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This Swan’s for you! LIMITED EDITION JUST 2,500!

Each 28.60mm 12.86g .999 silver Proof is set on an official Perth Mint ANDA Show card!

An official, exclusive Australian ‘Show issue’, honouring one of Australia’s most iconic coin designs, we are delighted to present the 2009 1966 Decimal Pattern 20c ANDA Show Silver Proof! A smashing success when unveiled at the first ever ANDA Show on the Gold Coast, our attendance at this key event enabled us to secure just enough stock to bring this unique coin to our clients. And what a coin it is! Crafted to the height of Perth Mint Proof quality, this .999 fine

silver coin enshrines the Swan design so well known to Australian collectors as the 1967 ‘Goose Dollar’. Created by Andor Meszaros, this unique 20c motif was, as with all designs in the set below, seriously considered by Treasury for Australia’s first coinage issue in 1966 before overlooked in favour of the work of Stuart Devlin. A wonderful opportunity to secure this striking coin type individually, the Perth Mint’s decision to issue the ‘Swan’ 20c Silver Proof ONLY at the ANDA Gold Coast Show is an inspired one. Although, knowing the tremendous popularity of official Australian ‘Show products’,

we secured as many coins as possible from the edition of 2,500, our stocks are very limited. Presented on an official Perth Mint card, and available at a very affordable A$49.95, don’t miss what is likely to be your only opportunity to secure this historic, exclusive Australian legal tender type. In the interests of fairness, a limit of two coins per household must be applied.

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The originals – still the best… United by the exquisite quality, colourful, official presentation packaging and outstanding value-formoney, the new Proof and Mint Sets are distinguished by one other very important feature in 2010. Heeding constant calls from the collector community, the RAM has decided to devote both sets to Australia’s beloved traditional denominations.

A fine initiative on the part of the Mint, sure to be appreciated by long-term collectors of the series – and those seeking a premium quality example of each of Australia’s worldrenowned circulating denominations – each collection comprises six coins. Featuring the 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1, designed by Stuart Devlin, along with the $2, created by Horst Hahne, Australia’s traditional

decimal designs look magnificent in both Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated quality. Sure to inspire great demand in both the short and long term, the new 2010 sets may well mirror the success of the most recent collector sets distinguished by Australia’s muchadmired standard coin motifs. The 1990 and 2006 Proof Sets are among the most sought after in the entire 1966-

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2010 series, whilst the 1990, 2004 and 2006 Mint Sets are hotly pursued and rising in value. The 2004 Mint Set has already more than doubled in price, with the 1990 Mint Set storming from A$15 to A$150 – but seldom seen on the market. No matter whether you choose the 2010 Proof Set or 2010 Mint Set, each of these outstanding, official Royal Australian Mint presentations is…

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comprised of six flawlessly struck Australian legal tender coins – 5c to $2 highlighted by the traditional design for each denomination beautifully presented within attractive, official RAM packaging sensational valuefor-money at the RAM’s Official Issue Price!

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First Wedding Set in Proof quality! The first of its kind, this stunning new issue from the Royal Australian Mint is the very first Wedding Set underpinned by flawless Proof quality! A presentation of the highest quality, comprising coins struck to the highest standards, this sumptuous collection forms a wedding

present of the highest order. A commendable innovation from the RAM, each collection comprises six official Australian legal tender 2010-dated coins – the 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. As for the 2010 Proof Set above, each of those coins is distinguished by the classic design for its denomination. Also in common with the 2010 Proof Set, this

first-of-its-kind RAM issue is defined by the most exquisite of Proof quality, with sharply detailed, highly frosted designs set upon the most pristine of mirror fields. Set in a charming, official pack, complete with a plaque for a personal inscription, this magnificent matrimonial memento is complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Strictly limited editions! AMONGST AUSTRALIA’S LOWEST MINTAGE TYPES! In startling news for collectors, the RAM has decided to set pre-determined mintages for the new 2010 Burke & Wills 2-Coin Sets – and they are amazingly low. With these Australian legal tender commemoratives not to be issued for circulation, and not found in the 2010 Proof and Mint Sets, this unexpected revelation will ensure a mad scramble amongst serious decimal enthusiasts. Superbly designed, the two 2010 commemoratives honour the 150th anniversary of the 1860 Burke & Wills Expedition. With these legendary explorers, and their attempt to cross the continent from south to north, known to all generations, demand for these sets

