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  • The Currency Proclamation of 1800

    The Currency Proclamation of 1800

    Australia’s first official currency system… The development of Australia as a nation and the development of its domestic currency system are inextricably linked. How a penniless, starving colony populated mostly...

  • Treasures in your change: the 10c!

    Treasures in your change: the 10c!

    We have discussed before how there are some Australian coin denominations that tend to be ignored by collectors – the 5c, the $2 (up until relatively recently anyway) and the...

  • Treasures in your change: The $2 coin!

    Treasures in your change: The $2 coin!

    Once upon a time, the $2 coin – along with the 5c and 10c coins – was almost entirely ignored by collectors. Australia’s obsession with ‘hoarding the commemorative’, a tradition...

  • Moffat – A titan of Australian Motorsport!

    Moffat – A titan of Australian Motorsport!

    One of the key driving forces of Australian motor racing, Allan Moffat OBE is one of first real professionals of local motor racing and an Australian sporting giant! Over a...

  • Charles’s Coronation Countdown is on!

    Charles’s Coronation Countdown is on!

    Code-named Operation Golden Orb, the coronation of King Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will take place on Saturday 6 May at Westminster Abby London. Preparations are in full-swing for...

  • ANDA Money Expo 2023 Special Releases Are Here!

    ANDA Money Expo 2023 Special Releases Are Here!

    The Australian numismatic community is eagerly anticipating the first of the ANDA’s (Australasian Numismatic Dealer’s Association) regional expos, taking place in Melbourne this February! As a proud member of the...

  • How to Find Treasures in Your Change

    How to Find Treasures in Your Change

    What you should look out for! In the fields of art, literature and jewellery, for example, people think that great rarities and treasures are found only safely hidden away in...

  • Treasures in Your Change: 20c What To Look For

    Treasures in Your Change: 20c What To Look For

    The following was penned by Downies employee Jimmy… Now, while you may have already seen the informative infographic we posted last week, and pictured to the right, this blog post will go...

  • Collecting 2 Dollar Coins Made Easy

    Collecting 2 Dollar Coins Made Easy

    Do you have the 2012 Remembrance Day Colour $2 coin in your collection? Or maybe the 2013 Coronation Colour $2 coin, with its purple border and crown? What about the...