Downies – inspiring collectors for 85 years

Jan 18, 2017 Leave Comment

Founded by Phil Downie in 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression, Downies celebrates its 85th anniversary in 2017. Here are just a few of the key highlights on our long journey to become the undisputed leader in Australian coins and banknotes. Young Phil in 19321932 – The beginning… A young man with a big dream, 16-year-old Phi..

‘Auction Consignment Specialist’ required at Downies Australian Coin Auctions

Jan 03, 2017 Leave Comment

Australia’s oldest and foremost numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions maintains a strong presence not only in Melbourne, but right around the world. A new specialist position has just been created for our Auction team and, given that those who visit our website are knowledgeable in the field of numismatics, this is the perfe..

Centenary of the Battle of Fromelles

Jul 19, 2016 Leave Comment

Following their well-organised withdrawal from the Dardanelles in late 1915, Australia’s Gallipoli veterans recovered in Egypt, before being dispatched to Europe with fresh recruits from home. It was at the Battle of Fromelles in northern France that Aussie diggers got their first taste of action on the Western Front. For many, it would also be t..

Numismatic Dealer Wanted in Melbourne

Feb 15, 2016 Leave Comment

Downies maintains a strong retail presence in Melbourne, with Downies Coins located in the CBD. A new specialist position has just been established for our Melbourne shop and, given that those who visit our website are knowledgeable in the field of numismatics, this is the perfect place to announce this. If you or someone you know might be interest..

Downies Auction 320 Prices Realised 321 Consignments

Nov 18, 2015 Leave Comment

A grand event for Australian numismatics, Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 320 was an outstanding success! Comprising more than 3,500 lots, our last auction for 2015 was highlighted by a number of exquisite English Hammered pieces, which as expected sold well above estimate. We saw nearly a million dollars’ worth of material go under the ..

Auction 320 – Featured in Medal News Magazine

Sep 30, 2015 Leave Comment

An advertisement for the upcoming Australian Coin Auctions sale 320 is featured in the October issue of Medal News Magazine. Check out our newly designed ACA website at www.downies.com/aca ..

Australian Coin Auctions Sale 320 Highlights

Sep 29, 2015 Leave Comment

The last Downies auction for 2015, Sale 320 is distinguished by an abundance of highlights across a range of numismatic and collector themes. Sure to be a major event for Australian numismatics, the sale comprises more than 3,500 lots, with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1.1 million. Viewing is highly recommended, and when you peruse the array of hi..

Auction 320 – Featured in the Coin & Banknote Magazine

Sep 25, 2015 Leave Comment

An advertisement for the upcoming Australian Coin Auctions sale 320 was featured in the September edition of Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine. ..

Downies Melbourne Store Featured in Southbank Local News

Sep 07, 2015 Leave Comment

Having relocated to Southbank earlier this year, Downies have been settling in nicely and attracting some local media attention. Check out the recent feature article in Southbank Local News’ August issue below! Southbank Local News Article..

Now Accepting Consignments For Auction 320

Aug 10, 2015 Leave Comment

If you are a reader of Coin & Banknote Magazine (CAB) you may have seen the ad below in the latest edition, asking for consignments for Auction 320 - to be held on November 10 & 11 at Box Hill Town Hall. The Box Hill Town Hall location proved to be a well-received venue for our last auction, which included the Royal Australian Mint's Maste..