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Mid March 2012

The Leading Journal of Coins and Collectables

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Official, affordable af and, with just 2,500 coins struck, extremely exclusive, the 2012 $1 Vietnam War 1/2oz Proof forms a dramatic tribute to the men Sil Silver Proo P women who served the nation with distinction and wom Australia’s longest, and most controversial during A military engagement. militar Oper Operating under extremely difficult conditions against a determined, resourceful enemy, aga Australian forces served in Vietnam for more Au than a decade – from 1962 until 1972. Originally tha supplying only Army training advisers, su Australia’s military presence increased A ssignificantly from the mid 60s, peaking in 1969 with over 7,000 personnel on the ground in w Vietnam. Helping to both preserve and pass on V the Anzac Spirit, over 50,000 members of the th Australian Army, Air Force and Navy served in A ‘Australia’s longest war’. Australia suffered over ‘A 3,500 casualties during the conflict, with more 3,5 than 400 personnel making the ultimate sacrifice tha for their country. perfect way to honour the efforts of the The p Aussies who did the nation proud during the Aussie Vietnam War, this official legal tender commemorative naturally been targeted by those interested coin has n Australia’s rich military history – as well as full-colour in Australia collectors. Crafted to the highest Proof quality from coin collec half a troy ounce of pure .999 silver, the broad 36mm diameter flan forms the ideal venue for the eye-catching with the Australian Special Forces soldier, a design, wit Australian soldier and an Iroquois helicopter regular g Aus captured in full-colour. perfectly c ca With W the 2012 $5 Vietnam War 5oz Silver Proof sold so out in a flash, and the mintage of the 2012 20 $1 Vietnam War 1/2oz Silver Proof set at a surprisingly low 2,500, do not miss the chance to secure this important Australian cha military commemorative at the affordable mili Official Issue Price.

Available at just A$75, the 2012 Vietnam War $1 represents outstanding collector value for a near crown-sized, full-colour, .999 silver Proof

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Exclusive! Tiny worldwide mintage of just 2,500 coins!



Struck to Proof quality from half a troy ounce of .999 silver



Official Niue legal tender issue – measures 36mm in diameter



Housed in a case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

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NIUE 2012 $1 VIETNAM WAR 1/2oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price SH119

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l ia ic ff o e iv s lu c x -e r Supe Mint Set Mania! LIMITED STOCKS REMAINto! the Driven by the official Australian Show Product status, the distinctive Show packaging and the low limited edition of 1,500, t demand for the 2012 WMF Min e. hug bly icta pred n bee has Set As the ONLY Australian outlet able to offer this exclusive set – with no other dealer, or even the RAM, having any stock – the to limited window of opportunity is Set t Min F WM 2 201 the own about to slam shut. Proving a must-have for serious Australian collectors – and for those lucky enough to own any of the rarely seen predecessors in the WMF Mint Set Series – this 6-coin (5c-$2) WMF Mint Set is ur headlined by the RAM’s full-colo for ble nota only Not . 2012 50c the inclusion of this revolutionary coin, the 2012 WMF Mint Set is also distinguished by unique World Money Fair presentation g the a y marking packaging! Instantl e lusiv exc this of part set out as limited edition, this collection features a unique 2012 World Money Fair outer

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sleeve – completely different 2 sleeve of the RAM’s standard 201 Mint Set! It is in part due to such radical deviations from standard Australian coin issues that make Aussie Show Products 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 and nd fi to ble Virtually impossi rising in value, the 2006 set has 5 soared from an issue price of A$2 ely mat roxi app of e valu ent curr a to A$200, with the 2007 and 2008 sets valued at around A$120 apiece. With this in mind, the opportunity to secure this distinctive, prestigious Aussie Show Product at this low price must be grasped with both hands.











Limited edition 1,500 – not available at the RAM! Comprises six BU coins from the 5c to the $2 urr olou Highlighted by the full-ccolo 2012 Coat of Arms 50c Set in WMF packaging ve! – with unique outer sleeeve! ONLY available at Downies in Australia – sell-out imminent!

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2012 WMF MINT SET AT329

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! s t c u d o r P w o h S ie s Aus Tiny mintages!

