Mid August 2010
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Strictly Limited Edition Burke & Wills PNC! Just 5,000 issued – sell-out certain… One of the most exciting PNCs we have offered, and one of the most exclusive, the 2010 20c Burke & Wills PNC is sure to create havoc in the collector community. One of very few PNCs to be issued with a pre-determined strictly limited edition, with just 5,000 issued, this highly desirable new release will undoubtedly sell out at lightning speed. Marking the 150th anniversary of the brave attempt by the 1860 Burke & Wills Expedition to cross the continent from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, this new PNC is headlined by the one-year-only Burke & Wills 20c BU coin – struck by the Royal Australian Mint. Portraying the departure of the party from Royal Park in Melbourne in August 1860, and not issued for circulation, this lowmintage Australian legal tender type is set within a brilliantly illustrated card. Individually numbered from the tiny limited edition of 5,000, each card is housed in an eye-catching First Day Cover adorned with FOUR official Australia Post Burke & Wills stamps bearing the postmark of Parkville – the suburb in which Royal Park is found.
An outstanding presentation, there is no doubt that demand for the 2010 20c Burke & Wills PNC will be huge – as with all strictly limited edition PNCs. Every PNC distinguished by a pre-determined limited edition has been devastated by demand, with a leap in market value the inevitable consequence. Given that the 2007 Ashes PNC (edition 8,000; issued at A$19.95) and 2005 World Heritage PNC (edition 30,000; issued at A$39.60) are now valued at A$195 and A$150 respectively, the chance to secure this exclusive PNC at this price must not be ignored.
Exclusive! Tiny limited edition just 5,000 – sell-out certain Comprises the Royal Australian Mint’s unique 2010 Burke & Wills 20c BU Includes four official Australia Post Burke & Wills stamps Individually numbered – and available in Consecutive Pairs!
With demand for limited edition PNCs absolutely huge – as illustrated by the rapid sell-out of the 2010 20c ATO Centenary PNC (limited edition 15,000) – this magnificent tribute to Burke & Wills will be gone in a flash. Act now, to grab the chance to own a Consecutive Pair!
Sensational value-formoney at less than A$20 apiece
2010 20c BURKE & WILLS PNC SH092
2010 20c BURKE & WILLS PNC CONSECUTIVE PAIR SH093
Sold out at the Perth Mint! Perhaps your last chance to secure this highly original precious metal Proof, we have just a few examples of the 2010 $1 Treasures of Australia Gold Nuggets 1oz Silver Proof in stock. Mirroring the extraordinary success of the Treasures of Australia series, the mintage of 7,500 coins has completely sold out at the Perth Mint! A collector coin of the highest quality, forming a unique tribute to Australia’s immense natural wealth, this official Australian legal tender release comprises 1oz of .999 fine silver. Complementing the lustrous Proof surfaces of the 40.60mm host coin, at least half a gram of genuine
Struck from 1oz of .999 fine silver, and comprising at least half a gram of real Aussie gold, each 40.60mm Australian legal tender coin set in an official case with a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of 7,500 – now sold out at the Mint!
As exclusive, as desirable and as eye-catching as its highly sought after predecessors – each of which have sold out – this exquisite Australian legal tender coin will soon disappear from the market. Still available at Official Issue Price!
Heart of Gold Among the most original 1oz gold coins in international numismatics, the 2010 $100 Treasures of Australia Gold Nuggets 1oz Gold Proof has caught the eye of collectors across the globe.
2010 $1 TREASURES OF AUSTRALIA GOLD NUGGETS 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price
Australian gold nuggets is set within a see-through acrylic locket, surrounded by an inspired interpretation of the Australian landscape. A stand-alone release of the utmost quality, originality and prestige, and a vital acquisition for Treasures of Australia series collectors, it is no great shock that the limited mintage was blown away so quickly.
155 US$ 132 AQ786
A coin of majestic quality and inspiring originality, and very exclusive with just 1,000 struck, this unique 1oz .9999 gold Proof is headlined by the
addition of approximately 1g of genuine Australian gold nuggets. A superb presentation, and a prestigious acquisition for any collector, each Australian legal tender coin is presented in an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
2010 $100 TREASURES OF AUSTRALIA GOLD NUGGETS 1oz GOLD PROOF Official Issue Price
Pure silver & raw gold… Underpinned by high-quality, tremendous affordability and beautiful presentation, the Prospector Silver & Gold Nugget Set forms a lasting tribute to Australia’s Gold Rush heritage.
Housed within an impressive timber case, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, this handsome presentation is headlined by the Prospector Medallion – crafted to immaculate Proof quality from 1oz of .999 fine silver. The perfect complement to this crown-sized
precious metal issue, each medallion is united with a genuine natural alluvial gold nugget, weighing approximately a gram. 2001 PROSPECTOR SILVER & GOLD SET
Real Aussie Gold Nuggets! What better way could there be to honour the crucial role that gold has played, and continues to play, in the development of Australia as a nation than with the acquisition of an authentic Australian gold nugget? Forming a unique, powerful link to Australia’s colonial history, and an intriguing, distinctively Australian gift, each natural alluvial gold nugget
weighs approximately one gram. Guaranteed as genuine, and tremendous value-for-money at less than A$100 apiece.
