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September 2013

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Mintage a mere 500!

Struck from FIVE TROY OUNCES of pure .999 silver, and measuring a huge 65mm, the 2014 $8 Lunar Horse Gold-Plated 5oz Silver Proof forms a powerful tribute to the New Year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar – and an exclusive one! Strictly limited to a mintage of just 500, there is no doubt that this coin will command attention by virtue of the dramatic, superbly balanced reverse design. Depicting three horses at full gallop, this breathtaking motif captures perfectly the powerful muscularity of our equine comrades – beautifully emphasised by the expert application of selective gold‑plating.

Presented within a high-gloss timber case, each 65mm .999 fine Silver Proof 5oz is complete with a numbered Certificate of

A masterwork of numismatic craftsmanship, this outstanding legal tender issue is the work of Swiss precious metal specialists Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux (PAMP) – the world’s leading independent precious metal coin producers. Underpinned by PAMP’s most rigorous Proof standards, the contrast of the finely sculpted, delicately frosted design A$ and the most pristine of mirror fields will impress every NIUE 2014 $8 LUNAR HORSE collector.



5oz SILVER PROOF A limited window of opportunity, with the mintage restricted to a mere 500 SH174 coins, time is of the essence for those keen to become the proud owner of the 2014 $8 Lunar Horse Gold-Plated 5oz Silver Proof. Australia Toll free 1300 788 358

Aussie quality on Show!

A tremendous event, raising awareness and much needed funds for the fight against kidney disease, Kath and Ken Downie took great pride in competing in Kidney Health Australia’s 25th annual Kidney Kar Rally – travelling across New South Wales and Queensland from the 16th to the 24th of August. A wonderful opportunity to help Aussie kids facing this silent killer, we are delighted that our participation in this worthy cause has helped Downies raise more than A$20,000 for Kidney Health Australia’s Kidney Kids Camps. See the Order Form for your last chance to secure the

Proud to take Australian numismatics onto the world stage, Downies has just returned from the American Numismatic Association’s major collector extravaganza – the ANA World’s Fair of Money in Chicago. Oneoftheworld’smostimportantcollectorfestivals,theWorld’sFairof Money was once again a major triumph. Held from the 13th to the 17th of August, the show was attended by a range of international Mints and issuing authorities, as well an astonishing 600+ dealers. There was much to see and do at the show, and not only for the thousands of collectorswhoattended.Asalways,Downiesgraspedtheopportunity to secure some of the latest and greatest collector issues, and we look forward to presenting plenty of exciting opportunities to our clients over the next couple of months. We received a wonderful welcome at the Chicago ANA Show, and look forward to returning the favour when Melbourne hosts the first ever ANDA International Coin & Banknote Show later this year. To be held at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium from the 18th to the 20th of October, this prestigious event will see the Perth Mint, Britain’s Royal Mint, the Royal Australian Mint, Coin Invest Trust and Britain’s Royal Mail in attendance, along with a host of Australian coin and banknote dealers – including Downies of course! WithexclusiveShowMintSets,exclusiveShowcoins,specialgiveawaysand much,muchmore,theANDAInternationalCoin&BanknoteShowissureto be a major event for Australian numismatics. We hope to see you there! telephone Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm

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1880s Sovereign Hoard! A wonderful opportunity for our clients to secure some high grade 19th century gold, Downies recently acquired a massive hoard of 1880s Australian Gold Sovereigns – all bearing the Young Head portrait of Queen Victoria and all in premium quality! Most of the sovereigns found in this significant hoard were struck at the Melbourne Mint. Established as a direct consequence of the Gold Rush, Australia’s second branch of Britain’s Royal Mint began operations in 1872, and struck Young Head Sovereigns until 1887. In each of those years, the Mint struck sovereigns bearing Benedetto Pistrucci’s wondrous St George & the Dragon motif – arguably the world’s most famous gold coin design, first seen when the sovereign became the Empire’s premier gold coin in 1817. Featuring two of the world’s most famous coin motifs, the superb Young Head portrayal of Queen Victoria is united with the timeless beauty of Pistrucci’s St George & the Dragon reverse

Instantly catching the eye under any circumstances, these much-admired designs look utterly magnificent when found in the upper echelons of quality – as here. Clearly stashed away before suffering too greatly from the rigours of circulation, the Melbourne Mint Queen Victoria Young Head Sovereigns we have in A$ stock are all in lustrous Extremely Fine condition!


