AFL $1 coins you can really barrack for!

Calling all footy fans! Get ready to jump out of your seat and cheer for an exciting new $1 coin collection… kicking off soon. The Australian Post, in collaboration with the Royal Australian Mint, has just announced it is launching a set of 20 AFL collectable coins. Make sure you get in on the action early!

Something every Aussie can get behind, this collection will feature a spectacularly struck, genuine Australian legal tender $1 coin, for every AFL club - including the AFLW. Plus, you will have the chance to score two unique coloured coins! Each coin will be in ‘as it left the mint’ brilliant Uncirculated condition.

The AFL (Australian Football League) is one of the most popular sports leagues in Australia. With a rich history, and legions of fans, passions around this legendary sport run high! Sure to be a hit with AFL supporters and numismatic collectors alike, each $1 coin features the iconic logo of the most beloved footy teams in the league, like the Melbourne Lions, Collingwood, Richmond, West Coast Eagles and many more!

Not only a great way for fans to support their favourite football team, but also a wonderful merging of sports and culture, this collection is truly something special. Plus, it comes with a must-have display folder with a demarcated place for each coin. Essential to any AFL display, magnificently celebrating the legacy of a national treasure.

Destined to soar to the top of your coin collection, you will have to move fast as sell-out is all but certain. Launching May 15th, don’t forget to mark the date in you calendar and visit to secure your AFL $1 Uncirculated coin collection. Don’t drop the ball!

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 an historic event that many people will only witness once in their lifetimes, and excitement is running high!

Shortly after Charles III’s accession to the throne, three days after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the new king made a public pledge to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms that he would serve “with loyalty, respect and love”. The coronation is the first step in that promise…

The coronation will see Charles III crowned King of the United Kingdom, head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith, formalising his role as the head of the Church of England. A symbolic religious ceremony, as well as an occasion of rare historic magnitude, the coronation will be steeped in ancient rites and spectacle that date back more than a millennium.

Rooted in history – looking to the future

British coronations have remained virtually unchanged for more than 1,000 years and take place at Westminster Abby, where every British monarch has been crowned since 1066 AD. We can expect Charles III’s coronation to be rooted in tradition, but Buckingham Palace has stated that it will also "reflect the monarch's role today and look towards the future".

Significantly, 2023 not only marks the year King Charles’ coronation, but also the 70th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - a meaningful and touching convergence. Infused with layers of symbolism and detail, the coronation will contain the same vital elements of ‘the recognition’ that Queen Elizabeth II witnessed 7 decades ago, but this time will be accompanied by trumpets and calls of “God save the King!”. The oath to the Church of England, the anointing and investiture, during which the monarch is presented with objects representing their power and responsibilities, and the enthronement, will all remain crucial parts of the coronation.

Charles III will be physically crowned with St Edward’s Crown, the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, made for the coronation of Charles II, and last utilised for the crowning of Elizabeth II in 1953. The Supertunica (the Robe Royal) and Coronation Ring will also feature, as will the Sovereign’s Sceptre, and the Sovereign’s Orb (the cross surmounting the orb signifying the monarch’s power ordained by God) . Camilla, as Queen Consort will also be anointed and crowned.

Here's what we know so far…

  • Buckingham Palace has released an official Coronation logo, a beautiful design by Jonny Ive celebrating the nations of the UK with their official flowers - including a rose, thistle, daffodil and a shamrock. Expect to see this image everywhere from now until May 6 (and beyond), as all coronation events and official products are to be issued under this image.
  • The coronation will likely be shorter than Queen Elizabeth’s 1953 coronation with a wider range of religions represented as a nod to the modern United Kingdom and Commonwealth. The coronation procession will also be more modest than Queen Elizabeth’s 7km route that boasted 16,000 participants!
  • The ceremony will feature new music, specially commissioned, by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man responsible for legendary musicals like ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera’.
  • Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be crowned with Queen Mary's Crown, which has been taken out of the Tower of London to be resized ahead of the ceremony. It is thought to be the first time in recent history that an existing crown will be "recycled" for a coronation.
  • The holy oil that will be used to anoint King Charles at his coronation has already been consecrated by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, and the Anglican archbishop in Jerusalem, Hosam Naoum at a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The oil is based on that used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953, with a formula that dates back hundreds of years.
  • Australia will be represented by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese who has announced he is planning to attend the coronation.

Who will feature?

There are still many unknown details about the coronation, with the public guessing at which members of the royal family will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside the newly crowned king. All indications suggest a small royal party in adherence to Charles III’s aim of ‘slimmed down’ modern monarchy.

