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AU736 KC937 AU723 AU698

AS240 AS238 AS038 AQ936 AU727 AP689 AP688 AU335 AU106 AT983

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Stamps Centenary 50c! 2013 50c 100th Anniversary of Commonwealth Stamps Cu-Ni BU $9.00 Belgium 2013 Chocolate Stamp Minisheet MUH $24.95 Mid May Money 2013 Page 1 Remarkable Reptiles! Tuvalu 2013 $1 Remarkable Reptiles – Frilled Necked Lizard 1oz Silver Proof $107.00 Pages 2 & 3 Centenary Celebration! 2013 20c & 50c Centenary Of Australian Banknotes Cu-Ni Unc Trio $30.00 First Australian 1d Stamps Gold Replica Set w/FREE Original Stamps In Pack $175.00 2013 $1 100th Anniversary Of Australia’s First Banknote 1oz Silver Proof & Stamp Set $119.00 2013 $1 & 20c 100th Anniversary Of First Banknote PNC $33.50 Pages 4 & 5 Stunning Sovereign Selection… 1871S Young Head Shield Sovereign F-VF $795.00 1871S Young Head St George Sovereign Fine $795.00 1872M Young Head Shield Sovereign VF $795.00 1872M Young Head St George Sovereign VF $795.00 2013 $25 Sovereign Gold Proof $650.00 1870 Sydney Mint Type II Sovereign aUnc $1,500.00 1870 Sydney Mint Type II Sovereign gEF-aUnc $1,450.00 Page 6 Sensational Snakes 2013 $100 Year Of The Snake High Relief 1oz Gold Proof $2,625.00 2012 $100 Year Of The Dragon High Relief 1oz Gold Proof $3,100.00 2013 $1 Year Of The Snake High Relief 1oz Silver Proof $102.00 Page 7 Fistful of Dollars 2013 $1 200 Years Benevolent Society Unc $13.50 2008 $1 Mary MacKillop Unc $110.00 2009 $1 Steve Irwin Unc $29.95 2010 $1 Fred Hollows Unc $19.95 2011 $1 Dame Joan Sutherland Unc $13.50 2012 $1 Sir Douglas Mawson Unc $13.50 2012 $1 Sir Douglas Mawson PNC $25.00 2013 $1 Polar Animals – Humpback Whale & Walrus Unc Pair $30.00 2013 $1 Polar Animals – Humpback Whale Colour Al-Br Unc $15.00 2013 $1 Polar Animals – Walrus Colour Al-Br Unc $15.00 2013 $1 Polar Animals – Rockhopper Penguin & Polar Bear Unc Pair $30.00 2013 $1 Polar Animals – Rockhopper Penguin Colour Al-Br Unc $15.00 2013 $1 Polar Animals – Polar Bear Colour Al-Br Unc $15.00 Pages 8 & 9 Mighty Mob of Roos! 2013 $30 Kangaroo Road Sign Kilo Silver FrUnc $1,815.00 2013 $1 Outback Kangaroo F15 Privy 1oz Silver Proof $109.00 2013 $1 & 20 Zloty Kangaroos Of The World Colour Silver Proof Pair $209.00 2013 $1 Kangaroo At Sunset 1/5oz Silver Proof $65.00 2013 $1 Kangaroo 1oz Silver Unc $80.00 2013 $1 Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof $100.00 Page 10 Diamond Jubilee Tributes TDC 2012 10 Crowns Diamond Jubilee Silver-plated Antique Proof $88.00 2012 50c Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof $80.00 2012 50c Diamond Jubilee Unc $9.00 Canada 2012 $20 Diamond Jubilee Silver BU $34.95 Page 11 Classic British Crowns GB 1893-1900 Crown Victoria Veiled Head F+ $119.00 GB 1887-92 Crown Victoria Jubilee Fine+ $109.00 GB 1887-90 Double Florin Victoria Jubilee F+ $119.00 GB 1821-22 Crown George IV Type I VG-F $159.00 Subtotal Column One

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AU324 AU579 AT507 AU037 AT508 AU806 AU807 KA014