A great chance to add some premium grade 125+ year-old sovereigns to your collection, the 1880-87 Young Head St George


Complete from 1880 to 1887! Apart from the outstanding quality, this hoard of Queen Victoria Sovereigns was notable for the broad variety of dates. Indeed, such was the array of dates that we have been able to assemble COMPLETE SETS from 1880 to 1887!


A$ An eminently prestigious acquisition for any collector, this lavish presentation comprises eight 1880–87 Young Head consecutively dated 22-carat gold sovereigns – from St George Gold Sovereign 1880 to 1887. An historically important aggregation, Collection vf-ef these coins represent the very last Young Head KA066 Queen Victoria Sovereigns struck in Australia at the Melbourne Mint. Graded from Very Fine to Extremely Fine, we have only four of these prestigious collections available. 3

Every Australian $1 issued



Includes Australia’s unique 1984 Mob of Roos $1 type


Features the first eight Australian commemorative $1 types – issued from 1986 to 2001!


In superb Uncirculated quality, each $1 coin measures 25mm in diameter


Struck by the Royal Australian Mint – official Australian legal tender


1984-2001 $1 CommemorativeCoinPack SH108


A fine presentation, the nine coins are set within an informative full-colour pack

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And from 2002 to today! Important,impressiveandbeautifullypresented,the 9-coin 2002-2011 $1 Commemorative Coin Pack forms the perfect partner. Highlighted by the lowest mintage $1 issued for circulation in Australia, the 2003 Australia’sVolunteers $1, as well as the much-admired 2003 Women’s Suffrage $1 and 2005DancingMan$1,thisaffordablecollectioncomprisesall nine$1commemorativesissuedbytheRoyalAustralianMint from 2002 until the present day! AlthoughalleighteenAustralian$1typeshavebeenissuedfor general use, it is extremely tough to compile the 1984-2011 $1 series from circulation. Crucially for the collector with an eye for quality, it is utterly impossible to source these unique, one-year-onlytypesfromyourchangeintopgrade–making this opportunity very important indeed. Secured behind archival bubble, and presented within an informative, full-colour pack measuring 210mm x 210mm, each9-coinAustralianlegaltendercollectionisunderpinned by pristine Uncirculated quality.


Comprises all nine different commemorative $1 types issued from 2002 until today!


Each 25mm diameter $1 coin presented in Uncirculated quality


Official Australian legal tender issues – struck by the Royal Australian Mint


Beautifully presented within an informative full-colour pack



2002-2011 $1 CommemorativeCoinPack SH109

Complete! Comprises all 9 commemorative $1 coins issued from 2002 to 2011, with no $1 commemoratives issued for circulation in 2012 and 2013

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Glorious in gold...

Limited edition just 1,000!

The Perth Mint leads the world in precious metal coinage, and if you ever wondered why, the new 2014 Lunar Gold Proof Series will illustrate. Celebrating the Year of the Horse, these coins are simply outstanding.

A tribute to value and variety, the Perth Mint’s 2014 Year of the Horse Lunar Silver Proof Trio is defined by dazzling designs, superb quality and a tiny limited edition. Just 1,000 sets have been issued worldwide! Always popular with collectors, the 2014 Year of the Horse Lunar Silver Proof Trio is headlined by the imposing 55.60mm $2 2oz. Struck to the height of Proof quality from two troy ounces of .999 fine silver, this impressive coin is united with the super-sized 45.60mm $1 1oz and near crown-sized 36.60mm 50c 1/2oz Proofs.

A magnificent presentation, the Three-Coin Set comprises the 39.34mm $100 1oz, the 22.60mm $25 1/4oz and 18.60mm $15 1/10oz. Struck to Proof quality, each of these pure .9999 gold coins is also available individually, with each complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Three-Coin Set has a limited edition of 3,000, with the limited editions of the 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz restricted to 3,000, 5,000 and 5,000 respectively.

