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Mid March 2011

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Mint Set Mania!

Berlin Bear Blitz! Undoubtedly the star of the world’s number one numismatic festival, the 2011 World Money Fair $1 Koala Berlin Bear Privy 1oz Silver BU has proved just as popular in Australia. Our limited stock has been all but wiped out in just two weeks! As the first Silver Koala to carry a privy mark – and the first privy mark coin of any kind struck by the Perth Mint for several years – the demand in Australia is no shock. With just a few coins remaining, do not ignore the opportunity to secure

this unique, exclusive 40.60mm .999 silver Australian legal tender issue.

A$

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2011 WMF $1 KOALA BERLIN BEAR PRIVY 1oz SILVER BU AS122

Just 2,000 issued! A sensational, if limited, window of opportunity to be one of the few to own this official, exclusive Aussie Show Product, the Perth Mint’s 2011 World Money Fair $1 Kookaburra & Koala 1oz Silver Pair is still available at Downies – but not for long! Comprising the 40.60mm .999 silver $1 Koala BU and $1 Kookaburra BU, we procured as many sets as we could from the limited edition of 2,000.

With massive demand driven by the official Australian Show Product status, the distinctive Show packaging and the low limited edition of 1,500, the 2011 Berlin WMF Mint Set is on the cusp of a complete sell-out at Downies. Proving a must-have for serious Australian collectors – and for those lucky enough to own any of the rarely seen predecessors in the RAM’s WMF Mint Set Series – this prestigious Australian collectable comprises six BU coins from the 5c to $2. Instantly marking out the set as part of this remarkably exclusive limited edition, this desirable collection features a unique Berlin 2011 World Money Fair outer sleeve – completely different

Triggering a flood of orders when offered in March Money, we have a tiny number left in stock – each set in a numbered pack bearing the official WMF logo!

A$

9550

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to the sleeve of the standard 2011 Mint Set! It is in part due to such radical deviations from standard Australian coin issues that make Aussie Show Product so highly sought after in both the short and long-term – a point clearly illustrated by the soaring market values of previous WMF Mint Sets. With the 2006 set valued at A$200, and the 2007 & 2008 sets worth around A$120 apiece, the incentive to secure this set at such a low price is very strong indeed.

A$

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2011 BERLIN WMF MINT SET AS121 Limit three per household

Sold out at the RAM!

Bearing the RAM’s exquisite recreation of the 1938-63 Silver Shilling design, the 2011 $1 Perth ANDA Show P Counterstamp is typical of all Australi an Show Products – off icial, unique and very, very exclusive. Counterstamped on the RAM’s mobile press, thi s desirable Australian leg al tender coin was issue d in tiny numbers.

Just 5,000 were released! Set in an official ANDA Sh ow pack, and now SOLD OUT at the RAM, don’t miss what is likely to be yo ur ONLY chance to own this rare ANDA Show $1.

19 95

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2011 $1 PERTH ANDA SHOW P COUNTERSTAM P AL-BR UNC AR956 Limit three per househ old

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DEATH OF THE SOVEREIGN All coins from the 1855-1931 Australian Sovereign Series are scarce to rare in highgrade. The Roaring 20s, however, stand alone as producing the rarest, most desirable sovereigns of the

series. Why is this so? With WWI having a huge impact on the global economy, the first few years after the conflict were extremely turbulent. Although remaining in place until the

1930s, the supremacy of the Gold Standard had been severely undermined by the war, with most countries switching to incontrovertible paper banknotes during this time. The use of sovereigns as

circulating currency ceased, and from this point, the coin was chiefly employed in international commercial transactions. The changed global economic circumstances, and the new role of the sovereign, encouraged extensive

