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Mid February 2010

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Money – Mid February 2010 Page 1 - Man From Snowy River Tuvalu 2010 $1 Man From Snowy River 1oz Silver Proof Pages 2&3 - Perth Mint New Releases 2010 $100 Treasures Of Australia Gold Nuggets 1oz Gold Proof 2010 $1 Treasures Of Australia Gold Nuggets 1oz Silver Proof 2010 $1 Gilded Koala 1oz Silver BU Pages 4&5 - All the way with the USA! USA 2009 $20 Ultra High Relief 1oz Gold Double Eagle USA 2009 $1 Eagle 1oz Silver BU USA 2009 DC & Territories Quarter Collection BU (6) USA 2009 Lincoln Cents BU Set Of Four USA 2009 Complete Presidential Dollar BU Collection (4) USA 2009 $1 Presidential 4 Coin Proof Set USA 2009 $1 Native American BU USA 2009 $1 James K Polk Presidential Dollar BU USA 2009 $1 Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar BU USA 2009 $1 William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollar BU USA 2009 $1 John Tyler Presidential Dollar BU Page 6 - The Battle Rages On! Cook Is 2010 $1 Great Naval Battles Salamis 1oz Silver Proof Tuvalu 2009 $1 Battle Of Thermopylae 1oz Silver Proof Tuvalu 2009 $1 Battle Of Cannae 1oz Silver Proof Tuvalu 2009 $1 Battle Of Hastings 1oz Silver Proof Tuvalu 2009 $1 Battle Of Balaklava 1oz Silver Proof Tuvalu 2009 $1 Battle Of Gettysburg 1oz Silver Proof Page 7 - The Orbital Silver Proof Series Cook Islands 2010 $1 Space Shuttle Orbital 1oz Silver Proof Cook Islands 2007 $1 Sputnik Orbital 1oz Silver Proof Cook Islands 2008 $1 Yuri Gagarin Orbital 1oz Silver Proof Cook Islands 2009 $1 1st Space Walk Orbital 1oz Silver Proof Cook Islands 2009 $1 First Man On The Moon 1oz Silver Proof Page 8 - 100 Years of Australian Currency 2010 $1 100 Years Of Coinage Silver Proof 2010 $1 Currency Centenary Mintmark/Privymark BU Set of 4 1910 King Edward VII Year Set 1920 King George V Year Set 1930 King George V Year Set 1940 King George VI Year Set 1950 King George VI Year Set 1960 Queen Elizabeth II Year Set 1970 Queen Elizabeth II Year Set 1980 Queen Elizabeth II Year Set 1990 Mint Set On the Order Form… 2010 $1 Kookaburra 2010 WMF Berlin 1oz Silver BU Pair 2010 $2 Silver 2oz Colour Tiger Specimen 1910 M,S,P Sovereign Set gVF-gEF GB 2010 Sovereign BU GB 2010 Half Sovereign BU GB 2010 Quarter Sovereign BU GB 2010 Gold Sovereign BU Trio

US$ Price Total

$77.00 $2,125.00

SOLD OUT $69.00 $1,995.00 $25.00 $7.00 $5.00 $14.00 $24.75 $3.50 $5.00 $5.00 $4.00 $5.00 $77.00

SOLD OUT $127.00 $77.00 $77.00 $166.00 $92.00

SOLD OUT $135.00 $92.00 $92.00 $39.00 $12.75 $144.00 $56.00 $23,796.00 $46.00 $25.00 $28.00 $68.00 $22.00 $127.00

News on Postage… Although we have, for a significant period of time, absorbed Australia Post price increases, we have unfortunately been forced to raise our basic postage rates. Rest assured, though, we have kept those price increases to the barest minimum! Offsetting the minimal impact of these increases, we of course still offer FREE postage for orders over $500! Indeed, whatever the size of your order, our extremely competitive rates make the Downies’ Express Courier service a very attractive alternative. Not only affordable, Express Courier is also tied to a priority delivery service, meaning that you are placed first in the queue when inventory is available. New for lay away… The perfect way to guarantee supply of the most exclusive, most sought after collectables, our lay away system is always extremely popular. Now with a new minimum purchase requirement of $400 – in operation from 1 February 2010 – all other terms of Downies lay away system stay the same, with this important element of our service remaining an attractive, convenient option. Warmly welcoming American Express! We are delighted to now announce we have removed the 3% surcharge on American Express and are happy to Welcome your American Express Card for your next purchase with us. Following lengthy negotiations between Downies and American Express, our clients can now use this credit card on all orders from the 1 February 2010 at no extra cost! No matter how you would like your order delivered, and no matter how you would like to pay for it, you can rely on Downies to get your precious collectables to you safely and quickly – guaranteed.

Downies – online and on fire!

$85.00 $102.00 $1,695.00 $484.00 $280.00 $153.00 $848.00

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Changes in 2010!

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Postage and Insurance – USA

$8.50

Postage & Insurance – Canada

$16.00

Postage & Insurance – Overseas

$22.00

Orders over $500

FREE

State Tax (Californian Residents) @8.75% $___________ (Invoices of $1,500 or more are Tax Exempt) * Orders over 2kg, we reserve the right to add additional charges. We will advise cost on a case by case basis.