from non-collectors is bound to be huge. With this in mind, and given that these unique types are a must-have for any decimal collector seeking to maintain a complete collection, the mintages are sure to be placed under massive pressure. Those mintages are tiny. The 2010 2-Coin Proof Set has an incredibly low mintage of just 25,000, with a mere 40,000 2010 2-Coin Unc Sets to be struck – making the Burke & Wills $1 and 20c Proof and BU coins amongst the lowest mintage types in the entire decimal series! Available at Official Issue Price, and rushed to your door at our special Christmas postage rates, there will never be a better time to guarantee supply of these exclusive, important 2-coin sets.

Features the one-yearonly 2010 20c and $1 commemoratives Available in both superb Proof and exquisite BU quality Exclusive! Just 25,000 Proof Sets and 40,000 Unc Sets issued! Housed in official, informative, attractive presentation packs

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Portraying Burke and Wills setting out on the ill-fated expedition in 1860

Available for A$19.95/US$15.95 or FREE when you buy the 2010 Proof & Mint Sets and 2010 2-Coin Proof & Unc Sets, this replica is a faithful recreation of the 1861 Burke & Wills Medal, issued to commemorate the ill-fated expedition

For the $1 alone!

Housed in a new style of pack devoted to the Australian literary classic, Blinky Bill, each set comprises six coins (5c-$2) united with a stunning full-colour 40mm Blinky Bill

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The ultimate gift A gift that will be cherished forever, the 2010 Baby Proof Set is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the 2010 baby. Comprising legal tender coins bearing the yeardate of birth, crafted to the finest possible Proof quality, there could be no finer way to establish a permanent record of this most special event.

John King – only man of the party to journey to the Gulf of Carpentaria and make it back alive

medallion. Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, the stylish leatherette case offers a luxurious environment for this unique, prestigious Proof coin collection.

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Whilst sure to be sought after as an affordable, memorable, meaningful gift, the 2010 Baby Mint Set will prove even more popular with decimal collectors. Featuring a unique 2010-dated Australian $1 type – not to be issued for circulation and not found in any other set – the inclusion of this key date makes this set a must-have! United with the 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $2 in a vibrant new style pack

with a 27mm medallion – both based on the classic Aussie tale, Blinky Bill – this one-year-only 2010 $1 type bears the portrait of Blinky Bill author, Dorothy Wall. Fantastic value-for-money at the RAM’s Official Issue Price!

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No escaping the quality An Australian legal tender coin of immense, obvious quality, this unique Perth Mint release pays homage to the centenary of the first powered flight in Australia. Already known worldwide, the man in the cockpit on that famous flight was the legendary escapologist, Harry Houdini. Typical of his predilection for terrifying, death-defying stunts, Houdini amazed onlookers at Diggers Rest in Melbourne when he flew his Voisin bi-plane on three

Demand soars sky-high! A fine tribute to a crucial moment in aviation history – the first flight in a heavier-than-air craft in Australia – this flawlessly struck .999 fine silver Proof has caught the eye of coin collector and aviation buff alike! Official legal tender, struck by Australia’s precious metal specialists at the Perth Mint, this red-hot release is distinguished by a striking portrait of the man behind this landmark achievement – George Taylor,

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who designed, built and then flew his glider at Narrabeen in NSW in 1909. Not only instantly eye-catching, this skilfully designed 40.60mm crownsized coin is also extremely exclusive. Ensuring a sell-out, the mintage of the 2009 $1 First Australian Flight Centenary 1oz Silver Proof has been restricted to a mere 5,000 coins – each presented in a plush case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

its broad 40.60mm flan. A strictly limited edition, sure to appeal to coin collectors and aviation buffs worldwide, each pure .999 silver 1oz Proof is housed in an official case with a Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of 7,500.

