Mid July 2010
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Smithy soars sky high! Worldwide mintage just 5,000! Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the untimely demise of Australia’s greatest aviation pioneer – Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) – this brilliantly designed precious metal Proof has inspired predictably strong demand. Commanding the attention Whilst interest in this of modern coin collectors, official legal tender issue as well as aviation buffs, can be attributed to the initial demand for the Perth iconic status of ‘Smithy’ – Mint-struck 2010 $1 Kingsford a national hero as big as Smith 1oz Silver Proof has Don Bradman and Phar soared sky-high. With the Lap – the demand is mintage restricted to 5,000, largely due to the now is the time to guarantee outstanding quality of the coin. Uniting one of the most supply of this memorable Silver Proof – whilst still famous portraits of Smithy available at Official Issue Price. with a depiction of his plane, the Southern Cross, A$ 95 contrasting beautifully with a fully ‘struck-up’ depiction US$ 77 of the globe, this exclusive release represents a dramatic TUVALU 2010 $1 KINGSFORD SMITH 75th ANNIVERSARY combination of stunning 1oz SILVER PROOF full-colour and glorious Official Issue Price Proof quality. SH076
Crafted to Proof quality from 1oz pure .999 silver Strictly limited to a worldwide mintage of 5,000 Struck by the Perth Mint as official Tuvalu legal tender Beautifully presented in a high-gloss timber case Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Smithy’s vision – enshrined in silver… With Smithy one of the great early proponents of aviation as a viable mode of passenger transport, the Royal Australian Mint’s inspiring 2008-10 Masterpieces in Silver Series is the ideal complement to the brilliant Silver Proof offered above.
2008-09 MASTERPIECES IN SILVER SET pair of pairs Official Issue Price
Celebrating Australia’s rich history of passenger aviation, and issued progressively over three years, we have the first two issues of the 2008-10 Masterpieces in Silver Series in stock. United by superb Proof quality, pure .999 silver and
2008 & 2009 MASTERPIECES IN SILVER SETS Official Issue Price
handsome presentation, the 2008 release pays homage to the oldest and newest Australian passenger aircraft – the Avro 504K and the Airbus A380 – whilst the 2009 issue honours the De Havilland DH86 and the Constellation L749.
Comprising two 38.74mm 38.61g $5 coins, each set is presented in an official RAM case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. With the release of the 2010 set imminent, this is the ideal time to add these unique sets to your collection.
Australia’s first High Relief Roo! A massive 50% thicker than a normal 1oz silver coin, and defined by breathtaking depth and detail in the design, Australia’s first High Relief Silver Proof Kangaroo coin is guaranteed to be one of the hottest issues of the year. A glorious example of the Mint’s precious metal expertise, the 2010 $1 Kangaroo High Relief 1oz Silver Proof represents Australian numismatics at its finest.
Set in an official case with a Certificate of Authenticity, each 32.60mm Australian legal tender $1 coin carries the portrait of Elizabeth II on the obverse
Measuring 32.60mm in diameter, and a chunky 6mm in width, the extra thick 1oz flan has been struck on concave surfaces to ensure that the optimum flow of pure silver is achieved by the strike of the die – and the result is sensational. The first time in silver, first time in Proof and first time in High Relief, the brilliant Boxing Kangaroo design looks magnificent struck to this exquisite level of quality. Standing out prominently from the background field, the Elizabeth II portrait found on the obverse of this official Australian legal tender coin looks equally spectacular.
With the mintage strictly limited to a mere 20,000 coins – each presented within an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity – a speedy sell-out of this groundbreaking release is all but assured. Secure your piece of Aussie numismatic history at the Mint’s surprisingly low Official Issue Price!
Currently unavailable in the US 2010 $1 KANGAROO HIGH RELIEF 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price AR310
New Perth Mint Dreamtime coins unveiled! 2010 $1 DOLPHIN DREAMING 1oz SILVER BU Official Issue Price
A must-have for those who secured a coin from the popular Kangaroo and Turtle Dreaming series, the Perth Mint’s new Australian legal tender 2010 Dolphin Dreaming Series has just been launched! Capturing the spirit of the Dreamtime in pure .9999 gold and lustrous .999 silver, these fascinating rectangular coins feature a distinctive, inspiring design, created by noted indigenous artist Darryl Bellotti. Underpinned by the Mint’s flawless BU quality, the prestigious .9999 gold series comprises the 10g $25 (25.60mm x 15.60mm) and 2.5g $15 (22.60mm x 13.60mm) coins, with the affordable
47.60mm x 27.60mm .999 silver $1 giving everyone the chance to own an original work of Australian art. With Australian indigenous art the oldest ongoing artistic tradition on the planet, and highly sought after worldwide, the 2010 Dolphin coins are sure to command the attention of art lovers as much as collectors. Also perfect as distinctively Australian
gifts, each Silver BU is set in an illustrated pack, with each Gold BU in a Perth Mint case – complete with an informative, official Certificate of Authenticity.