AUSTRALIAN 1g GOLD NUGGET
Out of the bottle! The place where the world’s second largest nugget was discovered – the 69 kilo (2,200oz) Welcome Nugget, found in 1858 – Sovereign Hill in Ballarat was one of the key sites of the 1850s Australian Gold Rush. Comprising genuine gold flakes, set within glycerine, this bottle of Sovereign Hill gold forms a powerful
and yet surprisingly affordable reminder of arguably the most crucial period in Australian history.
A fine acquisition for anyone interested in Australia’s golden heritage, and a gift that is sure to amaze and delight.
SOVEREIGN HILL BOTTLE OF GOLD
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Tiny worldwide mintage just 100 coins! Sell-out imminent! One of the finest 1oz gold coins to be issued this year, demand for the 2010 $100 Ned Kelly 1oz Gold Proof has been extremely strong. Indeed, in the few weeks since release, the tiny maximum mintage of just 100 coins is already on the cusp of a complete sell out! A glorious precious metal tribute to Australia’s most notorious bushranger, produced by Swiss precious metal specialists Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (PAMP), the powerful global interest in this exquisite legal tender coin is no shock whatsoever. Crafted to the highest Proof quality from a full troy ounce of pure, prestigious .9999 gold, this numismatic masterwork has naturally been targeted by serious collectors across the globe. In addition, this imposing, crown-sized 38.61mm $100 coin has also caught the eye of those enchanted by the unique beauty, rarity and prestige of the world’s favourite precious metal – as well as the many people seeking coins defined by extremely exclusive limited availability. Offered on a subscription basis, with orders taken only until 31 August 2010, there is no doubt
that the tiny maximum mintage of 100 will be reached – and oversubscribed. Do not miss your final chance to be one of only one hundred people ACROSS THE WORLD able to enjoy this extraordinary 1oz Gold Proof.
An official legal tender issue of Niue, each 1oz .9999 fine gold Proof features the obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf
NIUE 2010 $100 NED KELLY 1oz GOLD PROOF Official Issue Price
Struck to flawless Proof quality from 1oz .9999 fine gold Mintage restricted to a mere 100 coins – sell-out imminent! An official legal tender issue, with a face value of $100 Measuring 38.61mm, the large, crown-sized 1oz gold flan features edge-numbering Presented in a timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Confirming the exceptionally low worldwide mintage, with a mere 100 coins to be struck, each Gold Proof is distinguished by individual edge-numbering
Just 1,000 coins issued across the globe! A must-have for those lucky enough to secure the superb 1oz Gold Proof offered above, the 2010 $25 Ned Kelly 1/4oz Gold Proof forms an exclusive, prestigious tribute to Australia’s legendary bushranger. Issued to coincide with the 130th anniversary of Ned’s death, this brilliantly designed, superbly struck 1/4oz Gold Proof is a dazzling example of the Perth Mint’s precious metal expertise. Crafted to immaculate Proof quality, the 22.60mm 1/4oz flan offers the ideal venue for the Mint’s world-renowned full-colour techniques, with the portrayal of Ned and his
helmet contrasting brilliantly with the pure, lustrous .9999 gold. The race is on to be one of the privileged few to own this spectacular, official legal tender coin. With just 1,000 coins struck – each set in a timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity – you must not miss the chance to guarantee supply at Official Issue Price!
TUVALU 2010 $25 NED KELLY 1/4oz GOLD PROOF Official Issue Price SH066
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The key to the series! Mintage just 2,500 coins!
A stand-alone release of immense quality, the third coin in the Perth Mint’s 2010 ANDA Show Series is now available! With the first two issues already sold out at the Mint, and all coins issued at the Show snapped up by New South Wales collectors, it is clear that this will be one of few opportunities you will have to guarantee supply of this spectacular precious metal Proof. As with its predecessors in this unique, exclusive series, the 2010 $1 Sydney ANDA Show 1oz Silver Proof employs a design from the Perth Mint’s extremely popular 2009 $1 Celebrate Australia BU Series. Absolutely superb when struck to Proof quality from .999 fine silver, and beautifully accommodated by the large 40.60mm flan, this glorious design features the beloved Aussie koala in fully struck-up silver Proof, with the portrayal of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House forming a vibrant backdrop in full-colour.
More than just a fine tribute to New South Wales, the combination of these world-famous Aussie icons forms a compelling celebration of Australia as a whole, and international demand is sure to be extremely strong as a result. When you factor in demand from New South Wales collectors, as well as the many people around Australia seeking to assemble the complete collection, it is likely that this coin will sell out even faster than its predecessors in the 2010 ANDA Show Silver Proof Series.
Although our attendance at New South Wales’ primary numismatic festival guaranteed us an allocation from the tiny worldwide mintage of 2,500, we have a very small number of coins in stock. Sure to vanish from the market at super speed, do not miss this exclusive opportunity!
Strictly limited to a mintage of 2,500 – sell-out certain!