The COMPLETE 1925 Gold An unprecedented opportunity, with Downies never previously in a position to offer this prestigious Australian coin collection, we are proud to present the COMPLETE 1925 Gold Sovereign Mintmark Set – in aUnc to Unc condition! Struck exactly 86 years ago at Australia’s three branches of Britain’s Royal Mint, domiciled in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, the Complete 1925 Gold Sovereign Mintmark Set comprises three coins – each highly sought after in its own right. The key to the set – the 1925P – is one of the most important dates of the entire 1899-1931 Perth Mint Series. Indeed, the 1925P is the 4th highest cataloguing Perth Mint Gold Sovereign date across all grades. The 1925M, which catalogues at A$550 in Unc, is rightly regarded as tough-to-find in the lustrous, superbly detailed condition seen here, whilst the 1925S, cataloguing at A$525 in Unc, is not only scarce in top grade, but historically fascinating. With the Mint closing down in 1926, and the 1926S, as noted above, one of Australia’s most significant rarities, the 1925S is the last date in the 1855-1926 Sydney Mint Sovereign Series that collectors can realistically expect to add to their collection.

In aUnc to Unc Quality!

Any one of these coins, individually, would make a compelling, prestigious addition to any gold coin collection. United as a complete set of three, and this is a set that any passionate Australian collector would be proud to call their own – especially given the quality of the coins presented here. Regardless of the grade, these exquisite 22-carat gold coins are missing from many collections – making this opportunity utterly irresistible. Virtually as good as the day they were struck, during the middle of the Roaring 20s, the 1925S, 1925M and 1925P are simply a must-have

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in this excellent state of preservation. Near flawless examples, each 1925 Gold Sovereign is in about Uncirculated to Uncirculated condition. Your big chance to own some premium grade, eminently historic 1920s Aussie gold, we have

a very small number of comprehensive 3-coin 1925 Sovereign sets in stock – each beautifully presented within the plush confines of a timber case, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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conversion of coinage to bullion. Thus, despite the fact that many 1920s sovereigns have large official mintages, the infrequent appearance on the market and soaring values of many dates is indicative of the large numbers lost to the melting pot during the time of

of sovereign production. The recent increase in worldwide demand for George V Sovereigns has had a major impact on supply, with previously ‘hard-to-find’ dates now rare, and many truly rare sovereigns simply never seen. The Complete

George V. The 1920S, known by no more than five examples, catalogues at A$825,000 in Unc, with the 1921M (now A$45,000), 1923S (now A$33,000) and 1926S (less than ten known, valued at A$55,000) exemplifying the extraordinary rarity of this era

1925 Gold Sovereign Mintmark Set – never before offered by Downies – is an excellent case-inpoint, and represents a collector opportunity that must not be ignored.

Sovereign Mintmark Set…

The 1925P – the key date…

1,995

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Of the three different mintmark Gold Sovereigns struck in 1925, there is no doubt that the Perth Mint issue is the rarest and most desirable – irrespective of the grade. Absent from many Australian coin collections, we are delighted to open an exclusive, limited window of opportunity for a handful of our clients to own this esteemed date in about Uncirculated condition!

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COMPLETE 1925 GOLD SOVEREIGN MINTMARK SET aUnc-Unc AS195

Distinguished by the Perth Mint’s P mintmark, found below Benedetto Pistrucci’s inspired – and inspiring – St George & the Dragon design, the 1925P Gold Sovereign is defined by a tiny official mintage. Just 1.838m of these coins were struck! No one can be sure how many might have been shipped overseas to be melted down as bullion, but the infrequent appearances of this coin is stark testimony to the rarity of the date. Indeed, this is one of the few occasions, in our near 80-year history,

that Downies has been able to offer this key-date Australian sovereign individually – and the first time in such a stunning state of preservation! The few 1925P Sovereigns we have in stock are in outstanding about Uncirculated condition. Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity backing both the composition and the grade of this key date, each coin is beautifully presented in a luxurious timber case.

695

US$

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1925P GOLD SOVEREIGN aUnc AS196

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STORMING TO A SELL-OUT! The final issue in this inspiring Perth Mint series, the 2011 $1 Treasures of Australia Pearl 1oz Silver Proof has naturally been greeted by barnstorming demand. In part, this is due to the beauty, quality and imagination of the coin itself. A superb tribute to Australia’s wealth of natural riches, and very exclusive with just 7,500 struck, each coin

is headlined by a genuine Australian keshi pearl, set in a locket, surrounded by a Mother of Pearl inlay. Struck to flawless Proof quality, each 40.60mm 1oz .999 silver coin is also graced with an abstract interpretation of Australia’s marine environment. Given the huge audience of collectors waiting to pounce on this release –

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the 2007 Sapphires, 2008 Opals, 2009 Diamonds and 2010 Gold Nuggets coins US$ 176 all sold out at the 2011 $1 TREASURES Mint – the strong OF AUSTRALIA PEARL initial demand is no 1oz SILVER PROOF shock. Also catching Official Issue Price AS119 the eye of those yet to experience the unique qualities of this inventive series, this Australian legal tender coin will be available for a short time only. Avoid disappointment – order today!

