ITS HERE! ~ Tuvalu 2011 $1 Tasmanian Tiger 1oz Silver Proof

Sep 01, 2010 Leave Comment

A unique, instantly recognisable nocturnal marsupial, the thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus; Greek for ‘dog-headed pouched one’) is one of Australia’s most remarkable native creatures – and one of the most famous. Native to Tasmania, the Australian mainland and Papua New Guinea, the modern thylacine emerged around 4 million years ago. D..

Kingsford Smith 75th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof

Jun 25, 2010 Leave Comment

In 1935, following a stellar career encompassing an incredible 18 successful pioneering flights, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith disappeared en route to Singapore as he attempted to break the England-Australia flight record in his plane, the Lady Southern Cross. In 2010, some 75 years later, we pay homage to the all-too-brief life of Australia’s grea..

2010 $2 Peanuts 60th Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Collection

Jun 21, 2010 Leave Comment

Adored worldwide… First appearing in October of 1950, Peanuts was the brainchild of Charles M. Schulz. Presenting a unique, ironic social commentary on the USA, its array of quirky, distinctive characters like Charlie Brown and Snoopy quickly captured the public imagination. At its height, the strip was published in more than 2,500 newspapers acr..

Canada 2010 50c Lenticular Daspletosaurus Coin

May 25, 2010 Leave Comment

The Royal Canadian Mint has teamed up with Canada's museums to release a new series of must-have lenticular moving image dinosaur coins. Each inspired by a different exhibit, the first coin in the series features the monstrous Daspletosaurus Torosus and centers on the nations leading natural sciences and natural history museum. Making the release e..

What’s Next?

Apr 20, 2010 Leave Comment

DANGER! Something deadly is coming to Downies.com on May 1st… ..

2010 Discover Australia Series

Apr 14, 2010 Leave Comment

An imaginative, diverse celebration of Australia’s iconic wildlife, the Perth Mint’s 2010 Discover Australia Dreaming Series represents a breathtaking work of numismatic art. Distinguished by an incredible FIFTEEN DIFFERENT indigenous art designs, this prestigious Australian legal tender series is sure to mirror the popularity of the first issu..

2010 $1 Sydney Cove 1oz Silver Proof and Wedgewood Plate Collection

Mar 05, 2010 Leave Comment

The History Australia’s first medallic issue, the Sydney Cove Medallion is unquestionably one of modern Australia’s most precious, most important historical artefacts. Produced from clay that was, somewhat remarkably, originally from Sydney Cove (now known as Sydney Harbour), the medallion was made in Warwickshire, England by legendary craftsm..

2010 $25 Ned Kelly 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Jan 15, 2010 Leave Comment

Following in the footsteps of the $1 Ned Kelly Silver Proof Collection that we blogged about earlier this year, we now present to you a similar release. Again celebrating the legendary Ned Kelly, The Perth Mint have released a new 1/4oz Gold Proof coin. Utterly magnificent in design and presentation, and with a mintage restricted to a mere 1,000, ..

QLD ANDA Show Special Release – 2009 1966 Decimal Pattern 20c!

Nov 19, 2009 Leave Comment

Earlier this month, the Gold Coast leg of the ANDA Coin show was held. This was the first time an ANDA show had ever been held on the Gold Coast, and to mark such a momentous occasion an exclusive ‘Show Issue’ coin was released. Honoring one of Australia’s most iconic coin designs, this utterly magnificent release concentrates on Andor M..