6950 US$ 60 AR334
2010 $15 DOLPHIN A$ DREAMING 2.5g gold BU 215 US$ Official Issue Price 183 AR335
2010 $25 DOLPHIN DREAMING 10g GOLD BU Official Issue Price
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An inspiration to us all… A ‘not to be issued for circulation’ type, honouring a truly inspirational Australian, the 2010 $1 Fred Hollows Al-Br BU is a must-have for collector and non-collector alike! Giving the gift of sight to many thousands of people around the world, leading ophthalmologist Fred Hollows devoted his life to providing assistance to the underprivileged and neglected elements of society. Even after his untimely death in 1993, his pioneering work lives on through
the Fred Hollows Foundation, and, with his impact felt as far afield as Nepal, Eritrea and Vietnam, the RAM could not have made a finer choice for the third coin in the Inspirational Australians Series.
traditional collectors. Not issued for circulation, this is the only place you will find the Fred Hollows $1 – and the only way to keep your collection complete!
More than just a fine tribute to this groundbreaking medico, this unique al-br $1 type is crucial to
2010 $1 INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIANS FRED HOLLOWS AL-BR BU Official Issue Price AR244
Sunset Roo at just A$50! A fantastic opportunity to experience Australia’s finest modern coin design first hand, the first 1/5oz Silver Roo at Sunset is sensational value-for-money at just A$50. A brilliant initiative by the RAM, the use of the Roo at Sunset design upon a 1/5oz coin has naturally been met with a strong response from collectors. Nominated by Krause for the Peoples Choice Coin of the Year Award, this entrancing motif has been the key to the success of some of Australia’s most sought after recent issues, and the new 21.69mm 1/5oz .999 silver Proof version has been met with similarly powerful initial demand.
With the mintage just 5,000 coins, each set in an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a sell-out is inevitable – especially given the affordability! With the Official Issue Price so low, and our allocation strictly limited, we must, in the interests of fairness, impose a limit of two coins per household.
2010 $1 ROO AT SUNSET 1/5oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price Limit two per household AR299
The infamous Blackbeard! Underpinned by sensational value-for-money, genuine legal tender status and glorious full-colour, the Perth Mint’s 2010 $1 Blackbeard Al-Br BU would make a fine addition to any collection – and an exciting gift for the young collector!
TUVALU 2010 $1 BLACKBEARD AL-BR BU Official Issue Price
Celebrating one of the icons of the Golden Age of Piracy, this 30.60mm legal tender type pays homage to Edward Teach – the infamous Blackbeard. The archetypal bloodthirsty pirate, Blackbeard’s reign of terror lasted just two years, until killed by the British Royal Navy in 1718, and yet, his fame has endured to the current day.
collecting, this Tuvalu legal tender al-br coin is set in a brilliantly designed freestanding, illustrated card.
A steal at an Official Issue Price of just A$14.95, this dramatic BU $1 coin represents a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Perth Mint’s full-colour minting techniques. Also an ideal gift for those new to
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Tiny mintage just 5,000 coins! Sell-out certain… Not only representing the rebirth of the German nation as a single state following 45 years of division after WWII, the reunification of East and West in 1990 was a crucial moment in global 20th century history. Embodying the beginning of the end of the Cold War, German unity was of unquestionable importance to people all over the world – as is the Perth Mint’s 2010 $1 German Reunification 20th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof. Sure to be highly sought after worldwide, this exclusive legal tender issue is more than an historic commemoration of this landmark event – it is a collector coin of the utmost quality. Uniting the finest Proof quality with an explosive burst of full-colour, each 40mm 1oz .999 silver $1 is graced with a brilliant design. Distinguished by a fully ‘struck up’ design of the Roman Goddess Victory in
Official legal tender, with the portrait of Elizabeth II on the obverse, each .999 silver $1 is set in an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Giving you the chance to hold one of the most important pieces of 20th century history in your hands, this unique set features a genuine piece of barbed wire AND a genuine piece of rock from the Berlin Wall!
BERLIN WALL BARBED WIRE & ROCK SET AR315
Built by East Germany in 1961 to halt the flood of departures to the west, the Berlin Wall was one of the most disturbing symbols of a divided Europe. A foreboding construction of concrete,
Just as exclusive and just as beautifully designed as its predecessor and perfect partner, the phenomenally successful 2009 $1 Berlin Wall 20th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof, the Perth Mint is rightly anticipating
another rapid sell-out. With international demand sure to be huge, do not pass up the opportunity to guarantee supply of this vibrant fullcolour coin at Official Issue Price.
TUVALU 2010 $1 GERMAN REUNIFICATION 20th ANNIVERSARY 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price AR316
Official German tribute!
History in your hands…
her chariot – the statue that sits atop the Brandenburg Gate – the recreation of a fireworks display in Germany’s national colours (red, black and gold) makes for a truly eye-catching coin.
steel and barbed wire, and an oppressive reminder of the fierce struggle between Communism and the free world, the triumphant destruction of the Wall in 1989 heralded the end of the Cold War. An inspiring presentation, this set unites the two authentic Berlin Wall artefacts with a West Germany 1pf coin, an East Germany 1pf coin and an impressive crown-sized medallion. A must-have for collector and noncollector alike at just A$19.95!
As an official legal tender commemorative from Germany, issued in 2000 to honour the 10th anniversary of reunification, you would be hard pressed to find a more appropriate way to celebrate one of the most crucial moments in 20th century history. A highly sought after European commemorative, and one of the last German commemoratives issued in the Deutschemark rather than the Euro, we have just a few examples of this imaginatively designed 32.50mm 15.50g sterling silver Proof remaining in stock!
