History of Sydney Harbour Bridge in numbers!
1,400 – the number of men it took to construct the Bridge 8 – the numbers of years it took to build the Bridge 122,000 – the cubic metres of rock excavated for the foundations 6,000,000 & 53,000 – hand-driven rivets and tonnes of steel used in construction respectively 272,000 – the litres of paint required for the initial..
New and exciting range of historical Ancient Greek & Roman Coin Books available now at our Downies Southgate store
Downies Southgate Melbourne Store has just received a new and wide range of Ancient Greek and Roman Coin and Historical Books in-store - all at competitive prices! The range of these books covers the entire period of Ancient Greek and Roman History from Alexander the Great through to the last emperors of the Roman Empire. These books are written by..
Perth ANDA Money Expo Appointments Available!
Presented by the Australasian Numismatics Dealers Association (ANDA), and sure to attract dealers, collectors and investors from right across Australia, the Perth Money Expo will be held at the Domain Stadium, Subiaco on February 11 & 12. Highlighted by the presence of the Perth Mint, along with 15+ dealers, large crowds are expected to atte..
Downies – inspiring collectors for 85 years
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..