An official Australian legal tender release, and a fine presentation, each .999 silver three coin set is beautifully presented within an official Perth Mint case, complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the tiny worldwide limited

A fantastic way to ring in a Golden Lunar New Year, do not miss this early opportunity to add the 2014 Year of the Horse Gold

A$ Proofs to your


A$ edition.

2014 LUNAR Horse GOLD PROOF TRIO Official Issue Price AV170


2014 LUNAR Horse SILVER PROOF TRIO Official Issue Price AV176 6

Always the first to sell out... An important opportunity for all Lunar enthusiasts – and all Silver Proof collectors – we have a tiny allocation of the Perth Mint’s highly sought after annual Lunar 1oz Silver Proof issue. A sparkling celebration of the Year of the Horse, and part of a tiny worldwide limited edition of just 5,000, this larger-than-crown-size 45.60mm Australian legal tender coin will undoubtedly be the first coin of the series to sell out – as it is every year. Housed in an official Perth Mint case, and complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, our allocation of the 2014 $1 A$ 50 Lunar Horse 1oz Silver Proof is 2014 $1 LUNAR Horse sure to sell out 1oz SILVER PROOF at speed. Avoid Official Issue Price



First time offer for Downies! An important new release from the Perth Mint, and crucial to collectors in light of how fast the annual Lunar Silver Proof 1oz sells out, we are delighted to present the Perth Mint’s 2014 50c Lunar 1/2oz Silver Proof! ThePerthMint brokenewgroundin2013, issuingitsvery first 36.60mm.999fine Lunar 1/2oz Silver Proof. A small scale, exclusive project, even we were unable to securestocksofthisvalue-for-moneyAustralianlegaltendertype.WiththeLunar 1ozSilverProofsellingoutatsuperspeedeveryyear,however,thePerthMinthas sensibly decided to make the 2014 50c Lunar Horse 1/2oz Silver Proof available much more widely than for theYear of the Snake 1/2oz Silver Proof issue – which is sensational news for all collectors!

Crafted from 1/2oz of pure .999 silver, each coin is set in an official Perth Mint case with a numbered Certificate of

Although the 2014 50c Lunar Horse 1/2oz Silver Proof represents an affordable opportunity to secure a Lunar coin struck to the Mint’s impeccable, world-renowned Proof quality, we urge our clients to act quickly. With a limited edition of just 8,000, and the broad availability of this coin sure to stir up tremendous demand



2014 50c LUNAR Horse 1/2oz SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price av173 7

A mighty mob of cracking The new 2014 $1 Silver Roos! One of Australia’s most eagerly anticipated annual issues, with the Silver Kangaroo $1 Series among the nation’s most popular collector programs, we are delighted to unveil the Royal Australian Mint’s new 2014 Proof and Frosted Uncirculated Kangaroo coins! Struck to impeccable quality from a troy ounce of .999 fine silver, the new 2014 Silver Kangaroo $1 coins tap into Australia’s rich colonial history. The second annual issue underpinned by the Explorers’ First Sightings theme, both the Proof and BU versions carry a superb recreation of an early appreciation of Australia’s primary native icon. Based on a sketch made by famed wildlife author John Gould during his 1838 journey to Australia, this superb depiction of Western Grey Kangaroos was completed by Henry A$ Constantine Richter for 2014 $1 Kangaroo the 1845 publication, 1oz Silver proof The Mammals of Official Issue Price Australia. Capturing AV322 a fascinating piece of Australia’s colonial history, this striking oneyear-only motif is beautifully accommodated by the imposing 40mm diameter flan of each Australian legal tender coin.


The 2014 $1 Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof is set in a Royal Australian Mint case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming the mintage of 10,000, with the 2014 $1 Kangaroo 1oz Silver BU presented within a beautifully illustrated, official Mint pack.