2010 $1 CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA SYDNEY ANDA SHOW 1oz SILVER PROOF AR465
Struck specifically and exclusively for this official ANDA event, each 40.60mm 1oz .999 fine silver Proof is housed in official, distinctive ANDA Show presentation packaging
Crafted from 1oz of .999 fine silver – superbly enhanced with colour! Official Australian legal tender – struck by the Perth Mint Set in a plush, official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity Housed within a distinctive, official, unique ANDA Show outer box
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Backyard Bugs Set has market buzzing! Whether to share your love of coin collecting with the younger brigade, or to add some unique, one-year-only Australian legal tender types to your collection, the 2010 $1 Young Collectors Backyard Bugs BU Set is perfect – and perfectly priced! An official release from the Perth Mint, this stunning presentation is headlined by nine official, unique Australian legal tender coins – each depicting one of Australia’s celebrated ‘backyard bugs’. Beautifully designed and superbly struck to the Mint’s rigorous Brilliant Uncirculated standards, these detailed, interesting coins make the set a must-have for traditional Australian decimal collectors. Moreover, with bugs, spiders and butterflies of endless fascination to children of all ages, this new Perth Mint coin collection represents the perfect gift – especially given the low price!
Considering the extraordinary array of features – superbly illustrated album, informative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity, range of bug stickers, Ladybird poster and magnifying glass – as well as NINE Perth Mint 30.60mm BU $1 coins! – the Official Issue Price of just A$79.95 represents simply unbeatable collector value.
2010 $1 YOUNG COLLECTORS BACKYARD BUGS BU SET Official Issue Price AR382
Wildlife at a wild price!
The infamous Blackbeard!
A presentation that will amaze, delight and enlighten people of all ages, this Australian legal tender set proved a massive hit with collector and non-collector alike – in large part due to the incredible value-for-money. In addition to the twelve 30.20mm $1 BU coins, this spectacular celebration of Australia’s wildlife also features a sturdy ring-binder album, activity sheets, animal stickers and a FREE full-colour Gordy the Gecko 30.20mm medallion – exclusive to this set!
Comprising nine Australian legal tender 30.60mm coins, the Perth Mint’s 2009 $1 Young Collectors Space BU Set is clearly a must-have for traditional decimal enthusiasts. Also featuring an illustrated album, an information book on the Solar System, a 60-minute National Geographic DVD on asteroids and comets, two 400mm x 690mm glossy full-colour posters and an activity book including word AND picture puzzles and Space stickers, this magnificent presentation is also an unbeatable gift.
A sensational opportunity to experience the Perth Mint’s world-renowned full-colour minting techniques at an Official Issue Price of just A$14.95, this 30.60mm legal tender type pays homage to the infamous Blackbeard – one of the icons of the Golden Age of Piracy. A fine addition to any collection, and an exciting gift for the young collector, each 2010 $1 Blackbeard Al-Br BU is set in a brilliantly designed freestanding, illustrated card.
2008 $1 YOUNG COLLECTORS AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE BU SET
9995 US$ 85 AO818
2009 $1 YOUNG COLLECTORS SPACE BU SET Official Issue Price
7995 US$ 68
TUVALU 2010 $1 BLACKBEARD AL-BR BU Official Issue Price
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New Burke & Wills tribute! Affordable and Official! Headlined by a unique Australian legal tender coin type from the Perth Mint, this affordable, official PNC release from Australia Post enables every Australian to pay homage to the famous Burke & Wills Expedition of 1860. Exactly 150 years ago this month, 15,000 people gathered in Royal Park, Melbourne, to watch the expedition depart – as so beautifully depicted on the cover of this tastefully designed tribute. Although the mission to traverse the continent from south to north ended in tragedy, Burke & Wills have become genuine Australian
icons, with the 150th anniversary of the expedition naturally the focus of great national attention. A tremendously affordable way to play a part in the 150th anniversary celebrations, the 2010 $1 Burke & Wills PNC features an official Australia Post 60c stamp, united with a unique $1 type from the Perth Mint.
Distinguished by a portrayal of the statue of Burke & Wills found in Melbourne’s CBD, this new 30.60mm al-br $1 has been struck exclusively for this presentation. Still at Official Issue Price while stocks last!
2010 $1 BURKE & WILLS PNC Official Issue Price AR381
Already SOLD OUT! One of the few PNC issues to have a pre-determined limited edition, the 2010 20c Australian Tax Office Centenary PNC has been met with predictably overwhelming demand. Naturally a key target for PNC fans – and highly sought after by those seeking to maintain a complete collection in top grade – the entire limited edition of 15,000 has already sold out!
Artists impression of reverse pictured
Given the history of strictly limited edition PNCs, this result is no surprise whatsoever. There have been very few PNCs with a pre-determined limited edition, and EVERY one has
sold out at speed. Importantly, every limited edition PNC has also jumped in value, with the 2007 Ashes PNC (edition 8,000) soaring from A$19.95 to A$195 and the 2005 World Heritage PNC (edition 30,000) leaping from A$39.60 to A$150! Even a very recent issue such as the 2010 $1 Macquarie PNC (edition 15,000) has already doubled in value!
With the secondary market success of its predecessors in mind, you must not miss the chance to secure the 2010 20c ATO Centenary PNC at this affordable price.
2010 20c ATO CENTENARY PNC AR245
The Lost Soldiers of Fromelles Headlined by a ‘not-to-beissued-for-circulation’ 20c type, this PNC honours the Aussie diggers lost in battle at Fromelles in France in WWI – considered to be the bloodiest 24 hours in Australian military history. The first time the Australian Imperial Force saw action on the Western Front, the battle at Fromelles took
place on the night of the 19th of July, 1916. Equivalent to Australian losses during the Boer War, Korean War and Vietnam War combined, the AIF 5th Division suffered 5,533 casualties – with many diggers unaccounted for. Following the discovery of a mass grave in 2008, 250 Allied soldiers were laid to rest in a new War Cemetery situated close to where they were found. Depicting the Cobbers Statue that stands in honour of the dead in
Fromelles, this unique PNC features a 60c stamp, as well as the RAM’s 2010 Fromelles 20c Unc. The key to the strong demand for the 2010 20c Fromelles PNC, this unique Australian legal tender type is not to be issued for circulation, and is a vital acquisition for those keen on maintaining a complete collection.
