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Adelaide Coin Show November 18th and 19th 2017

Just a heads up to our friends in and around Adelaide and those visitors from interstate we’ll be attending the NSSA Coin, Banknote, Stamp & Collectable Expo in November at the Torrens Parade Ground in the city. Entry is free and so is parking so we’d love to see you there. Put it on the calendar now!

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New Additions In the Shop

A stable of mules have been added to the inventory of coins for sale this month, the better coins grading  XF40 and AU55 by PCGS. We also added some gold coins to the shop which were quickly snapped by by a sharp eyed collector. The George V sovereigns and half sovereigns all graded mint state. A quality coin also now available is a 1939 kangaroos reverse halfpenny, a really great looking coin in a lovely high grade. Only 2 coins grade higher on the PCGS population, one in MS65BN and MS64+RB.

Our stock of 1934-35 Melbourne Centenary florins (of which we’ve had quite a few) was close to selling out so we hunted down some new quality coins grading PCGS MS65. They are now listed up.

Decimal collectors should note the 1972 5 cent in PCGS MS67, a superb grade and also a low echidna variety -see the listing for more explanation on that.

We’ve recently restocked the shop in Saflips, Saflip inserts and album pages so if you need more supplies they are currently in abundance.

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New Listings

It’s been 2 months since we launched the new revamped website and feedback has been fantastic, thank you. The customer experience has improved and we’re happy to say that sales are up too! We have been listing some new items and freshly graded coins just back from PCGS. A highlight has been a New Zeand 1955 proof shilling that was quick to sell.

This week we’ve listed up some fantastic British coins that include 1892, 1901, and 1908 maundy sets and a superb red 1899 GB penny.

On the Australian front we have just listed a 1938 threepence, and 1938 sixpence both in PCGS MS66 and both equal finest graded.

For the error and varieties collectors we listed a New Zealand Bahama Islands mule and an Australian 1981 NO SD variety 2 cent both PCGS graded. You may have also missed a 1975 50 cent struck 20% off centre that brought a lot of interest from buyers.

Keep an eye out for more newly listed coins in the coming weeks. Thanks for stopping by our website.

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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!

Many Thanks,


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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.