Each 1oz .999 silver Proof is set in an official case with a numbered Certificate

Struck from 1oz .9999 gold! A prestigious acquisition for any gold collector, and a must-have for anyone who owns any of its predecessors, the last coin in the 2007-11 $100 Treasures of Australia Gold Proof Series has also inspired predictably strong demand.

One of few coin types in the world to feature moving parts, this near crown-sized 36.10mm Australian legal tender issue combines a massive ONE TROY OUNCE of .9999 fine gold with one of Australia’s most desirable gems. Complementing the stylised portrayal of Australia’s unique marine environment,

each $100 Gold Proof includes a clear locket, hosting a Mother of Pearl inlay and a genuine keshi pearl! A magnificent presentation, each $100 1oz Gold Proof is set in an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the tiny mintage of 1,000.

2,650

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2011 $100 TREASURES OF AUSTRALIA PEARL 1oz GOLD PROOF Official Issue Price AS120

Last of the series! A fine tribute to this crucial triumph – which saw Australian and US forces thwart Japan’s attempt to take the US base on Midway Atoll in 1942 – this The last of the 40.60mm .999 silver Famous Naval Battles Proof from the Perth of History Series, Mint portrays the USS the 2011 $1 Battle of Enterprise, united with Midway Silver Proof a masterful full-colour honours the battle depiction of a US divethat turned the tide bomber over a Japanese in the war against aircraft carrier. Japan in WWII.

Whilst a must-have for those trying to assemble the complete set, the natural appeal of the coin to American audiences will ensure massive demand from the US. With the 5,000-coin mintage sure to be sunk in short order, don’t miss this opportunity!

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Set in an 2011 $1 official BATTLE OF MIDWAY case with a 1oz SILVER PROOF Certificate of Official Issue Price Authenticity A$ 105 – mintage just 5,000! US$

98

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A STEAL AT A$14.95! Underpinned by the application of fullcolour, official legal tender status and, at an Official Issue Price of just A$14.95, sensational value-formoney, this new Perth Mint release pays homage to a true icon of the Golden Age of Piracy – Calico Jack. Known for employing females in his crew, such as the notorious Ann Bonney and Mary Read, Calico Jack (1682-1720) is most famous for popularising the Jolly Roger – the

instantly recognisable symbol of piracy so brilliantly depicted upon the 30.60mm flan of this new legal tender $1. A fantastic opportunity to enjoy the Perth Mint’s full-colour minting prowess – and an exciting gift for the young collector – each coin is set in a freestanding, illustrated card. TUVALU 2011 $1 CALICO JACK AL-BR BU Official Issue Price

1495

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First of the $1 Air Series launched! Spectacular full-colour tributes to two of Australia’s most iconic birds – the Kookaburra and the Crimson Rosella – the first two coins of the RAM’s 2011 $1 Air Series have just been unveiled! As colourful, as affordable and as beautifully presented as their predecessors in the 2006-07 $1 Ocean Series and 2008-09 $1 Land Series, these Australian legal tender $1 coins will be just as sought after.

audience, and a fantastic gift for those yet to experience the joy of coin collecting, this dynamic duo will undoubtedly be targeted by traditional collectors.

Struck to the RAM’s rigorous Unc standards, each one-year-only 25mm al-br type unites traditional numismatic sculpture with a lively burst of glorious full-colour. Designed to appeal to the broadest possible

2011 $1 AIR SERIES BU COINS Official Issue Price

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Whilst a must-have for anyone who owns any of the Ocean or Land Series coins, these ‘notissued-for-circulation’ types are even more crucial to those keen on preserving a complete $1 commemorative collection. Within the reach of all at the Official Issue Price of just A$14.95 apiece, each $1 coin is set in an informative, official pack – ready to wrap as a memorable Aussie gift!