GERMANY 2000 10DM REUNIFICATION SILVER PROOF AN895
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Australia’s first $100 notes – from original bundles! Released in 1984 and 1985 during the Johnston/ Stone and Johnston/Fraser signature combinations respectively, Australia’s first two $100 notes are historic, scarce and rising in market value in premium grade. Seldom offered in top quality, our acquisition of original bundles of these important Australian notes means we can offer each crucial early $100 in strictly Uncirculated condition! The difficulty in finding the 1984 Johnston/Stone $100 and 1985 Johnston/Fraser $100 notes in this superb condition is largely due to the status of the $100 as Australia’s highest denomination. Although inflationary pressures of the early 1980s had ensured that the $50 was superseded at the nation’s highest denomination, $100 still represented
1984 $100 JOHNSTON/STONE & 1985 $100 JOHNSTON/ FRASER UNC
1984 $100 CONSECUTIVE PAIR & 1985 $100 CONSECUTIVE PAIR UNC
1984 $100 CONSECUTIVE RUN OF 10 & 1985 $100 CONSECUTIVE RUN OF 10 UNC
a huge amount of spending power when these notes were released. As with the £10 of the predecimal era, few people were able to blithely stash these high denomination notes away for the future. Rare in premium grade as a result, we leapt at the chance to buy an original bundle of the one-yearonly 1984 $100 Johnston/Stone and 1985 $100 Johnston/Fraser. Not only your guarantee of quality, the discovery of these key types in original format means they can also be secured as Consecutive Pairs and Consecutive Runs of 10 – but you must be quick. Very popular when offered in May Money, we have limited stock available.
Australia’s first polymer $10 notes! Rarely seen in circulation, and never in premium grade as here, this is your chance to secure Australia’s first two regular polymer $10 issues in superb Uncirculated quality! Issued during the final two years of the Fraser/Evans signature combination, the 1993 and 1994 $10 notes represent an important step in the conversion of Australian notes from paper to polymer. Not only historic, these notes are genuinely scarce and rising in value, with the 1994 $10 among the highest cataloguing issues in the entire 1966-2010 $10 series! Taken from original bundles and available both as a pair AND a pair of Consecutive Pairs, you must not miss this rare opportunity. With the 1993 $10 valued at A$65, and the 1994 $10 worth A$225, this dynamic duo in Unc represents outstanding value-for-money at a massive A$112 off!
1993 & 1994 $10 FRASER/ EVANS PAIR OF CONSECUTIVE PAIRS
1993 & 1994 $10 FRASER/ EVANS PAIR
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Official Australian World Expo coins! A vibrant example of the kind of Australian skill, vision and ingenuity on show at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai – the biggest expo the world has ever seen! – we still have a small number of the Perth Mint’s stunning array of full-colour, Australian legal tender World Expo coins in stock!
Comprising five .999 silver 1oz Specimen coins, this important international release is headlined by the very first Australian legal tender ‘Map of Australia’ coin, featured below, as well as four 40.60mm crowns. Official Australian legal tender, distinguished by the expert application of full-colour, the Perth Mint has struck 30,000 of each type – with almost the entire mintage of each coin dispatched to China! As a result of an exclusive distribution agreement, 29,000 of each World Expo 2010 coin will be sold within
China, leaving a mere 1,000 of each coin for the rest of the international market. Housed in distinctive Perth Mint presentation packaging created exclusively for the tiny number of coins not destined for China, our allocation from this important Australian legal tender program has been severely depleted since first offered in May. Underpinned by flawless quality, sparkling originality and blazing full-colour, do not miss your chance to enjoy this distinctively Australian coin series.
First Australian Map coin! Sold out at the Perth Mint in rapid fashion, we have just a few examples remaining of the first Australian legal tender coin struck in the shape of Australia! A brilliant example of the Perth Mint’s pursuit of distinctive, innovative collector coinage – and of the power and adaptability
2010 $1 SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO 2010 MAP OF AUSTRALIA 1oz SILVER SPECIMEN Official Issue Price
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of modern minting – the Shanghai World Expo 2010 Map of Australia $1 is the key to this important international series. Struck to Specimen quality from 1oz of .999 silver, and enhanced with full-colour, each coin is housed in an official case, set within a unique Shanghai World Expo outer box. Don’t miss your last chance to add this coin to your collection!
Just 1,000 of each coin in Australia!
2010 $1 SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO 2010 1oz SILVER SPECIMEN Official Issue Price AR134, AR135, AR136, AR137 Official Australian legal tender, each Perth Mint .999 fine silver coin carries the mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse
Perfect PNC partner! Authorised by the Commonwealth Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this eye-catching Australia Post issue is an affordable, official celebration of the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The perfect partner for any of the coins on this page, each PNC features a unique Australian legal tender 30.60mm Al-Br BU $1 from the Perth Mint, united with two Australia Post 55c stamps.
2010 $1 SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO PNC
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Tiny mintage just 2,500 coins! Continuing a grand tradition of Australian Show products, the Perth Mint’s 2010 $1 Celebrate Australia Melbourne ANDA Show 1oz Silver Proof is distinctive, eye-catching and, most of all, very, very exclusive.With just 2,500 struck, the only question is when – not if – this unique precious metal Proof is completely sold out.
Featuring the same design as the 2009 $1 Celebrate Australia Victoria BU, offered below, the 40.60mm flan portrays Melbourne’s Flinders St Station and a tram in full-colour, united with a Phillip Island penguin and the State Floral Emblem in fully struck-up silver Proof
2010 $1 CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE ANDA SHOW 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price AR314
A vibrant full-colour tribute to Australia’s ‘Garden State’, and obviously a must-have for Victorian collectors, the second issue in the ANDA Show Series inspired predictably strong demand when unveiled in Melbourne recently. Moreover, with so many people keen to assemble the complete ANDA Show Series, this striking 1oz .999 silver full-colour coin has also been targeted by collectors across the nation.
