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Celebrate the Age of Dinosaurs with the 99.9% Pure Gold Collection!

It’s hard to imagine now, but long before humans, dinosaurs roamed and ruled the earth.

Through old fossils, paleontologists have made exciting discoveries about the prehistoric era and the creatures that were. Even now, there is still a lot we don’t know about dinosaurs, but researchers continue to make fascinating discoveries. Each finding brings us closer to understanding these ancient creatures.

It’s rare that we get the chance to celebrate this amazing era in history, but Macquarie Mint is now presenting customers with a golden opportunity to do just that with the Age of Dinosaurs Gold Coin Collection!

Comprising twelve 99.9% pure 0.5g gold coins, this collection is as rare and precious as dinosaur fossils. Limited to just 2,500 collections, only a tiny allocation is available in Australia.

Customers will receive a new coin each month celebrating a unique type of dinosaur. Each 11mm coin’s design detail is artfully struck, bringing each one of these dinosaurs to life!

The obverse confirms the coin’s legal tender status from the Solomon Islands and is housed in a card confirming the specifications. Each card fits into the custom-designed FREE collection case and you’ll also receive a FREE magnifier to enhance your view of each 11mm coin.

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Start your collection with the ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex Gold Coin’ – for the subscriber-only price of just $119. You will also receive FREE DELIVERY on this coin.

Future releases will be conveniently shipped every four weeks, direct to your door, for the affordable series price of $199 (plus $12 Postage). Plus, the collection case and magnifier – available throughout your subscription – FREE for subscribers.

With an exclusive mintage limited to only 2,500 worldwide, you’ll want to order now to secure each and every gold coin!

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Remembering the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

On April 9th 2021, the world was saddened by the news of the sad passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

In his 99 years, Prince Philip’s contribution to the world was unmistakable.

He spent over 10 years in the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce – even fighting against the Nazi’s in World War II.  

In 1939 he was asked to escort King George VI’s daughters through the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. It was there that he fell in love with his future wife – Elizabeth II. The two exchanged letters over the following years and eventually married in 1947.

Proactive as ever, the Queen insisted Philip have “place, pre-eminence and precedence" next to her at all times when possible.

Philip has supported his wife, Queen Elizabeth II throughout her reign. Standing by her side at ceremonies, dinners and world tours, Philip was a vital bone in the body of the British Royal Family.

As the longest-serving British Royal consort, he was a patron of roughly 800 organizations, but his legacy will be most felt in his establishment of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

To help younger generations thrive, Philip pioneered the Award in 1956. It has since expanded to 144 nations. Over 775,000 young Australians have participated in the award, which recognises adolescents who undertake self-improvement activities. Many young people have seen their lives enriched as a direct result.

The Royal Family on Coins

Over the years the Royal Family’s milestones and achievements have been celebrated on coins and commemoratives. Further tributes to Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II are available online at Downies.com.

Pay tribute to the man who gave the Queen ‘constant strength and guide’ throughout their life together.

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Legendary Bond Films star-STRUCK in silver 25-coin collection

‘Bond, James Bond’ is perhaps one of the most recognizable lines in film history. Known for his impeccable style and charm, fast cars, and fancy gadgets – James Bond has dominated the spy genre.

For decades, people have queued to see the latest James Bond film. The thrill of seeing his latest adventure unfold is a multi-generational experience that millions of fans have enjoyed.

Licence to Collect.

Macquarie Mint is proud to introduce the Official James Bond Coin Collection. Struck by The Perth Mint, each 99.9% pure silver coin is struck to proof quality.
Precisely enhanced with full colour – each coin design features the original poster art from each one of the James Bond film. 

Your first two coins feature ‘Dr. No’ and ‘From Russia With Love’ and are available for the special price of just $99.90 plus FREE shipping! You will also receive two official ‘007’ presentation folders to house your collection – FREE for subscribers. Plus, each coin is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity featuring the full original movie poster artwork.

Highly exclusive, the Official James Bond Coin Collection has a limited mintage of just 12,007!

