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Holdens Mark on Australian Culture Celebrated with New Gold-Plated Commemorative Collection

A chapter of Australian history is ending this year - with General Motors announcing the closure of the Holden brand for good. This is a devastating blow for car enthusiasts and the industry alike. Now, Macquarie Mint is launching the Holden Legacy Collection to remember the Australian legends.

Since the 1940s Holden has been raising the bar for Australian car manufacturing. Their desire to build ‘Australia’s Own Car’ resulted in the release of the ’48-215’ – simply known as the ‘Holden’.

Holden continued to produce a range of vehicles over the next 70 years. In that time, they released some of the most affordable high-performance cars on the market.

Generations of Australians have owned, driven, raced or modified a Holden. The good memories of most Australian’s involve a Holden or two.


Nine Commemorative Collection Honouring Holden

The 24-carat gold-plated commemoratives come housed in a FREE collection folder. Highly exclusive, the Holden Legacy Collection has a limited edition of just 10,000 collections worldwide. Officially licensed by Holden, this collection is a must-have for Holden fans! The Holden Legacy Collection features nine of the most iconic Holdens, with designs based on classic Holden advertising material.

Each medallion includes a free collector postcard, featuring the full design of the respective Holden Ad.

Some of the commemoratives feature… 

VFII Commodore Redline - The final vehicle to leave the Lion brand’s South Australian manufacturing line before production ceased. The most powerful Commodore ever, this car represents 39-years of Commodore manufacturing history.

HX Kingswood – Luxury and comfort at the right price! Owned by many families in the 70s, Gen Xers are likely to remember sitting in the back on family trips.

FJ Ute - A classic from the 1950s, the FJ Ute was considered an ‘all Australian car’. Many Aussies owned this as their first vehicle.

HK Monaro - Monaros have been in and out of production over the years. The original HK GTS featured the option of two Chevrolet V8s.

48-215 – ‘Australia’s Own Car’, produced in Fisherman’s Bend in 1948. The landmark car managed to wow everyone on launch day. Then PM, Ben Chifley, even exclaimed ‘She’s a beauty!

Other featured Holdens can be viewed at downies.com/holden-legacy.


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Subscribers will receive nine gold plated medallions at the rate of one per month. The first shipment is available at the special introductory price of only $29.95 with free delivery! Further monthly releases are available at the subscriber-only price of $59.95 each (Plus $12 postage, handling & insurance). Subscribers will also receive a free collectors presentation folder to store their complete collection in, plus free collector postcards. 

This is a collection that will be in high demand! For you Holden fanatics, this is a must-have collection to keep for generations. With such a limited mintage, you must act immediately to secure yours!

Buy now at downies.com/holden-legacy or call 1300 788 358.

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‘Birds of Australia’ Collection Recognises John Gould’s Study of Bird’s in Australia.

Macquarie Mint is excited to add a new volume in the immensely popular Birds of Australia Subscription. Eight new medallions are now part of the collection – bringing it to a total of 24. Some new birds featured include the ‘White-Fronted Falcon’ and the ‘Australian Masked Owl’.

The Birds of Australia Collection pays homage to one of the most famous works of Australian literature. John Gould’s ‘The Birds of Australia’ features seven volumes. Published in the 1840s – it represents the first in-depth study of Australian birdlife. And the books wouldn’t be complete without the impressive illustrations by Elizabeth Gould, John Gould’s talented wife.

The Birds of Australia Collection brings these outstanding illustrations to life in stunning full-colour. This collection pays tribute to John Gould’s important contributions to ornithology and Elizabeth’s beautiful works of art.

Third Volume Available Now!

The first two volumes of the Birds of Australia Collection have been immensely popular since their initial release. And now Macquarie Mint is thrilled to bring you the third volume of 8-more medallions. John Gould has made a major contribution to science, his studies being used in the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection!>

This collection captures Australian birdlife in vibrant full-colour through a precise colouring technique. The commemoratives also feature a unique obverse design brilliantly struck with intricate detail and finished in 99.9% pure silver.

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Upon subscribing you will receive the Eastern Rosella commemorative as your first issue. Finished in silver, featuring a life-like full-colour design of this beloved Australian Parrot. Plus, you’ll immediately save $20 off the series price. You will then receive further issues for $59.95 per shipment.

