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New Website Goes Live

Whilst we wait for our latest submission at PCGS we’ve been secretly working on revamping The Purple Penny website. We’ve spent 8 years in the old shop but it was time to update and re-energise the design and processes within the website. As a result we’ve completely re-jigged everything from the shopping basket, checkout process, coin listings, layout and design. This should all provide a better and more streamlined customer experience. Moving to WordPress has had it’s challenges but internet, coding and php wizz Mark has been at the top of his game. Thanks to Marks hard work and backseat driving from myself the new site looks amazing. Our guide dog puppy Maisy thinks it looks good too!

With all new challenges we expect some teething problems. If you are having trouble with anything including making your purchase then please contact us and let us know. If you notice any problems them we’d also like to know what they are so we can rectify them promptly. If you love the new site you could always send us a message and tell us that too!

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Adelaide Coin Fair 2016

We’re busy preparing for the Adelaide Coin Fair to be held December 3rd and 4th at the Torrens Parade Ground in the middle of Adelaide. If you can make it we’d love to catch up with any of our customers. If you’d like us to look at anything you’re also welcome to bring it along. If there is anything on our website that you’ve been unsure of buying and would like to see in person then just send us an email and we’ll make sure it’s at the show for you to see. Hope to see you there! More information here.

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New Coin Album Pages Available Now

Those of you waiting patiently for the arrival of our new page stock will be please to hear it is now available. We took delivery of enough pages to house a million coins!!! Take a look at our accessory category and order a pack or two of the new (different) design 20 pocket coin album pages that will fit either Saflips or cardboard 2×2’s. The pages fit 3 ring folders and are a lovely clear archival polypropylene -100% PVC free.

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Low Stock Coin Album Pages

We currently have extremely low stocks of The Purple Penny 20 pocket coin album pages. This is the last that we’ll have of this type (suiting 2, 3 or 4 ring folders) and we’re looking forward to receiving brand new (3 ring folder only) stock from a different supplier in the near future. Stay tuned for the exciting news.

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Mules, Clips and a New Goose

Clips clips and more clips, we love our error coins. See a whole bunch of new decimal and pre-decimal error coins in our coin errors and varieties section! There’s also a stable full of freshly graded mules for sale! Check out the New Zealand/Bahama Islands PCGS graded mules. We’ve also recently added a proof goose pattern dollar graded PCGS MS67CAM, the proofs a much lower mintage than the unc. This is the first plain edge proof we’ve had, previously only the milled edge unc’s have passed through on their way to loving homes.

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New Stock Saflips and New PCGS Graded Coins

We have 2.5 inch Saflips back in stock! We’ve also just received a massive shipment of 2×2 Saflips so stock up now. We had listed some new coins including a top pop Fiji penny from 1936 which sold within 24 hours of listing. An outstanding coin is the 1746/3 threepence from Great Britain which graded PCGS MS65. Take a look at our most recently listed items or browse our stock for newer items.

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Coin Pricing Changes

We’ve had a massive shakeup of pricing on The Purple Penny website. Many Australian pre-decimal and most decimal graded coins have come down in price so check out what we have in stock today! Get in quick, particularly with our decimal PCGS graded coins as these were graded when the US dollar exchange rate was better and these prices won’t be repeated anytime soon. Remember we can layby items so contact us and place your order today. Mention “latest news” when you order and receive free postage on your coin order (accessories excluded).

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2015 Sydney ANDA and NAA Conference

It’s time for a trip to an ANDA coin show with the Sydney show being held next weekend. We’ll be at the show on Friday 9th October, if anyone would like to meet-up and view any of our stock please contact us before next Thursday and we’ll be sure to bring the coin along with us. We won’t have a table, we’ll just be visiting the show but we’d love to stop for a chat about coins.

We’ll also be attending the NAA Conference in our capital city, Adelaide, on October 23-25. If you are attending the event and are registered then you’ll be aware there is a buying and selling event on Friday 23rd October. Again, if you’d like us to bring a specific item then please let us know beforehand. It won’t be possible for us to bring our entire stock, but if there is something you’d like to view in hand then by all means just ask and we’ll bring it along.

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New Coin Errors, Varieties and Trial Strikes

Errors and varieties are one of our specialties and we’ve just listed up a nice selection of decimal and pre-decimal errors and varieties, check the errors and varieties category. Another new addition and one of the first of these to be graded is a British 1957 Die Trial. A MS66 1951 New Zealand Florin is also a stunning coin and a standout in our newly listed items.