Select Coins & Banknotes

trading as

Australian coin dealer specialising in Aussie halfpennies, pennies, silver, gold, proclamation coins, current decimal currency, Aussie predecimal and decimal banknotes, investment collections and other collectables.

Welcome to our revised website. We have just added many top quality coins. More than 200 pennies are now listed - catering for beginners through to the most discerning collectors and investors.

For current stock lists and prices, click the required blue box, above left.

We are continually adding jpg images. Where images are not yet loaded, just send a quick email to listing the items you wish to see and we will normally be able to send high definition scans straight back.

About us
Select Coins & Banknotes - now trading on the Internet as -
began in 1979 as a mail order business specialising in Australian predecimal pennies and halfpennies. As we have grown we have expanded into other areas of Australian numismatics with a focus on high grade material.

We endeavour to maximise the value of your numismatic investments by minimising our costs. We achieve this by:
Focussing on high grade coins, where appreciation is greatest
Purchasing stock at low prices through contacts worldwide

Keeping business overheads low.

Most of our sales are now through this website thus avoiding costly advertising elsewhere. Feedback on this website is warmly invited.

Our numismatic gradings
Our gradings are conservative. Our choice uncirculated or gem coins are genuinely uncirculated and brilliant. Our coins graded "lightest toning Unc" are often graded elsewhere as choice unc or gem. Similarly, our CFU banknotes are genuinely crisp, flat and uncirculated with no blemishes whatsoever.

Click here for explanations of our grading abbreviations.

Quality guarantee and return privilege
We guarantee all items offered are genuine and as described. Any purchased item not completely satisfactory for any reason may be returned within 7 days for a full refund.

For Australian purchasers, viewing appointments can be arranged in Melbourne, provided we are not overseas. From time to time we also visit other centres in Australia and overseas. Email

We are always wanting to buy coins and banknotes in high grades. Please contact us at if you have any items to sell.
For information on valuation, click here. For information on selling, click here.

We guarantee to safeguard all information received. We will never pass on email addresses or other information to any other party. We take every precaution to secure all files and maintain commercial confidentiality.

Contact us
We currently do not have a mailing address or telephone number in Australia.

If you do not have email capability, you may mail us at:
281 Avenue du Griffe
Gajan 30730

How to order
Please send an email to to check items are in stock. We will confirm availability by return email and advise postage and handling charges applicable, if any. You may then pay by direct deposit, personal or bank cheque, Moneybookers or PayPal. Direct deposit is usually fastest and cheapest.
Direct deposit details:
Commonwealth Bank account name: Select Coins
account number
10199154, BSB 063225.

Postage and handling charges
We have priced our items to exclude excessive margins for postage and packaging, so we usually do require additional costs to be met by purchasers. (Cheaper for you in the long run.)

For orders below A$250 please add A$4.50 for packaging and registered mail. For orders above A$250 please add A$9 for the additional insurance charges.

These charges may be reduced, or waived altogether, if paying by direct deposit and/or if your order comprises multiple items and/or for repeat orders.

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Currency exchange
All prices on this site are in Australian dollars.

For sales in Euros multiply by .72. For New Zealand dollars, multiply by 1.18. For other currencies, please apply the current daily exchange rate. Then click 'Back' to return to this site.

Select papers
We have prepared articles on topics related to numismatics which may be helpful to our clients:
Cleaning coins (click here)
Valuing your collection (click here)
Selling your collection (click here)
Please let us know if there are other subjects on which professional advice is required.

Links: recommended websites