At Downies, we pride ourselves at being at the forefront of the Australian numismatic industry – and yet we never rest on our laurels. Whether our Mailorder Division, Auction Department or retail outlets, we are constantly striving to improve our level of service – including that provided by our website. The official Downies website has undergone a significant revamp over the last 12 months, and if you haven’t had a look in recent times, we are sure you will be impressed. Apart from being very easy to navigate, and, as always, underpinned by secure ordering facilities, our website is now absolutely jam-packed with the most extensive array of collectables you could imagine.

www.downies.com TOTAL ORDER VALUE $_____________


Perth Mint flies high in Berlin! Sure to be a hit with the growing number of Australian ‘Show product’ collectors, the Perth Mint’s 2010 $1 Kookaburra World Money Fair Berlin 1oz Silver BU Pair is a must-have for those still on the hunt for the 2009-dated Kookaburra. Comprising the 2009 and 2010 dated 40mm 1oz .999 fine Silver Kookaburras, this unique presentation is, like all official Aussie Show products, distinctive, unique and underpinned by strictly limited availability. Stealing the show at the biggest numismatic festival on the planet, this exclusive release was in huge demand at the Fair – in part due to the inclusion of the 2009 Silver Kookaburra. A highly sought after Australian legal tender type, the 300,000-coin mintage has completely sold out at the Mint! Although our attendance at the Fair put us in the position to secure a tiny allocation, we have just a few sets available – each housed in a special, individually numbered World Money Fair pack, confirming the limited edition of just 5,000. 2010 $1 KOOKABURRA WORLD MONEY FAIR BERLIN 1oz SILVER BU PAIR

A$

99

US$

Includes the 2009 Silver Kookaburra - now sold out at the Perth Mint!

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Limited mintage just 1,000! An exceedingly exclusive ‘Show’ issue, with a tiny total edition of just 1,000, Downies is delighted to present the Perth ANDA Show 2010 $2 Year of the Tiger Colour 2oz Silver Specimen! Issued to great acclaim at the recent Perth ANDA Show, this exciting Australian legal tender release represents yet another outstanding Australian ‘Show product’. Defined by the original, distinctive ANDA Show presentation packaging, made exclusively for the event, this imposing 50.3mm .999 silver $1 is also notable for strictly limited availability. Just 1,000 coins were struck for the Show! As Downies attended Western Australia’s key numismatic festival, we were in a position to secure an admittedly tiny number of this glorious precious metal coin on behalf of our clients. With strong collector interest in all Australian Show products, our limited supply of the Perth ANDA Show 2010 $2 Year of the Tiger Colour 2oz Silver Specimen is sure to sell-out at super speed. .

Only available in this presentation, the 2010 $2 Year of the Tiger Colour 2oz Silver Specimen has a tiny worldwide mintage of just 1,000!

PERTH ANDA SHOW 2010 $2 YEAR OF THE TIGER COLOUR 2oz SILVER SPECIMEN

A$

119

US$

102

Official Issue Price


The last Edward VII Gold Sovereigns! A$

1,995

US$

1,695

COMPLETE 1910 EDWARD VII SOVEREIGN MINTMARK SET gVF-gEF

Whilst hotly pursued for their beauty, scarcity and long-term value – like all sovereigns – the Australian Sovereigns of 1910 are sought after for one very specific reason. Struck exactly a century ago at the Royal Mint branches in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney respectively, these historic sovereigns were the very last issued during the reign of King Edward VII. Greatly desired for their ‘last issue’ status, the 1910M, 1910S and 1910P sovereigns are indicative of the general scarcity of

Edward VII sovereigns. The brief nature of the King’s reign, united with the fact that pre-WWI sovereigns were the last gold coins used in circulation, means that most Edward VII sovereigns are either well worn or have been lost over the century since struck. With the natural scarcity intensified by the number lost to the profiteer’s melting pot during the recent surge in gold prices, the 22-carat gold 1910 sovereigns are genuinely tough-to-find – especially in

superior grade. A wonderful opportunity, we still have just have just a few complete 1910 Edward VII Sovereign Mintmark Sets available, with all coins in strong good Very Fine to good Extremely Fine condition. Very popular when offered in January Money, we have just four complete sets remaining in stock – each housed in a lavish timber case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Our three mintmarksS=Sydney, P=Perth and M=Melbourne

1910 So Sovereigns were the very last to carry the noble portrait of King Edward VII on the obverse

A$

569

US$

484

GB 2010 GOLD SOVEREIGN BU

A$

329

US$

280

GB 2010 GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN BU

A$

179

US$

153

GB 2010 GOLD QUARTER SOVEREIGN BU

Gold from Great Britain! Each coin utterly unique! Capturing the highly distinctive characteristics of Britain’s classic gold coins, the Royal Mint has employed original 19th century dies in the creation of the 2010 Gold Sovereign Series! Rendering each coin utterly unique, the use of these dies was the key to demand for the highly sought after 2009 series, and the 2010 issue is proving just as popular. Bearing Benedetto Pistrucci’s legendary St George & the Dragon design, the full Sovereign, as always, is the headlining act of

this highly desirable annual issue. Distinguished by the presence of the designer’s initials, as well as the absence of the streamer on St George’s helmet, the 22.05mm 7.98g 2010 Sovereign was struck using 1820s dies – dies almost certainly worked on by Pistrucci himself! In contrast, the 19.30mm 3.99g 2010 Half Sovereign (produced from 1893 dies, when the St George design was first seen on the denomination) features the streamer but lacks Pistrucci’s initials! Struck to exquisite Brilliant Uncirculated standard from 22-carat gold – like each coin in the series – the

13.50mm 1.997g Quarter Sovereign features both the streamer AND Pistrucci’s initials! Issued to the public for the very first time in 2009, the smallest member of the Sovereign Family offers an affordable pathway to the heart of Britain’s numismatic heritage. A brilliant initiative on the part of Britain’s Royal Mint, the subtle variations between these utterly unique coins makes the 2010 Sovereign Series a must-have as a complete set – as does our price! An eminently historic, highly distinctive addition to any collection, buy all three coins and SAVE A$80!

SAVE A$80! COMPLETE 2010 GB GOLD SOVEREIGN BU TRIO A$

997

US$

848


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