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New RAM 15-Coin Armistice tribute See page 7
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Captain Cook Curved Classic! Massive 168mm AC/DC Tribute See pages 10&11
Premium WWI silver! See page 17
´´ Struck to immaculate ´´ Official Australian Bearing a design based on rare Proof quality from 1oz legal tender issue – 18th century maps, this spectacular 99.9% silver measures 39.62mm curved 99.9% pure silver Proof from the RAM pays homage to the iconic ´´ Exclusive! Worldwide ´´ Set in a RAM case with Captain Cook and his Voyages of mintage restricted to a numbered Certificate Discovery. Mintage just 5,000! just 5,000 of Authenticity Captain Cook's Tracks 2019 $5 Silver Proof Domed Coin Official Issue Price
The Vietnam War – honouri
Cordon & Search saw Australian forces restrict access to an area whilst searching for weapons or insurgents.
Paying homage to the Australian personnel operating in combat roles during what was then Australia’s longest war, this is your chance to guarantee supply of the 2019 $1 Vietnam War Silver Proof 4-Coin Set. A splendid presentation, this collection features four legal tender coins – each struck to faultless Proof quality from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver. Spanning a crown-sized 40mm in diameter,
Canberra bombers from No.2 Squadron RAAF used the callsign ‘Magpie’ in Vietnam in recognition of the squadron's emblem.
and embellished with full-colour, each coin highlights a specific aspect of Australian military operations in Vietnam. Honouring the Army, Air Force, Navy and medical personnel, the four coins focus upon ‘Cordon & Search’, ‘Callsign Magpie’, ‘Gunline’ and ‘Dustoff’ respectively. Celebrating the courage, spirit and self-sacrifice of all Australians who served in the conflict, demand for the
2019 $1 Vietnam War Silver Proof 4-Coin Set is sure to be substantial. With just 500 sets issued worldwide – each presented in a timber case with an informative, individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity – you must not miss this opportunity!
Vietnam War 2019 $1 Silver Proof 4-Coin Set Official Issue Price
Australian destroyers served on ‘the Gunline’, providing gunfire support for ground forces in South Vietnam.
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ing Australia’s Tour of Duty
Known as a ‘Dustoff’, medical helicopters flew into combat zones in Vietnam for emergency evacuation of the wounded.
´´ Comprises four Proof quality coins –
each struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver ´´ An official Niue legal tender issue, each
full-colour coin spans 40mm in diameter ´´ Extremely exclusive! Strictly limited worldwide
mintage a mere 500 collections! ´´ Each collection is presented within a timber
case, housed in an illustrated outer box ´´ Accompanied by an informative, individually
numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The set of four Niue legal tender coins is set in a stylish black timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Milestone in 2019? Let’s celebrate! Whether for yourself or for a loved one, the RAM’s Celebration Proof Sets form the perfect way to mark a milestone moment in 2019.
And, no matter whether you want to say ‘Congratulations’, celebrate an ‘Anniversary’ or wish someone ‘Happy Birthday’, we have the set that’s right for you!
Available at Downies throughout the entirety of 2019, the 2019 Celebration Proof Sets are Allowing you to create a truly personal gift, each highlighted by six coins from 5c to $2 – each Australian legal tender set is adorned with an bearing the classic design for its denomination. engravable plate for a special message!
The quality of the coins, the impeccable presentation, the fascinating theme, the one-year-only 2019 Moon Landing $1 & 5c coins…the 2019 Proof Set will make a compelling addition to any collection. Moon Landing 50th Anniversary 2019 6-Coin Proof Set Official Issue Price
2019 Anniversary Celebration Proof Set Official Issue Price
2019 Congratulations Celebration Proof Set Official Issue Price
2019 Happy Birthday Celebration Proof Set Official Issue Price
Top value at an Official Issue Price of just $25, the 2019 Mint Set features six Brilliant Uncirculated coins from 5c to $2 – including the not-issued-for-circulation 2018 Moon Landing $1 & 5c types! Moon Landing 50th Anniversary 2019 6-Coin Mint Set Official Issue Price
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Unique Possum Magic 50c Capturing all the magic of one of Australia’s favourite children’s books, the Royal Australian Mint’s 2019 Baby Mint Set is sure to capture the hearts of parents across Australia! A meaningful yet affordable way to celebrate a new arrival in 2019, the 2019 Baby Mint Set celebrates the book Possum Magic, by Mem Fox. Featuring splendid Possum Magic packaging, as well as a full-colour Possum Magic medallion, the set also includes a Possum Magic 50c. United with the 5c, 10c, 20c, $1 and $2, the 50c is not to be issued for circulation, and is exclusive to this set! Possum Magic 2019 6-Coin Baby Mint Set Official Issue Price
The ultimate ‘birth day’ gift! What better way could there be to celebrate the arrival of the 2019 baby than with the gift of the Royal Australian Mint’s 2019 Baby Proof Set?