2010 20c FROMELLES PNC AR367
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The Treasures of King Tut! An unparalleled, breathtaking presentation…
Underpinned by pure gold-plating, superb use of colour and unparalleled presentation, this sparkling legal tender collection pays homage to the legendary Treasures of Tutankhamun.
An eye-catching tribute to one of the greatest ever archaeological finds, the set comprises five crown-sized coins from the Somali Republic – an area of Africa with which the Egyptians traded in Ancient times. Measuring 38.70mm, each coin bears a detailed portrayal of one of the treasures found in Tutankhamun’s Tomb in 1922 – the Death Mask, Statue of Ptah, Statue of Horus, Scarab Beetle Necklace and the Udjat Eye.
– the semi-precious stone from which much Ancient Egyptian jewellery was created. A simply stunning presentation, the 5-coin set is housed in a case based on Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus! Measuring 130mm x 380mm x 185mm, this superb presentation case is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity AND a 190mm statuette of Anubis, the God of the Dead!
Precisely finished in pure, lustrous gold, each cupro-nickel Proof has also been delicately hand-enamelled in the distinctive blue hues of Lapis Lazuli
A wondrous opportunity to travel back in time to the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, we have just a few sets remaining in stock.
SOMALI REPUBLIC 2009 250 SHILLINGS TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMUN CU-NI GOLD-PLATED PROOF COLLECTION AQ689
130mm x 380mm x 185mm
The Symbols of Ancient Egypt A wonderful opportunity to indulge in the rich symbolism of Ancient Egypt, this fascinating collection comprises a 30cm Egyptian Hieroglyphic Ruler, a 30mm pewter Cat Pendant set on an informative full-colour card, a 95mm tall
stone statue honouring the Egyptian God of the Sky, Horus, as well as a 70mm stone statue representing the scarabaeid beetle – all for an incredibly affordable A$49.50! ANCIENT EGYPT SYMBOL SET
Antony and Cleopatra… Depicting the legendary Cleopatra, with her lover Marc Antony on the reverse, this Silver Tetradrachm pewter replica represents the most affordable way to enjoy the coins of Ancient Egypt. A$
CLEOPATRA SILVER US$ 1075 TETRADRACHM REPLICA
The Coins of Egypt… Distinguished by an array of richly historic designs, the 1967-2005 Egypt Coin Set offers a unique insight into the Land of the Pharaohs. An official legal tender presentation, and fantastic value-for-money at a mere A$16.50, each collection comprises
seven genuine legal tender coins from the 1 Piastre to 1 Pound, with every coin in strictly Uncirculated quality. EGYPT 1967-2005 COIN SET
1650 US$ 1425 AN160
Just TWO sets in stock! Featuring the world’s first pyramid coins, and presented in a pyramid-shaped case, this memorable memorial to the Treasures of King Tut is a must-have for anyone seeking that ‘something different’.
Measuring 56.20mm along the base, the ‘pyramid’ coins are united with two 38.60mm Crowns – with the Eye of Horus Crown featuring a Lapis Lazuli stone, and the Scarab
Beetle Crown embedded with a Carnelian stone! Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, the four 28.28g sterling silver Proofs are set in an astonishing gold-coloured case shaped
like the Great Pyramid of Giza! Act now – just TWO sets in stock! ISLE OF MAN 2008 TUTaNKHAMUN 4-COIN SILVER PROOF SET
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GENUINE SUNKEN TREASURE! AUTHENTIC ‘PIECES OF EIGHT’...
A sensational opportunity for our clients to own genuine ‘sunken treasure’, we have just secured a huge hoard of Spanish shipwreck coins from the Caribbean! With the bulk nature of our acquisition enabling us to drive a hard bargain, we are able to offer these authentic late 18th century Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales at a remarkably low price. Man’s friend and foe in equal parts, the ocean has taken many intrepid seafarers – and their treasure – to its murky depths. Offering a wealth of historical intrigue, and instantly provoking thoughts of disaster and heroism, of fortunes and lives lost, shipwreck coins are always popular with collectors. However, as shipwreck coins are underpinned by a unique historical resonance and are found in limited numbers, they are often too expensive for many people to enjoy. Bucking that trend, we are delighted to be in a position to present genuine, original shipwreck coins at a price that everyone can afford.
discovered in the dangerous waters of the Caribbean, these particular 1770s-1790s ‘Bust’ type Silver 8 Reales are in excellent condition considering the 200+ years spent on the seabed, with generally good detail in the Shield and portrait designs. An irresistible bargain, these authentic shipwreck artefacts represent outstanding value-for-money at less than A$80 apiece. Don’t miss the boat!
