About Coin Auctions

Australia's oldest numismatic auction house

Having conducted our first sale in 1963, Downies Australian Coin Auctions is the longest-established coin and banknote auction house in Australia. Over that time, we have accumulated the expertise and experience necessary to establish a reputation as one of the industry leaders. World-renowned for the professional way in which we conduct our public sales, Downies Australian Coin Auctions provides peace of mind to anyone seeking to consign part, or all, of their collection.

Fierce competition

Downies’ public auctions attract a strong presence on the auction floor as well as extensive on-line and postal bidding, bringing together buyers and sellers at least three times each year. All of our auctions feature an illustrated catalogue - a consistently professional publication that is highly valued as a numismatic reference and source of information as well as the vehicle for public sales.


2013 saw the celebration of our 50th anniversary of public auctions. Downies Australian Coin Auctions has come a long way in those fifty years, but we still maintain the same honest and professional approach with the same unwavering commitment to the art of Numismatics that we began with all those years ago. 

Our website now offers a full description of every lot in every Downies sale! Complete with many illustrations, this is the perfect venue for you to keep your finger on the pulse of numismatics in this country.

Time to sell

Now is the perfect time to offer some, or all, of your collection. If you are interested in consigning your coins, banknotes or other collectables for one of our upcoming sales, please contact us. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, it is nice to have the security of dealing with the longest-established coin and banknote auctioneers in Australia.