Just 100 in stock!

collectable, the Royal Affordable, distinctive and highly Counterstamp BU and 2012 Australian Mint’s 2012 $1 Bluebell p BU are defined by one stam nter Cou $1 Perth ANDA Show P aordinarily low mintages! other important feature – the extr count down to the centenary Issued to honour Canberra as we in 2013, and bearing a city ital celebrations of Australia’s cap floral emblem of the ACT, the counterstamp of the Bluebell, the has a mintage of just 15,000 BU p 2012 $1 Bluebell Counterstam tralian dealers. Issued at the – with only 2,000 distributed to Aus counterstamp, the 2012 $1 P a g Perth ANDA Show, and featurin ably small mintage of just P Counterstamp BU has an unbeliev 5,000! just A$19.95 and A$16 Outstanding value-for-money at ented in an official RAM pres is coin h respectively, eac stock! pack. Act now! Tiny numbers in

in recent One of few privymark coins issued n able bee e times, we are delighted to hav h Mint’s Pert the of ber num tiny to procure a r Privy Bea in Berl 2012 $1 World Money Fair a mere e hav we ed, Inde BU. er Koala 1oz Silv 100 coins in stock! ecessor, Proving just as popular as its pred il r 9 silve 0mm .999 40.6 e lusiv exc this launched in 2011, 2012 the at os o cha ted coin crea Bearing F World Money Fair. a privy featuring one many’s most of Germa rnationally interna gnisable recog symbols, the stand at the Fair offering this off Australian legal Au tender coin was ten of activity h a hive throughout th the show. With only 100 coins available, and a out inevitable, sell-o immediate action iis a must.

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2012 $1 WHEAT SHEAF ‘P’ COUNTERSTAMP BU AT469

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2012 $1 WHEAT SHEAF ‘ENLIGHTEN FESTIVAL’ BLUEBELL COUNTERSTAMP BU

2012 $1 WMF BERLIN BEAR PRIVY KOALA 1oz SILVER BU AT486

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Last of the ANDA Show series! a, and Eagerly anticipated across Australi 0, the 2,50 just of res ricted to a mintage rest 1-12 201 t’s Min h Pert the in e last las issu now AND AN A Show Silver Proof Series is ! nies Dow at avai av lable in Like each ANDA Show coin issued Lik tralia 2011, the 2012 $1 Celebrate Aus a Shark Bay 1oz Silver Proof bears full-colour interpretation of one of the 2010 $1 Celebrate Australia BU coins. Set in a case with a numbered Certificate, and housed within an official ANDA Show outer box, this unique 40.60mm 1oz .999 silver Proof honours Western Australia’s World its Heritage Site Shark Bay, and one . ong Dug ic icon the , ents key resid

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With so many collectors trying to create a complete 2011-12 ANDA Show collection, this memorable coin is set to vanish from the market. With only a tiny number in stock – obtained an by virtue of our support for Australi nce nda atte our and ts even tic numisma sell to sure are we at the Perth Show – out at speed.

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2012 $1 CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA SHARK BAY 1oz SILVER PROOF AT470

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The new 2012 Sands n bronze… Immortalised in

Poignant and practical…

superbly Immortalising the Anzac Spirit, this digger in the sie ssie Aus an of ue stat ze bron detailed exceptional by ned defi is ipoli uniform worn at Gall uine sand gen nd and ons ensi dim g osin imp quality, stood and from Gallipoli – where Australians 5. 191 out ugh thro ntly galla so ht foug that you An intricately detailed work of art ay, this will be proud to own and display, has poignant military commemorative nd stands been cold-cast from bronze, and t-have a commanding 255mm tall. A mus ’s rich lia’s for anyone interested in Australia us gift, ous military heritage, and a prestigio e is set ne urin each Aussie Digger bronze figuri the vial with lay, disp easy for h upon a plint into the of real sand from Anzac Cove set plaque that adorns the base. ss than An affordable acquisition at less n ion ditio edit ed limit tly stric a and 00, A$1 ed issu 0 with a mere 5,00 worldwide, this exclusive bronze figurine is set within a presentation box with a numbered DS OF GALLIPOLI NDS 2012 SAN Certificate of NZE FIGURINE BRO GER DIG Authenticity.

the dramatic Bearing a photo-quality image from 1915, with ding Lan li llipo – Ga it painting The Spir other side, the on ign the Rising Sun Hat Badge des a daily ides prov ring Key i ipol Gall of the 2012 Sands acs. Anz the of ice serv reminder of the extraordinary ect as perf and k, pac tive rma info an in Presented with gift, the 40mm 2012 Sands affordable g n intriguing, a an ring off Gallipoli Key iss priced for all Australians to enjoy att A$9.95.