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TUVALU 2009 $1 FIRST AUSTRALIAN FLIGHT CENTENARY 1oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price Limited to a mintage of 5,000, sure to sell out, each coin is graced with a brilliant full-colour portrayal of the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg

separate occasions on the 18th of March 1910, thus becoming the first man to achieve powered flight in Australia. An outstanding fullcolour tribute to a seminal moment in Australia’s rich aviation history, this splendid precious metal Proof carries a superb design of Houdini’s plane upon

Last battle rages on! With US collectors leading the charge for the 2009 $1 Battle of Gettysburg 1oz Silver Proof, this will be one of few opportunities for our clients to guarantee supply of the last release of the Famous Battles in History Series at Official Issue Price. The grandest of grand finales to one of the

hottest coin programs on the planet, this dramatic 40.60mm .999 silver coin honours the Union victory over the Confederates at Gettysburg in 1863 – the turning point of the American Civil War (1861-65). A standalone release of obvious appeal in the US, and crucial to those seeking to complete their Famous Battles in History collection, this dramatic tribute may well be the most sought after of the series, in both the short and long term.

With the first two issues sold out, and the third and fourth coins soon to follow, time is of the essence for those interested in the 2009 $1 Gettysburg 1oz Silver Proof.

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Lionfish roars back! Our allocation sold e out in three days. Th ld so 0 ,00 10 of ge nta mi nt Mi rth Pe out at the in a week. The 2009 50c Lionfish 1/2oz Silver Proof is one of the most popular collector coins in c Australian numismati ck ba it’s d an – y tor his in stock at Downies! ut With the speedy sell-o pty em ny ma g leavin handed, we have been bombarded by requests

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for the first edition of the Australian Sea Life Series. Forced to pay full retail price, our search of the market revealed just a few of this 36.60mm .999 silver Proof. Top value at A$65, don’t miss e the chance to own on in ins co st of the hotte collecting.

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Official Australian legal tender, the second issue in the Australian Sea Life Series is proving almost as popular as its record-breaking predecessor! At time of writing, we are still able to offer this coin to our clients, but with rampant demand for the 36.60mm 2009 50c Leafy Sea Dragon 1/2oz Silver Proof, a sell-out at the Perth Mint is inevitable. Featuring a spectacular full-colour portrayal of this exotic marine creature, this .999 silver coin would inspire demand for the design alone. However, as a key component in a fascinating series – issued until May 2010 – the Leafy Sea

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Father of Australia…

Brilliantly designed and flawlessly struck, this Australian legal tender coin marks the bicentenary of the appointment of the fifth Governor of NSW, Lachlan Macquarie. A key player in the transformation of Australia from penal colony to thriving, stable nation, Macquarie also had a specific

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impact on numismatics – as so skilfully woven into the design of this .999 silver Proof. United with a portrait of Macquarie and the words of a dispatch urging Britain to adopt the name ‘Australia’, the 40.60mm flan also highlights two other key Macquarie initiatives – the 1813 Holey Dollar & Dump and the Rum Hospital, where Australia’s first official mint would one day be housed. Sure to appeal to a broad array of collectors, with the exploration of our early numismatic history always popular, each coin is set in an official case with a Certificate confirming the mintage of 7,500.

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Dragon $1 Proof is a must-have for anyone who contributed to the astonishingly quick sell-out of the Lionfish $1. Including a Certificate confirming the mintage of 10,000, each coin is set in a case in a stunning outer box, that when united with the other four issues will form a complete picture of Australia’s marine wildlife! Secure your coin at Official Issue Price!

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Featuring a glorious fullcolour portrayal of James Cook, united with a detailed highrelief design of the legendary explorer’s family home, the 2009 $1 Cooks’ Cottage 1oz Silver Proof represents a distinctive, historic addition to any collection. An instantly popular tribute to the 75th anniversary of the launch of a truly iconic

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Australian building – Cooks’ Cottage, transported brick-bybrick from England to Melbourne and rebuilt as the focal point for Victoria’s centenary celebrations in 1934 – this exclusive type shines with Perth Mint quality. Defined by an unusual, square, chunky flan, and limited to a mintage of 5,000, each 32.70mm x 32.70mm .999 silver Proof is set in a case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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The COMPLETE Elizabeth II Predecimal Type Set! Desirable for their history, beauty and scarcity, the last predecimal types are among the most important issues in the Australian banknote series. The final signposts on the highway to decimalisation, and always sought after due to the ‘last issue’ status, these valuable relics of Australia’s

past deserve a place in every collection. First issued in 1953, Australia’s last predecimal note types are notable as the first notes issued for the new monarch – Queen Elizabeth II. Distinguished by drastically different designs to the notes of her father (George VI) and grandfather

(George V), the new 10/-, £1, £5 and £10 made for a highly distinctive send-off to the predecimal period. Withdrawn over 40 years ago at the onset of the decimal era, when the success of the currency conversion surprised even the most optimistic experts, these notes are now scarce, and rising in market value across all grades.