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Just subscribe now and you’ll receive two new coins in the Official James Bond Coin Collection each month! Fuss-free and affordable, just relax and enjoy reliable deliveries direct to your door each month.

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Australia’s Rich Military History Honored by the War Poppy Collection

Our military history is a significant aspect of Australian culture. Australia’s involvement in wars of the past has shaped our way of life today.

From the men who stormed the banks of Gallipoli to those who fought in Vietnam - we owe a lot to the noble soldiers who made us the ‘lucky county’. Now more than ever, its critical we remember those who fought.

Remembrance Through Art

Jacqueline Hurley is the UK’s most prominent Remembrance Artist. Her powerful and poignant interpretations of military action, inform the atmospheric designs of the War Poppy Collection. Each work depicts a scene of war in tribute to our fallen soldiers and heroes in the Armed Forces.

Hurley manages to imbue powerful and emotional scenes of war with a sense of peace and calmness in this collection.

Macquarie Mint is proud to be featuring her works as part of the War Poppy Collection.

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The War Poppy Collection depicts Jacqueline Hurley’s portraits on the reverse, reminding us that every day is Remembrance Day. Each commemorative is plated in genuine 24-carat gold and features precise enamel application, further enhancing the obverse design.

Subscribers will be able to enjoy each new release as it arrives at their door every month. Throughout your subscription, you will also receive two FREE presentation folders to showcase your collection.

Subscribe now and SAVE $20 plus receive FREE shipping on your first commemorative ‘Remember & Reflect’. Further releases are available at $39.95 per month, plus $12 P, H, I.

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How You Can Support Kidney Health Australia

Kidney disease is predicted to impact 1 in 3 Australians at some point in their life.

Kidney Health Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people living with kidney disease, with a view to improving their health outcomes and quality of life as well as that of their families and carers.

You can donate to Kidney Health Australia to aid their mission to save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease.

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Raising Funds for Kidney Kids Camps

Every year, Kidney Health Australia hosts the Kidney Kar Rally – where teams drive through the country to raise money for the Kidney Kids Camps. The Camps offer free care and respite for kids who are suffering from Kidney Disease. Fostering a strong support network is vital for young people with a chronic illness.

Retailing at just $15, all proceeds of the medallion will go
directly to Kidney Health Australia.

Struck to proof standard, the 40mm medallion is finished in genuine gold. It also comes presented in a colourful, informative pack.

With the limited edition set at just 1,000, you’ll want to secure yours quickly! 

 

Bring in the new Year of the Ox with the Lunar Fan-Shaped Collection

Lunar New Year festivities are just around the corner, taking place this year on Friday, 12 February.

Lunar New Year is a night of food, celebration, firecrackers and family.

2021 marks another Year of the Ox. The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals according to the Great Lunar Race legend. Typically, they showcase their talent through hard work and receive credit as deserved.

The Ox personality is said to be persistent – once they make a decision, they stay with it. If you’re friends with an Ox personality, you’re in luck! Oxen are known for their honesty and reliability. In the story of the Great Lunar Race, the Ox even agreed to carry the Rat on its back! They are viewed as honest, modest people who have natural leadership qualities. Creative and curious, Oxen tend to perform better in artistic fields.

In 2021, Ox personalities are advised to be proactive in order to avoid potential difficulties that may arise.

Lunar Ox Collection

Start 2021 with the Lunar Fan-Shaped Collection

To help celebrate, Macquarie Mint has launched the Lunar Fan-Shaped Collection. The collection features 13 gold-plated, unique fan-shaped commemoratives, Each depicting a different Zodiac animal for each year in the lunar calendar.

Beginning with the Ox for just $24.95 (FREE Postage), subscribers will receive a new fan-shaped commemorative each month for the series price of $39.95 (Plus $12 Postage). The collection is presented in a custom timber case and finishes with the FREE centrepiece, the ‘Happy Buddha’!

Make an auspicious start to the Year of the Ox– Subscribe now at downies.com/lunarfan.

 

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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