Struck at Spain’s colonial Mints in the Americas, the Silver 8 Reales (famously known as ‘Pieces of Eight’, and the coin used for the 1813 Holey Dollar) was the most important international trade coin of the 18th and 19th centuries – accepted across the globe. Secured from several different shipwrecks
1770s-1790s SPANISH-AMERICAN SILVER 8 REALES SHIPWRECK COIN
Bearing the portrait of the King on the obverse, with the Crowned Shield on the reverse, the Spanish-American ‘Bust’ type 8 Reales is struck from 90% silver. Quality and type is naturally variable with shipwreck artefacts.
The Wreck of the Admiral Gardner… Engulfed by wild winds in the English Channel upon leaving England for India, the Admiral Gardner was swept onto the notorious Goodwin Sands on the 25th of January 1809. Doomed to a watery grave, the East India Company vessel was lost – along with her large cargo of mint state copper 10 and 20 Cash coins. Struck at Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint – where the 1797 Cartwheel Penny was struck – the 10 and 20 Cash coins carried by the ship were recovered in the mid 1980s. Never
having circulated, but showing signs of water wear, each 10 & 20 Cash pair is housed in an informative fullcolour folder.
ADMIRAL GARDNER 10 & 20 CASH PAIR
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The Dreamtime... Captured in pure precious metal! Brilliantly designed, superbly struck and beautifully presented, the Perth Mint’s Australian legal tender 2010 Dolphin Dreaming Gold & Silver coins have caught the eye of both coin collectors and art lovers across the globe. Capturing the spirit of the Dreamtime in pure .9999 gold and lustrous .999 silver, these mesmerising rectangular
2010 $15 DOLPHIN A$ DREAMING 2.5g gold BU 215 US$ Official Issue Price 183
coins feature an inspiring design by indigenous artist Darryl Bellotti. Defined by the Perth Mint’s faultless BU quality, the prestigious .9999 gold series includes the 25.60mm x 15.60mm 10g $25 and 22.60mm x 13.60mm 2.5g $15 coins. Fantastic value at an Official Issue Price of just A$69.50, the 47.60mm x 27.60mm .999 silver $1 gives everyone the chance to own an original work of Australian art.
With Australian indigenous art the oldest ongoing artistic tradition on the planet, and extremely popular worldwide, any of the 2010 Dolphin Gold & Silver coins will make a fine choice as a distinctively Australian gift – especially for friends and contacts overseas. Beautifully presented, each Silver BU $1 is set in an illustrated pack, with the $15 and $25 Gold BU coins
2010 $25 DOLPHIN DREAMING 10g GOLD BU Official Issue Price
2010 $1 DOLPHIN DREAMING 1oz SILVER BU Official Issue Price
each housed in a Perth Mint case – complete with an informative, official Certificate of Authenticity.
Save 50% off catalogue value! Not issued for circulation, and sold out at the RAM, the sought after 25mm al-br 2006 Dolphin $1 has a tiny mintage of just 29,949 and
catalogues at A$35. An outstanding opportunity, we have this sought after coin in a Downies pack – at half price!
1750 US$ 15 AQ649
A mere 2,000 issued…
Mintage just 1,500! Defined by a mintage of just 1,500, the 2010 Proof Set comprises New Zealand’s five circulating denominations (10c-$2) and 38.70mm .999 silver Maui Dolphin $5 Proof – set in an official leatherette folder with a numbered booklet. A$
NZ 2010 PROOF SET
2006 DOLPHIN $1 AL-BR UNC
A comprehensive overview of New Zealand’s circulating coinage for the year, the 2010 Mint Set includes the 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2 and 38.70mm Maui Dolphin Cu-Ni $5 – all struck to rigorous BU standards. Very exclusive, with just 2,000 sets issued, each 6-coin set is housed within an official, informative pack. A$
NZ 2010 MINT SET
Powerful in Proof…
A beauty in BU…
Bearing a powerful design of the world’s smallest, rarest dolphin – NZ’s Maui Dolphin – this 38.70mm .999 silver Proof is set in a leatherette case with a numbered booklet. Limited edition just 4,000!
Astonishingly exclusive for a BU release, with the limited edition set at just 2,000 coins, this 38.70mm 2010 $5 Cu-Ni Crown forms an affordable tribute to New Zealand’s perilously endangered Maui Dolphin. Just a few coins remaining from our original allocation – NZ 2010 $5 MAUI each set in an official, informative card. DOLPHIN CU-NI BU
NZ 2010 $5 MAUI DOLPHIN SILVER PROOF
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Dynamite Deals on Deluxe Danscos! From the world leaders in numismatic presentation, Dansco Deluxe Albums always represent a tremendously affordable way to keep your treasured coins safe – but never more affordable than right now at Downies! For a limited time only, we have the opportunity to slash an extraordinary 50% off the regular retail price of every album in the Dansco Deluxe range!
One of the most important questions for any Australian coin collector is how do you preserve the quality of your coins, whilst at the same time enjoying your collection? Dansco’s comprehensive range of Australian coin albums provides the solution to this knotty question – and Downies provides the dynamite discount! No matter whether you collect the 191064 Australian predecimal series, or the 1966-2010 Australian decimal series, this is your chance to protect your collection at way below normal market price.
These albums normally cost A$17.90 each – they are now a mere A$8.95 apiece! For decimal collectors, the news is just as good. Whether you collect Australia’s 1c & 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 or $2 coin series, there is a Dansco Deluxe album that’s right for you – again, at 50% off! Normally
retailing at A$19 each, we have hammered the standard price down to an amazing A$9.50! Don’t disregard Downies devastating Dansco Deluxe discounts! With limited stock of some albums available, you must get your order in now!