A complete overview of the final days of predecimal note currency, we have the COMPLETE Elizabeth II 1953-65 Predecimal Note Type Set in stock! Headlined by the scarce high denomination £5 and £10 – too valuable for most people to set aside as a keepsake in 1966 – each set also comprises the £1 and 10/-. In highly collectable VG to Fine

condition, each note carries the Coombs/ Wilson signatures. Irresistible collector value at an average price of LESS THAN A$50 PER NOTE!

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And the notes of George VI… Completely revised upon his daughter’s ascent to the throne, the notes of George VI form a powerful link with a very different Australia. First seen in the lead-up to WWII, in 1938, and last printed in 1952, when the gallant wartime leader went to an early grave, the George VI Short Type Set is historic, important and surprisingly affordable.

A valuable acquisition for any collector, the set comprises the 10/-, £1 and £5 notes, with our choice from the four signature combinations seen during the brief reign of George VI. Australia’s highest denomination, the rare £10, is available below for those seeking to create the complete George VI Type Set. Although George VI notes of all grades are

becoming increasingly difficult to find, with competition ensuring soaring prices over the last decade, the field still offers outstanding collector value – as illustrated by this affordable set.

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THE COMPLETE SET! Your opportunity to create the complete 1938-52 Note Type Set, we have a tiny number of sets in stock, complete with the rare George VI £10 note. Issued during the Sheehan/McFarlane, Armitage/McFarlane, Coombs/Watt and

Coombs/Wilson signature combinations – our choice – George VI £10 notes are unquestionably rare. With the £10 representing too much buying-power for people to blithely set aside as a memento, very few of the low number printed survive

today. With just a few complete sets available – each in VG to Fine – you must act now.

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Every note crafted from real .999 fine GOLD!

The complete Australian note collection… Surprisingly affordable at A$139 per note, we still have a number of sets in stock – each comprising Australia’s $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 in pure gold. Made to the same specifications as the original polymer legal tender issue, each double-sided note looks magnificent crafted from the world’s favourite precious metal. Individually superb, these spellbinding gold notes move to another level when united as a complete collection.

One of the most remarkable collectables we have offered – and one of the most popular – the Australia $5$100 Gold Banknote Collection is a truly astounding precious metal presentation. Exclusive to Downies in Australia, this unique release gives you the chance to own the complete collection of Australia’s current notes crafted from SOLID, REAL .999 GOLD!

Housed within a sturdy, ‘see-both-sides’ Perspex frame, ready to hang, this prestigious gold collection is sure to dominate the wall of any home or office.

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Pure, precious polymer

Silver Jubilee in pure gold! A sensational way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the nation’s highest denomination note, we still have Australia’s original paper $100 type in stock – crafted from SOLID, GENUINE, PURE .999 GOLD! A faithful recreation of the original paper $100, issued in 1984 during the Johnston/ Stone signature combination,

Perhaps the ultimate Christmas gift for another – or yourself! – don’t miss the chance to be one of the few to own Australia’s notes in pure, solid gold.

Offering you the chance to form the perfect precious metal pair, we also have stocks remaining of the Australia Polymer $100 Gold Banknote! Made to exactly the same specifications as the original polymer legal tender issue – except for the fact that it is crafted from genuine .999 gold, of course! – this precise precious

Australia, do not this precious miss the chance metal note is to be one of the nd sure to astou privileged few to friends, family own Australia’s and business original $100 note associates alike. in .999 gold. h Created wit display in mind, each lustrous gold note is set in a US$ 156 Perspex frame, complete with a AUSTRALIA PAPER stand. Exclusive $100 GOLD NOTE to Downies in

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metal recreation of Australia’s current $100 denomination will add a touch of class to any home or office. An intriguing collectable, and one you will be proud to own and display, each doublesided gold note is protected for the

long-term within a sturdy, doublesided Perspex frame, complete with a stand.

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AUSTRALIA POLYMER $100 GOLD NOTE

Glittering quality Crafted from genuine, lustrous, .999 fine gold, this magnificent recreation of the USA’s much-admired $100 bill is a standalone release of quality, beauty and value – and the perfect partner to any

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of the Australian Gold Notes above! A glittering showpiece for your home or office, and great value for such a distinctive collectable, the doublesided US $100 Gold Banknote will also make a fascinating Christmas gift.

