny.
I'll be back, again and again.
- Ross Gowland ★★★★★ a year ago Great service every time. Mark and Kathryn are knowledgeable and friendly. They always have a great variety of coins to purchase, and prices are fair. Always want to purchase more than I can. Look forward to dealing with ‘The Purple Penny’ … More in the future!
- Allan Northcott ★★★★★ a year ago Mark and Kathryn are very friendly and knowledgeable a pleasure to deal with. Both of them help and encourage the casual or serious collector with a wide knowledge of coins , banknotes and other paraphernalia.
I highly recommend them to … More all.
- Bevan Clifford ★★★★★ a year ago Fantastic shop with a extensive range all at very reasonable prices.
The owners are great people & very easy to deal with. Always willing to help and give great advice.
- Karen O'Callaghan ★★★★★ a year ago Highly recommend 'The Purple Penny' an absolutely fantastic business!! Both Mark and Kathryn are knowledgeable, honest, friendly and extremely helpful every time we come into the shop. Thank you to you both 🙂
- Mr McGregor ★★★★★ 2 years ago Very decent people, helpful, knowledgeable and fair. We would highly recommend The Purple Penny.
- paul ali ★★★★★ 2 years ago Friendly service and glad to catch up with owners as I had met them few years back highly recommend
- Lee Walker ★★★★★ 2 years ago Placed an order with The Purple Penny. Found they acted very quickly to my requirements and was delivered to Melbourne in a very timely manor. Recommended.
- abhorrent behemoth ★★★★★ 2 years ago Nice new shop with lots of Australian decimal and pre decimal coins and banknotes including new release R.A.M issues also some high grade World coins and many accessories , husband and wife team owners very nice and friendly people , highly … More recommend.
- J Ng ★★★★★ 2 years ago The Purple Penny provides phenomenal customer service, fast postage with excellent packaging and easy communication. Not only that but they offer excellent prices on their items. Could not recommend a better coin shop. Items always arrive … More as described and the team are more than happy to answer any questions and provide help. A real family feel.