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AS001, AS002

Save up to 50% on catalogue price! A fantastic opportunity to save big money on the first two coins of the RAM’s Ocean Series, we have the 2006 $1 Bottlenose Dolphin and 2006 $1 Clownfish coins in stock – at 50% and 30% below catalogue

price respectively! No longer available at the Royal Australian Mint, the Dolphin tribute now catalogues at A$35, with the eyecatching celebration of the Clownfish now valued at A$25. Presented in capsules, we have both of

these official, fullcolour, one-year-only, 25mm Australian legal tender types available at a sensational A$17.50 apiece! 2006 $1 OCEAN SERIES BU COINS

1750 each US$ 16 each

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AQ649, AQ650

The ones that got away?

If you missed out on these sparkling fullcolour Australian legal tender coins at the time of release, this is your chance to nab ‘the ones that got away’! We have both the 2007 $1 Biscuit Starfish and 2007 $1 Longfin Banner Fish coins back in stock!

Honouring some of the most exotic, most distinctive elements of Australia’s diverse marine environment, either or both of these coins would make a fine catch for any fullcolour coin collector – and form a must-have for anyone seeking

to maintain a complete $1 collection. Not-issued-forcirculation, and defined, as with all Ocean Series coins, by very low mintages, each 25mm al-br $1 is set in a RAM pack.

2007 $1 OCEAN SERIES BU COINS

2495 each US$ 23 each

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AM372, AM371

Australian legal tender – blazing full-colour! Bringing full-colour coinage within the reach of all, the RAM’s Land Series proved to be very popular. Although we have limited stock available, we are delighted to be able to present the Bilby, Echidna and Frilled Neck Lizard Land Series $1 coins.

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Honouring Australia’s iconic wildlife, and featuring designs enriched with a burst of full-colour, these unique types represent a fantastic gift for all young Aussies – especially given the richly informative, fullcolour RAM packs. Moreover, as these Australian legal

tender coins were not issued for circulation, and are vital for a complete collection, they are a must-have for the committed decimal enthusiast. 2008-09 $1 LAND SERIES BU COINS

2495 each US$ 23 each

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AO876, AP798, AP799

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The 1997-2002 $5 Series – straig Following Downies acquisition of several original RBA bundles, it is with great delight that we can present our clients with the rare opportunity to secure a Consecutive Pair of virtually every standard $5 type issued from 1997 to 2002! Covering the last few years of the Macfarlane/Evans signature combination and the first year of the Macfarlane/ Henry signature combination, we have eleven different notes in stock. Each annual issue from 1997 to 2002 is represented by a First Prefix note, a general circulation note AND a Last Prefix note – with every issue in strictly Uncirculated condition and available in Consecutive Pairs! A near comprehensive appreciation, only the extremely scarce 1997 Macfarlane/ Evans JB07 Last Prefix type is absent. Whilst an interesting overview of this period of Australian currency production, and excellent valuefor-money, it is the presence of 19972002 First and Last Prefix types that makes this opportunity very exciting. Signifying the beginning and conclusion of a printrun, First and Last SIGNATURE Prefix issues and First and Last ANNUAL Prefix

issues are among the most sought after decimal notes – hotly pursued for both their symbolism and long-term potential. That potential can be seen right across the polymer series, with the $5 denomination providing several telling examples. The 1992 $5 Fraser/ Cole AB19 Last Signature Prefix is now valued at well over A$2,000 in Unc, with the 1995 $5 Fraser/Evans KC95 Last Signature Prefix (now A$2,500), 1996 $5 Macfarlane/Evans EA96 Last Annual Prefix (now A$750) and aforementioned 1997 $5 Macfarlane/ Evans JB07 Last Annual Prefix (now A$475) all indicative of the lucrative longterm potential of this burgeoning sub-set of banknote collecting. With virtually all First and Last Prefix issues from 1997 to 2002 presented here – all at very affordable prices – this is a fantastic opportunity for our clients to make a decisive step into this key field. Taken from original bundles, each Consecutive Pair is naturally in superb, Uncirculated quality.