Beautifully presented in a Perspex frame with a display stand.

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most important commemorative coin type. A comprehensive overview of the Royal Australian Mint’s ever-popular program, EVERY one of those types is found in this sensational array of colourful, informative, stylish sets!

EVERY ISSUED COM Australia’s largest decimal coin, the broad flan of the 50c has provided the ideal platform for the nation’s most important commemorative celebrations. From the first decimal commemorative,

honouring Captain Cook, through to such key types as the 1977 Silver Jubilee 50c, 1981 Charles & Diana 50c, 1988 Bicentennial 50c, 1995 Weary Dunlop 50c and 2000 Millennium 50c, the series comprises some of the most admired,

most collected coins in Australian numismatics. With every issue hoarded away by collector and noncollector alike, all 50c types are tough-to-find in change – and seldom seen in anything other than well circulated condition.

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lian Commemorative 50c Collection

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MMEMORATIVE 50c! An irresistible opportunity to obtain a comprehensive overview of the series in superior grade, this quality quartet encompasses the 1966 Silver Round 50c and all 26 different circulating Australian 50c commemorative

types – including the nine extremely low mintage 2001 States & Territories coins! Beautifully presented, with each set housed within an attractive 210mm x 210mm pack, this unique collection represents a rich insight

into Australia’s modern currency history – at a price everyone can afford! BUY ALL FOUR SETS AND SAVE A$20!

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The first coins of the Australian nation THE COINS OF EDWARD VII Issued during the final year of the brief reign of King Edward VII, Australia’s first national coinage arrived nearly a decade after Federation was achieved in January 1901. Only issued for a single year, these unique types have consequently

become an indispensable element of every Australian coin collection. Struck at the Royal Mint in London in the year Edward died, only the florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence were issued, with these sterling silver type coins among

the scarcest of the series. An historic set, presented in an informative fullcolour pack, the collection includes all four silver coins in average circulated quality. 1910 EDWARD VII PORTRAIT SET Ave Circ A$

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THE COINS OF GEORGE V Crowned just a decade after Australia achieved unity via Federation, the reign of George V oversaw the young nation’s formative years. By the time the fanatical philatelist had died in 1936, having just celebrated a silver jubilee, Australia had experienced

WWI, the 1920s boom and the disaster of the Great Depression. With the issue of the first silver and copper coins struck on Australian shores, as well as many of the nation’s highest profile rarities, George’s reign was also a crucial period for numismatics.

This affordable keepsake of the era comprises the six standard George V types (halfpenny to florin) in Fine-Very Fine, housed in a detailed, colourful pack. 1911-36 GEORGE V PORTRAIT SET F-VF A$

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THE COINS OF GEORGE VI He never wanted to be King, and he perhaps would have never thought himself capable of leading Britain through its greatest crisis – WWII. He carried out both tasks with aplomb, winning the hearts of the British people in an era of huge

controversy for the monarchy following the abdication of Edward VIII. George’s ascent to the throne also marked a turning point in Australia’s numismatic history, with five of the original 1910-1911 designs, barring the 6d, completely revised.

The first time Australia had different reverses for each denomination, all six standard George VI types (1/2d to 2/-) are included in a fullcolour pack. Graded Very Fine-Extremely Fine. 1938-52 GEORGE VI PORTRAIT SET VF-EF A$

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Thrust upon the throne at the tender age of 26, following the death of George VI, Elizabeth II has guided Britain ably through the post-war period and into the new Millennium, becoming one of few English monarchs to reign for over 50 years.

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Symbolising a key landmark in the nation’s currency history, the first Australian coins of Elizabeth’s reign are also the last coins of the predecimal era. This set features an example of each of the six standard predecimal types struck during Elizabeth’s reign

in Extremely Fine condition – halfpenny to florin – with each coin bearing the Queen’s youthful first portrait, designed by Mary Gillick. 1953-64 ELIZABETH II PORTRAIT SET EF

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The famous Spanish Silver Pillar Dollar! One of the most treasured coins in numismatics, well-known for the superb ‘Pillars of Hercules’ design, the Spanish-American Pillar Silver Dollar is today sought after for its beauty, its consistency and its size – just as it was 250 years ago when it was among the world’s most accepted forms of currency. One of the first examples of milled coinage, replacing Spain’s crude but beautiful Silver Cobs, the Pillar Silver Dollar was struck from the wealth of precious metal plundered from the Americas.