Exclusive, official and eye-catching, the Royal Australian Mint’s Kangaroo 1oz Silver Proof Series is a genuine collector favourite. Beginning in 1998, this distinctively Australian collector program constantly attracts new collectors, with the flood of new adherents to the series naturally intensifying competition for the ‘early years’. This escalating competition has ensured that the coins of this sought after series are generally scarce, with strong secondary market performance virtually across the board. Indeed, every coin from the series now trades at above the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Issue Price, with many rarely available to collectors. Following an intense search of the market, however, Downies can – for the FIRST TIME SINCE 2008! – offer the complete Kangaroo Silver Proof Series from 1998 up to the current day! With only a few examples of some dates in stock, and demand sure to be strong, we highly recommend an early order. Buy all 16 coins and SAVE A$100!

2010 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof


2014 $1 Kangaroo 1oz Silver frUnc Official Issue Price AV323

2004 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2003 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof 8

from 1998 to 2013! The epitome of Royal Australian Mint quality, each of these superb kangaroo commemoratives is... ®®

struck to impeccable Proof quality from 1oz of .999 fine silver


40mm in diameter and official Australian legal tender of $1


set within a plush case


accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity



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2013 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2012 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2011 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2009 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2008 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2007 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2006 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2005 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2002 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2001 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

2000 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

1999 $1 Kangaroo Silver Proof

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2013 – a phenomenal feast Stamp of RAM quality…

Arguably the best 50c design produced by the RAM in many years, the 2013 50c 100th Anniversary of Commonwealth Stamps Cu-Ni Unc features a stylistic representation of Australia’s first postage stamp – the kangaroo penny red from 1913. Crucially for collectors, this unique Australian legal tender coin will not be



2013 50c 100th ANNIversary OF COMMONWEALTH STAMPS Cu-Ni unc Official Issue Price AU737

Crown your collection! A fantastic opportunity for all Australians to honour the reign of Elizabeth II, this Australian legal tender 50c from the RAM forms an apt way to honour this major landmark. Even more important to decimal collectors, with the 2013 50c Coronation Cu-Ni Unc


Coins of note…


Issued to mark the centenary of Australia’s first banknotes,thisofficialRAMreleasefeaturestwo superblydesigned20ccoinsdepictingvignettes from Australia’s first 10/- and £1 banknotes – unveiledin1913.Distinguishedbythevignette found on the nation’s first £5, the 50c is the perfect complement to the unique 20c coins.

2013 50c CORONATION UNC Official Issue Price AU868

14-sided 50c type!

Every 50c coin on these pages has twelve sides – but not this one! Only A$ 50 Australia’s second ever 14-sided 2013 50c TETRA-DECAGON 50c type, this unique tribute to the LUNAR SNAKE Cu-Ni UNC Year of the Snake has naturally been Official Issue Price extremely popular with Lunar buyers AU187 and traditional decimal collectors Also Available alike. Set within an 2013 50c TETRA-DECAGON LUNAR SNAKE Cu-Ni UNC official RAM pack, this 50 AU208 w/AUSTRALIA SHAPED STAND A$ 31.51mm diameter Unc 50c is



Importantly for all serious collectors, these coins will not be issued for circulation, and will never be found in change. A must-have for a complete decimal A$ collection, secure your 2013 20c & 50c CENTENARY piece of OF AUSTRALIAN BANKNOTES Australian Cu-Ni unc TRIO history at Official Issue Price the RAM’s AU736 affordable Official Issue Price.

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Big, bold and beautiful, Australia’s largest circulating coin type instantly catches the eye when struck to the Royal Australian Mint’s immaculate Proof standard from pure, lustrous .999 silver. Carrying Stuart Devlin’s memorable Coat of Arms motif – first seen on the famous Silver Round 50c of 1966, and first used on the now familiar dodecagonal 50c coin type in 1969 – this impressive precious metal Proof is… ®®

the first Silver Proof 50c ever issued individually by the Royal Australian Mint!


part of an exclusive global mintage of just 5,000


struck to Proof quality from 18.24 grams of pure .999 silver – measures 31.51mm



housed in an official Royal Australian Mint case


complete with an official Certificate of Authenticity confirming the limited


2013 50c Silver Proof Official Issue Price AV003

Struck in .999 silver

Surf’s up!