1997 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS BA97 FIRST ANNUAL PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$180 US$167

1997 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS CONSEC PAIR UNC

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1998 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS BA98 FIRST ANNUAL PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

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1998 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS CONSEC PAIR UNC

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ght from original RBA bundles!

1998 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS EA98 LAST ANNUAL PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$152 US$141

2002 $5 MACFARLANE/HENRY BA02 FIRST SIGNATURE PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$66 US$62

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2001 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS FEDERATION AA01 FIRST PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$76 US$71

2002 $5 MACFARLANE/HENRY CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$47.50 US$44

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2001 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS FEDERATION CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$49.50 US$46

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2002 $5 MACFARLANE/HENRY EA02 LAST ANNUAL PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$57 US$53

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To truly take advantage of our bulk purchase of original RBA bundles, buy a Consecutive Pair of each $5 type and save a whopping A$100!

2001 $5 MACFARLANE/EVANS FEDERATION JD01 LAST PREFIX CONSEC PAIR UNC

A$76 US$71

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1997-2002 $5 CONSECUTIVE PAIR COLLECTION UNC (22 notes) KC801

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Powerful military tributes… The ONLY silver commemoratives authorised by the US Government to be issued this year, the USA’s two new 2011 Silver Proofs have been launched by the US Mint! Struck to the US Mint’s most rigorous standards, these one-year-only legal tender coins celebrate the US Army and US Medal of Honor – the USA’s highest military award for bravery. Emblematic of the US Army’s history, and its role in defending American society from the colonial period to today, the broad flan of the US Army Silver Proof is dominated by the commanding Great Seal of the US, with

US 2011 $1 UNITED STATES ARMY SILVER PROOF

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a male and female soldier depicted on the obverse. The perfect partner, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the US equivalent to the Victoria Cross, the Medal of US 2011 $1 Honor Silver Proof MEDAL OF HONOR depicts the Navy, SILVER PROOF Army and Air Force A$8995 US$6495 Medals of Honor, AS225 with the reverse capturing the courage and self-sacrifice of all recipients of this world-famous military decoration. Sure to be sought after worldwide by Silver Crown collectors and militaria aficionados, each 38mm 26.73g $1 Proof is set in a US Mint case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

THREE-SETS-IN-ONE! Eagerly anticipated across the collector world, the release of the annual US Proof Set

US 2011 PROOF SET (14 COINS)

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always triggers huge demand. Representing outstanding collector value, with this key annual issue comprising THREE sets encompassing FOURTEEN superbly struck Proof coins, the new 2011 Proof Set will prove no exception to the rule. Naturally including the latest $1 Presidents Proof Set, paying homage to Presidents Johnson, Grant, Hayes and Garfield, the 2011 issue also features a set comprising the Roosevelt Dime, Jefferson Nickel, Kennedy $1/2, Lincoln 1c AND one-year Native American $1. Honouring

the Gettysburg National Military Park, Glacier National Park, Olympic National Park, Vicksburg National Military Park and Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the third 2011 set encompasses the second 5-coin issue in the highly acclaimed ‘America The Beautiful’ Quarters Series. A glowing example of US Mint craftsmanship, with each coin struck from specially treated, polished blanks, and top value-for-money at A$4.99 per Proof, the three sets are sealed in Perspex cases and housed in an official outer box.

PRESIDENTS IN PROOF!

A comprehensive appreciation of the 2011 Presidents $1 Series, housed in a case in a US Mint box with a Certificate, this set includes the Andrew Johnson (186569) Ulysses S. Grant (1869-77), Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-81) and James Garfield (1881)

coins. Given quite a different look to their BU equivalents, these powerful portraits instantly catch the eye when struck to the highest standards of the US Mint. US 2011 $1 PRESIDENTS PROOF SET

3495 US$2795 A$

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AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL… The second release in a truly powerful American program – with each coin bearing a unique design of a US national park or national site of interest – the latest in the America The Beautiful Quarters Series

is now available! Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg National Military Park, Montana’s Glacier National Park, Washington’s Olympic National Park, Mississippi’s Vicksburg National Military Park

and Oklahoma’s Chickasaw National Recreation Area, this one-year-only US 2011 AMERICA THE set is a must-have BEAUTIFUL for collectors of QUARTERS SET the State Quarters BU Series. Fantastic A$ 95 9 collector value at US$ 95 7 just A$1.99 per coin!