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2012 SANDS OF GALLIPOLI KEYRING A$ 95

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A masssive 50mm in diametter!

Th Anzacs The – writingg a new chapter…

massive 50mm 2012 g, impressive and affordable, the Imposing the b te tto th l tribu erfu pow a s Sands of Gallipoli Medallion form paign. Cam i ipol Gall ted ill-fa the ng duri sacrifice of the Anzacs Badge upon the obverse, the Featuring the iconic Rising Sun Hat allion forms an ideal venue for enormous 50mm flan of this med David Rowlands’ painting, from n take the photo-quality artwork 5. Struck to immaculate Proof The Spirit – Gallipoli Landing 191 -plating on the reverse and gold ctive quality, and featuring sele i Medallion is set within an obverse, the 2012 Sands of Gallipol informative card. Bringing a core of our rich military history 2012 SANDS OF GALLIPOLI element reach of all Australians, the in with ION MEDALL 95 this imposing medallion is A$ sensational value at under A$15.

A tremendously affordable way to honour those who fought and died upon the beaches of 5, the new 2012 Sands of Gallipoli in 1915, ves you the chance to hold gives Pen i Gallipol nt chapter of Australian tant the most importa your hands – every n in history military time you write! oneyy at a r-mone ue-for-m Outstanding value-fo mere A$19.95, each high-quality nt is, like ent mpleme metal writing implem he 2012 Sands of every issue in the Gallipoli Series, distinguished by an image from David Rowlands vivid painting, The Spirit ing 1915. – Gallipoli Landing A fine piece of military ach 2012 memorabilia, each olii Pen Sands of Gallipol thin an is presented within tive mative attractive, informa 2012 SANDS OF GALLIPOLI o pack – ready to PEN wrap up as a 95 A$ fascinating gift!!

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of Gallipoli Collection! Limited edition just 2,500 sets! INCLUDES REAL SAND FROM GALLIPOLI!

ntation, A lavish presentation, 0mm the set of six 50mm edallions silver-plated medallions in a timber is housed within ith a display case with tificate of numbered Certificate onfirming Authenticity confirming wide the tiny worldwide limited edition of just 2,500!

A poignant tribute to the key moment in Australia’s military heritage, the 2012 Sands of Gallipoli Proof Medallion Collection he has just been unveiled! Uniting quality, originality and authentic ha Australian history – as well as glorious full-colour designs A – this new presentation is also underpinned by strictly limited –  availability. Just 2,500 have been issued! av Although, as always, l d defi fined db by the h inclusion of authentic sand from Gallipoli, this poignant release brings a new look to this ever-popular series. Providing a compelling, historically accurate appreciation of the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, each of the six 50mm silver-plated medallions features a segment of the inspiring painting ‘The Spirit – Gallipoli Landing 1915’. Created by one of the world’s finest living military artists, David Rowlands, in league with the Australian Army History Unit, this magnificent artwork has been described as “the most accurate depiction to date of the dawn landing at Anzac Cove”. The first time that full-colour minting techniques have been employed so extensively in the series, the essence of Rowlands’ moving military artwork has been captured perfectly by the 2012 Sands of Gallipoli Proof Medallion Collection.

Beyond B d the h quality, li iimportance, beauty and strictly limited availability, the collection is notable for one other crucial feature – the remarkable value. At under A$40 per imposing 50mm full-colour silverplated medallion, you will be hardpressed to find better value for your collector dollar – especially given the presentation! Set within a timber display case with the vial of genuine Gallipoli sand and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each collection also includes an Anzac Hat Badge replica and a miniature version of Rowlands’ painting on a metal plate! Your chance to make a difference, part of the proceeds from this set will be donated to the RSL, with more than A$500,000 already raised by the Sands of Gallipoli Series! 2012 SANDS OF GALLIPOLI PROOF MEDALLION COLLECTION A$