A$ 95 7
DANSCO DELUXE PREDECIMAL ALBUMS* See Order Form
The Dansco Deluxe predecimal range includes albums for the 1911-64 Halfpenny Series, the 1911-64 Penny Series, the 1910-64 Threepence & Sixpence Series, the 1910-63 Shilling Series and the 1910-63 Florin Series.
A$ 50 each 8
DANSCO DELUXE DECIMAL ALBUMS* See Order Form
*Coins not included
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Super Savings on Supremes!
Looking for the perfect way to maintain the quality of your collection? Looking for a bargain? Then look no further! The leaders in numismatic presentation and the leaders in coins and collectables in Australia respectively, Dansco and Downies have the answer! We have the complete range of Dansco Australian Supreme Albums available at a whopping 50% off the regular retail! As our clients will be well aware, Dansco specifically caters for all Australian coin collectors, producing high quality albums for both the predecimal and decimal coin series. The ultimate setting for Australia’s first national coin series, Dansco make albums for the Halfpenny, Penny, Threepence & Sixpence, Shilling and Florin denominations. Giving collectors of Australia’s current coinage the chance to enjoy the sumptuous surrounds provided by a Supreme Album, Dansco also offers 1c & 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 albums.
Offering double-sided viewing with easy-to-use sliding archival plastic ‘windows’, and featuring the mintage of each date inscribed on the album pages, these beautifully bound leatherette Dansco Supreme Albums represent a convenient, attractive, effective way for you to enjoy your collecting. Number one in Australian numismatics, Downies always has the complete range of Dansco Supreme Albums available for our clients – but never at a price like this!
2475each 22 each
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The finest standard of presentation in international numismatics Catering for all Australian predecimal and decimal coin collectors All albums feature sliding archival plastic ‘windows’ for double-sided viewing Unprecedented value-for-money – all albums now HALF PRICE!
At an incredible A$24.75 apiece – that’s half the standard retail of A$49.50 – no one need deny themselves the obvious advantages of these unparalleled collector albums.
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Lowest mintage circulating 50c commemoratives! Comprehensive, beautifully presented and defined by strictly Uncirculated quality, this unique collection offers you the chance to secure the lowest mintage commemorative 50c coins ever issued in Australia. Struck by the RAM in honour of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Australian nation in January 1901, the 2001 50c Federation Series comprises 10 coins. Featuring the national Coat of Arms 50c, the series is highlighted by a 50c commemorative for each of the country’s nine States and Territories. Issued in tiny numbers, the nine States & Territories coins are the lowest mintage circulating issues in the entire commemorative 50c series! The average mintage of the nine coins is an amazingly 2.258 million!
Released at random across Australia by the RBA, and, like all 50c commemoratives, hoarded out of circulation at speed, the tiny mintages have guaranteed that this sought after series is all but impossible to piece together from change. Even if you were extremely lucky, and did find these coins, you would never find them in strictly Uncirculated quality – as here. Housed in an informative 210mm x 210mm presentation pack, and outstanding value-for-money at an average price of A$9 per coin, don’t miss the chance to create the complete Federation 50c collection in one hit!
2001 50c FEDERATION COMMEMORATIVE 10-COIN COLLECTION UNC SH034
Seldom seen on the market Distinctive, collectable and still affordable, the 2008 $1 Coat of Arms Al-Br BU Collection marked the dawn of a new era for the RAM’s popular Mintmark Series. Rarely offered as a complete set, we have tiny numbers of each of the four coins in stock!
Highlighted by the C Mintmark – the only 2008 Coat of Arms issue with a raised mintmark – the set is hotly pursued for the three extremely low-mintage Privymark coins. The mintage of the C Mintmark was small enough, with only 157,386 struck, but the mintages of the three Privymark coins were absolutely tiny. With a mere 44,233 B Privymark, 44,329 S Privymark and 42,094 M Privymark coins issued, it’s no surprise that this set is rarely available to collectors.
Housed in official RAM packs, we have just a few of these unique 25mm al-br Australian legal tender types in stock. Act now!
2008 $1 COAT OF ARMS A$1995each B, S & M PRIVYMARK US$ 17each AL-BR BU
2008 $1 COAT OF ARMS C MINTMARK AL-BR BU
AO284, AN523, AO695
Just 4,004 struck! One of the most sought after coins of the RAM’s longrunning Mintmark Series, the 2008 $1 Coat of Arms M Counterstamp is very rarely seen on the market. Discovering a handful of coins during our recent stocktake, we are delighted
to be able to give just a few of our clients the chance to add this hotly pursued lowmintage Australian legal tender type to their collection. Struck at the RAM, and distinguished by an M within a circle, the mintage was limited to those coins counterstamped on the Mint’s mobile
coin press at the 2008 Melbourne ANDA Show. According to the RAM’s 2008-09 Annual Report, the mintage of this unique 25mm al-br $1 type was closed at a mere 4,004! Just a few coins available – each housed in an official RAM pack. 2008 $1 COAT OF ARMS M COUNTERSTAMP AL-BR BU
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Dynamite Dolphin Deal!
Paying homage to one of Australia’s most admired aquatic inhabitants, this eye-catching Australia Post PNC is colourful, official and, now, astonishingly affordable!
