2012 $100 Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof – 48 hours left…

Mar 14, 2012 Leave Comment

With just 48 hours left for you to secure one of the remaining 10 coins in the Niue 2012 $100 Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof mintage, time is truly of the essence! A remarkable second release in what is destined to become a sell-out series, this superb full colour, one ounce gold proof is set to be one of the hottest releases of 2012! ..

The Perth Mint Swindle

Mar 09, 2012 Leave Comment

A 30 year old mystery that is back in the public eye, in 1982 the Mickelberg brothers became the faces of one of the most famous gold robberies in Australian History. An unsolved crime that involved the disappearance of 49 gold bars from the Perth Mint worth over $653,000, in 1983, six months after the event, the three brothers, Ray, Peter and Bri..

Australia Remembers…

Feb 21, 2012 Leave Comment

Marking the 70th Anniversary of the first wartime attack on Australian Soil, February 19 1942 saw 242 Japanese Planes launch the first of their 64 attacks on Darwin. An initial siege that lasted a mere 40 minutes, devastatingly stole the lives of more than 243 people – February 19 2012 marks beginning of the war on Australia. Forced to leave the..

Niue 2012 $100 Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof

Feb 14, 2012 Leave Comment

Prestigious, desirable and highly limited, the 2012 $100 Tasmanian Wedge-Tailed Eagle 1oz Gold Proof is one of the most exclusive gold issues of 2012 thus far! The epitome of numismatic craftsmanship, each 1oz beauty is struck to the height of Proof quality from an entire Troy ounce of.9999 fine gold. A spellbinding legal tender issue, paying homa..

Canada 2011 $100,000 Spirit of Haida Gwai 10 Kilo Gold Proof

Feb 13, 2012 Leave Comment

A pioneer in numismatic excellence, the Royal Canadian Mint has achieved the unthinkable - crafting to absolute perfection the world's first 10 kilogram .99999 pure gold coin! Proudly Canadian, this captivating design features the late Bill Reid's masterpiece; 'The Spirit of Haida Gwai', across its mammoth 180mm diameter reverse. A prestigio..

Exclusive interview with Ken Downie!

Feb 06, 2012 Leave Comment

With Downies celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2012, we thought now would be the perfect time for our clients to meet our Managing Director, Ken Downie, and explore the collecting interests of the man who has overseen our rise from a small collectables company into the largest numismatic conglomerate in the Southern Hemisphere. When did you start..

Blood, Sweat and Tears…

Feb 01, 2012 Leave Comment

An epic battle that witnessed not only a record-making final as the longest ever Grand Slam title match, 2012 also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Australian Open. With temperatures reaching well over 30 degrees, Novak Djokovic defeated Rafeal Nadal in an incredible 5-set match lasting a grueling 5 hours and 53 minutes! Drawing a crowd of ..

Downies Top 20 Coins for 2011

Jan 16, 2012 Leave Comment

Over the past twelve months, mints across the world have combined innovation, precision and absolute excellence delivering you ground breaking releases, sure to compliment every collection. As 2011 closes and 2012 begins, we are proud to announce our top 20 releases that made international success for craftsmanship, design and popularity. Over the..

2012 Coin of the Year awards! And the nominees are…

Dec 09, 2011 Leave Comment

Perhaps one of the most prestigious award ceremonies for numismatics, the American Numismatic Association in accordance with Krause Publications, has just announced the nominations for the 2012 Coin of the Year awards. With categories ranging from most historically significant and best contemporary events to most inspirational, innovative and arti..

Benin Strikes Back! 2011 100 Francs Lily of the Valley Scent Colour Silver Plated BU

Dec 08, 2011 Leave Comment

With innovation driving the future of numismatics, Benin has broken the mould, releasing their fourth issue in the state of the art, ‘rub & sniff’ collection - the 2011 100 Francs Lily of the Valley Scent Colour Silver Plated BU. Featuring the Convallaria Majalis, commonly known as the ‘Lily of the Valley’, this official legal tender, ..