225 AT484 4

From the beaches of Gallipoli… Headlined by real sand from Gallipoli, and comprising two huge full-colour 50mm medallions, this eye-catching presentation is affordable, historic and exclusive. A fantastic opportunity to experience David Rowlands’ artistic excellence, each large silver-plated Proof medallion features an image taken from the painting The Spirit – Gallipoli Landing 1915. Set in a stylish case with a vial of real Gallipoli sand, each set includes a numbered Certificate ate of Authenticity and a metal plate bearing a miniature niature version of Rowlands’ ds’ poignant artwork. Limited edition just 5,000! 2012 SANDS OF GALLIPOLI PROOF MEDALLION PAIR A$

125 AT483

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An immensely 1954 R16 10/- Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth mmonwealth Bank Consecutive Run oof 5 Unc

The field of Australian banknotes is one of the most vibrant elements of numismatics, with passionate collectors and eagle-eyed investors inevitably drawn to the rich history, undeniable rarity and lucrative long-term potential that define this crucial subset of collecting. Nowhere is the phenomenal popularity of Australian banknotes more evident than in the 1913-65 predecimal series, with the last decade or so seeing a significant surge in demand – in large part due to the growing recognition of the immense rarity of the field.

A$ $

2,250 2 250





With so many years having passed since issue, and with literally millions upon millions of predecimal banknotes withdrawn from circulation by Treasury and destroyed, it is no surprise that notes from Australia’s first national banknote series are generally scarce to rare – especially notes in the upper echelons of quality. With rarity being the natural trigger for long-term price-growth, competition for superior grade predecimal banknotes has increased significantly in recent times, with one particular area targeted very heavily by collectors and investors – banknotes in consecutive sequence.

AT489 AT48 9

An outstanding run of the very first Australian 10/- issued for Queen Elizabeth II – comprising FIVE consecutively numbered 10/- banknotes – with each note in Unc quality! A prestigious and yet incredibly affordable opportunity to own an extremely rare run of consecutively numbered notes. With the combined catalogue value of the five notes at A$3,250, you SAVE A$1,000!

1954 R49 £5 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth Bank Consecutive Pair aUnc-Unc

A$

1,790 1 790



If Australian predecimal banknotes are rare in premium grade – and, of course, they are – then those notes become rarities of the highest order when found in sequential format. Consecutive pairs have always held a special attraction for collectors, with that fascination increasing significantly when notes are found in longer consecutive runs. Seldom seen on the market, and sure to command a premium at auction in the long-term, the consecutive runs of four, five and six banknotes offered on these pages are extraordinarily rare, and immensely desirable.



AT492 AT49 2

Seldom offered individually in top quality, the very first £5 issued during the reign of Elizabeth II is extremely scarce as a premium grade, consecutively numbered pair Most affordable given that a single note in aUnc catalogues at A$950, we have four 1954 £5 Coombs/Wilson Consecutive Pairs available – all in outstanding aUnc-Unc condition!

1960 R63 £10 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank Consecutive Trio aUnc-Unc aUnc Unc

A$

4,500

With, in virtually all cases, only one example of each predecimal consecutive run in stock – plus two bonus Star Note Consecutive Pairs! We advise our clients move swiftly to take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity.





AT390

A must-have for the serious Australian banknote collector, we are delighted to present the very last Australian predecimal £10 as a consecutively numbered trio! Undeniably rare when found in consecutive sequence, the one successively numbered 1960 £10 Coombs/Wilson trio we have in stock is in superb aUnc to Unc condition

ALSO AVAILABLE 1960 R63 £10 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank Consecutive Pair aUnc-Unc

A$3,000

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rare opportunity… 1953 R33 £1 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth Bank Consecutive Run of 4 Unc

1961 R34 £1 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank Consecutive Run of 5 Unc nc

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1,595 1 595

1,475

AT490 

The first £1 type issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II – available as an exceptionally rare Consecutive Run of Four! Each of the four successively numbered 1953 £1 Coombs/ Wilson notes is in immaculate Uncirculated condition – catalogue value for a single note in Unc currently A$475



1960 R50 £5 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank Consecutive Run of 6 Unc

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4,950

AT387

A$ $ 

ALSO AVAILABLE 1960 R50 £5 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank Consecutive Pair aUnc-Unc