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A powerful symbol of the conquest of the New World, the type circulated worldwide, with many finding their way to the Australian colonies. A natural inclusion in Australia’s first official currency system, the Proclamation of 1800, the Spanish Pillar Dollar also plays a unique role in the history of the 1813 Holey Dollar. Of the 275 known examples of Australia’s first locally struck coins, 274 were struck from ‘Bust’ type Silver 8 Reales, with just one produced from the Pillar Dollar! Dated 1857, and by some margin the

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The Coin of the Holey Dollar Inextricably linked with sunken treasure, pirates and Spain’s conquest of the new world, the Spanish Silver Dollar (or legendary ‘Pieces of Eight’) enjoys a renown that extends well beyond numismatics. Sought after worldwide, this famous coin is particularly relevant to Australians, as the type that gave birth to our first locally struck coins – the 1813 Holey Dollar & Dump. The Bust type Spanish Silver Dollar was struck in Spain, and at its colonial mints in the Americas, from 1772 until well into the 19th century. Distinguished by the bust of the Spanish king, with the Pillars of Hercules united with the crowned shield, the successor to the Pillar Dollar type was just as imposing, just as beautiful and just as readily accepted worldwide. It was the world’s preeminent trade coin at the time. In the fledgling colony of New South Wales, the Spanish Silver Dollar was important enough to be included in the Currency

Recreating the world famous Spanish American Pillar type, this historic fullsize replica forms a fine complement to the original Pillar Silver Dollar. Valued at A$19.95 and yours FREE!

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Proclamation of 1800 – and to be the source for the 1813 Holey Dollar & Dump. As noted above, virtually all of the surviving examples of this iconic rarity were struck from the Bust variety Spanish Silver Dollar. A most affordable opportunity to own the coin from which the Holey Dollar was made, we have a small number of 1788-1809 Bust Silver Dollars in Very Fine – date of our choice. Bearing the portrait of either Charles IV or Ferdinand VII, each coin is accompanied by FREE replicas of a Bust variety Holey Dollar and Dump!

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earliest 8 Reales used to create a Holey Dollar, this unique type would fetch up to A$100,000 on the market today. A piece of history you can hold in our hands, we have a few examples of the 173458 Silver Pillar Dollar in stock in superior Very Fine to Extremely Fine! A fine acquisition in such a strong state of preservation, each original Pillar Dollar is united with a Pillar Silver Dollar replica – yours with our compliments!

Valued at A$19.95, a lifesize Bust Holey Dollar & Dump replica is yours FREE with the purchase of the original Spanish Bust Silver Dollar!

249

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200

SPANISH-AMERICAN 1788-1809 BUST SILVER DOLLAR VF

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1918 1d Ave Circ A$ ■

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A key George V date, and among the lowest mintage issues of the 1911-64 Penny Series – just 1.2m struck! Last Australian 1d struck at India’s Calcutta Mint – carries I mintmark beneath scroll In average circulated condition, and well within your reach at just A$8 apiece Buy ten 1918 Pennies and SAVE A$21! A$59 US$48

1941 K.G 1d Ave Circ A$ ■

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Comprises 1974 and 1975 50c – both in strictly Uncirculated condition! Becoming scarce in this superior grade, with low-mintage 1974 issue especially toughto-find Bargain! Secure the pair of key early decimal dates at A$15 OFF catalogue price!

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Issued during the darkest days of WWII, the 1941 K.G 1d is an undeniably scarce George VI date Struck at the Perth Mint, as denoted by the dot after the ‘K’ in designers initials One of only two Australian dates to carry this particular mintmark, each coin is in average circulated quality SAVE A$15! Ten 1941 K.G Pennies for A$65 US$52

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The 2nd lowest mintage issue, with 2nd highest catalogue price, of ANY nonoverdate Australian 3d Last 3d struck at Royal Mint in London, with the 3d struck in Australia from 1916 Graded Good to Very Good, don’t miss the chance to add this key date to your collection