Bathurst beauty…

This official RAM 50c honours the 50th anniversary of Surfing Australia – formed in 1963 to help establish, guide and promote surfing in Australia. Blessed with a brilliant surfing motif, and set within an innovative, freestanding surfboard-shaped pack, this 31.51mm one-year-only Unc type will not be A$ issued for 2013 50c 50th ANNIVersary circulation – making it a OF SURFING AUSTRALIA must-have for CU-NI UNC anyone trying Official Issue Price to keep their AT990 collection

Not issued for circulation and never to be found in change, this official Australian legal tender 50c type from the RAM honours the 50th anniversary of endurance racing at Bathurst. A fantastic tribute to what is referred to by many simply as ‘The Great Race’, and an affordable gift for the motor racing fan, this unique, oneyear-only A$ type is housed 2013 50c 50 YEARS OF RACING in an AT BATHURST CU-NI UNC attractive, Official Issue Price



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Big, bold & British! Thereisnodoubtthat19thcenturyBritishcoinsareamongthemost popular in numismatics, and, of those coins, it is the large sterling silver Five Shillings Crown coins that are the most popular of all. Struck by the Royal Mint, each of the large silver coins assembled here represents a powerful case-in-point. Measuring an imposing 38.61mm in diameter, and therefore providing the consummate canvas for the superbly crafted designs, these majestic British Silver Crowns are highly sought after by collectors across the globe.

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Surprisingly affordable individually, Downies has a superb selection available – covering more than a century-and-a-half of British numismatics! Buy all seven, SAVE A$110, and receive the unique 36mm diameter 22.62g sterling silver 1887-90 Double Florin valued at A$119 for FREE!

One of Britain’s briefest coin types, the broad 38.61mm 28.27g sterling silver Crown of King George IV was struck only in 1821and1822.CirculatingintheAustralian colonies after British coins were declared sole legal tender in 1826, this important coin is scarce today.


Issued for just three years, from 1818 to 1820, the 38.61mm 28.27g sterling silver Crownofthelong-reigningKingGeorgeIII provides the perfect setting to enjoy the then new St George & the Dragon motif by Pistrucci – introduced in 1817 upon the revival of the sovereign.

GracedwiththesuperbYoungHeadportrait, united with armorial magnificence of the crownedshieldonthereverse,thissplendid 28.27g, 38.61mm sterling silver coin was the very first crown issued during the long reign of Queen Victoria. Just a few examples in stock!








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Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee was honoured with a short-lived coin series – including the 38.61mm 28.27g sterling silver 1887-92 Crown. Graced with the St George reverse motif, each coin is distinguishedbythecontroversialJubilee portrait by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm.

Taken from a mintage of 256,020, and the only crown (five shillings) denomination issued during the reign of King EdwardVII, this splendid 38.61mm diameter 28.27g sterlingsilverCrownwasissuedbyBritain’s RoyalMinttocommemoratethecoronation of the king in 1902.


An imposing 28.27g sterling silver Five Shillings coin, spanning a sizeable 38.61mm in diameter, the QueenVictoria 1893-1900Crownformstheperfectvenue for the majestic Veiled Head portrait – the last obverse design employed during the Queen’s record-breaking 63-year reign.




Continuing Great Britain’s grand tradition ofcommemorativecrowns,thecoronation of Elizabeth II was honoured by the issue ofthisone-year-onlyFiveShillings.Offered in Uncirculated quality, this beautifully designed 38.60mm cupro-nickel coin is a bargain at A$39.95.













It has a lot of rivals for the title, but we believe that the 1927 Canberra Florin is the most beautifully designed coin in the history of Australian numismatics. It is unarguably one of the most popular. Australia’s first commemorative, issued in 1927 to honour the opening of the new Parliament House, this distinctive,

Issued to mark the centenaries of the founding of Victoria and settlement of Melbourne,theone-year-only1934/35 Centenary Florin is rare in any grade. Just 54,000 coins were issued! Thus one of the lowest mintage coins across the entire predecimal series, and highly sought after as one of the great predecimal rarities, this unique type is available in Extremely Fine condition.

Unique, as the sole commemorative florin issued during the reign of King George VI, the 1951 Federation Florin was issued in honour of the 50th anniversary of Australian nationhood. Defined by a very low mintage of just two million, and yet still very affordable in lovely aUnc condition as here, this important type is a compulsory element of every Australian collection.

