About Me

Beginning a career in Collector Coinage back in the early 2000's, I was lucky to work for one of the biggest companies in the industry. What did I learn there? Well, besides the basics of modern Australian coinage (plus much more about old Australian coins!), I learnt that collecting coins is an incredibly rewarding hobby. It is all of educational, self-improving, chock full of beauty, and rather satisfying.

Fast forward almost two decades and the opportunity to open my own, small, online collector coin business was sprung upon me. After a short time "ummming" and "aaahing" (and a few beers, it should be said), the decision was made. Yes! I will do it!

And so, Melbourne Coin Company was born. Named after my beloved home town, the site grew, and grew... until COVID-19 hit, in early 2020. From there, rather than sit on my hands, I worked with new distributors, and new suppliers, and expanded the range of collectables available!

Today, life is even more exciting at Melbourne Coins & Collectables Company!

Alan