AU497 HL597 AU793 AU471 AU586

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GB 1818-20 George III Crown VG $159.00 GB 1818-1900 Silver 5-Coin Set SAVE A$20 $645.00 GB 1953 Crown Coronation Unc $39.95 Pages 12 & 13 A modern Australian selection… 2006 $1 Television S Unc $5.00 2008 Baby Mint Set $45.00 2009 $1 Kangaroo Cu-Ni Unc $9.95 2010 $1 Celebrate Australia Blue Mountains BU $9.95 2012 50c Tetra-decagon Lunar Dragon Cu-Ni Unc w/Australia Shaped Stand $15.95 2010 Boston ANA World Money Fair Mint Set $45.00 2011 $1 Ginger Meggs 90th Birthday 1oz Silver Proof $139.00 2012 Baby Mint Set $59.00 2012 $1 Kapyong 1oz Silver Proof $104.00 2012 $5 Brisbane ANDA Show Brisbane City Hall Antique Unc $69.00 Tuvalu 2012 $1 Marilyn Monroe™ 1oz Silver Proof $104.00 2012 $5 Melbourne ANDA Show Town Hall Antique Unc $69.00 2012 $1 China & Australia Friendship 1oz Silver BU $94.00 2012 $1 Koala High Relief 1oz Silver Proof $102.00 2012 $1 Beijing Show Colour Kookaburra 1oz Silver BU $99.00 2012 $1 Beijing Show Colour Kangaroo 1oz Silver BU $99.00 Page 14 First in High Relief! 2010 $1 Sydney Cove Medallion 1oz Silver Proof & Wedgwood Plate Collection $199.00 Page 15 The power of modern minting… Palau 2012 $5 Abalone & Pearl Silver Proof $259.00 Palau 2013 $5 Marine Life Protection Oyster Pearl Silver Proof $112.00 Palau 2012 $5 Marine Life Protection Green Pearl Silver Proof $119.00 Palau 2012 $1 Marine Life Protection Octopus Cu-Ni Silver-plated Prooflike $29.95 Tokelau 2012 $5 Marine Life Orca Silver Proof $99.00 Page 16 The Ships That Never Sailed! Tuvalu 2013 $1 Ships That Never Sailed – Flying Dutchman 1oz Silver Proof $99.00 Tuvalu 2013 $1 Ships That Never Sailed – Moby Dick Pequod 1oz Silver Proof $99.00 Tuvalu 2013 $1 Ships That Never Sailed Pequod & Flying Dutchman 1oz Silver Proof Pair SAVE A$10 $188.00 On The Order Form… 2013 $1 AAT – Aurora Australis Glow in The Dark 1oz Silver Proof $99.00 1991 $5 1oz Kookaburra Silver Unc $59.95 Niue 2013 $1 Scooby Doo Silver Proof $72.50 Niue 2013 $1 Tom & Jerry Silver Proof $72.50 Cook Islands 2013 $5 PGA Tour Golf Club Silver Proof $139.00 Subtotal Column Two

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A glowing success… Ins Instantly catching the eye with a stunning synthesis of glittering quality, breathtaking originality and spellbinding colour, the first Australian legal tender ‘glow-in-the-dark’ or coin co has proved predictably popular with collectors both in Australia and overseas. Collectors across the globe are always on the hunt for ‘that something different’, and Co the th latest full-colour coin in the Perth Mint’s highly sought after Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT) Series is a consummate example of the phenomenon. With the T spectacular appreciation of Aurora Australis – the glorious polar natural light show s also known as the Southern Lights – glowing in the dark after exposure to light, you could scarcely conceive of a more radical innovation in the field of coin production. Only the third coin in the world to be enhanced with groundbreaking glow-in-thedark technology – with the first instantly sold out and soaring in market value – the fervent interest in this coin is no doubt due to the originality of the glow-in-the-dark concept. It is also a natural result of the general, long-term popularity of the AAT c Series. One of the Perth Mint’s most successful, longest-running collector programs, S the th 7,500-coin mintage of eight of the nine previous AAT coins has sold out at the Mint. Unquestionably one of the standout releases of 2013, guarantee supply of this astonishing work of modern minting at the Official Issue Price!

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99

2013 $1 AAT – AURORA AUSTRALIS GLOW IN THE DARK 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price AU497



Struck to flawless Proof quality from 1oz .999 fine silver



Features a sensational glow-in-the-dark reverse design!