The first commemorative for Elizabeth II also turned out to be the last of the 1910-64 predecimal series. Celebrating the first tour by a reigning British monarch, this unique type (mintage 4m) forms a symbolic reminder of the powerful bond between Australia and the Mother Country. Struck at the historic Melbourne Mint, as with every coin on this

1927 Canberra Florin EF on card A$

1934/35 Centenary florin EF A$

1951 Jubilee florin aUNC on card A$

1954 Royal Vist florin aUNC on card A$




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The centrepiece of every predecimal collection… The only two dates of Australia’s largest issued coin type – measuring 38.5mm and comprising nearly 1oz sterling silver – the 1937 and 1938 Crowns are a must-have for every predecimal collection. The nation’s highest predecimal coin denomination, at Five Shillings, this dynamic duo is also well known for the tiny mintages.

1937 Crown EF

on card The only issued 1937-dated coin, struck A$ for the George VI coronation, the 1937 Crown had a mintage of just one million. SH237 It’s successor, the 1938 Crown, is one of the 1938 Crown EF lowest-mintage issues of on card the entire series, with production halted A$ at just 101,600 coins due to the Crown’s unpopularity as a circulation coin. SH231 Imposing, distinctive and scarce – with so many melted for the silver value – we have 1937 & 1938 CROWN PAIR EF a small number of EF 1937 Crowns E and EF 1938 Crowns in stock – V A S $ ! A$ each set in a card. A 50




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Scarcities from the Sixties! 1967 & 1968 – the ‘Lost Years’… Filling a gaping hole in one of Australia’s longest-running, most important collector programs – the Royal Australian Mint’s Mint Set Series – we have been able to assemble complete, strictly Uncirculated coin sets from both 1967 and 1968! Considered the ‘Lost Years’ of Australian currency, no Mint Sets were issued in 1967 or 1968. This was in part due to the fact that Australia’s new decimal system had been thrown into chaos when the original 1966 Silver Round 50c was withdrawn due to the rise in silver prices, with no new 50c type issued in its place. In addition, the production of decimal coins in these years was split between the RAM (all 5c-20c issues), the Perth Mint (both 2c dates) and the Melbourne Mint (both 1c dates), and it is likely that the difficulty in co-ordinating three mints to create collector sets as first issued by the RAM in 1966 could not be overcome. With no annual sets issued during this time, the coins issued in 1967 and 1968 can therefore be found only in circulation. With well over four decades having passed, all 1967 and 1968 dates are naturally extremely scarce today in premium grade – and continuing to rise in market value. The 1967 20c in Unc is now valued at A$35, for example, with the 1968 2c and 20c cataloguing at A$80 and A$100 respectively! Whether to fill that gap in your RAM Mint Set collection, or secure a broad array of scarce, key early decimal dates in the finest quality, this is your chance. Housed in the same Mint Set style presentation packaging used by the RAM after 1984, each 5-coin

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The new 2014 Silver Kookaburras have landed!

An eagerly anticipated release, we are delighted to present the preciousmetalinvestmentalternatives–continuetobetargeted by investors worldwide. Perth Mint’s new 2014 Silver Kookaburra Specimen Series!


2014 $1 Kookaburra Whether to enjoy the peerless expertise of the Perth Mint, or to Act now, and guarantee supply of the Perth Mint’s only 1oz SILVER UNC take a decisive step into precious metal investment, the new 2014-dated Silver Kookaburras! AV207 2014 Silver Kookaburra Series can be all things to all people. ®® Available in 40.60mm 1oz, 75.60mm 10oz and For collectors, it will be the sheer quality of the 2014 Silver 100.60mm Kilo formats KookaburraSeriesthatwillcommandtheirattention.Offeredin ® ® The epitome of purity, each coin is crafted from 40.60mm$11oz,imposing75.60mm$1010ozandgargantuan 2014 $10 Kookaburra .999 fine silver 100.60mm $30 Kilo formats, these coins represent a stylish 10oz SILVER UNC celebration of the King of the Australian Bush. Struck from .999 ®® Underpinned by the Mint’s world-renowned AV206 fine silver, and featuring a superb one-year-only kookaburra Specimen standards design, these official Australian legal tender coins look magnificent struck to the Mint’s rigorous Specimen quality. ®® Genuine Australian legal tender – struck by Australia’s own Perth Mint 2014 $30 Kookaburra Justasimportantly,theserieswill appeal to the ever-increasing kilo SILVER UNC number of people seeking to add precious metal to their AV205 portfolios.The ongoing global economic difficulties continue *With prices liable to move either up or to inspire significant demand for silver, and the Perth Mint’s down on the basis of daily bullion price Government-guaranteedKookaburracoins–Australia’sNumber fluctuations, please call Downies for the Onebullionprogram,consideredoneoftheworld’smosttrusted