AT388

1966 R81s $2 Coombs/Wilson Star Note Consecutive Pair Unc

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7,450 7 450

Seldom available to collectors, even as a Consecutive Pair, the very last Australian predecimal £1 type is extremely rare in such an extensive, sequentially numbered format A remarkably affordable opportunity to join the elite of Australian numismatics, with this eye-catching set available at an average price of just A$295 per Uncirculated note

1942 R59 £10 Armitage/McFarlane Consecutive Trio aUnc-Unc

An incredible opportunity for the serious collector or astute investor, we have a single run of SIX consecutively numbered 1960 £5 Coombs/Wilson notes in stock! Consecutive Pairs are extremely rare, but a Consecutive Run of Six in Unc quality is all but unheard of today – especially when considering higher denominations A$990

AT491

9,850

AT389

The second £10 issue during the reign of George VI, the WWII-era 1942 £10 Armitage/McFarlane is virtually never seen in a Consecutive Run – as here An immensely rare set, never before offered by Downies, the three sequentially numbered £10 notes are presented in near flawless about Uncirculated to Uncirculated condition

1969 R83s $2 Phillips/Randall Star Note Consecutive Pair Unc

A$

AT494 AT49 4 

Australia’s first $2 note, and therefore first $2 Star Note, this crucial early decimal issue is rare in all grades – and excessively rare in pristine Uncirculated quality Bearing the $2 Star Note Series First Prefix (ZFA), and cataloguing at A$4,750 individually, the chance to secure a 1966 $2 Star Consec Pair at A$7,450 must not be missed



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9,950 9 950

AT393 AT39 3

An extraordinarily rare opportunity to secure two consecutively numbered examples of Australia’s very last $2 Star Replacement Note – catalogues individually at A$6,750! Infrequently offered in any form, Star Notes are very rarely presented to collectors the in exceptional Uncirculated quality seen here – and almost never in Consecutive Pair format

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Features unique Aussie 50c! legal tender 50c, this Headlined by a unique Australian uestionably one of the exquisite Silver Proof Set is unq s tributes to the 60th iou most important, most prestig th II. abe Eliz of n anniversary of the reig ed Extremely exclusive, with the limit en Que 2 201 edition just 4,000, the al Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Roy Proofs Silver Set comprises three silver – one from each of the Royal Australian Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and Britain’s Royal Mint. Individually superb, Britain’s 38.61mm 28.28g sterling silver

£5, Canada’s 38mm 1oz .9999 fine $20 and Australia’s 31.51mm 18.24g .999 fine 50c look simply stunning united within a luxurious walnut-veneer case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. With HALF of the tiny limited edition snapped up by Canada, and a significant chunk of the remainder destined for Britain, time is the essence for Australian collectors enchanted by this impressive precious metal presentation.

TH II BET 2012 QUEEN ELIZABE 2 OND JUBILEE ROYAL DIAM D SILVER SET Official Issue Price 50 A$

Australian 50c created by Michael Meszaros – son of Andor Meszaros, whose designs came within a hair’s breadth of selection for Australia’s decimal coins in 1966

522

AT386

Struck by the Perth Mint! turing three 40mm goldFeaturi plated silver Proofs from the Perth Mint, this magnificent set forms a prestigious, permanent record of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

Celebrating the early years of her lengthy reign, this splendid presentation unites the Australian legal tender our Accession and Royal Tour $1 coins, plus the Solomon h Islands Coronation $10 – each from lity qua f Proo struck to 1oz .999 silver. Set in a plush case, this triumphant trio includes a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of just 2,012.

Comprising two 38.60mm Proof medallions carrying the St n George and Queen d ad Victoria Veiled Hea portrait designs respectively, this imposing pair forms a most affordable way to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Featuring an ornate, eye-catching design by Stuart Devlin, the RAM’ss 2012 50c Diamond Jubilee Silver Proof b thtaking is a brea work of numismatic craf cra tsmanship. Struck from fro .999 silver, each 18.2 18 4g 31.51mm Aus Au tralian legal tender coin coi is set in an official case with a Certificate sti g to the mintage of attestin 2012 50c DIAMOND JUBILEE 00. 000 10 10,0 OF

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SILVER PRO Official Issue Price A$

2012 DIAMOND JUBILEE DIA 1oz SILVER PROOF 3-COIN SET A$

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2012 – The Year of the Dragon! RARE Perth Mint Privy!