A prestigious present, the 2019 Baby Proof Set will enchant new parents, and be treasured for years to come. Not only featuring packaging based on Possum Magic – the ever-popular children’s book by Mem Fox – the 2019 Baby Proof Set also includes a full-colour Possum Magic 50c coin! Also including the 5c, 10c, 20c, $1 and $2, the 6-coin set is housed within an official RAM case with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Possum Magic 2019 6-Coin Baby Proof Set Official Issue Price
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Glass $10 allocation shattered! As predicted, the 2019 $10 Red Poppy Glass Inlay 5oz Silver Proof Coin has proved a massive hit. Our original allocation was completely shattered! Featuring a genuine glass window, time is of the essence to secure this masterpiece of modern minting. WWI We Will Remember Them 2019 $10 Red Poppy Glass Inlay 5oz Silver Proof Coin
´´ Struck to Proof quality from a massive 5oz of 99.9% silver ´´ Features a genuine glass window depicting a poppy field ´´ Measures a gargantuan 100mm in diameter! ´´ Solomon Islands legal tender – mintage a mere 500 coins ´´ Case features a light under the coin; Certificate included Sure to be hoarded out of circulation, grasp the opportunity to secure this unique Armistice Centenary full-colour type in Uncirculated condition. Presented in a beautifully designed custom pack – must-have at just $12! Remembrance Day WWI Armistice Centenary 2018 $2 Al-Br Coin Pack
Includes FIFTEEN not-issued-for-circulation types! Featuring FIFTEEN coins that will not be issued for circulation, this Armistice Centenary tribute from the Royal Australian Mint is a must-have at just $80. Honouring the values that define our nation, the title of each coin in this Australian legal tender set reflects the title of one of the fifteen stained glass windows in the Australian War Memorialâ€™s Hall of Memory. Armistice Centenary Anzac Spirit 2019 20c & 50c Cu-Ni 15-Coin Collection Official Issue Price
Including eleven 20c and four 50c Unc coins, the set includes coins named Daring, Brave and Loyal â€“ to name just a few. Each coin is set in a RAM card, with the 15-coin collection set in a RAM folder.
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Part of a limited edition of 500, this individually numbered Stamp & Coin Cover is an official Invictus Games issue. $ 95 Invictus Games Sydney 2018 $1 Sydney Money Expo Stamp & Coin Cover
The 500-piece limited edition of this individually numbered cover sold out at the Expo – as with each issue on this page. $ Centenary of WWI 1918 Battle of Amiens 2018 50c Sydney Money Expo Stamp & Coin Cover
Exclusive, with just 750 individually numbered covers issued, this is an officially licensed Ford release. $ 95 Ford 1971 XY Falcon GTHO Phase III 2018 50c Sydney Money Expo Stamp & Coin Cover
Headlined by the RAM’s Double-Effigy $1, the limited edition of this individually numbered Money Expo issue is just 500. Jody Clark & Ian Rank-Broadley Double Effigy 2019 $1 Sydney Money Expo Stamp & Coin Cover
Marking the centenary of the conclusion of WWI, this individually numbered cover has a limited edition of just 500! Centenary of WWI End of the World War I 2018 $1 Sydney Money Expo Stamp & Coin Cover
Individually numbered, this officially licensed Holden cover features the RAM’s Torana 50c. Limited edition just 750! $ 95 Holden 1972 LJ Torana XU 2018 50c Sydney Money Expo Stamp & Coin Cover
NEW RELEASE Ø25.50mm
New ‘S’ Privymark $2!
Exclusive and affordable
If you missed out on the M Privymark $2 Proof, the Sydney Money Expo 2018 $2 S Privymark Proof is simply a must-have – but you will have to be quick! We have a tiny number from the mintage of just 1,988, each set in official RAM packaging.
An official Sydney Money Expo release, this full-colour tribute to the Year of the Pig has a mintage of just 1,500. Australian legal tender, each 25.50mm, 99.99% silver BU coin is set in an official Sydney Money Expo pack. Top value at $37.50!
Sydney Money Expo 2018 $2 S Privymark Al-Br Proof Coin
Sydney Money Expo Year of the Pig 2018 25c Colour 1/4oz Silver Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Tiny Mintage just 3,000
The collection is complete!