2001 $2 BU

2000 $1 BU

1974 & 1975 50c Pair Unc A$

1915 3d Good-VG

8 US$650

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A key date – 2nd lowest mintage issued Roos $1; acknowledged as the rarest Seldom set aside at the time of issue and very tough-to-find in BU condition Complete your collection in absolutely impeccable Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

89 US$72

With few put aside when issued, the 2001 $2 is one of the scarcest $2 dates Not to be found in change in top grade, and missing from most collections in impeccable Brilliant Uncirculated quality as here A rare opportunity, we have a small number of examples in stock

1960 £10 Reserve Bank aUnc 1961 10/- Reserve Bank aUnc 1966 $1 Coombs/Wilson aUnc A$ US$

245 US$197

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Last Australian 10/- – issued under the auspices of the Reserve Bank from 1961 to 1965 Bearing the signatures of Coombs/Wilson, and rising in value in superior grade Available in aUnc – now A$90 OFF market price in this near-flawless condition!

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NG 1915-23 NWPI OP Set MUH

48 US$39

High denomination from the last years of the reign of George V – seldom used and issued in low numbers Australia’s 1st stamp design type, distinguished by the Commonwealth of Australia watermark Scarce, this historic issue is unbelievable value in Fine Used condition

A crucial Australian note type – the very first $1, issued in February 1966 A highly symbolic decimal note, and remarkably affordable – even in top quality! SAVE A$15 off the current market price in superb about Unc condition

1931-36 5/Grey & Yellow Roo FU A$

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Overprinted ‘N.W. Pacific Islands’ for use in Australian occupied New Guinea Australia’s first stamp designs! Original non-OP types worth thousands in top grade Seldom seen, the set of ten stamps is extremely scarce – especially in MUH!

1,195

Great opportunity to secure the last Aussie £10 (issued by Reserve Bank) in superior quality Australia’s highest denomination, and seldom set aside in top grade – rare in aUnc as here Although rising from A$850 to A$1,900 since 2003, a recent hoard find means we can SLASH THE MARKET PRICE BY A$405!

1934 1/- Victoria Centenary Perf Pair MLH A$ ■

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A desirable combination, comprising the 10 & 1/2 perforation and very scarce 11 & 1/2 perforation pair Issued exactly 75 years ago to celebrate the centenary of Victoria A valuable acquisition for the serious collector, we have a few pairs in Mint Lightly Hinged condition

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A super start!

with a halfkilo of pennies discounted by 40%!

d Elizabeth II The ideal start to an 53-64) you will (19 d an , on cti a colle – but we can d fin at therefore a gre guarantee the gift for a new savings! A halfn collector, we ca kilo of pennies (50 te mi na offer dy coins) and a halfdiscounts on kilo of halfpennies bulk bags of (90 coins) would Aussie pennies usually cost s! nie en lfp and ha A$30 apiece, With a massive but, while stocks amount of copper last, a half-kilo on hand, we of halfpennies haven’t had time is 16% off, to sort through these bags of average circulated predecimal coins. We can’t guarantee which dates from George VI (1938-52)

HALFPENNY HALFKILO Ave Circ (approx 90 coins) A$

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Comprises 50 different Unc legal tender notes from 50 different countries! Sensational start to a collection – perfect Christmas gift for the younger collector Defined by colour, variety and, most of all, value – less than 50c per Unc note!

World coin wipeout!

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25

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available at the perfect price, we have smashed the regular retail by nearly 30%! Featuring a broad array of legal tender types from around the globe, all in highly collectable quality, each HALF-KILO bag comprises approximately 125

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Comprises ten genuine bronze coins from the Ancient Roman Empire Issued from 3rd to 5th centuries AD, and in highly collectable Fair to Fine quality Incredible value-for-money at LESS THAN A$6 per authentic Roman coin!

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Genuine USA Star Note – issued by Bureau of Engraving & Printing in Washington DC Straight from an original bundle and in pristine Uncirculated condition With Aussie Star Notes worth thousands, the US $1 Star Note is unbelievably affordable

Roman Wolf & Twins Bronze Fine

5995 US$48

WORLD COINS HALF-KILO BAG (125-150 coins)

A$ 95 US$ 95

A fascinating set, comprising India’s 5 Rupees, Cuba’s 3 Pesos, Iraq’s 25 Dinars, Bolivia’s 100 Pesos and Egypt’s 5 Piastre Celebrating key historical figures, the notes depict Mahatma Ghandi, Che Guevara, Saddam Hussein, Simon Bolivar and Queen Nefertiti respectively Excellent value at less than A$4 per Uncirculated legal tender note

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to 150 coins! With the standard price for a half-kilo of world coins around A$25, our price of A$18 is too good to miss. Pay no more than 15c per coin!

