About Us

Imperial Coins offer a complete product and service range unique to the numismatic industry, consistently bringing in an incredible range of quality items complemented with a number of industry-leading services. 

Equipped with years of industry knowledge and experience, Imperial Coins are the first and only official PCGS partner in Australia offering a streamlined and easily accessible third party coin grading service. Through their partnership with Cotton & Co., Imperial Coins are the only companies in Australia to offer private coin rolling and coin roll certification

Each month, Imperial Coins host Australia’s largest online numismatic auction bringing in an incredible range of PCGS graded coins and banknotes including pre-decimal, decimal products from Australia and around the world.

Who We Are

The team at Imperial Coins are led by two pioneers of the Australian numismatic industry, Michael Cotton and Scott Waterman. Together, the team are working towards revolutionising the numismatic and precious metals industries through advanced and innovative forms for both buying and selling. 

Imperial Coins are the official Australian submission centre for PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), the largest bullion & numismatic certifier in the world in terms of both quantity and quality.

Michael Cotton

With over a decade of experience in numismatics and precious metals, Michael Cotton focuses on developing and identifying opportunities for growth, maintaining and leading innovation within the numismatic industry. 


Scott Waterman 

Starting his own numismatic company at the age of 22, Scott Waterman has gone on to change the way rare coins are traded in Australia and is the current Head of Sales at Imperial Coins. With over 20 years specialising in the very best quality Australian coins and banknotes, Scott has handled some of our most famous coin collections, including the Fenton Collection.