Will they, or won’t they? It is also unknown whether the embattled Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meaghan, will be in attendance, although it has now been confirmed that they have indeed been invited. Also, now that Charles III is king all his grandchildren can be styled as prince, or princess. In the leadup to the coronation the royal family's official website had been updated with new titles, listing Harry and Meghan's children as Prince Archie of Sussex and Princess Lilibet of Sussex.

The King and Queen Consort’s grandchildren will have a role to play in the coronation. Camilla’s five grandchildren will help attend to her on the day, and a role for Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis in the works.

Celebrations & commemorations!

Various events to celebrate the coronation weekend have been planned across the UK and Commonwealth, including a concert and laser light show at Windsor Castle on

 Sunday 7 May. Royal fans will hold coronation viewing parties to mark the event – a wildly popular tradition that we can expect to see being upheld across Australia.

The Coronation Big Lunch is also being supported by Buckingham Palace, encouraging communities to come together with neighbours and share in food and fun together to celebrate the occasion. Camilla, Queen Consort, has been a patron of The Big Lunch since 2013.

Many royal fans and collectors will also be marking the coronation with their very own piece of history! Acquiring a coronation commemorative, or coin, is a golden opportunity not to be missed – with many of these becoming family heirlooms treasured for generations. Make sure to browse Downies Collectable’s spectacular range of coronation collectables, available in a wide range of precious metals and spectacular designs!

King Charles III Coronation 2023 $1/4 Silver-plated Prooflike Coin

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 ANDA, Downies Collectables is thrilled to announce that they have managed to secure a limited number of the show’s eagerly anticipated special releases for their customers. Read on to find out more…

The ANDA is the professional body representing individuals and businesses dealing in coins and banknotes throughout Australasia. Dedicated to advancing the hobby of coin collecting, educating the public about numismatics, and safeguarding professionalism amongst dealers. Founded in Victoria, it has been guiding and promoting the Australian numismatic community for over 25 years!

Perhaps the most important contribution of the ANDA has been the annual events it spearheads across Australia. The ANDA’s Money Expos are open to the general public for a gold coin donation, and are a great way for coin collectors and dealers to come together to celebrate their passion.

The Melbourne Money Expo 2023 is the first of these annual events and will take place from February 18-19 at the Malvern Town Hall. Events coming up later in the year include the Brisbane Money Expo 2023 at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre from May 13-14, and the Perth Money Expo 2023 at the South Perth Community Hall from July 15-16.

No matter which expo you attend, you can expect a thrilling time as leading local and interstate dealers, as well as the general public, gather for a massive two days of buying and selling. It’s the perfect opportunity to find that must-have piece for your collection and network with the specialists. It also promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family, giving the kids a chance to learn about coin collecting and to get into a new hobby! Whether you are looking to expand your collection, or secure valuations and grading

 authentications for your coins and banknotes, there will be a number of experts from across the country ready to assist you.

Importantly, the ANDA Money Expos are also where the association launches exclusive and limited-edition product releases from Australia’s leading mints and institutions, like The Perth Mint and Australia Post! This year, the exclusive releases are particularly special, but if you can’t make it to view these amazing coins and presentations in person, don’t worry, Downies Collectables has secured a limited number of the special releases headlining the expo….

Melbourne ANDA Money Expo 2023 $1 Kookaburra Helmeted Honeyeater Privymark 1oz Silver Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

An official issue of the 2023 Melbourne Money Expo, this Australian legal tender coin from the Perth Mint boasts the signature 2023 kookaburra motif. Also featuring a vibrant full-colour privymark portraying the Helmeted Honeyeater! Part of an exclusive limited edition of just 2,000, each coin is crafted from 1oz of 99.99% pure, sparkling silver!
Melbourne ANDA Money Expo 2023 $1 Year of the Rabbit Stamp & Coin Cover
An official 2023 Melbourne ANDA Money Expo issue, this presentation is a unique tribute to the Year of the Rabbit. Underpinned by the Perth Mint’s Uncirculated Year of the Rabbit $1 coin, packaged in a superbly illustrated, individually numbered cover. Just 500 have been issued!

Make sure to head to Downie’s website to get your hands on one of these special issues early, as they are guaranteed to be snapped up fast!


Hop into 2023 with the Year of the Rabbit!

Following hot on the heels of New Year’s Eve revelries to ring in 2023, the world is now excitedly gearing up to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Traditionally known as the Chinese New Year, this annual 15-day festival is one of the most important holidays in Chinese culture. Devotees will bound into the Year of the Rabbit with an explosion of colour, revelry and red envelopes, in a magnificent celebration that has gained many western fans in recent years.