Strictly limited worldwide mintage restricted to just 7,500 coins



Australian legal tender – measures 40.60mm in diameter



Beautifully presented within an official Perth Mint case



Complete with an official numbered Certificate of Authenticity

The Perth Mint’s 1991 $5 Silver Kookaburra! NOT OFFERED BY DOWNIES SINCE 2008! The second Perth Mint 1oz Silver Kookaburra coin, and one of only two dates from this world-renowned silver series to carry a $5 Australiann legal tender denomination, Downies is delighted to have secured stocks of the 1991 $5 1oz Silver Kookaburra BU! As with the first coin in the series, issued in 1990 and heavily over-subscribed by collectors, the 1991 $5 1oz Silver Kookaburra BU was greeted with overwhelming demand when unveiled by the Perth Mint. Indeed, underpinned by the Australian legal tender status, the Government-backed weight and purity and the sensational design of the iconic kookaburra, the 1991 $5 release played a key role in establishing the Silver Kookaburra as the Mint’s ‘flagship product’. Today, the 1oz Silver Kookaburra forms the Mint’s most internationally acclaimed series, pursued by collectors and precious metal investors across the globe. Not offered by Downies for more than five years, you must not miss this wonderful opportunity to add the 1991 $5 1oz Silver Kookaburra BU to your collection.

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5995

1991 $5 KOOKABURRA 1oz SILVER UNC HL597



Struck to the pinnacle of the Perth Mint’s Specimen standard dard



Comprises a troy ounce of .999 fine silver – official Australian alian legal tender



One of only two Perth Mint Silver Kookaburra 1oz coins with a $5 face value!



Superbly designed – measures a crown-sized 40mm in diameter



300,000-coin mintage – completely sold out at the Perth Mint!

Measuring 40mm in diameter, and one of only two 1oz Silver Kookaburras to carry a $5 denomination, the 300,000-coin mintage of this unique, one-year-only Australian legal tender type is officially sold out at the Perth Mint


Superstars in Silver! Celebrating two of the world’s most famous cartoon series’ – Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo – the Mint of Poland has released these pristine precious metal Proofs! Each perfectly captures the fun, excitement and colourful nature of these beloved animated icons. A favourite of the young you – and the young at heart – the characters of Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo have enchanted audiences worldwide for f decades, and now offer a connection to numismatics for collectors of any age. Measuring numisma 32mm in diameter, these full-colour legal tender issues issue are struck to sparkling Proof quality by the Polish Mint and feature a unique film-reel obverse Pol design. With such an enduring and popular de theme, and priced to please all pockets, the t mintages of just 6,000 apiece are surprisingly m small. Get your order in today! s No matter which of these sensational coins you choose, each is… c

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7250 each

NIUE 2013 $1 SCOOBY DOO & TOM & JERRY SILVER PROOF AU793, AU471



graced with a vibrant, full-colour design inspired by an iconic cartoon series – Tom & Jerry or Scooby Doo!



a fully authorised, official licensed product of Warner Bros



struck to immaculate Proof quality from 14.14g of sterling silver by the Mint of Poland



an official $1 legal tender issue, measuring 32mm in diameter



set in a colourful and informative presentation pack incorporating an official Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of just 6,000

Smiles all round! FEATURES A 3D GOLF CLUB SET IN THE DESIGN! An intriguing addition to any collection, with the reverse featuring a 3D golf club set within the design, this sensational official legal tender coin from Coin Invest Trust forms a gift that is sure to put a smile on any golfer’s face! A typically original release from ‘the world’s most innovative coin producer’, Coin Invest Trust, this pioneering precious metal coin is struck to immaculate Proof quality from 20 grams of sterling silver. Measuring a crown-sized 38.61mm in diameter, the reverse is distinguished by a brilliant fullcolour design including the official PGA Tour logo – as well as a 3D golf club insert embedded in the reverse! When you also consider the sensational presentation packaging, with each $5 coin set within an innovative golf ball case, and the success of its 3D Golf Ball predecessor, sold out at speed, there is no doubt that the 2,500-coin mintage of this fully authorised PGA Tour tribute will be devastated by demand. With just a few of these unique presentations available, and a sell-out of the 2,500-coin mintage inevitable, you must not delay your order!

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139

COOK ISLANDS 2013 $5 PGA TOUR GOLF CLUB SILVER PROOF AU586



A PGA Tour Official Licensed Product – issued by Coin Invest Trust



Struck to flawless Proof quality from 20 grams of sterling silver



Features a 3D golf club embedded within the reverse!



Tiny worldwide mintage restricted to a mere 2,500 coins – sell-out certain



Set in an innovative golf ball case with an official Certificate of Authenticity



Official legal tender – measures 38.61mm in diameter


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