First of its its kind! kind!

Issued by the Perth Mint in Is re response to an international order, with few coins retained or on Australian shores, we are delighted to give you the a chance ch han to secure the e 20 2012 $1 Lunar Dragon Drago on L Lion Privy 1oz Silve Silver B BU! roundbreaking precious metal type, this is A groundbreaking the first pure gold, full-colour Australian legal tender Lunar coin issued by the RAM! Struck for an international order, with most of the mintage of 8,000 sent overseas, we have only a small number of this full-colour 17.53mm 1/10oz .9999 Gold Proof Dragon remaining from our original allocation – each complete 2012 $10 LUNAR DRAGON COLOUR with a RAM 1/10oz GOLD PROOF Certificate of Authenticity. AT288

A ra rare are privymark relea release, with the Perth Pe Mint issuing very few such coins over the last decade, the broad co 45.60mm flan of this Australian 45 legal leg tender coin unites the Mint’s powerful Dragon design with a privymark depicting the Bavarian Lion des – a key symbol of the south-eastern German state of Bavaria. Struck to the peak of Ba ava Specimen quality from .999 fine Specim Spec silver, you w will have to act immediately to ensure you are one of the few Australians able to 2012 $1 own this unique precious metal type. LUNAR DRAGON LION With virtually all of the mintage of 200,000 dispatched PRIVY 1oz SILVER BU to Europe, and our portion of the Australian allocation AT283 much less than anticipated, time is of the essence!

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Shock RAM 1oz release!

For F or the ccoin o alone…

A rare example of a RAM 1oz Silver Proof, with the Mint striking very few such coins in recent years, this 40mm .999 fine 1oz Dragon Silver Prooflike is a vital release for co collectors ollectors – particularly as the Pe Perth erth Mint’s 1oz Silver Proof off Dragon sold out in a week! Struck for an overseas order, with a vast majority of the mintage destined for the international market, we have just a few examples of this Australian legal tender $1 left in stock – each complete with an offi fic cial RAM Certificate of Authenticity.

In light of the demand for the Perth Mint’s Dragon th Silver Series, with many Sil issues sold out in record iss time, this official Australia tim Post Year of the Dragon represents your PNC repr chance to enjoy big ch the same design found on those fou highly sought hig after precious aft metal issues. me A ssmall price to pay to experience glorious work of a glor numismatic artistry at numis a mere A$15.95, each 30.60mm Australian legal tender BU $1 is united with two Christmas Island 2012 $1 stamps, set upon an LUNAR DRAGON PNC official envelope.

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2012 $1 YEAR OF THE DRAGON 1oz SILVER PROOFLIKE

AT296

AT285

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Original, authentic Invasion of Poland nd

Official & authentic

An unusual memento of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland – the event that sparked WWII – this pair of WWII General Government nt Postage Dues issues features the Eagle (a recurring i symbol b l in German history), standing over the Swastika.

In superb Mint Unhinged condition, we have limited stocks of the Nazii Germany 1942 Postage Dues 11-Stamp Set. Relics of a dark period for the German people, each stamp is scarred with the cutting symbol of Nazi power – the Swastika.

GERMANY OCCUPIED POLAND STAMP PAIR MUH A$ 50

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Nazi heroes…

Valuable history…

Celebrating the deeds of the boys at the front in an effort to inspire the German people as the war worsened, this striking Nazi 12-stamp affordable. Na azi 12 sstamp ta set is m most o af fffordable. for

Playing a vital propaganda role, a variety of commemorative and standard stamps were issued in Germany by the Nazis. Intended to boost the morale of a flagging German people with dramatic, romanticised images,, this affordable 11-stamp set is a unique slice of 20th century history.

GERMANY 1943 ARMED FORCES & A HEROES HE E DAY SET MUH A$ 95

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Emblem E bl off E bl Evil iill

Portrait of Power

Part of a hoard of original sheets, and therefore in flawless, unused Mint Unhinged condition, this vivid philatelic collection comprises eight stamps (values ranging from 3 to 50 Pfennig) with each stamp distinguished by the Nazis ever-present emblem of evil – the Swastika.

