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The Wedge-Tailed Eagle – In Pure GOLD! Niue 2012 $100 Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof $2,995.00 Unique Vietnam War Tribute Niue 2012 50c Vietnam 1/2oz Silver Proof $75.00 Mid-Feb Money Page 1 Diamond Jubilee 2012 $1 Diamond Jubilee 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Set $375.00 Page 2 Honouring the Australian Olympic Team 2012 Australian Olympic Team Collection $1,455.00 2012 $1 Olympic Team 10g Gold Proof $1,350.00 Page 3 Groundbreaking Koalas! 2012 $1 Opal Koala 1oz Silver Proof SOLD OUT Limit one per household Cook Islands 2011 $5 Scent Of Australia Eucalyptus Silver BU $111.00 Page 4 New from the RAM! 2012 50c & 20c Shores Under Siege Cu-Ni BU 3-Coin Set $25.50 2012 $1 150th Anniversary Of Melbourne Zoo Elephant & Gorilla BU Pair $30.00 2012 $1 150th Anniversary Of Melbourne Zoo Elephant BU $15.00 2012 $1 150th Anniversary Of Melbourne Zoo Gorilla BU $15.00 2012 $1 Wheat Sheaf Al-Br Mintmark/Privymark BU Set (4) $19.00 Page 5 Currency Crossroads… 1963/64-66 Last Predecimal & First Decimal Coin Collection $169.95 1964-66 Pence To Cents Premium Pack Unc $19.95 Pages 6 & 7 Sensational Certificates! Palau 2009 $5 Ducati Moto GP & Superbike Champions Silver Proof Pair #1 Certificate $295.00 2009 $1 1852 Adelaide Assay Office Gold Ingot Silver & Gold Proof #1852 Certificate $195.00 Tuvalu 2012 $1 Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof Certificates #2-10 $189.00 1966 Decimal Currency Heritage Set $1,995.00 Niue 2010 $100 Ned Kelly 1oz Gold Proof #1 Certificate $3,495.00 2009 $1 25th Anniversary Gold Proof #1 or #2 Certificates $2,995.00 Page 8 Stunning In Silver! 2012 Silver Proof Set $305.00 Canada 2012 Silver Proof Set $305.00 On the Order Form… Cook Islands 2011 $1 Marilyn Monroe Silver-plated Prooflike $29.95 2012 $1 Discover Australia 1oz Silver Proof Collection $535.00 2012 $1 Discover Australia Red Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof $107.00 2012 $1 Discover Australia Whale Shark 1oz Silver Proof $107.00 2012 $1 Discover Australia Bellfrog 1oz Silver Proof $107.00 2012 $1 Discover Australia Goanna 1oz Silver Proof $107.00 2012 $1 Discover Australia Kookaburra 1oz Silver Proof $107.00 Coins Of The Commonwealth Collection $35.00 Subtotal Column One

Marilyn Monroe – American Idol… LIMITED MINTAGE JUST 2,500 COINS!

Sensational value-for-money for a full-colour coin at just A$29.95!

The leading sex symbol of her generation, what better way could there be to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s birth than with a full-colour legal tender coin? If you looking for that perfect memento to keep Marilyn’s flame burning, then this is the one for you! As unique as the Sex Goddess herself, the one-year-only 2011 $1 Marilyn Monroe Prooflike is struck from cupro-nickel, finished in genuine silver and then superbly enhanced with a full-colour ‘movie shot’ of Marilyn – united with two other images of this siren of the silver screen. A spectacular monument to the star of ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’, this exclusive, affordable tribute presents Marilyn as she is remembered by her legion of adoring fans – as the epitome of Hollywood glamour. Officially authorised Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, this vivacious 38.61mm fullcolour coin is also extremely exclusive, with the worldwide mintage restricted to just 2,500 coins. Although our original allocation from that tiny mintage was devastated by demand, we are delighted that a surprise acquisition whilst at the World Money Fair in Berlin gives us the chance to once again highlight the unique qualities of this inspiring legal tender issue.


With only a few coins in stock, however don’t delay your order! SHIPPING CHARGES Insured Mail – Australia (only for orders $100 and under) Receipted/Registered Delivery Australia Express Courier Within Australia (Priority Shipping) Orders Over $500 Within Australia Overseas Rates* Zone A $19.00

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Officially authorised tribute to silver screen legend, Marilyn Monroe

Exclusive! Mintage restricted to a mere 2,500 coins across the world!

