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The Purple Penny IconThe Purple Penny

Shop 2/2-4 Hurtle Parade, Mawson Lakes

4.8 228 reviews

  • Avatar Dawn Tuck ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Professional evaluation of our pieces with a wonderful empathy for my feelings. Made a deal that was mutually acceptable. Would not hesitate in recommending Mark and Kathryn.
  • Avatar Janelle Palmer ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I have both purchased from, and sold to, Mark & Kathryn of the Purple Penny several times, and every experience has been positive. They are very knowledgeable and have an ever expanding ranges of products. They are frank and honest … More and respectful of their customers and are a delight to deal with. Highly recommended!!!
  • Avatar Garry Dunsmore ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    A great coin shop. A great selection of coins, notes and stamps. Mark snd Kathryn are very friendly and give great advice. Mark does a pod cast every Monday @ 12 noon Adelaide time. It’s a great informative pod cast and well worth watching … More it.
  • Avatar Wol180 Waters ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I've just started collecting coins and my first old Australian order was with The Purple Penny. I'd just saved the money to order what I wanted and even though they were flat out this time of year they managed to get my order … More to me before Christmas. It was a Christmas gift to myself and arrived today, well packed and in fantastic condition as advertised. Now I'm enjoying researching how these old Australian coins relate to each other. I remember my late mother talking about these coins when she was a child so there is a connection to the Shilling, Threepence, Sixpence, Florin, Half Crown, Crown, Penny & Half Penny that I now have in my hands. Thanks Purple Penny, I'll be sure to repeat my business with you. Take care & safe and happy seasons greetings. Warren WA.
  • Avatar Samantha Cunningham ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mark and Kathryn are very knowledgeable and helpful in finding hard to find coins. I have given a list and they have found many coins for me over the past year. I have purchased online multiple times before going in store and now I prefer … More going in store as I always find something that I would like. I thoroughly recommend buying from Mark and Kathryn.
  • Avatar Jason Hurley ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Super friendly and absolutely top service and down to earth to boot , very informative plus I love the YouTube videos also , I have purchased many items for this shop and am very satisfied with the quality and presentation throughout , … More very fair pricing also , keep up the good work purple penny , would recommend Mark and Kathleen to everyone who collects coins , you will not be disappointed , .😁💯%
  • Avatar Martin Spangler ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Purple penny would have to be the best coin/collectable store I have been too. They have such a wide variety of coins catering for any collector, from graded coins, ancient coins, silver/gold coins, carded coins, decimal coins and the list … More goes on! Mark and Kathryn are always friendly with a very welcoming customer service! I highly recommend taking a look in store as well as online!
  • Avatar Trevor Sloan ★★★★ 7 months ago
    A great place for a range of collectables, coins, bank notes & stamps, fascinating store.
  • Avatar Jason Thomson ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Have been watching the Purple Penny YouTube Monday videos for quite some time. Happened to be in the state so took a drive out to the store. Was very impressed with the range of stuff and excellent service. Was given some good advice when … More purchasing some pennies. Even got to shake the hand of the star of the show too! Will come in again next time I am in the state!
  • Avatar David Tytherleigh ★★★★★ a year ago
    Purple Penny are great to deal with. Nice and varied selection of good quality coins to choose from. Timely communication when purchases are made and always arrived packed securely.Thanks Kathryn and Mark
  • Avatar Brendan Kolehmainen ★★★★★ a year ago
    Always a pleasure to deal with! Just picked up my parcel from the post office, coin well wrapped, as described and always well priced! Highly recommend
  • Avatar Antonius Kho ★★★★★ a year ago
    Hello Mark and Kathryn,
    This is my first order and received my coins today - everything is in tip-top order.
    A massive thank you to both of you for giving me the opportunity to purchase these awesome coins
    A pleasure to do business with,
    … More look forward to purchasing more items in the future.
    If I am not on the road, I am always looking forward to watching/following your weekly educate live streams.
    Keep up the great work guys and Again, thank you.
    Regards - Antonius
  • Avatar Peter Washington ★★★★★ a year ago
    Thanks for the service.
    My first time with doing such a transaction.
    I found the website very easy to navigate and got some great information, apart from the purchase.
    The ordering was easy to follow and response from yourselves was immediate.
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    Following verification of the payment the item was shipped and again correspondence was clear regarding the shipping and tracking.
    The item was delivered, well packaged and in first class order.
    The whole process was completed within a week.
    My experience could not have been any better.
  • Avatar Michelle ★★★★★ a year ago
    I have only recently become a customer of Mark and Kathryn at The Purple Penny. I have watched their online weekly videos for some time. Their professionalism, ethics, fantastic communication, and reasonable prices place them within the … More top coin dealers in my book. As a family business, they go above and beyond!
  • Avatar Arran Hottes ★★★★★ a year 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.
    Thanks again.
  • Avatar Carolyn Hull ★★★★★ a year 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.
    Stuart Hull
  • Avatar J C ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • Avatar David Russell ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • Avatar Chris Georgiou ★★★★★ a year 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.
  • Avatar Jonathan Beedham ★★★★★ 2 years 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.
  • Avatar Helen Bland ★★★★★ 2 years 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.
  • Avatar Andrew Sturmer ★★★★★ 2 years 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 +++++
  • Avatar Steve Hinder ★★★★★ 2 years 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..
  • Avatar Janet Wright ★★★★★ 2 years 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.
  • Avatar Greg ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Very happy with my recent purchase. The packaging for the mail was impressive. Thank you!
  • Avatar jon hp ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Very fast post.
    Good communication.
    Item well protected.
    Item well priced.
    Will definately purchase here again.
    Thanks guys👍
  • Avatar Del Hudson ★★★★★ 2 years 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
  • Avatar Yasi Ilic ★★★★★ 2 years 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! 😀
  • Avatar David Blair ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
    Cheers, Dave
  • Avatar Cody Hart ★★★★★ 3 years 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!
  • Avatar Richard Overton ★★★★★ 3 years 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!
  • Avatar Rob Colborne ★★★★★ 3 years 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. ,
  • Avatar Greg Flavel ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
  • Avatar Ross Gowland ★★★★★ 3 years 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!
  • Avatar Allan Northcott ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
  • Avatar Bevan Clifford ★★★★★ 3 years 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.
  • Avatar Karen O'Callaghan ★★★★★ 3 years 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 🙂
  • Avatar Mr McGregor ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Very decent people, helpful, knowledgeable and fair. We would highly recommend The Purple Penny.
  • Avatar paul ali ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Friendly service and glad to catch up with owners as I had met them few years back highly recommend
  • Avatar Lee Walker ★★★★★ 4 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.
  • Avatar abhorrent behemoth ★★★★★ 4 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.
  • Avatar J Ng ★★★★★ 4 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.