With the same mintage as the Queensland ANDA Show 1oz Silver Proof – now completely sold out at the Perth Mint – it goes without saying that time is of the essence for those interested in this exclusive Australian legal tender coin. With limited stock remaining from our original allocation – obtained by virtue of our attendance at the Show – a sell-out is imminent.
The original Celebrate Australia BU $1! Affordable, colourful and official, the original Celebrate Australia Victoria $1 is the perfect partner for the Melbourne ANDA Show 1oz Silver Proof above.
Beautifully presented in a plush, official Perth Mint case, and housed in a distinctive, unique ANDA Show outer box, each coin is complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the incredibly small mintage of just 2,500
The inspiration for the Perth Mint’s eyecatching, exclusive Silver Proof, the 2009 $1 Celebrate Australia Victoria BU offers every Australian the chance to enjoy the Mint’s world-renowned full-colour minting techniques. An Australian legal tender release, representing fantastic value-formoney at just A$14.95, each 30.60mm diameter coin is superbly presented in an official full-colour freestanding card.
2009 $1 CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA VICTORIA BU Official Issue Price AP977
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The one, the only Silver Round 50c! Australia’s first 50c date, and a one-year-only issue, the 1966 Silver Round 50c forms the foundation of every Australian decimal collection. Australia’s only round 50c, and only circulating decimal coin struck in precious metal, we are delighted to present this distinctive, controversial silver coin type in premium grade. Intended to be the ‘glamour‘ coin of the .changeover, the first 50c was struck to a higher silver purity than any coin since WWII – 80% fine. Treasury warned that the issue of such a coin for circulation was fraught with danger, and within a short time, rising silver prices saw the RAM cease production in late 1966. By 1968, with the silver value of the coin rising to 76c, it was withdrawn from circulation. When the Government, which resisted public pressure in 1967 and 1968 for the concept of a 50c coin to be scrapped, did unveil the new 50c, it was neither round nor struck from precious metal –
rendering the 80% Silver Round 50c a unique, one-year-only type. A wonderful opportunity to add this crucial coin to your collection in top grade, we have the 1966 Silver Round 50c in both EF-aUnc and strictly Unc quality, with each coin presented in a colourful, informative card. 1966 SILVER ROUND 50c UNC
1966 SILVER ROUND 50c EF-aUnc
1695 US$ 1450 SH051
Australia’s first 1c and 2c! From the time the Cartwheel Penny provoked the nation’s first official currency system, the 1800 Proclamation, copper coins have always played a special role in the hearts and minds of Australians.The 1c and 2c, withdrawn from circulation in the early
1990s, are no exception, and have always been traditional favourites – none more so than the first 1c and 2c, issued at the dawn of the decimal system in 1966. 1966 1c & 2c PAIR EF-aUnc
A landmark currency issue, and the first of what proved to be a shortlived series, we have Australia’s original 1c and 2c issues in premium grade – at a price to please all pockets! Graded from Extremely Fine to about Uncirculated, the 1966 1c and 2c is simply stunning value at a mere A$6.95 for the pair.
The early years… With more than four decades passing since issue, Australia’s early decimal coinage is scarce in any grade. A comprehensive overview of this crucial period in Australian history, this is your chance to secure every coin from 1966 to 1968 in strictly Unc! As the first coins of the decimal era, the 1966 issue is always popular, with the 1967 and 1968 sets even more highly sought after. The RAM, reeling from the controversy of the Silver Round 50c, did not issue Mint Sets for either of these years, and it is virtually impossible to find 1967 and 1968 coins in Unc – unless you talk to Downies! A$
1966 YEAR SET UNC
A fantastic opportunity, we have the 6-coin 1966 Year Set, scarce 5-coin 1967 Year Set and rare 5-coin 1968 Year Set available, with each set housed in an informative Mint Set-style pack. Buy all three and get the 1966 set for FREE!
1967 YEAR SET UNC
1968 YEAR SET UNC
Save A$5995! 1966-68 YEAR SETS UNC
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Australia’s first $2 note… Straight from an original bundle! One of Australia’s most important decimal types, no serious collection is complete without the nation’s first $2 note. Now, following our acquisition of an original bundle from Vanuatu, where the Australian dollar officially circulated until 1982, you not only
1966 $2 COOMBS/ WILSON UNC
95 US$ 81
have the chance to secure a single example of the 1966 Coombs/Wilson $2 in Uncirculated condition – you can secure this landmark currency issue in Consecutive Pairs and Consecutive Runs of 10!
1966 $2 COOMBS/ WILSON CONSECUTIVE PAIR UNC
180 US$ 153
1966 $2 COOMBS/ WILSON CONSECUTIVE RUN OF 10 UNC
Issued under Coombs/Wilson, the nation’s first decimal signatories, Australia’s first $2 was introduced in 1966 as one of four new decimal banknote denominations. Retaining the same green hues as the £1 note it replaced, this key type is scarce in Unc, with well over four decades having come and gone since it was released. A one-year-only issue, defined by the ‘Commonwealth of Australia’ banner seen only on notes from 1966 to 1974, the chance to own this note in Unc is enticing enough. The opportunity to secure the 1966 Coombs/Wilson $2 in Consecutive Pairs and Consecutive Runs of 10 is virtually irresistible! What makes this opportunity truly irresistible is the price. As we acquired this key type in ‘as issued’ format, we secured the bundle at a significant discount. Delighted to be able to pass the savings onto our clients, a single 1966 Coombs/Wilson $2 is now A$15 off catalogue value! A Consecutive Pair is now A$40 off, with a Consecutive Run of 10 at a sensational A$250 below catalogue price!