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ERS A CENTURY OF LEAD A unique, exclusive Australian legal tender issue, this sparkling Perth Mint release honours the centenary of Royal Military College Duntroon, which, since 1911, has trained cadets for crucial roles of leadership in the Australian Army.

e insignia of the Defined by imaginativ case nt set in an official presentation, excelle te ica rtif Ce a with value and limited of Authenticity s thi y, ilit ab avail confirming the mintage rth impressive Pe of 7,500. Mint tribute to the N RA the centenary of has, like all military commemoratives, commanded the r attention of collecto tor ec oll n-c no and alike. Capturing the proud history and ongoing importance of Australia’s seaborne defenders, the set is headlined by a beautifully designed2011 $1 ROYAL 40.60mm .999 AUSTRALIAN NAVY fine silver Proof. CENTENARY 1oz The perfect SILVER PROOF & complement, BADGE SET n alia str the Au Official Issue Price is legal tender $1 A$ 115 joined by a goldUS$ n 107 plated recreatio 43 l AR9 icia off of the

mintage of 7,500, each set is housed in an official Perth Mint presentation case.

The perfect partner to the RAN tribute at right, each set includes a 40.60mm .999 fine silver 1oz Proof, united with a precisely gold-plated replica of the official Duntroon badge. Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the limited 2011 $1 DUNTROON CENTENARY 1oz SILVER PROOF & BADGE SET Official Issue Price A$

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NOT ISSUED FOR CIRCULATION! Depicting an Australian war photographer recording the advance of troops during WWI, the third of the RAM’s Australia Remembers Series honours Australia’s War Correspondents – keeping the public informed during wartime since the Boer War. A poignant celebration of the nation’s rich

STILL AT OFFICIAL ISSUE PRICE!

military heritage, this unique type is also a musthave for all serious Australian collectors. Not to be issued for circulation, this new release represents the ONLY way you can keep your collection complete!

Not issued for circulation, and a must-have for a complete collection, this one-year-only 20c commemorative type pays homage to the Aussie diggers lost at the Battle of Fromelles in 1916 – Australia’s first action on the western front in WWI. Still at Official Issue Price,

2011 20c AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS BU Official Issue Price

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NEW ANZAC DAY $1 RELEASED! A beautifully designed Australian legal tender tribute to the RAAF – established exactly 90 years ago – the latest issue in the Perth Mint’s Anzac Day Series forms an important, affordable keepsake of Australia’s key day of national commemoration.

ng military commemorative, graced with a poignant design upon its 30.60mm diameter flan, this oneyear-only tribute to the Royal Australian Navy is set

A timely acquisition as we approach Anzac Day, and a fine complement to the 2009 and 2010 issues, this unique, one-year-only 30.60mm $1 type is beautifully presented in a full-colour, official Mint card.

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within an official Perth Mint card – and is still availab le at Official Issue Price! 2010 $1 ANZAC DAY AL-BR BU Official Issue Price

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FIRST IN THE SERIE S

A unique, one-yearonly 30.20mm diameter BU type, housed within an official card, the first issue of the Perth Mint’s Anzac Day Serie s symbolises

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2010 20c

AUSTRALIA this poignant tribute REME MBERS BU is, like the 2011 Official Issue Price A$ 95 issue, set in a RAM US$ 50 6 6 pack. AQ880

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the duty of all Australia ns to never forget the sacrifice of those who have defended the na tion. 2009 $1 ANZAC DAY AL-BR BU

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2009 $5 2000 $5 Phar Polar Year Lap Bimetal Unc Hologram A$ US$ 25 24 Silver Proof

1994 $5 Mary Lee Bimetal Unc

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A key type for modern Australian collectors – the nation’s first bimetal coin! ■ Australian legal tender – honours centenary of the achievement of the vote for women in 1894 ■ Measuring 28.12mm in diameter, each coin is set in original RAM pack of issue

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Superb tribute to our key native icon – designed by world-renowned artist, Ken Done Struck to immaculate Unc quality from cupro-nickel – measures 38.74mm Just 7,522 coins struck – each set in an official, beautifully illustrated RAM pack

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2010 $1 ANDA Show C Silver Proof

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Issued at 2010 Canberra ANDA Show! Crafted from 11.66g .999 silver – set in official, distinctive ANDA Show packaging Rare chance to secure a red-hot, official Aussie Show Product – just a few in stock!