Affordable, official and headlined by a unique Australian legal tender $1 type from the Perth Mint, this eye-catching PNC forms a striking commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the postal service in Australia.
Uniting an official Australia Post 55c stamp and a glorious 38mm Dolphin medallion within an individually numbered pack, this exclusive collectable is defined by a tiny limited edition of just 10,000. Originally issued by Australia Post at A$19.95, we can slash the price of the 2009 Dolphin Medallion PNC by a whopping 35%! Don’t miss this dynamite dolphin deal!
2009 DOLPHIN MEDALLION PNC
1295 US$ 1125
Whilst naturally targeted by PNC collectors and philatelic fanatics, the inclusion of the Mint’s vivid 30.60mm $1 coin makes this a must-have for traditional Australian coin enthusiasts. Crafted to BU quality, and united with an official Australia Post 55c stamp, this unique Australian legal tender coin gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the glories of full-colour minting at a mere A$14.95.
2009 $1 POSTAL SERVICE BICENTENARY PNC Official Issue Price
The Mighty Hawks!
Distinguished by a full-colour crown-sized 38mm medallion, united with an official Australia Post 55c stamp, this limited edition PNC celebrates Hawthorn’s stunning victory over red-hot favourites Geelong in the 2008 AFL Grand Final.
A highly sought after element of the Royal Australian Mint’s long-running $1 Mintmark Series, this affordable 4-coin set forms a unique, oneyear-only tribute to the 50th anniversary of the introduction of television in Australia.
Individually numbered from a limited edition of 10,000, and sought after by footy fan and PNC collector alike, this Australia Post release was originally issued at A$19.95. With the price slashed by 35%, this official keepsake can be yours at a crazy A$12.95 apiece!
2008 HAWTHORN PREMIERS MEDALLION PNC
Comprising the S, B, M and C Mintmark 25mm al-bronze $1 coins, each set in an official pack, the four Unc coins currently catalogue at A$20. Missing from most collections, with this type not issued 2006 $1 TELEVISION for circulation and never found in MINTMARK 4-COIN change, the set is now over 25% off! SET UNC
Not issued for circulation!
Complete your collection!
Not issued for circulation, and not normally available individually, the unique 2008 International Year of Planet Earth 20c is a crucial, sought after, low-mintage Australian legal tender type – missing from most collections.
More than just a fine tribute to Fred Hollows – the groundbreaking ophthalmologist who has given the gift of sight to thousands of people worldwide – this unique Australian legal tender type is a must-have for serious decimal coin collectors.
Originally found only in the RAM’s 2008 Mint Set, this oneyear-only issue had a tiny mintage. A must-have for a complete decimal collection, this is your chance to secure this important Aussie coin at a mere A$12.95 apiece – housed in a pack created especially for Downies clients.
2008 20c INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PLANET EARTH CU-Ni BU
Why? Because, with this 25mm al-br BU coin 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! Still available at Official Issue Price, each coin is set in an official RAM pack.
2010 $1 INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIANS FRED HOLLOWS AL-BR BU Official Issue Price
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Pay just 59c per note! Underpinned by vibrant colour, huge variety and, most of all, outstanding value-for-money, the field of world banknotes is naturally very popular with collectors.Your big chance to travel the globe without leaving the comfort of your home, this fantastic presentation encompasses a whopping fifty different official legal tender banknotes – from fifty different countries! The perfect way to kickstart a world banknote collection, and a sensational gift for the younger brigade, this diverse collection is not only eye-catching, interesting and educational – it’s also astonishingly affordable. An amazing price for an
exotic cross-section of international paper currency, we can offer the 50-note collection in Uncirculated WORLD BANKNOTE SET UNC (50 DIFFERENT)
quality at a crazy A$29.50. That’s less than 60c per official legal tender banknote!
The world at your fingertips… An outstanding opportunity to enjoy the tremendous affordability and immense diversity of international currency, we have a massive number of world coins in stock, and must offer Half Kilo lots at a mere A$18 apiece! Encompassing a broad selection of official legal tender issues from right around the globe, each Half Kilo
Bag comprises between 125 and 150 coins – with all coins in highly collectable quality. A super start to a world coin collection, the World Coins Half Kilo Bag represents the perfect introduction for those new to the fascinating field of numismatics – especially at our price!
With the standard price for a half kilo of world coins around A$25, our price of A$18 is too good to miss. Pay no more than 15c per coin!
WORLD COINS HALF KILO BAG (125-150 coins)
Magical Mystery Tour! Uniting two of Downies most popular presentations – World Coin Sets and Lucky Dips – this is your chance to enjoy a ‘magical mystery tour’ of the globe – at a price to please all pockets! Comprising coins in premium grade, housed within protective, informative acrylic packs, we have a 5-set collection available for the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa. Seeking to clear out the remainder of our stock for each region, we have decided to set the price of each EUROPE WORLD COIN SETS LUCKY DIP
39 US$ 34
collection at a mere A$39.95 – an average price of less than A$8 per set! No matter where you fancy travelling, though, you must book your ticket today! With limited stock remaining, and the price so affordable, Downies World Coin Sets Lucky Dips will be available for a short time only. ASIA/PACIFIC WORLD COIN SETS LUCKY DIP
39 US$ 34
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Maintaining a grand tradition… A proudly Australian release, harking back to the 19th century Gold Rush and the heyday of the world’s most famous gold coin, the Perth Mint’s new 2010 Gold Sovereign Proof will be as sought after as its hotly pursued 2009-dated predecessor. Picking up where it left off nearly eight decades ago, the Mint shocked collectors in 2009 with the release of the first Australian coin since 1931 to be dubbed with the prestigious title of ‘sovereign’. Instantly targeted by collectors worldwide, the
2010 SOVEREIGN GOLD PROOF Official Issue Price AR131
2,500-coin mintage of the 2009 Gold Sovereign sold out at the Mint. The 2010 Sovereign offers you another limited window of opportunity to enjoy a distinctively Australian fusion of tradition and originality.