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A complete overview of Australian currency from 1788 to 2010, with all market values updated, the McDonald’s Guide to Australian Coins & Banknotes 17th edition is affordable, comprehensive, accurate – and now in glorious full-colour!
A must-have for those intrigued by this increasingly popular sub-set of Australian numismatics, the completely updated 2nd edition of Renniks insightful Australian Predecimal CoinVarieties Guide has just been released!
One of few ways you could improve this key publication, this innovation takes Australia’s leading numismatic reference to a new level. Not only creating an eye-catching new look for the 17th edition, the use of full-colour images enables easier identification of coins, notes, mintmarks, varieties and more. It is yet another reason why this handy 456pp publication is a mustMcDONALD’S GUIDE have for every Australian collector. 17th EDITION
Mules, mis-strikes, brockages and more, this informative new text provides a fine overview of the world of Australian predecimal varieties. Comprising 115 pages, and packed with illustrations, updated pricing and essential collector information, this impressive reference work is an essential element of every numismatic library – and represents outstanding value-for-money at a recommended retail price of A$29.95.
35 US$ 30 AQ710
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1988 $1 Bicentenary Silver Proof
Australia’s second commemorative $1 – crafted from 11.49g sterling silver
Sought after BU type – issued for the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games
Part of the 1988 Masterpieces in Silver Set (mintage 24,970)
Part of a tiny limited edition of 3,000 issued at 1992 Sydney Easter Show
Not normally available individually – set in a case with specification card
1992 $1 Barcelona Sydney Show Unc
Issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of accession of Elizabeth II in 1952
Commemorating the 1850s Port Phillip Patterns – mintage a tiny 7,489! Includes 38.74mm $10 & $5, 28.52mm $1 & 32.50mm $2 – 100g of .999 silver!
Struck by Perth Mint to Proof quality from 1oz .999 silver – measures 40mm 2002 $1 Accession 1oz Silver Proof
85 US$ 73 AG736
2008 $1 Coat of Arms Silver Proof
Taken from a mintage of 40,000, each Australian legal tender coin set in a case
2003 Masterpieces in Silver
195 US$ 166 AJ027
Official Australian legal tender tribute to Year of the Rat – struck by the RAM
An official RAM issue – struck to proof quality from 11.66g of .999 fine silver
Crafted to height of Proof quality from 11.66g .999 silver – measures 25mm 2008 $1 Year of the Rat Silver Proof
2008 $5 NT Gov’t 30th Anniversary Silver Proof
65 US$ 56 AO267
2009 Tuvalu $1 Transformers Megatron 1oz Silver Proof
The first of the Perth Mint’s Anzac Day series – struck to flawless BU quality
Each 38.74mm .999 silver Proof weighs 36.31g – mintage approximately 3,000!
Affordable memento of our most important day of national commemoration
Set in a RAM case with Certificate – top value for a large, weighty silver Proof
107 US$ 92
Each 30.20mm Australian legal tender coin set in an official, freestanding card
One of the finest Lunar New Year coins of 2009 – the Year of the Ox
Struck by Perth Mint from 1oz .999 fine silver – measures 40mm in diameter
Struck by RAM for sale into China – not made available to Australian dealers
Housed in an official case in a superbly illustrated Transformers outer box
2009 $1 Lunar Ox Silver Proof
89 US$ 76
Crafted from 1oz .999 fine silver, each 40mm $1 set in a case with Certificate
Features full-colour outer ring, revolving 360 degrees around full-colour Earth! 95
2009 $1 Anzac Day Al-Br BU
An officially authorised Tuvalu legal tender tribute to the popular Transformers movie
Honouring the first space walk in 1965, by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov
Presented in a RAM case with Certificate of Authenticity – mintage approximately 5,000
Marking 30th anniversary of responsible government in the Northern Territory
Cook Islands 2009 $1 First Space Walk Orbital 1oz Silver Proof
Housed within an official RAM case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Exclusive celebration of the centenary of Australia’s original Coat of Arms
Housed in an official RAM Mint case with Certificate
Each 25mm legal tender $1 set in original Show pack – with coupon intact!
Each 38.79mm 1oz .999 silver coin set in case with Certificate – 25,000 struck
Popular tribute to one of history’s most famous battles – sold out at Perth Mint! Measuring 40.60mm, each full-colour Proof coin comprises 1oz .999 silver Set in an official case with Certificate of Authenticity – tiny mintage of 5,000! Tuvalu 2009 $1 Battle of Cannae 1oz Silver Proof
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Monumental demand worldwide! Sensational 3D coins now in stock! One of Europe’s most innovative, most inspiring, most sought after collector coin programs, we have managed to obtain just a few examples from the stunning World Monuments 3D Silver Proof Series! Celebrating three of the world’s most famous landmarks – Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, America’s Statue of Liberty and the statues of Chile’s Easter Island – these groundbreaking coins are united by the remarkably popular 3D concept. Struck by one of Europe’s leading coin producers, each official legal tender presentation comprises a 1oz .999 fine silver coin, united with a detailed mini replica. Crafted from 1.7 grams of sterling silver, and then beautifully embellished in pure 24-carat gold, the miniature recreations of Christ the Redeemer, the Statue of Liberty and the statues of Easter Island can either be displayed upright, or laid flat, upon the 38.60mm diameter flan of the host coin! Outstanding value-for-money individually, given the striking quality of the coins and the innovative nature of the 3D concept, buy all three and save A$50!