USA $1 Starnote Unc

95 US$

Roman Bronze Coins Pack of 10 Fair-Fine

1295 US$1050

Bearing distinctively American designs, these fantasy USA $1,000,000 notes look and feel like real money! ■ Outstanding value for ten of these realistic notes – just A$1.25 per note! ■ A fascinating collectable – and a Christmas gift sure to amaze and delight 100 USA $1million notes A$99.50 US$80. SAVE $30!

An irresistible opportunity for our clients to enjoy the value and variety that defines the field of international currency, we have a mountain of world coins to move – and have set the price accordingly. The perfect way to start a collection,

Historic Personalities Note Set Unc

USA $1,000,000 Fantasy Notes Pack of 10 Unc A$

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PENNY HALF-KILO Ave Circ (approx 50 coins)

50 Different World Notes Unc A$

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Issued by Constantine the Great (307337AD) in honour of the city of Rome The Wolf & Twins design depicts Rome’s mythical founders, Romulus & Remus One of the most famous Ancient types – a bargain in Fine at less than A$35!

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Last chance! Limited stock remains! Although significant early demand means we have very limited numbers remaining from our original allocation, we are able to give our clients one last chance to secure the Australian $2 Coin & Banknote Portfolio! Created in response to an order from an international dealer, with the ‘last & first’ concept popular worldwide, this impressive presentation represents both sides of a key juncture in Australia’s currency heritage. One of the original decimal issues, the $2 note was first seen in 1966, replacing the 191365 £1. Destined for a much shorter lifespan

than its predecimal equivalent, the $2 note series ended after just 22 years, when, falling victim to the greater durability and costefficiency of coinage, it was replaced in 1988 by the al-bronze $2 coin. An affordable tribute to this change from note to coin, the Australian $2 Coin & Banknote Portfolio represents a wonderful opportunity to secure these muchadmired types in the highest possible quality. Bearing the last signatures of the $2 series, Johnston/ Fraser, Australia’s final $2 note is presented in strictly Unc. United with the note in a 244mm x 174mm pack, each

$2 coin included in this exclusive presentation (date of our choice) has been retrieved from an official RAM Proof Set. With 400 sets from the worldwide limited edition of 500 having already left Australia, and our allocation of 100 severely depleted, immediate action is essential.

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5995

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AUSTRALIAN $2 COIN & BANKNOTE PORTFOLIO Bearing the final signature combination of the $2 banknote series – Johnston/Fraser – the last Australian $2 note is a crucial, historic, desirable type

Sold out long ago… Sold out long ago, with the 500-set limited edition wiped out by demand, this premium quality presentation unites the very last Australian $5 – bearing the Last Prefix! – with Australia’s first $5 coin in Proof! Bearing the QPG prefix, the Fraser/Cole Last Prefix $5 is, like all Last Prefix types, hotly

pursued and rising in value – especially in strictly Uncirculated quality as here. Instantly catching the eye when struck to the highest quality, the RAM’s 1988 $5 Parliament Proof forms the perfect partner. Given the importance, symbolism and quality of these key types, the speed at which the set sold out was no shock.

Scouring the market in response to ongoing requests for this unique release, we have just a few sets in stock – each presented in an individually numbered folder.

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$5 LAST NOTE, FIRST COIN PACK PREMIUM EDITION

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Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh! Looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for that hard-tobuy-for person? Look no further! Drawing inspiration from the original gifts given to the Baby Jesus, and featuring gold, frankincense and myrrh embedded in the three legal tender coins respectively, you could not conceive of a more appropriate Christmas present. Highly original and very exclusive (mintage of 5,000 sold out at speed)

this set celebrates the Three Wise Men who followed the Star of Bethlehem to find the Baby Jesus – Balthasar, Caspar and Melchior. An inspiring innovation, and the key to the fervent demand, each 38.61mm

25g sterling silver Proof is also graced with the gift the particular king gave Jesus when he was born – gold, frankincense and myrrh! Housed in a plush timber case, we have a small number of 3-coin sets in stock.

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199

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