A magnificent presentation, this prestigious Australian legal tender coin is housed in a lavish, official timber case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of 2,500.
Like every sovereign of the 18551931 Australian Sovereign Series, the 2010 Sovereign Gold Proof is crafted from 7.9881 grams of 22-carat gold. Adding a powerfully Australian dimension to the grand tradition of the sovereign, the Perth Mint’s decision to employ Australia’s national Coat of Arms upon the 22.60mm flan is an inspired one.
Britain’s classic St George design… One of the world’s most brilliant designs, and the heart and soul of British coinage for nearly 200 years, the St George & the Dragon is once again featured on Britain’s sovereigns and half sovereigns for 2010. Indeed, Pistrucci’s timeless design has only ever surrendered its position on Britain’s sovereign three times since 1817! The same weight and purity as when first issued during the 19th century, the 2010 sovereigns, half sovereigns and quarter sovereigns are crafted to rigorous British Royal Mint BU standards from 22-carat gold. Created
with the use of 19th century coin dies taken from the Mint’s Museum Collection – some of which were almost certainly worked upon by Pistrucci himself! – any or all of the 2010 Quarter Sovereign (13.50mm
GB 2010 GOLD SOVEREIGN BU
569 US$ 484 AQ656
1.997g), 2010 Half Sovereign (19.30mm, 3.99g) and 2010 Sovereign (22.05mm, 7.98g) will make an eminently historic, highly distinctive addition to your collection.
GB 2010 GOLD HALF SOVEREIGN BU
329 US$ 280
175 US$ 153
GB 2010 GOLD QUARTER SOVEREIGN BU
COMPLETE 2010 SOVEREIGN TRIO
Last Edward VII sovereigns – in BU! The very last struck during the reign of EdwardVII, the 1910 Australian sovereigns are highly sought after – especially when found in Brilliant Uncirculated quality as here! Hotly pursued for their ‘last issue’ status, the 1910 Sovereigns are very scarce in high grade. The brief nature of the King’s reign, combined with the fact that
pre-WWI sovereigns were the last gold coins used in general circulation, means that a vast majority of the tiny mintages are either well worn or lost to history – making an opportunity such as this very important. Struck at the Melbourne and Sydney Mints, as denoted by the M and S mintmarks EDWARD VII 1910M SOVEREIGN BU
below Pistrucci’s exquisite St George reverse design, we rarely have the chance to offer these key 22-carat gold coins in such an outstanding state of preservation. In strictly Brilliant Uncirculated condition, we have just a few of each type in stock.
EDWARD VII 1910S SOVEREIGN BU
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New Aussie wildlife set in silver and gold! Tiny limited edition just 150 sets! A unique celebration of Australia’s native wildlife, this magnificent new precious metal presentation is prestigious, distinctively Australian and, most of all, extremely exclusive. To be enjoyed by the privileged few, the limited edition has been restricted to an incredibly low 150 sets! Combining three of the Perth Mint’s most sought after annual issues, this 2010 1oz Gold & Silver Specimen Set comprises the 32.60mm 2010 $100 Kangaroo 1oz Gold BU, the 40.60mm 2010 $1 Kookaburra 1oz Silver BU and the 40.60mm 2010 $1 Koala 1oz Silver BU. Under ordinary circumstances, the beauty, purity and quality of such a stunning collection would see the limited edition of 150 sets wiped out at speed. But these are not ordinary circumstances.
The global demand for precious metal coinage has soared to unparalleled heights, with seemingly generous mintages of silver and gold Specimen coins gobbled up by a voracious collector and investor market. Indeed, the coins found in this set have proved to be tremendously popular, with the 2010 Silver Kookaburra already sold out at the Mint. With the mintages of the 2010 Silver Koala and 2010 Gold Kangaroo set to close within a matter of weeks, this sparkling new release will soon be the only place you can secure these coins.
Offering a standard of presentation worthy of such a prestigious Australian legal tender collection, the two .999 fine silver 1oz coins and the pure .9999 gold 1oz coin are united within a high-quality timber case. Confirming the exclusive limited edition, each set is accompanied by an individually serial-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Do not miss this sensational opportunity! With demand both at home and abroad guaranteed to be huge, it is only a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’, this exceptional precious metal presentation is completely sold out.
Exclusive! Tiny limited edition restricted to a mere 150 sets! Comprises the 2010 $100 1oz Gold Roo, 2010 $1 1oz Silver Koala and 2010 $1 1oz Silver Kookaburra Presented within the luxurious confines of a timber case Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
2010 AUSTRALIAN animals 1oz GOLD & SILVER SPECIMEN SET SH094
A superb presentation, each Perth Mint precious metal trio is housed within a lavish timber case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the extraordinarily low limited edition of just 150 sets
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Published on Aug 23, 2010