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Australia’s Historic Puffing Billy Railway Honoured with officially licensed 99.9% Pure Silver Coin!

If you grew up in or visited Melbourne, then you likely have fond memories of rolling through the Dandenong Ranges in Puffing Billy. Earning its name from locals, the line began operating 120 years ago in Melbourne’s picturesque outer east. Since the 1950’s it has been one of the country’s most popular tourist trains.

Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have made fond childhood memories hanging out of the train’s windows over the famous trestle bridges. Being able to re-live the early 20th-century experience of riding a steam train with on-board conductors is a must-do in Melbourne. And it wouldn’t be a day on Puffing Billy if you didn’t stop at Gembrook for a picnic!

And of course, these experiences wouldn’t be possible without the tireless efforts of more than 600 dedicated volunteers.

120 Years Captured In a 1oz Silver Proof Coin!

Marking the 120th Anniversary of the opening of the mail line between Belgrave and Gembrook in 1900, this officially licensed Puffing Billy Railway product is struck from pure 99.9% silver and forms a fantastic tribute to the world-famous Puffing Billy!

Official legal tender of Niue, the coin measures 40mm in diameter. The stunning full-colour design features the iconic train in action. Also included is an individually numbered certificate and a beautiful plush presentation case.

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With an extremely limited mintage of just 1,000, the 2020 $1 Puffing Billy 1oz Silver Proof Coin is bound to sell out quickly!

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Buy yours now for $179 online at downies.com/puffingbilly or call 1300 788 358 to place an order. 

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How You Can Support Beyond Blue and Build a Great Collection on Thank You Day

Victorians have given up a lot to help ease the spread of Coronavirus. And with 2020 AFL Grand Final being held in Brisbane for the first time ever, Victorians are longing for life to return to normal. 

Luckily their hard work seems to be paying off as restrictions start to ease. Victoria will still get Friday 23 October off as a public holiday – which is being re-branded as ‘Thank You Day’.


Thank You Day aims to acknowledge the efforts Victorians have made to help flatten the curve. During challenging times, it is important to commemorate one another for putting in the effort for the greater good.


It has taken a lot of mental endurance to get through this strict lockdown - and Victoria has shown it has the strength to tackle any challenge. If anybody deserves to be thanked, its Victoria’s essential workers on the frontline of this crisis. Their tireless work to keep the state running has been a crucial part of getting us through this.

Charities like Beyond Blue have been here for Victorians, advocating for good mental health by providing critical initiatives and services for all Australians. These services are key in helping essential workers cope with the pressures they may be feeling.

Macquarie Mint is proud to be supporting Beyond Blue’s mission to equip Australians with the skills to look after their own mental wellbeing.

That is why we’ve launched the Thank You Collection, with a portion of the proceeds going to Beyond Blue.

Say ‘Thank You’ with the Thank You to Key Workers Collection

The Thank You Collection honours those in healthcare, emergency services, delivery services, childcare and many other essential services, who whole-heartedly deserve our gratitude.

The Thank You Collection features unique coloured designs representing key worker groups, expertly struck on 99.9% pure silver-plated coins. You will finish your collection with a limited-edition gold-plated medallion honouring charity workers - the perfect tribute to organisations such as Beyond Blue!

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Subscribe now and receive your first coin – ‘Thank You’ – for the special introductory price of only $24.95 - SAVE 50% off the series price.

For more information visit downies.com/thank-you

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Downies Collectables Celebrates DJR Team Penske with 10-Coin Enamel Penny Set

DJR Team Penske is cemented in Australian culture as one of our oldest and most successful racing teams. They’ve come a long way since their humble beginnings in Dick Johnson’s Brisbane garage, having seen success over many decades on the track, both at home and overseas.

From Dick Johnson’s extraordinary run of five wins in the 1980s through to Scott McLaughlin’s most recent back-to-back championships, the team has truly made their mark on the Australian Motor Sport scene – and deserves to be celebrated.

A New 10-Coin Set Finished in 99.9% Pure Gold!

With the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 still ringing in people’s ears, Downies Collectables has just released a new 10-coin collection celebrating the achievements of DJR Team Penske.