Although Hitler’s portrait never er appeared on a coin, the Fuehrer’s cold, hard features regularly adorned Nazi philatelic issues – as illustrated ted by this collection of 19 Blocks ks of Four stamps. Issued as the war slipped away from Germany, from 1941 to 1944, and in superb MUH condition.

GE GERMANY ER RMANY Y 1941-44 1941-44 SWA SW SWASTIKA ASTIKA STAMP SET MUH (8) A$

15

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Hitler’s birthday…

Glory of youth…

The Fuehrer’s birthday, the 20th of April, was known by virtually all Germans – in part due to the Nazis’ exploitation of philatelics. A fine example of Nazi propaganda, anda this set of five MUH stamps was issued in 1943 to celebrate Hitler turning 54, and features the date of his birth.

An intriguing insight into Hitler’s rs warped vision of the 1,000 Year ar Reich, this 16-stamp Block of Four collection was issued to pay homage to the future leaders of Nazi Germany – the Hitler Youth. Remarkably affordable – especially given the superb Mint Unhinged quality. ality.

GERMANY G GERM MANY 1943 HITLER HITLER’S TLER’’S BIRTHDAY STAMP SET MUH A$ 95

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AJ567

9

AJ698

GERMANY NAZI SET GERMANY OF O 11 STAMPS MUH A$ 95

19

AK398

GERMANY GERM M 1941-44 HITLER HEAD 1-80P BLOCK 4 SET MUH (19) A$

150

AK680

GERMANY GE ERMANY NAZI 1943 HITLER YOUTH BLOCK BLOC 4 SET MUH (16) A$ 80

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WWI & WWII artefacts! The famous Iron Cross… Created by Frederick III during the 19th century Napoleonic Wars to reward leadership or heroism, the Iron Cross is one of the world’s most celebrated military decorations. Forming the cornerstone of many militaria collections, Germany’s Iron Cross was re-instituted by Kaiser Wilhelm II when WWI erupted in

For bravery in WWII

1914, and again by Adolf Hitler on 1 September 1939 – the day the Nazi Blitzkrieg stormed into Poland. Featuring the original 1813 Iron Cross design on the obverse, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to own genuine examples of this prestigious, highly sought after German military award.

GERMANY WWI IRON CROSS MEDAL A$

145

GERMANY WWII IRON CROSS MEDAL A$

295

AH419

AH417

Instituted by Hitler in 1939, the 3rd Reich War Merit Cross with Swords is an essential element of every militaria collection. A distinctive award, marked by the presence of the Swastika, this important decoration was granted for acts of bravery by combatants that did not meet the Iron Cross criteria. WWII MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS MEDAL Guaranteed as A$ genuine, each medal features AH418 the appropriate ribbon.

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On campaign during World War II… During WWII, Australia committed troops to many theatres of war. Thus, Australian personnel served with other Empire Forces in an array of exotic locations and, no matter whether it was Italy, New Guinea, Burma or elsewhere, their actions enhanced the

Burma Star – for service in Burma & other parts of Asia (Dec ‘41-Sept ‘45) WWII BURMA STAR MEDAL A$ 95

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campaigns. Highly sought after relics of Australia’s military heritage, granted for a defined period of operational service in a particular Theatre of War, we have the Italy Star, Burma Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star and France & Germany Star available.

Aussie Digger’s reputation for courage, endurance and tough fighting qualities. Official artefacts of Australia’s proud contribution to the defeat of fascism worldwide, Australian personnel were awarded medals as recognition of their service in key WWII

Pacific Star – bestowed upon those in service in the Pacific during WWII WWII PACIFIC STAR MEDAL A$

135

AK562

Fantastic value for such an authentic, fascinating slice of Australia’s wartime history, and rarely offered to collectors, each WWII British Forces Campaign Star Medal is guaranteed as genuine, and is presented with the appropriate ribbon.

Italy Star – awarded to those Africa Star – granted to serving in Mediterranean those who served west of (June ‘43-May ‘45) the Suez Canal WWII ITALY WWII AFRICA STAR MEDAL STAR MEDAL A$ A$

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