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Mintage a mere 4,000 coins! Underpinned by a tiny mintage, official legal tender status and a stunning ‘raised’ full-colour design, this eye-catching Silver Proof celebrates the 60th anniversary of the discovery of precious oil in Australia – at the Rough Range-1 site in WA in 1953. As with other elements of Australia’s abundant natural wealth, the discovery of oil changed the nation forever. Sparking jubilation across the country, the discovery of ‘black gold’ enhanced Australia’s national independence, boosted the economy and inspired a wave of investment in the search for natural resources. An official legal tender issue, the 2013 $1 Oil Discovery Silver Proof forms a fine tribute to this major landmark in our history – and a collector acquisition of the utmost quality. A must-have for anyone enchanted with full-colour coinage, this flawless 25g sterling silver Proof is perhaps most notable for the spellbinding design. Standing out prominently from the imposing 40mm flan, the fully embossed depiction of the oil appears to be erupting from the actual coin! The golden Outback sunset, highlighted by a portrayal of our primary native icon, provides a glowing contrast. Instantly acclaimed worldwide, with critics gushing in praise of its originality and spectacular aesthetic quality, the 2013 $1 Oil Discovery Silver Proof is set in a plush case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.



NIUE 2013 $1 OIL DISCOVERY SILVER PROOF Official Issue Price SH173 17

Every Australian paper $5 type! The consummate complement to the $10 set at right, we are delighted to present the Australian 1967-91 Paper $5 Collection! A highly desirable early decimal presentation, and seldom available to collectors as a complete set, this utterly

The 1967‑91 Paper $5 Series 1967 r202 $5 Coombs/ Randall Unc 1969 R203 $5 Phillips/ Randall Unc 1972 R204 $5 Phillips/Wheeler C of A Unc 1974 R205 $5 Phillips/Wheeler Aust Unc 1976 R206a $5 Knight/Wheeler Gothic Centre Thread Unc 1976 R206b $5 Knight/Wheeler Gothic Side Thread Unc 1976 R206c $5 Knight/Wheeler OCR-B Unc

comprehensive collection is highlighted by every signature combination and type from the paper $5 series. From the original $5, issued one year after decimalisation under Coombs/ Wilson, to the very last, bearing the Fraser/Cole signatures, all thirteen different $5 types are included – highlighted by several scarce types! Indeed, it is the general scarcity of the paper $5 series that makes this opportunity so special. As a low denomination,notesfromtheearly years of Australia’s $5 series were subject to high circulation rates, and with a vast majority of notes destroyed, lost or well circulated, many types are scarce in the upper echelons of quality. With every note in strictly Uncirculated condition, this set offers you the chance to enjoyevery$5typeinaperfectstate of preservation – and enjoy some fantastic savings as well! Tremendous collector value given the importance, quality and comprehensive nature of the presentation, the Complete 1967‑91 Paper $5 S Series AVEis A$ price! A$459 off market 4

1979 R207 $5 Knight/Stone Unc 1983 R208 $5 Johnston/Stone Unc 1985 R209a $5 Johnston/Fraser OCR-B Unc



1985 R209b $5 Johnston/Fraser Gothic Unc 1990 R212 $5 Fraser/Higgins Unc


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The COMPLETE 1966‑91 $10 note series! An historic, highly sought after Australian series, rarely offered in such a comprehensive format, we are delighted to present the COMPLETE 1966-91 $10 Banknote Collection in Uncirculated quality.

condition is seldom seen. With every one of these $10 notes sourced directly from original RBA bundles, and therefore in flawless Unc quality, this is just such an opportunity!