Officially licensed and approved by DJR Team Penske, the set features ten Australian King George VI pennies each finished in 99.9% pure gold. Individually brilliant, the full-colour designs honour all ten Driver Championships won by Dick Johnson Racing and DJR Team Penske, including Scott McLaughlin’s most recent win for 2020!

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With Christmas around the corner, this is the ultimate gift for lovers of Australian motor racing.

Highly Exclusive - Immediate Action Essential – Own it Now*!

In honour of Dick Johnson’s first triumph, the limited edition is set at just 1,981. This is a must have officially licensed product for V8 Superfans everywhere, so you must secure yours now!

Buy the DJR Team Penske Enamel Penny Collection

For just $169 you will receive the 10-coin set, housed in a beautiful black case along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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*Please note delivery is expected in December 2020.

How You Can Support Mental Health Services and Build a Great Collection

Every year, October 10th is officially recognised as World Mental Health Day. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. The day is especially significant in 2020 – as the world goes through some turbulent times. The goal of this year’s campaign is to increase investment in mental health worldwide.

Essential workers who have been on the frontline of the pandemic need access to the best mental health services. Australian’s are lucky to have dedicated not-for-profits such as Beyond Blue to support these people.

Beyond Blue’s vision is for every Australian to achieve their best possible mental health. Their mission is to equip Australians with the skills they need to look after their own mental health and wellbeing. This work is crucial in supporting essential workers during the pandemic.


To support Beyond Blue’s vision, Macquarie Mint will donate a portion of the proceeds from every coin purchased in the Thank You Collection to Beyond Blue.


Say ‘Thank You’ with the Thank You Collection!

The Thank You Collection is a way to honour the efforts of Australia’s essential frontline workers during the pandemic.

Whether you’re in healthcare, emergency services or one of the many other essential services, everyone who has kept the nation running deserves to be thanked!

This collection is the perfect way to build a meaningful collection and thank essential workers by helping us to support Beyond Blue’s goals.

Subscribe Today and Support Beyond Blue!

Start a new collection and support Beyond Blue with the Thank You to Our Key Workers Collection, featuring 99.9% pure silver-plated coins. You will also receive a complimentary folder as part of your subscription.

Subscribe now and receive your first coin – ‘Thank You’ – for the special introductory price of only $24.95 - SAVE 50% off the series price.

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Exclusive 9-coin Enamel Penny Collection Pays Tribute to Holden's Iconic Torana

The Holden Torana remains a centrepiece in Holden’s impressive portfolio of iconic vehicles.

Initially released in 1967, the Torana was named after an Aboriginal word meaning ‘to fly’. Hundreds of Australians were lucky enough to own one of these special vehicles, be it brand new or second hand.

Production on the Torana ceased in 1979 – making the little beauty a rare vintage car. But now the Torana legacy now lives on in a different way…Many Australian’s still have fond memories 

of road-tripping around the country in their Torana, and watching it break records in races and rallies. The Torana certainly lived up to the name as the little battler stumped giants on motorsport circuits throughout the seventies.

A New Nine-Coin Enamel Penny Tribute finished in 99.9% Gold!

Downies Collectables are excited to bring you a 9-coin collection devoted to this icon of Australian auto history – the Holden Torana Enamel Penny Collection.

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An officially licensed Holden product, this collection contains nine genuine Australian King George VI pennies. Each finished in 99.9% gold, eight of the pennies feature unique full-colour designs featuring one of Holden’s classic Toranas. The ninth penny features Holden’s iconic ‘When you’re Hot, you’re Hot’ Torana logo – the perfect centrepiece.

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Don’t Delay – Own the entire collection now! 

The collection is housed within a black presentation case and includes an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

With a strictly limited mintage of just 5,000 sets worldwide, this collection is highly exclusive!

The Holden Torana Enamel Penny Collection is available exclusively from Downies Collectables for just $149 – gets yours now! The Torana Penny Collection is sure to be as popular as our previous Holden tributes – so get yours now before it’s too late!

Help Promote Strong Mental Health with the Thank You Collection

Mental Health is an issue that impacts the lives of every Australian in one way or another.

With everyone around the world having experienced some sort of change in their life as a result of the ongoing pandemic, looking after ourselves and reaching out to friends, family, colleagues and even casual acquaintances is the key to getting through this.

This is especially true for our workers on the frontline of this crisis, working selflessly to get us through to the other end of this.

