The 10 Best Coin Purses

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in June of 2018. You’d think, by now, we’d have done away with change, which can be heavy and annoying to carry. But since it’s not disappearing anytime soon, and you may even need it occasionally, perhaps to feed a meter, you might consider a handy coin purse to keep it under control. To accommodate various style preferences, we’ve selected everything from the super cute to the purely functional. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Manhattan Portage Cordura

2. Anuschka Original

3. Nabob Leather Change Holder

Editor's Notes

October 24, 2019:

Standard-sized wallets sure can hold a lot of important things, like dollar bills, coins, checks, and credit cards, but sometimes you just don’t have the room for all of that – or the desire to carry all of it around. These small coin purses sure come in handy at such times. Most feature enough space for a few extras besides your change, such as folded-up dollars, an ID and credit cards, and maybe even a set of headphones.

Joining the list in this update is the hand-painted, nappa leather Anuschka Original. It comes from a family-owned company that makes handbags featuring nature and vintage art themes. Their designs originate in America and are then hand-painted at the family’s workshop in India by trained artisans – and every purse is signed with the company name by a member of the family. This particular coin purse is available in multiple floral themes, as well as dolphins, dragonflies, and butterflies. There are also Aztec- and Caribbean-inspired designs. It makes for an attractive gift and comes in a drawstring bag.

For those interested in a more neutral option, our list has plenty of those, including the Manhattan Portage Cordura, which is tough to beat when it comes to quality and price. Unlike many others, its zipper extends down both sides, making it a cinch to remove the contents when you need them. (Your days of emptying your change purse onto a store counter will be over.) The Maxpedition Pouch is another highly popular choice, made with a soft interior designed to minimize the sounds made by keys and loose coins. It comes with a 12-inch lanyard that makes for a nice carrying option (especially since it can be difficult to fit a coin purse into one’s jeans pockets) and also has a handy key ring.

Leaving the selection today is the Meta-U Kawaii Lucky Cat amidst reports the zipper can become unattached rather easily.

Special Honors

Paperwallet Iridescent Coin Pouch This slim, minimalist choice is designed to make handling coins easy, comfortable, and fun. It has no zippers, buttons, or snaps that add unnecessary bulk. Your change automatically stacks within the pouch to take up as little space as possible. It’s available in an array of color choices and is made of recyclable, water-resistant material.

Contrado Shell Coin Purse You can show off your creative flare by designing your own coin purse using your own artwork. Contrado will custom-print it, within one to two days, on 100% Italian Nappa leather, with your choice of a smooth or textured surface (with a vegan-friendly leatherette alternative also available). You can choose from among three purse sizes, as well as four thread colors. It comes with a silver-colored zip with a ringed puller.

4. Maxpedition Pouch

5. Nabob Leather Classic

6. Saddleback Leather Full Grain

7. Cynure Women’s

8. BPLeathercraft Owl

9. Nabob Leather Oval Squeeze

10. Oyachic 4 Pack

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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