A sensational opportunity to create a completecollectioninaninstant,thisallencompassingcompilationcomprisesan exampleofeverysignaturecombination andtypefromthepaper$10series.From Australia’s first $10, issued in 1966 at the inception of the decimal system and bearingtheCoombs/Wilsonsignatures,to thelast,bearingtheFraser/Colesignatures –andeverynoteinbetween!–allfourteen different paper $10 issues are included!

Beyond your guarantee of immaculate Unc quality, our purchase of RBA bundles also means you can secure the 1966-91 $10 Banknote Collection at well below market price! The set of 14 Unc notes can be yours at A$650 off market valuE!

Headlined by the rare 1967 $10 Coombs/Randall, valued at A$950 in Unc, as well as the hotly pursued 1968 $10 Phillips/Randall (value A$180), 1974 $10 Phillips/Wheeler Aust (value A$275) and 1976 $10 Knight/ Wheeler Centre (value A$250) the collection comprises many notes that are extremely scarce in top grade. Indeed, with the last paper $10 first issued over two decades ago, and so many notes lost, destroyed or well circulated over the years, the opportunity to secure all fourteen types in absolutely premium



1966-91 $10 complete banknotecollectionUnc (14 notes) av391 See Order Form for individual prices!

The 1966‑91 Paper $10 Series 1966 $10 R301 Coombs/Wilson Unc 1967 $10 R302 Coombs/Randall Unc 1969 $10 R303 Phillips/ Randall Unc 1972 $10 R304 Phillips/ Wheeler C of A Unc 1974 $10 R305 Phillips/ Wheeler AUST Unc 1976 $10 R306a Knight/Wheeler Centre Thread Unc 1976 $10 R306b Knight/Wheeler Side Thread Unc 1979 $10 R307a Knight/Stone Gothic Unc 1979 $10 R307b Knight/Stone OCR-B Unc 1983 $10 R308 Johnston/Stone Unc 1985 $10 R309 Johnston/Fraser Unc 1989 $10 R312 Fraser/Higgins Unc

SAV E 650!

1991 $10 R313a Fraser/Cole with Plate ID Letter Unc


1991 $10 R313b Fraser/Cole without 19

New Opal Proof! Sell-out certain! Certain to be as hotly pursued as its predecessors – all of which have sold out at the Perth Mint at super speed – this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to own the new 2013 $1 Opal Possum 1oz Silver Proof!

Phone order essential

Defined by a breathtaking fusion of precious metal and authentic Australian opal, this groundbreaking series has proved a triumph for the Perth Mint. Celebrating the wombat, koala and kangaroo respectively, each of the three coins was swept away by a tidal wave of demand. Given that so many collectors were left empty-handed, and considering the unique qualities of this sparkling new Australian legal tender coin, the 2013 $1 Opal Possum 1oz Silver Proof will surely sell-out as fast as its predecessors – if not faster! Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, each .999 Silver Proof is set in an official case featuring a light set in the lid – representing the moon shining down on Australia’s possum



2013 $1 Opal Possum 1oz Silver Proof Official Issue Price AV177 Limit one per household

A spectacular example of the Perth Mint’s unparalleled precious metal prowess, created through an inspired amalgam of pure, genuine Australian black opal and .999 fine silver, the key aspect of the 2013 $1 Opal Possum 1oz Silver Proof is the mintage. Resisting public pressure to increase the mintage to accommodate the whirlwind of demand for the Wombat, Koala and Kangaroo Opal Silver Proofs, there are only 8,000 Possum Opal Silver Proofs available to the entire worldwide market! If you want to experience this stunning example of the power and adaptability of modern minting, then you must CALL us now. A phone order is essential. If you mail your order or even send it by email, you will be too late. With our allocation as tiny as the Pygmy Possum itself, we must, in the interests of fairness, enforce a limit of one coin per household. ®®

Struck to Proof quality from 1oz of pure, lustrous .999 silver


Genuine, pure Australian black opal embedded in every coin!


Worldwide mintage just 8,000 – sell-out guaranteed


Australian legal tender – measures 36.60mm in diameter


Tiny allocation – limit of one coin per household must apply 20