Yes, you will need to create an account to checkout. This is so that you can receive updates on your order, view previous orders and ensure that we have all the correct information required for dispatch.
Please get in touch with the Imperial Coins team to see if and when this item will be back in stock on (07) 3630 1903 or via our Contact page.
If your item is faulty, Imperial Coins are able to offer a refund or exchange and cover the return shipping cost. Please get in touch with us to arrange for the return of your item/s.
To cancel or amend your order, please contact our Brisbane office on (07) 3630 1903 or via our Contact page where a staff member will assist you.
Once your order has been placed, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your order and another email once your order has been dispatched. If you have any issues or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team on (07) 3630 1903 or via our Contact page.
Yes. All Imperial Coin orders are sent Express via Australia Post with signature and tracking. If your order displays as being delivered when it hasn’t been, please contact our team immediately.
Coin & Banknote Auctions
For orders in Australia, you will be charged $0.50 for each additional auction item on top of your initial shipping cost of $9.99.
For international orders, you will be charged $1.00 for each additional auction item on top of your initial shipping cost of $19.99.
You can, however, amending or cancelling an auction order may result in a fee or charge due to the backend requirements involving consignors.
You will receive an email confirming that we have received your order and another email once your order has been dispatched. If you have any issues or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team on (07) 3630 1903 or via our Contact page.
Yes. All auction orders are sent Express via Australia Post with signature and tracking. If your order displays as being delivered when it hasn’t been, please contact our team immediately.
PCGS Coin Grading
Simply email us via our Contact page, we will then send you a submission form to complete along with a postal address to send your coins or banknotes to. If you live locally, you can drop off and pick up your order from our Brisbane office.
It can take anywhere between 1-4 months to have your coins and/or banknotes graded by PCGS. Our Standard option will take anywhere between 2 to 4 months and our Express option will take anywhere between 1 to 3 months.
The cost to have your items is dependent on the number of items and their value. Please refer to the pricing structure on our PCGS Submissions page.
Yes. Once your coins have arrived at the Imperial Coins head office, we will then ship your items to PCGS in the US for grading. The grading of your coins will take a few months, once this is complete, your coins will then be sent back to us.
Private Coin Rolling
Simply email us with a break down of your rolling submission including the type of coin and quantity. We will then email you an order form to fill out along with a postal address.
We offer coin rolling for all Australian uncirculated coins. If your coins are not uncirculated, or rolls and bags contain unmatched coins, Imperial Coins are able to provide replacement coins at current market rates or return your coins to you at a shipping charge of $9.99 plus $2 per roll equivalent.
Unfortunately, due to the design of the coin and issues with the brittleness of the enamel, this causes damaged to the coins during the rolling process. For this reason, we are no longer rolling this particular coin.
The cost varies depending on the number of rolls you are looking to have produced, however it can be between $8-$15 per roll. Please refer to our Coin Rolling page for details on pricing.
Once we have received your coins we will process your coin rolling order within one week.
Yes. Customers will need to pay for shipping costs to and from our head office are covered by the customer. Please enquire for a quote on shipping costs as prices do vary order to order. Customers in Brisbane will have the option to drop off and pick up their order.
Yes you can! Make sure you notify us when placing your order.
Imperial Coins will be rolling the donation $1 coin. Prior to bringing the coins in, the customer must donate the rolling fees to a charity of their choice and present the receipt at submission.
Yes, we can. However, we do need to hand feed these coins individually to ensure the paint is not damaged during the rolling process. Therefore, there is a premium of $50 per roll to roll this type of coin.
Unfortunately, due to the design of the coins and issues with the brittleness of the enamel, this causes damaged to the coins during the rolling process. For this reason, we won't be rolling these particular coins.
Selling To Imperial Coins
We are looking to buy back any gold, silver, bullion, coins, banknotes, gold jewellery, silver jewellery, watches, stamps and deceased estates.
Our selling process is easy! Simply call or book an appointment online and bring in your items. Our friendly team will then carry out a comprehensive test on your item to ensure you get the best price. Once testing is complete, a sell price will be determined with payment available on the spot in the form or cash or bank transfer.
The price you receive for selling your gold is dependant on a number of factors including weight, purity of the metal and the current live price. If selling jewellery, the quality and purity of the gemstone/s will be factored in.
You can find the current price of gold on our Live Pricing page.
The right time to sell gold comes down to your individual circumstances.
We accept PayPal, Bank Transfer and Credit Cards.
Our website guarantees the security of your transaction through the use of Eway - thus none of your financial information is retained online or saved by us following Checkout. What's more, Imperial Coins will not ever, for any reason, sell or provide your details to a Third Party.
Shipping & Delivery
All online orders within Australia are a flat fee of $9.99 and are shipped express via Australia Post or StarTrack with signature.
We do! For all online orders, it is a flat fee of $19.99 to ship your order internationally.
Please allow our team 1-2 business days from the time of ordering to pack and dispatch your order.
All auction and online orders are sent our express with signature to ensure tracking is available due to the whole process. If your order ever shows as being delivered and it hasn’t arrived please contact us immediately.
Imperial Coins have a 30 day returns policy where your item will need to be returned in its original condition at your own cost.
If the item is damaged or incorrect, Imperial Coins will cover the return shipping cost.
If your item is faulty, please get in touch with us to arrange for the return of your items and a refund or exchange. Imperial Coins will cover the return shipping cost.
Numismatics is the study and collection of coins and currency items. A collectable coin can be anything - from Ancient coins of thousands of years ago, to a freshly minted silver coin commemorating an important anniversary.
Definitely not. Coins are for everyone! Most numismatic items are a direct link to history - gold sovereigns for instance - or commemorate a theme that is identifiable by everybody - Melbourne Mint's own Ned Kelly coin, for example.
There is much conjecture over the rarest Australian coin. However, it is often said to be the 1930 Penny. Perhaps 1500 examples exist of the mintage that circulated originally BUT only 4-5 examples are known in Proof quality.
Many collector coins do increase in value but, of course, it is impossible to say for certain whether a coin will increase its worth. There are many factors involved, including collector demand, theme, age, and scarcity. Generally, it is best to collect what you like. If you collect this way, you will always be happy!
Technically, yes, you can. Any coins, from any country, have been approved as genuine legal tender currency by the issuing authority within that country. However, usually the metal, the small mintage, the numismatic value, or even the age, make a coin worth much, much more than the currency value assigned to it.
Without seeing your coin, it is impossible to provide accurate information. Thus, we recommend contacting a Numismatic dealer, such as Imperial Coins, to discuss your coin and your options.
Australia's first ever local coinage were the Holey Dollars and Dumps. Created in an effort to keep currency in the colony in 1813, these two coins were created by punching the centre out of a Spanish Silver dollar. The ring-shaped outer was declared to be worth 5 Shillings and the centre (the dump) decreed as 15 pence. Legal Tender status was removed from these coins in 1829 and many of them were subsequently melted down for the silver content. Today, existing examples of these coins are quite rare and command very high prices.
Circulating coins are struck in very high volumes and as quickly as possible. These are the coins that you find in your change every day. The term “Uncirculated” is used to describe a perfect, untouched, Mint-State version of a circulating coin. They are literally uncirculated. Additionally, coins struck specifically for collectors to a slightly better quality than circulation issues are also declared to be in Uncirculated condition.
Traditionally, like printing proofs, Proof coins were struck to examine the success or failure of a design before executing the larger minting run. In modern times, the term Proof refers to a higher quality minting process that creates collector coins of a special high quality.