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Inventory Additions

We are flush with lovely coins recently graded by PCGS. The team have been busily photographing their beauty and a listing frenzy is on! Our advice is to take a look in your favourite website category because there has been more new items listed than fit on the newly listed coins page! Mark has also been busy tweaking the search function to make navigation of the site easier.

1956 Florin PCGS MS65

Canada 1924 5 Cents PCGS MS64

Great Britain 1890 Fourpence PCGS PL66

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Our Biggest Gold Hoard

We’ve just had graded by PCGS our biggest hoard of gold coins yet. Mostly gold sovereigns the new coins range in dates from 1882 to 1930 and were struck at all 3 Australian Mints. All mint state (uncirculated or better) examples of gleaming gold these are quite affordable and as an investment won’t ever be worth less than their intrinsic gold value. Struck in 22 carat gold this entire gold hoard features St George on horse slaying the dragon on the reverse and the reigning monarch on the obverse. See our gold range in the Australian Pre Decimal Coins-> Sovereign & Half Sovereign category.

The 1886 Melbourne Sovereign grades PCGS MS63

1930 Perth Sovereign PCGS MS62

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Newly Listed Items Page Issues

A bug in the WordPress update has rendered our newly listed items page currently displaying items in the incorrect order. This problem is being looked into and hopefully will be rectified soon. We apologise this site feature is currently unavailable to our customers.

As a workaround for the time being all new items will feature on the webshop home page so they can be easily found.

edit- 20 Aug this issue is now resolved.

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Recent Additions -New Zealand Coins

We’ve just added a few recently graded coins from across the ditch to our ever expanding inventory of PCGS graded New Zealand coins. Our inventory includes some top pop coins so take a look if these interest you.

New Zealand 1957 Threepence PCGS MS67 listing -equal finest graded.

New Zealand 1957 Threepence PCGS MS67

New Zealand 1944 Penny PCGS MS65RD -equal finest graded and with the Red colour designation.

New Zealand 1944 Penny PCGS MS65RD

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2 Dollar Coin Rolls, Mint Bags and More!


We have newly listed a hoard of Mint and security company rolls and bags in the two dollar denomination. Keep your eye on our newly listed items for more rolls and bags in other denominations to be listed in the coming month.

Collecting the $2 coin is becoming more popular with the release of more and more commemorative coins. We have just listed rolls from the first years of issue 1988 and 1989 (yes, the coins with the HH on the reverse) and the harder to find years 1992 and 1999. Then we have a run of Armaguard rolls from 2001 to 2006. Rolls and bags we have it all including the Royal Australian Mint issued collectable 5 coin bags of some of the coloured coins.

Also listed is a special signed folder of the 2016 Paralympic coin, the packaging autographed by coin designer Bronwyn King. As well as this we also have stock of the Possum Magic coins in the special “collect and keep” folder from the Mint.

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Christmas Trading, Mailing and Closures


Christmas is almost here! The jolly man in the red suit will be coming soon. Wishing our customers and readers a very Merry Christmas, enjoyable festive season and a Happy New Year.

Mail Movements
Paid orders will be mailed up until Friday December 22nd.
We will also be mailing Wednesday 27th-Friday 29th inclusive in keeping with Australia Post opening hours.
No paid orders will be mailed in the first week of January.

Shop Closure
The Purple Penny webshop will be open for orders and emails until New Years Day.
We will be closed the first week in January. During this time we will be out of the office and away from email. During our closure you can still make your purchase through our webshop to secure your item/s. We will attend to those sales once we reopen.

Thank you for your patience during this busy time.

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Error Coins Aplenty

As our customers and readers know we love a good error coin and we’ve just listed up a number of premium ‘dodgy’ coins that will suit every budget. Take a look at the coolest planchet flaw that leaves a hole right through the coin, the rarely seen ramstrike dollar coin or 20% off centre one cent all in our coin errors category in the webshop.

Australia 1964m Penny Planchet Flaw Hole Error almost Uncirculated


Australia 1994 Dollar Ramstrike Error Choice Uncirculated


Australia 1966 1 Cent Off Centre Strike Error Gem Uncirculated