Struck to Prooflike quality from cupro-nickel – finished in silver!

Zone D $30.00

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An official legal tender issue – measures 38.61mm in diameter




A new chance to Discover Australia! LIMITED MINTAGE JUST 7,500! Whilst beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we at Downies firmly believe that this exquisite presentation is the finest release in the Perth Mint’s highly acclaimed Discover Australia Series. A spectacular celebration of Australia’s iconic native wildlife, underpinned by pure .999 silver, vivid full-colour and quite a different ‘look’ to its predecessors, this one-year-only issue is sure to be among the most sought after. A glorious fusion of traditional numismatic sculpture and the latest in full-colour minting, the 2012 $1 Discover Australia 1oz Collection comprises five Australian legal Silver Proof Collec tender coins. Measuring a crown-sized 40.60mm, those coins honours one of Australia’s each of th internationally renowned native most in creatures, with the Red Kangaroo, Green creat Gold Bell Frog, Goanna, Whale Shark &G and Kookaburra all featured. Superbly an ddepicted in fully struck-up silver Proof, eeach of these iconic native animals ccontrasts brilliantly against the Perth Mint’s spectacular full-colour portrayal of its natural habitat.

Whilst each Australian legal tender issue is magnificent in its own right, the five coins move to a new level when drawn together as one complete collection. An irresistible opportunity to explore Australia’s wondrous, richly diverse natural environment, the five .999 fine Silver Proofs look simply splendid when united within the luxurious confines of the official Perth Mint presentation case. With Australia’s native creatures so popular worldwide, and the series sure to be hotly pursued in Australia – especially by those seeking the perfect Aussie gift – now is the time to ensure that these breathtaking precious metal Proofs are part of your collection. 

A stunning full-colour celebration of Australia’s wondrous environment

Exclusive! Strictly limited worldwide mintage set at just 7,500!

Comprises five .999 fine silver coins – each struck to Proof quality

Australian legal tender, each coin measures a crown-sized 40.60mm

Beautifully presented within a plush, official Perth Mint case

Comp Complete with five matching numbered Certificates of Authenticity Authe





107 each


A stand-alone, one-year-only issue, unlike its three-year-series predecessors, the 2012 $1 Discover Australia 1oz Silver Proof Collection is set in an official case in an outer box – complete with five MATCHING numbered Certificates of Authenticity

An official Australian legal tender issue, the obverse of each 2012-dated .999 silver coin is distinguished by the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The Coinage of the Commonwealth! SENSATIONAL VALUE-FOR-MONEY! A fantastic, highly original concept from the Royal Australian Mint, sure to be of interest to all Australian collectors as we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, we are delighted to present the 2012 Coins of the Commonwealth Collection. Underpinned by excellent presentation and outstanding valuefor-money, this compelling collection comprises 44 different low denomination coins – each an official legal tender issue from a country that is currently part of the Commonwealth of Nations. An extensive overview, providing a fascinating insight into the distribution and tremendous diversity of the nations that share Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch, the 44 coins are beautifully presented within an impressive book-style folder – measuring 360mm high by 305mm wide when closed. The perfect complement, a detailed information booklet is also included in this unique presentation, describing all of the coins and each country of issue. Sure to appeal to any collector with an interest in the coinage of the British Empire, the 2012 Coins of the Commonwealth Collection would also make an absolutely brilliant way to pass on your love of numismatics to those yet to experience the joys of coin collecting. Indeed, this collection also forms a great educational tool for enlightening children about the size and diversity of the Commonwealth.




Despite the extensive nature of the 44-coin collection, and the excellent presentation, the 2012 Coins of the Commonwealth Collection is surprisingly affordable. Aiming to bring this captivating presentation to as many people as possible, the Royal Australian Mint is to be applauded for keeping the Official Issue Price down to just A$35. 

An extensive appreciation of the coins issued across the Commonwealth

Comprises forty-four different lower denomination coins

Housed within a book-style presentation folder, measuring 360mm x 305mm

Accompanied by an information booklet, detailing the individual coins and the country of issue

A brilliant gift for any collector – and for those yet to discover numismatics

Absolutely sensational value-for-money at an Official Issue Price of just A$35

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