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2009 $1 World Masters Games Proof & BU Pair

Official Australian legal tender tributes to the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Features Perth Mint’s full-colour 40mm .999 silver 1oz Proof – mintage just 5,000! Also includes the Mint’s 30mm 2009 World Masters Games $1 – struck to BU quality

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Official RAM 2010 Melbourne ANDA Show release – comprises 11.66g .999 silver Exclusive, distinctive & seldom offered – mintage closed at an incredibly low 1,350! Set in official ANDA Show packaging, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity

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Bears stunning hologram depicting the breathtaking Southern Lights in Antarctica Crafted from a hefty 36.31g of .999 silver – measures an imposing 38.74mm Set in official case with Certificate of Authenticity confirming mintage of 12,500

2010 $1 ANDA Show M Silver Proof

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Unique tribute to space exploration – includes NINE official Australian legal tender coins struck by the Perth Mint! Features an illustrated album, Solar System book, 60-minute asteroids & comets DVD, two full-colour posters, an activity book and puzzles & space stickers!

Paying homage to the centenary of the body now known as Swimming Australia An official Australian legal tender issue, struck to BU quality by the Perth Mint Still at Official Issue Price, each beautifully designed 30mm $1 is set in an official pack

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2009 $1 Centenary Australian Swimming Al-Br BU

2009 $1 Kangaroo Cu-Ni Unc A$

99

A$

Celebrating Australia’s most famous racehorse – the legendary Phar Lap Unique 28.12mm bimetal Australian legal tender type – struck to RAM’s rigorous Unc standards Housed in the original RAM pack, and an affordable addition to your collection

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A stunning presentation!

The New York Central

HOUSED IN A TRAIN-SHAPED CASE! Underpinned by blazing full-colour designs, official legal tender status, pure precious metal and strictly limited availability, this memorable release is most notable for the brilliant presentation. An utterly unique tribute to the world’s most famous Express Trains, this stunning 4-coin set is housed in an innovative trainshaped case! Sure to be hotly pursued by collectors of train memorabilia – one of the strongest collecting fields

worldwide – this dramatic release comprises four large 1oz .999 fine silver Proof coins. Measuring an imposing 40.70mm in diameter, each of those coins is dominated by a splendid full-colour design portraying one of the world’s most well known trains, with the Flying Scotsman, the New York Central, the Trans-Siberian Express and the Orient Express all featured. Official legal tender of the Commonwealth nation of Niue, each coin is also distinguished by

The Orient Express

the Raphael Maklouf portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The most appropriate form of presentation one could imagine, the collection of four famous Express Train coins is set upright within the unique trainshaped case – complete with a Certificate of Authenticity affirming the worldwide mintage of 15,000.

A$

375

US$

The TransSiberian Express

347

NIUE 2010 $2 FAMOUS EXPRESS TRAINS 1oz SILVER PROOF COLLECTION AS229

The Flying Scotsman

Providing an inspiring way to display and enjoy your new acquisition, each 4-coin collection is set upright within the full-colour train-shaped case!

GOLD-PLATING, FULL-COLOUR! Honouring Germany’s long, rich railway history with the latest in state-ofthe-art minting technology, this eye-catching, official legal tender 10€ coin is distinguished by a stunning full-colour design AND the precise application of pure gold-plating! A dramatic tribute to the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the railways in Germany, the 32.50mm flan of this 18g sterling silver BU coin unites a full-colour portrayal of a modern express train with a

ALL ABOARD FOR SIBERIA! depiction of one of Germany’s earliest locomotives – superbly finished in genuine gold. Also featuring the colours of the German national flag, this GERMANY 2010 10€ 175th affordable ANNIVERSARY acquisition is OF RAILWAYS a must-have SILVER BU for train A$ US$ 5950 56 buffs. AS230