No matter which you choose, each of these memorable, exclusive collector presentations is… comprised of a flawless Proof $10 host coin, crafted from 1oz .999 fine silver!
COOK ISLANDS $10 2007 3D EIFFEL TOWER SILVER PROOF AR358
COOK ISLANDS $10 2006 & 2007 3D SILVER PROOF TRIO KC745
adorned with individual edge-numbering, and 38.60mm in diameter distinguished by a 24-carat gold-plated 1.7g sterling silver mini replica set in a plush case with a Certificate of Authenticity
Just eight coins in stock! A stunning tribute to one of the world’s most recognisable monuments, we also have just a few of the 2007 $10 Eiffel Tower 3D Silver Proof in stock. Crafted from 1oz .999 silver and, like the coins above, highlighted by a 24-carat goldplated silver replica that can be laid flat or displayed upright on the 38.60mm flan, this sought after legal tender $10 is set in a case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Brazil’s most famous landmark, the Christ the Redeemer statue, is found in Rio de Janeiro, and stands 39.6 metres (130 feet) high. Constructed from 1922 to 1930, it has been proclaimed one of the Seven New Wonders of the World
One of the most recognisable symbols in the world, the 46 metre (151 foot) high Statue of Liberty (93m/305ft high with the pedestal) was given to the USA by France to celebrate the centenary of the Declaration of Independence in 1886
Annexed by Chile in 1888, the World Heritage listed Polynesian island of Easter Island is worldfamous for its 887 statues, known as ‘Easter Island heads’, created by the Rapanui people between 1100 and 1680AD
COOK ISLANDS $10 2006 & 2007 3D SILVER PROOFS AR355, AR356, AR357
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The 2010 World Buddha Heritage Coin Series! The Four Face Buddha… Defined by the finest Proof quality and the exquisite application of full-colour, this exclusive, richly symbolic new precious metal Proof is the first in the Singapore Mint’s spellbinding 2010 World Buddha Heritage Coin Series – a program devoted to the exploration of the many world-famous Buddha monuments around the globe. Brilliantly designed, the obverse portrays Cambodia’s Four Face Buddha – the distinctive façade of the 12th century Bayon Temple. Representing
Buddha’s all-seeing eye, this celebrated landmark is brilliantly captured upon the 40.70mm flan of this .999 silver Proof. Depicting the ‘Great Treasure Vase’ in colour on the
BHUTAN 2010 250Nu FOUR FACE BUDDHA 1oz SILVER PROOF
reverse, symbolising the boundless riches of Buddhist teachings, each legal tender coin is set in a case with a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of 10,000.
Glorious in pure .9999 gold… An exclusive legal tender issue, with the mintage set at just 6,000, the Four Face Buddha of Cambodia looks stunning crafted from the world’s favourite precious metal. pure, lustrous .9999 gold. With the mintage so low, we have been able to secure only a tiny allocation of this distinctive commemorative, with each coin beautifully presented in
Measuring 21.96mm in diameter, this official legal tender issue from the Kingdom of Bhutan is struck to the Singapore Mint’s rigorous Proof standards from 1/4oz of
an official case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. BHUTAN 2010 1000Nu FOUR FACE BUDDHA 1/4oz GOLD PROOF
At the cusp of enlightenment… A harmonious union of Buddhist artistry, geometry, architecture and religion, the Seokguram Grotto (Temple of the Stone Buddha) is the focus of the second Silver Proof coin in this exquisite legal tender series from the Singapore Mint.
Found near the top of Mt Tohamsan in South Korea, the Temple is dominated by the Stone Buddha so superbly depicted on the obverse of this .999 fine 1oz silver Proof. Skilfully capturing the serenity of Buddha at the cusp of enlightenment, this breathtaking work of art is beautifully accommodated by the expansive 40.70mm flan. Portraying the powerful, yet subtle symbol of the Dungkar (representing
the spread of Buddhist teachings) in full-colour on the reverse, each coin is housed in an official case with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the mintage of 10,000.
BHUTAN 2010 250Nu SEOKGURAM GROTTO 1oz SILVER PROOF
The Grotto in gold! A prestigious precious metal tribute to this celebrated Buddhist landmark, and extremely exclusive with just 6,000 issued worldwide, we have also been able to secure a tiny allocation of the 2010 1000Nu Seokguram Grotto 1/4oz Gold Proof. Featuring the glorious Stone Buddha design upon the 21.96mm flan – absolutely magnificent when struck to the highest possible quality from pure .9999 gold – this eye-catching legal tender issue will make a
compelling addition to any gold collection. Beautifully presented in an official Singapore Mint case with a Certificate of Authenticity, we have just a few examples of this unique, exclusive coin in stock.