Bearing an ‘S for Sydney’ privymark, this unique Australian legal tender $1 coin was issued exclusively for the ANDA Sydney Money Expo. Taken from a mintage of just 3,000, each 25mm Uncirculated quality coin is presented in an official RAM pack.
With the launch of the Sydney Money Expo S Privymark $1, you now have the chance to secure the complete 4-coin 2018 Expo Set in one hit! Comprising the S, M, P and B Privymark $1 coins, the complete 4-coin set is housed in a folder.
Sydney Money Expo 2018 $1 Mob of Roos S Privymark Al-Br Uncirculated Coin
2018 ANDA Money Expo Mob of Roos 4-Coin Privymark Set in Folder
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Almost as big as the old 7-inch vinyl â€˜45â€™, this gargantuan full-colour AC/DC silver-foil coin measures a whopping 168mm in diameter!
es an incredible 168mm in diameter! A truly astonishing example of the power and adaptability of modern minting, this silver-foil coin from Coin Invest is a stunning tribute to AC/DC’s seminal album Highway to Hell. Created in the form of an original LP record, the 2018 $2 AC/DC Highway to Hell 1/2oz Silver-Foil Prooflike is highlighted by the gigantic dimensions. Each silverfoil coin measures an astounding 168mm in diameter! An officially licensed AC/DC product, the huge frame of this Cook Islands legal tender issue forms the perfect canvas for the brilliant recreation of the Highway to Hell album cover. The perfect finishing touch, the obverse features grooves reminiscent of a real vinyl record! AC/DC Highway To Hell 2018 $2 1/2oz Silver-Foil Prooflike Coin
In contrast to the gargantuan dimensions, the mintage of this masterpiece of modern minting is surprisingly small. Just 1,973 have been struck! With officially licensed AC/DC issues the hottest material on the market, you must act now! ´´ An officially licensed AC/DC product ´´ Spans an enormous 168mm in diameter! ´´ Tiny worldwide mintage restricted to a mere 1,973 ´´ Struck to Prooflike quality from 1/2oz of 99.9% silver ´´ Presented within a Highway to Hell ‘album sleeve’
Official AC/DC Monopoly! Let There Be Rock! Celebrating the great Rock’n’Roll Dream, the officially licensed AC/DC Monopoly unites one of the world’s best-selling bands with the world’s most popular board game! Featuring the band’s greatest albums, and six custom AC/DC game tokens, this is a must-have for the AC/DC fan. AC/DC Monopoly Board Game
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An affordable opportunity… ´´ Struck to BU quality
Giving everyone the chance to honour Prince Charles, the Royal Mint has issued this superbly designed commemorative as a Cu-Ni Brilliant Uncirculated coin. Top value at just $29.95!
´´ Spans 38.61mm in diameter ´´ Set in a Royal Mint pack ´´ Most affordable at $29.95
Prince Charles 70th Birthday 2018 £5 Cu-Ni Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Truly stunning in silver A portrait that’s fit for a king, Robert Elderton’s powerful portrayal of Prince Charles looks spectacular struck to Proof quality from lustrous silver. Limited edition just 3,500 coins!
Prince Charles 70th Birthday 2018 £5 Silver Proof Coin
Struck from 39.94g of GOLD! Struck from 39.94g of 22-carat gold, this 38.61mm British legal tender coin is the most prestigious celebration of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday – and also very exclusive! Mintage just 375! Prince Charles 70th Birthday 2018 £5 Gold Proof Coin
´´ 39.94g of 22-carat gold ´´ Stunning Proof quality ´´ Mintage just 375 coins! ´´ Set in a Royal Mint case
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´´ Superb sterling silver ´´ British legal tender: 38.61mm ´´ Limited edition 3,500! ´´ Set in a Royal Mint case
New 2019 Gold Sovereign launched Continuing a grand tradition that stretches back over two centuries, to the first modern sovereign issue in 1817, the Royal Mint has just launched the new 2019 Gold Sovereign! Struck to Proof quality from 22-carat gold, this prestigious coin is distinguished by the timeless beauty of the St George & the Dragon motif. True to the original, with the dies created through the digital remastering of Pistrucci’s original tooling, this exquisite new release is a strictly limited edition. Just 9,500 individual coins have been issued – each beautifully presented within an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
As we have received a tiny allocation as official distributor for the Royal Mint, we recommend immediate action. $
2019 Sovereign Gold Proof
Affordable – and surprisingly exclusive
Limited edition slashed by 30%!
An affordable opportunity for you to play a part in this famous series, the 2019 Quarter Sovereign Proof is part of a limited edition of 2,000 coins: each set in an official case with a numbered Certificate.
