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..

The Batavia: a bloodcurdling tale of mutiny, mayhem & murder

Aug 03, 2015 Leave Comment

One of the world's great commercial powers in the 17th and 18th centuries – so powerful it operated on a quasi-governmental basis – the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, VOC) was a key player in the Asian spice trade. Considered by many to be the world's first multinational corporation, the company dispatched nearly 5..

Now Accepting Consignments for Downies ACA Auction 320

Jul 06, 2015 Leave Comment

A grand event for Australian numismatics, Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 319 was an outstanding success. Comprising more than 4,000 lots, and therefore ranking as one of our largest ever auctions, Sale 319 was highlighted by dual catalogues with the inclusion of the Royal Australian Mint Master Collection. We saw more than a million dollars..

Official Launch Event For Downies New Southgate Store

Jun 23, 2015 Leave Comment

On Friday, May 29 Downies held a special event to officially launch their new retail store at Southgate on the banks of the picturesque Yarra River in Melbourne's CBD. The event was attended by around 30 people, with clients, friends of Downies Coins and Downies staff in attendance. Ken Downie was also on hand to host the launch of the store..

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Marked at Parliament House

Jun 15, 2015 Leave Comment

Today marks the 800th anniversary of the creation of Magna Carta - a document that has formed the foundation of democracy across Western civilisation. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, together with Bronwyn Bishop, Bill Shorten, Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid and other dignitaries, are marking the ..

Royal Australian Mint Master Collection Coins of Interest

May 22, 2015 Leave Comment

While the Royal Australian Mint's Master Collection - being auctioned on May 26 at Box Hill Town Hall as part of Downies Australian Coin Auctions Sale 319 - is in and of itself a special event, on account of every item in the auction being a special production unit coin and not included in the official mintage, we've picked out a small selection of..

Downies Presents The Royal Australian Mint’s Master Collection

May 07, 2015 Leave Comment

An auction unlike any other in Australian history, Downies is delighted to present the Royal Australian Mint’s Master Collection – an assembly of ‘production standard master’ coins used to ensure the highest possible quality in the creation of Australia’s decimal coinage. Uniquely Australian and never offered before! The Royal A..

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..