In Australia, we’re lucky to have dedicated not-for-profits such as Beyond Blue to help us through tough times. Beyond Blue‘s vision is for everyone in Australia to achieve their best possible mental health. Their mission is to equip Australians with the skills they need to look after their own mental health and wellbeing and to create confidence in their ability to support those around them. This work is crucial in supporting essential workers during the pandemic.

Macquarie Mint is proud to be supporting Beyond Blue in their mission to change lives for the better.

To help support these critical mental health initiatives that benefit essential workers and all Australians, we’ve developed the Thank You Collection.

A portion of the proceeds from every coin sold in the collection will be donated to Beyond Blue.


Not All Heroes Wear Capes

The Thank You Collection is a way of honouring the efforts of Australia’s essential frontline workers during the pandemic.

Whether you’re in healthcare, emergency services or one of the many other essential services, everyone who has kept the nation running deserves to be thanked!


Subscribe Today and Support Beyond Blue!

This collection is the perfect way to build a meaningful collection and thank essential workers by helping us to support Beyond Blue’s goals.

Show your support for our selfless essential workers, the everyday heroes that keep the country running with our Thank You To Our Key Workers Collection, featuring 99.9% pure silver-plated coins. As you build your collection you will also receive a free folder to keep your coins in.

Subscribe now and receive your first coin – ‘Thank You’ – for the special introductory price of only $24.95 - SAVE 50% off the series price.

 

Celebrate the 20th Century’s Greatest musical icons with the Legends of Music Collection!

Downies Collectables celebrates Pop Culture with easy to collect coins and medallions that get delivered strait to your door!

We are excited to bring you the Legends of Music Collection, a brand-new subscription that celebrates seven great musical icons of the 20th Century music scene. This new subscription contains seven , 24-carat gold-plated medallions struck to Prooflike collectors quality! On the generous 44mm flan, each musical icon is depicted in full-colour recreations of Sidney Maurer’s distinctive portraits, then finished in genuine 24-carat gold!

The Icons

Queen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bob Marley and Elvis Presley are all featured on the medallions.

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Considered to be pioneers of their respective musical genres, each artist has pushed the boundaries of their music, in ways that are still very much evident in today’s music! Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is the most streamed song from the 20th Century and Bowie’s Space Oddity is considered to be a musical phenomenon.

Featuring Original Portraits by Sid Maurer

Maurer boasted a genuine passion for music and pop-art. In the 60s he brought a visual aspect to sound by designing album covers for a range of famous artists as an assistant art director at Colombia Records.

An icon in his own field, he collaborated with many high-profile artists, including Andy Warhol!

Maurer made a point of painting people who he believed to have made the world a better place. He has painted portraits of over 350 great musical artists, including the seven featured in this collection.

His unique style and contribution to music and art is now encapsulated in every portrait in the Legends of Music Collection.

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The Legends of Music Collection is available exclusively at Downies Collectables in Australia. Be among the first to collect by subscribing today! You’ll receive your first gold-plated medallion at the special price of $39.95 (saving $20 off the series price) Throughout your subscription, you will also receive a FREE presentation folder to house and display your collection. Don’t delay, place your order now!

What Are The Benefits of a Subscription?

Whether it’s coins or collectables, Macquarie Mint subscriptions can help you build a complete collection, month by month. 

We bring you a whole world of collection - just subscribe to what you love! 

Our experts regularly collate the finest coins and collectables from across the globe in a wide variety of themes. Choose a Macquarie Mint subscription and you’ll receive a collection curated from the best the world’s mints have to offer – without even having to leave your house. 

Convenient monthly payments and deliveries = the gift that keeps on giving 

Receiving a parcel you’ve been waiting for is always exciting. Imagine the thrill of a new delivery each month! Better yet, pay by credit card and your monthly payments will be made automatically. Easy! 

Quality guaranteed so you can enjoy peace of mind 

Be secure in the knowledge that each item in your subscription has been sourced at the highest quality. And you can trust that we individually inspect each item in your collection before it’s sent to you.

You’re in control

With so much to choose from – and our quality guarantee – we’re confident you’ll be happy with your new subscription. But we also understand that things can change. If you want to stop your collection or try something new, you can do so at any time. No lock-in contracts, no completion fees, no questions asked. 

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