The 2015 $1 Colour Poppy Coin is coming to Downies!

Apr 28, 2015 Leave Comment

We are pleased to announce that the limited edition 2015 $1 WWI War Heroes Colour Coin featuring the red poppy motif is now available to order from Downies! This official Australian legal tender coin was originally part of a promotion that saw fourteen 20 cent coins made available to the general public through newsagents over a two week peri..

New 2015 Colour Lest We Forget $2 Coin Design Revealed

Apr 19, 2015 Leave Comment

The design for the new 2015 Lest We Forget colour $2 circulation coin has been revealed today at a special ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony held in Melbourne. The event was held at the Malvern Cricket Ground in Melbourne's inner east, hosted by the Honorable Kelly O'Dwyer MP (Federal Member for Higgins & Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer) a..

New 2015 Poppy Red Gallipoli $2 Coin Issued For Circulation

Apr 15, 2015 Leave Comment

It has been announced that a newly designed $2 coin will be issued into circulation as of Monday, April 20, 2015. The surprise announcement was made on the 3AW radio station yesterday, when Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer was discussing the events to be held at Malvern Gardens as part of the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli co..

Featured Coin Producer: Coin Invest Trust, Innovative Numismatic Developer

May 13, 2013 Leave Comment

Modern collecting is often marked by a fervent desire for collectors to acquire the new and innovative. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but these unique modern issues are highly sought after - as long as they are also high quality. For many years now, Downies has partnered with, and been sole official Australian distributor for, one of the most inn..

Unique Tribute to our Fallen: Remembrance Day $2 Commemorative Coin with Colour Poppy Imprint

Nov 09, 2012 Leave Comment

To honour Australia’s fallen and their families, the Royal Australian Mint has issued the first colour coin struck for circulation in Australia. The coin features a colour poppy on the reverse, the accepted symbol of Remembrance Day and so used for the poppies that were the first plant to grow on the devastated battlefields of northern France an..

St George & The Dragon: The History…

Aug 07, 2012 Leave Comment

According to tradition, St George (c256/285AD-303AD) was a Roman soldier from the eastern part of the Empire, who served under the Emperor Diocletian (284-305AD). Venerated as a Christian martyr, many fanciful stories about his deeds emerged over the centuries, including the most famous of all legends – the tale of St George & the Dragon. Or..

2012 Lunar Dragons Coloured

Nov 23, 2011 Leave Comment

With every commemorative for 2012’s Year of the Dragon receiving an abundance of interest throughout the global market, the Royal Australian Mint has just announced the addition of two releases that no one anticipated to be issued into their product portfolio – comes a 1oz Silver Proof and a 1/10oz Gold Proof. Celebrating the world’s favou..

2012 Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Silver Proof

Sep 20, 2011 Leave Comment

Majestic, Exclusive & Stunningly Rare! An extremely exclusive tribute to a renowned Australian species, the second release in the sold out ‘Extinct and Endangered’ series pays tribute to one of the most distinctive birds of prey – the Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle. Spectacularly powerful, forcefully independent and the ruler of the sk..

Star Wars 1oz Silver Proof Collections and Base-Metal Coins!

Sep 05, 2011 Leave Comment

Collectible STAR WARS™ legal tender coins coming to a universe near you One of cinema’s most enduring and beloved franchises, the Star Wars Saga has made its imprint on books, TV, toys, soft goods, kitchen wares, video games, comic books and much, much more—but never as a legal tender coin set available in the U.S. Until now! After obtaini..

The Last Tasmanian Tiger 3D Lenticular coins

Aug 08, 2011 Leave Comment

2011 $1 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Gold-Plated Prooflike Celebrating one of the true icons of Australia’s natural and cultural history with the latest in 21st century minting techniques, this stunning tribute to the Tasmanian Tiger is most notable for its sensational Lenticular Moving Image. The reverse design features the very last of the spe..

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