BHUTAN 2010 1000Nu SEOKGURAM GROTTO 1/4oz GOLD PROOF
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Finished in 24-carat gold…
Stunning in full-colour…
A glorious example of the Perth Mint’s world-renowned expertise, and one of few Australian legal tender selectively gold-plated coin types, the design of this dazzling Year of the Tiger 1oz Silver Specimen looks utterly sensational enhanced with the world’s favourite precious metal.
Uniting an inspirational piece of numismatic design with the power of modern minting, this dramatic Silver Proof bears an innovative, highly symbolic portrayal of the Tiger – perfectly complemented with glorious full-colour!
An outstanding acquisition for anyone with an eye for quality, this larger-than-crown-size coin also represents a prestigious, fascinating gift for those born in the Year of the Tiger. Measuring an imposing 45.60mm, and comprising 1oz of .999 silver, this immaculate Lunar commemorative is set in a Perth Mint case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the worldwide mintage of 50,000.
An official legal tender commemorative from Macau (a Special Administrative Region of China), the large 40.70mm flan of this exclusive 1oz .999 fine silver Proof is distinguished by a stylised design of a crouching tiger – contrasting beautifully against a dazzling full-colour depiction of the evergreen pine. An official issue of the Singapore Mint, each coin is housed in a plush case, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the strictly limited mintage of 6,000.
2010 $1 YEAR OF THE TIGER GILDED 1oz SILVER SPECIMEN Official Issue Price
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Tiny mintage just 5,000!
Not issued for circulation…
A prestigious tribute to the Year of the Tiger, defined by a tiny worldwide mintage, this superbly struck precious metal Proof from the Perth Mint has naturally been popular with gold buyers and Lunar collectors alike.
An extremely popular way to celebrate the New Year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar – in large part due to the tremendous affordability – this official Australian legal tender coin has also been targeted by passionate decimal collectors.
Eye-catching and exclusive, with just 5,000 issued across the globe, this official Australian legal tender $15 coin is crafted to the highest Proof quality from 1/10oz of pure, lustrous .9999 fine gold. Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the low worldwide mintage, each 18.10mm diameter 2010 $15 Year of the Tiger 1/10oz Gold Proof is beautifully presented within the Perth Mint’s distinctive oval case, featuring a metallic base and glossy timber-effect lid.
Why? Because, as this unique, one-year-only type has not been issued for circulation and will never be found in change, this presentation is essential for those determined to preserve a complete decimal collection. Bearing a beautifully balanced Year of the Tiger design upon its 25mm diameter flan, each aluminium-bronze $1 coin is presented within an official Royal Australian Mint pack. Still available at the RAM’s value-for-money Official Issue Price, but not for long!
2010 $15 YEAR OF THE TIGER 1/10oz GOLD PROOF Official Issue Price
2010 $1 YEAR OF THE TIGER AL-BR UNC Official Issue Price
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Stunning new minting technique! Paying homage to Michelangelo’s most celebrated work – the Statue of David – this exclusive new legal tender coin is the first of its kind. Created with an unprecedented minting technique, this 25 gram sterling silver Antique BU coin features an insert design of the head of the statue embedded directly onto the reverse – fashioned to look like white Carrara marble, just like the original!
Capturing the Biblical hero David in a moment of contemplation, believed to be after his defeat of Goliath, this extraordinary tribute to Michelangelo’s exquisite Renaissance sculpture features a recreation of the head of the statue embedded within the reverse of the coin.
An inspiring, innovative, authentic tribute to what is arguably the world’s most famous statue, created between 1501 and 1504, the extremely low mintage of this 30mm x 38mm rectangular coin is sure to be wiped out in short order. A gross underestimation of demand, given the groundbreaking nature of the coin, the
mintage has been restricted to a mere 2,500 – certain to sell out at super speed. A must-have for those enchanted by the seemingly limitless potential of modern minting, each official legal tender $5 issue is presented with a Certificate of Authenticity.
COOK ISLANDS $5 MICHELANGELO STATUE OF DAVID SILVER ANTIQUE BU AR285
Three masterworks in one!
One of the most sought after issues of the Painters of the World Series, we have managed to locate just a few examples of the incomparably beautiful 2008 10 Diners Renoir Silver BU from Europe! Measuring 40mm x 28mm, and taken from a mintage of 20,000, this eyecatching 28.28g sterling silver type is seldom seen on the market, and we have just a few in stock – each accompanied by an official Certificate of Authenticity.
A dramatic tribute to one of the world’s most famous artists, this spectacular full-colour coin perfectly captures the unique brilliance of the legendary Leonardo da Vinci (14521519). Adorned with three of da Vinci’s most acclaimed works – his final, powerful self-portrait, the famous anatomical illustration, Vitruvian Man AND Mona Lisa – each exclusive 40mm x 28mm 28.28g sterling silver Brilliant Uncirculated coin is complete with an official Certificate of Authenticity.
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Train tribute with a twist…
Struck in ‘train-wheel’ format! Although these new Proofs from Monnaie de Paris may look like normal coins, they are anything but! A world first in the field of numismatics, these official legal tender issues are distinguished by an edge struck in ‘train-wheel’ format! Celebrating France’s stateof-the-art railway system, as well as the regions of France and their heritage, the distinctive nature of these precious metal Proofs is clearly illustrated by the image at left. Using the latest in modern minting techniques, Monnaie de Paris has created coins with an unprecedented twotiered rim!
Housed in an official Monnaie de Paris case with a Certificate of Authenticity, each coin has been struck with a unique train wheel shaped edge!
