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Downie’s Australian Coin Auctions

Australia's Oldest Numismatic Auction House

Having conducted our first auction in 1963, Downie’s Australian Coin Auctions is the longest established coin and banknote auctioneers in Australia. Over that time, we have accumulated the expertise and experience necessary to establish a reputation as one of the industry leaders. World renowned for the professional way in which we conduct our public sales, Downie’s Australian Coin Auctions provide peace of mind to anyone seeking to consign part or all of their collection.

Perfectly placed!

Downies Australian Coin Auctions are situated in the lower ground floor of the Block Arcade in Elizabeth Street, right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. At this central location we are perfectly positioned to provide expert advice on selling coins and to accept consignments for inclusion in our auctions.

Fierce competition!

Downie’s public auctions attract a strong presence on the auction floor as well as extensive postal and Internet bidding, bringing together buyers and sellers three to five times each year. All of our auctions have an extensively illustrated catalogue - a consistently professional publication that is as highly valued as a numismatic reference and source of information as much as the vehicle for public sales.


2003 saw the celebration of our 40th anniversary of public auctions. Downie’s Australian Coin Auctions has come a long way in those forty years, but we still maintain the same honest and professional approach with the same unwavering commitment to the art of numismatics that we began with all those years ago.

As part of the ongoing expansion of the auction operation, this website now offers a full description of every lot in every Downie’s sale! Complete with many illustrations, this is the perfect venue for you to keep your finger on the pulse of numismatics in this country.

Time to sell!

And, with the market buoyant and competition strong, now is the perfect time to offer some or all of your collection. If you are interested in consigning your coins, banknotes or other collectables for one of our upcoming sales please contact us. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, it is nice to have the security of dealing with the longest established coin and banknote auctioneers in Australia.

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