With the limited edition slashed to just 1,750, our allocation of the 2019 Half Sovereign Gold Proof has been limited to a handful of coins – each housed in a Royal Mint case with a numbered Certificate.
2019 Quarter Sovereign Gold Proof
2019 Half Sovereign Gold Proof
Snowman sparks savage storm! With the Snowman Silver Proof sold out at the Royal Mint in ONE DAY, you must not miss this chance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of one of the world’s classic Christmas tales. Struck to BU quality, each 27.30mm coin is set in an official pack.
The Snowman 40th Anniversary 2018 50p Cu-Ni Brilliant Uncircualted Coin
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Official Christmas Monopoly! Features Christmas game tokens! Perfect gift in 2018! Christmas Monopoly Board Game
An officially licensed product, featuring a unique full-colour 30.60mm coin. Looney Tunes Christmas 2018 $1 Stamp & Coin Cover
Headlined by a unique full-colour Christmas coin – limited edition just 6,000! Christmas 2018 $1 Stamp & Coin Cover
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Each star-shaped Tuvalu 41mm $1 is struck from 99.99% silver. Mintage just 3,000! Looney Tunes Christmas 2018 $1 Star-Shaped 1oz Silver Proof Coin
This 38.61mm £5 honours one of the alltime Christmas favourites, The Nutcracker. Christmas Nutcracker 2018 £5 Cu-Ni Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Comprises three Sixpences and six Threepences for the Christmas Pudding! Christmas Pudding Pack
First with the Queen’s new portrait! Always popular, demand for the latest in the Perth Mint’s annual Citizenship $1 series will go through the roof in 2019. Why? Because this is the first in the series – and one of Australia’s first coins – to carry the new portrait of Elizabeth II by Jody Clark! Also featuring the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, this 30.60mm coin enshrines the importance of Australian citizenship in official Australian legal tender. Set in an official pack that can be displayed upright, the 2019 Citizenship $1 is a coin for all proud Aussies – especially at just $13.90!
´´ Issued to honour the importance of Australian citizenship ´´ Struck to the Perth Mint’s Brilliant Uncirculated standard ´´ Official Australian legal tender – measures 30.60mm ´´ First Citizenship $1 to feature the Clark obverse portrait ´´ Set in an official card incorporating a Certificate ´´ Outstanding value – well within your reach at just $13.90 Australian Citizenship 2019 $1 Al-Br Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Official Issue Price
And the RAM’s first Clark type! The first RAM type to carry the new portrait of Elizabeth II by Jody Clark, this is also Australia’s first official ‘two-headed’ type! Uniting the new portrait with its predecessor, created by Ian Rank Broadley, this groundbreaking ‘not-issued-for-circulation’ 25mm $1 has naturally proved immensely popular. Ø25mm
Jody Clark & Ian Rank-Broadley Double Effigy 2019 $1 Al-Br Uncirculated Coin Official Issue Price
Melbourne Mint Marvels – as go Honouring the centenaries of Victoria and Melbourne, the 1934-35 Centenary Florin is Australia’s 2nd commemorative type – and one of the nation’s scarcest coins. With only 54,000 issued, this key date is tough-to-find in any grade, and seldom offered in the sparkling Gem Uncirculated quality available here. The sterling silver 1934-35 Centenary Florin before you is a superb example of this unique type. Officially graded by PCGS at MS65 – the equivalent of Gem Unc – we have just one in stock. 1934-35 Centenary Florin PCGS MS65 (Gem Unc)
Ø22.05mm Struck soon after the Melbourne Mint was established in 1872, the 1878M Young Head St George Sovereign is missing from many collections in the magnificent state of preservation seen here. A lovely, fresh, mint state example, struck exactly 140 years ago, this particular 1878M Young Head St George Sovereign has been officially assessed by PCGS at MS63 – the equivalent of Choice Uncirculated condition. 1878M Young Head St George Sovereign PCGS MS63 (Choice Unc)
The last sovereign of the 1800s, the 1899M Veiled Head St George Sovereign was issued as the record-breaking reign of Queen Victoria drew to a close. Scarce, with so many lost or melted for the gold in the 119 years since struck, it is amazing how affordable this coin is – even in mint-state quality! Graded by PCGS at MS62 – the equivalent of Uncirculated quality – this is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss. 1899M Veiled Head St George Sovereign PCGS MS62 (Unc)
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1916M Florin PCGS MS64 (Choice Unc)
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1917M Florin PCGS MS64 (Choice Unc)
Excessively rare in Choice Unc quality The first florins struck on Australian shores, with all previous issues struck in Britain, the 1916M and 1917M Florins are important, sought after and undeniably rare in the exquisite condition seen here. A landmark opportunity to take your collection to the next level, we have these highly desirable World War I era sterling silver coins in Choice Uncirculated condition! Although the mintages of the first two Australian florins were not insubstantial, a huge number have naturally been lost over time, or have fallen victim to the profiteer’s melting pot for the intrinsic value. Of those that remain in existence, the number in the sparkling mintstate quality apparent here would be infinitesimal.