A unique addition to any collection, and a must-have for train enthusiasts, the 2010 10€ Lille Europe Railway Silver Proof and 2010 50€ Lille Europe Railway 1/4oz Gold Proof are sure to attract huge interest across the globe. Having obtained only a small allocation of the 22mm 8.45g .920 Gold Proof (mintage 1,000) and 37mm 22.2g .900 Silver Proof (mintage
30,000) by virtue of our role as official Monnaie de Paris distributor, we must advise immediate action.
FRANCE 2010 10€ LILLE EUROPE RAILWAY TraIN-WHEEL SILVER PROOF
FRANCE 2010 50€ LILLE EUROPE RAILWAY TRAIN-WHEEL 1/4oz GOLD PROOF
Swiss precision… A unique, innovative celebration of Europe’s first mountain railway, with a modern railcar and an historical steam engine presented on opposing sides of the 33mm flan, Switzerland’s
beautifully designed 2008 Rigi Mountain Railway Silver 20Fr is available in Proof in an official case with a Certificate and BU in an official pack.
SWITZERLAND 2008 20FR RIGI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY SILVER PROOF
SWITZERLAND 2008 20FR RIGI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY SILVER BU
3950 US$ 2995 AO730
All aboard for Austria! Struck to the highest Proof quality, the Austrian Mint’s 20€ Austrian Railways Silver Proof Collection is a must-have for those who appreciate the art of numismatics. Highly sought after across the world, with coin collectors and train buffs inevitably drawn to the immense quality and great beauty of the series, the collection comprises six intricately detailed 34mm 20g 90% silver Proofs. Individually brilliant, and simply stunning when united as one comprehensive collection, each coin pays homage to one of the icons of Austrian railway history. Housed in an official timber series case, distinguished by an illustration of an early locomotive upon a metal plaque on the lid, the complete 6-coin collection is a simply magnificent presentation. Barring the Northern Railways issue – sold out at the Mint and all but impossible to find – each legal tender 20€ is also available individually. AUSTRIA 2007-09 AUSTRIAN RAILWAYS SILVER PROOFS
2009 20€ Future Railways Silver Proof
2008 20€ Empress Elisabeth Silver Proof
2008 20€ Die Belle Epoque Railways Silver Proof
AO261, AO738, AO694, AQ430, AQ085
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2009 20€ Electric Railway Silver Proof
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60995 US$ 42695
2007 20€ Northern Railways Silver Proof
2007 20€ Southern Railways Silver Proof
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Sizzling saving! 50% off catalogue value! A sensational saving on a must-have Australian legal tender $1 type, the first coin of the RAM’s Ocean Series is now available at 50% off catalogue value! Not issued for circulation, and officially sold out at the RAM, the 2006 Clownfish $1 has a tiny mintage of
just 29,743. Highly sought after by traditional decimal collectors, this popular fullcolour 25mm al-br type is naturally tough-to-find today – and rising in market value. An outstanding opportunity to keep your $1 collection complete, we are willing to sacrifice our stock at an unbelievable A$12.50 per coin – that’s half the current catalogue price! Purchased from the RAM by an international dealer for a
project that ultimately never went ahead – and secured by Downies on behalf of our clients – each coin is housed in a pack created especially for Downies clients. A sensational opportunity, you must not miss this devastating discount.
2006 CLOWNFISH $1 AL-BR UNC AQ650
Sealife Series grand finale!
Sold out at the Mint!
A must-have for a complete collection, and a stand-alone release of immense quality, the last coin of the 2010 Australian Sealife Series has stirred up huge demand. As with the first four coins of the series, the 10,000-coin mintage of the 2010 50c Moray Eel 1/2oz Silver Proof will soon be sold out at the Perth Mint.
Hit by a tidal wave of demand, our allocation of the 2010 50c Clownfish 1/2oz Silver Proof sold out in short order, with the mintage of 10,000 sold out at the Perth Mint soon after. One of Australia’s most popular collector coins, this spellbinding example of the Mint’s precious metal prowess is now back in stock at Downies!
Depicting one of Australia’s most distinctive reef inhabitants in full-colour, this .999 fine silver coin is an exquisite example of the Mint’s mastery of this state-of-the-art technology. Also a fine presentation, each 36.60mm coin is set in an official case in an outer box that, when united with the other four coins, forms one complete marine picture! With each Sealife coin rising in value, don’t miss what may well be your last chance to secure the 2010 Moray Eel 50c at Official Issue Price. 2010 50c MORAY EEL 1/2oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price Limit two per household
A must-have for those trying to piece together the complete Sealife Collection, the speedy sell-out left many collectors empty-handed, and we have been bombarded by requests for this sensational Australian legal tender coin. Forced to pay well over Official Issue Price, our search of the market revealed just a few of this 36.60mm .999 silver Proof. Still affordable at under A$100, don’t miss the chance to secure one of the hottest coins in Australian numismatics.
2010 50c CLOWNFISH 1/2oz SILVER PROOF Limit two per household
An extremely diverse, eminently affordable collection, featuring a fascinating array of sea creatures, this set comprises ten genuine legal tender coins from ten different countries. Graded from EF to Unc, and a fantastic gift for the young collector – especially at an average price of less than A$1.30 per coin! A$
99 85 AQ703
A feast of fish!
WORLD COIN SEALIFE 10-COIN COLLECTION EF-UNC
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