The perfect complement to the set above, this impressive precious metal tribute to Russia’s TransSiberian railroad is defined by pure silver, full-colour and an astonishingly low mintage. Incredibly, given its tremendous affordability, the mintage of the 2011 $5 Trans-Siberian Railroad Silver Proof has been restricted to just 1,891! Although we managed to secure an

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allocation from that tiny mintage, we have only a few examples of this 20 gram .999 fine silver legal tender coin in stock – each bearing a glorious full-colour depiction of the famous WWII-era Trans-Siberian LIBERIA 2011 $5 Railroad Type L TRANS-SIBERIAN locomotive upon RAILROAD SILVER PROOF its broad, crownA$ US$ sized 38.60mm 70 65 diameter flan. AS231

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Scent-sational Rub & Sniff $5 Koala!

Stirring the imagination – and olfactory capacity – of collectors around the world, this pioneering precious metal release is defined by full-colour, a strong Australian theme, strictly limited availability AND a ‘rub & sniff’ reverse! Touch the green and red foliage of the eucalypt, and the distinctive aroma of the Aussie bush is released! An astonishing innovation, the ‘rub & sniff’ concept has been the key to the overwhelming demand for this unique 25g sterling silver coin – and for its ‘rub & sniff’ predecessors. Targeted by collectors seeking that ‘something different’, and by those in search of an intriguing gift, each of the few coins enhanced

with this sensational minting technique has been devastated by demand. With the 38.61mm 2011 $5 Scent of Australia Eucalyptus Silver BU defined by such a powerful Australian theme, the substantial interest in this groundbreaking coin is no surprise whatsoever. With our original allocation severely depleted, you must act now! We have only a few examples of this official legal tender coin left in stock – each set in a plush case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the tiny worldwide mintage of 2,500.

A$

99

US$

9250

COOK ISLANDS 2011 $5 SCENT OF AUSTRALIA EUCALYPTUS SILVER BU Official Issue Price SH085

Coming up roses…

Bringing pure .999 silver within the reach of all, Australia’s first 10c Koala 1/10oz Silver Specimen represents incredible value-formoney at an Official Issue Price of just A$14.95. A must-have for Australian collectors, and a great Aussie gift, each Australian legal tender 20.60mm .999 silver 1/10oz 10c is set in an official card. 2011 10c KOALA 1/10oz SILVER SPECIMEN Official Issue Price

1495

A$

14

US$

AR945

and a sell-out is A giant inevitable. leap forward ■ Features fullfor the art of colour ‘rub & numismatics, sniff’ design this amazing extra – releasing the sensory enhancement scent of the will create huge rose! interest in this ■ Official legal groundbreaking coin. tender – tiny Indeed, as with each worldwide coin in the Plants mintage of just of the World Series, 2,500 the mintage of 2,500 ■ Each 38.61mm is sure to be blown cupro-nickel away by demand. 100Fr plated in With interest in its genuine silver A unique addition to predecessors in any collection, and mind, we attempted ■ Presented with a highly original gift to obtain as many a Certificate of for the one you love, coins from the tiny Authenticity the latest issue in the mintage as possible. ‘rub & sniff’ series is Unfortunately, the a truly breathtaking success of the ‘rub BENIN 2011 100FR legal tender coin. & sniff’ series means ROSE SCENTED Rub the stunning full- our allocation of this SILVER-PLATED BU A$ US$ colour design, and extraordinary legal 6950 65 the beautiful aroma of tender issue has been AS003 the rose is released! tightly restricted,

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PURE VALUE!

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The scent of Christmas

One of the few ‘scented’ coins, all you have to do is rub the full-colour design of this astounding collector release and you can enjoy the pine fragrance of the Christmas Tree all year round! The perfect partner for either of the

‘rub & sniff’ coins on this page, and very exclusive with the mintage just 2,500, we have just a few 38.61mm silver-plated cu-ni BU coins remaining in stock – each complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.

BENIN 2010 100FR CHRISTMAS TREE SCENTED SILVERPLATED BU

7950 US$ 74

A$

AR719

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Mid-March Money 2011  

Downies Mid-March Money 2011

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