Underpinned by excellent detail in the designs, strong ‘M’ mintmarks below the date and some entrancing natural toning, both the 1916M and 1917M Florins have been officially assessed and graded by PCGS at MS64 – the equivalent of Choice Uncirculated quality. Genuinely rare in Choice Unc, and missing from all but the most advanced collections in such a spectacular state of preservation, we have seldom handled better examples. Buy both of these magnificent coins and SAVE $450!
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Year of the Pig – Perth Mint new releases!
NEW RELEASE An enchanting full-colour release, the 99.99% pure silver Baby Pig coin will make a great gift to ring in the Lunar New Year. Tuvalu legal tender, restricted to a mintage of just 7,500, each 32.60mm coin is set in a Perth Mint case with a numbered Certificate. Year of the Pig 2019 50c Baby Pig 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Official Issue Price
Year of the Pig 2019 $1 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof Coin Official Issue Price
NEW RELEASE A stunning synthesis of pure silver and glorious gold, this largerthan-crown-size 45.60mm Australian legal tender coin instantly catches the eye. Taken from a mintage of 50,000, each 99.99% silver coin is set in an official case with a numbered Certificate. Year of the Pig 2019 $1 Gilded 1oz Silver Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Official Issue Price
Notable for the exceptional depth and detail, the Mint’s signature Year of the Pig motif looks sensational in High Relief Proof quality. Part of a mintage of 7,500, each 32.60mm 99.99% silver Australian legal tender coin is set in a case with a numbered Certificate.
Struck to High Relief Proof quality from 1oz of 99.99% gold, this official 27.30mm Australian legal tender coin is as exclusive as it is prestigious. A mere 388 coins have been struck – each set in an official case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Year of the Pig 2019 $100 High Relief 1oz Gold Proof Coin Official Issue Price
New releases from the Perth Mint!
Comprising 32.60mm Australian legal tender tributes to the kangaroo, koala and kookaburra – each struck to High Relief Proof quality from 1oz of 99.99% silver – this trio is set in an official case with a Certificate of Authenticity. Limited edition just 1,000! Australian Animals 2018 $1 High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Set Official Issue Price
Kangaroo 2018 $200 High Relief 2oz Gold Proof Coin Official Issue Price
An official tribute to the Chinese Lunar New Year, this officially licensed Warner Bros product is struck to Proof standard from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver. Set in an official case, each 40.60mm Tuvalu legal tender coin features a numbered Certificate. Mintage 5,000. Looney Tunes PORKY PIG 2018 $1 1oz Silver Proof Coin Official Issue Price
Struck to High Relief Proof quality from 2oz of 99.99% gold, this stunning Australian legal tender issue has a mintage of just 250 coins – each complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. With a huge number destined for the US and Europe, you must act now.
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The fifth & final release in the enchanting Puppies Series celebrates the Poodle. Struck from 1/2oz of 99.99% silver, each 32.60mm Tuvalu legal tender coin is set in an official case with a numbered Certificate confirming the worldwide mintage of just 5,000. Puppies Poodle 2018 50c Colour 1/2oz Silver Proof Coin Official Issue Price
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Official Alien Coin! Graced with a stunning rendering of the movie’s poster – featuring what many believe to be the greatest tagline ever, ‘In space no one can hear you scream’ – this officially licensed coin marks the 40th anniversary of the 1979 blockbuster Alien. Given the film’s iconic status, and its millions of devotees, the mintage of 5,000 is a serious underestimation of demand. Don’t miss the chance to celebrate one of the most memorable movies of all time. Order now! Alien 40th Anniversary 2019 $1 1oz Silver Proof Coin Official Issue Price
´´ Struck to faultless Proof
´´ Officially licensed Alien quality from a troy ounce commemorative product of 99.99% pure silver ´´ Presented within an ´´ Tiny worldwide mintage official display case in restricted to a mere illustrated outer box 5,000 coins! ´´ Accompanied by a ´´ Official Tuvalu legal
tender – measures 47.60mm x 27.60mm
numbered Certificate of Authenticity
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