Observed for thousands of years across Asia and the Asian diaspora, this colourful and joyful period has been widely embraced in Australia, and for good reason! Sydney's Lunar New Year celebrations are thought to be one of the largest outside Asia as millions join in to exalt new beginnings, family, goodwill, and love!

Originally an agricultural holiday, the ‘Spring Festival’ is believed to have originated during China’s Shang Dynasty. Lunar New Year carries with it a trove of traditions that are based on an amalgamation of history, symbolism, superstition and myth. People celebrate Lunar New Year in different ways depending on their culture and family history, but many common threads unite adherents in setting an intention for a lucky and prosperous future.

Because the Lunar New Year is determined by the cycles of the moon the dates change each year. 2023 Lunar New Year falls on January 22, with revelries lasting until February 5. A colourful tapestry of traditions, the festival is distinguished by firework displays, red clothing and beautiful paper decorations intended to usher out the old year and bring forth luck and prosperity. There are customs to honour relatives who have died, and bless loved ones and the young with coins and money in red envelopes. The culmination of festivities is the Lantern Festival, during which people hang glowing lanterns in temples in a night-time parade.

An important tradition is the designation of a zodiac animal to each new year, with the attributes of that animal determining the fortunes of those born under its influence. The origin of zodiac animals lies in the legend of the Jade Emperor, who decided that there should be a way to measure time. It is said that he commanded all animals to compete in a race, with the first 12 animals being rewarded by having a year dedicated to them.

The rabbit is the fourth animal in the 12-year Chinese lunar cycle. A demure animal reliant on intellect rather than strength, the rabbit is believed to manifest longevity, prosperity, hope and peace and is representative of the moon in Chinese culture. Those born in the year of this auspicious creature are seen as lucky, kind and sensitive. Rabbits are considered social beings whose attention to detail make them great scholars. This animal also makes for an elegant and eye-catching artistic subject and there are a range of exceptional and exclusive coins available to commemorate it…

Make sure to celebrate the Lunar New Year in style, or honour the rabbit in your life in the best way possible! Downies Collectables has a huge range of spectacular Lunar New Year coins and commemoratives in a range of precious metals, including pure gold and silver, to suit every budget! Plus, there’s FREE SHIPPING available for a limited time, making Downie’s customers some very lucky bunnies! So bound into action now and make the Year of the Rabbit one to remember!

Downies Collectables turns 90 in 2022!

2022 is a special year for the numismatics community as it celebrates the milestone 90th anniversary of Downies Collectables – Australia’s most trusted, family-owned, one-stop-shop for all things collectable! With unwavering dedication to its founding principles of quality, passion, integrity and community, Downies has become Australia’s foremost purveyor of coins, banknotes, commemoratives and more – offering the finest and most innovative products & services on the market!

Established by pioneering founder Phil Downie, the business began with just 20 customers in 1932! Nine decades later, both the numismatics industry and Downies Collectables have navigated phenomenal change, with the small mail order company evolving into an online powerhouse that plays a huge role in bringing the best the world has to offer to Australian collectors.

One thing that has remained the same for ninety years……. the guiding principle of this family-run business is an unwavering passion to bring magic to the everyday by helping people collect the things they love!

A trailblazing family-run business

Following a move from New Zealand to Australia, Phil Downie’s company, originally named PJ Downie, was on a mission to locate the finest collectables & numismatic masterpieces and deliver them to Australians. The company grew from strength to strength and played a significant role in fostering the ever-expanding Australian collector market. By the time Phil retired in 1985, and entrusted Downies to his son, Ken, he had established Downies Collectables as the ‘go-to’ destination for Australian numismatics.

Having worked at the company for several years, Ken was in the ideal position to both consolidate and build upon this pre-eminent position. A leader in a variety of collector associations over the years, Ken played a key role in establishing Downies Australian Coin Auctions – Australia’s oldest, most respected numismatic auction house.

The ‘go-to’ destination for numismatics & collectors

A willingness to embrace the internet at a very early stage brought Downies into the homes of collectors worldwide. A spirit of innovation and exploration also allowed the company to move into broader fields and offer convenient subscription services through Macquarie Mint.

Today, Downies Collectables is well known to many hobbyists, numismatists and collectors as the leading destination for a wide range of coins, banknotes, collectables, stamps, military memorabilia, games, Trade Tokens, commemorative medallions and more! Offering a truly ‘complete’ collector experience - covering everything from pop culture and model cars, to sovereigns, Australian currency and rare ancient coins.

The quest for reputable and cutting-edge products has led to Downies partnering with some of the world’s most important mints as the official distributor for countries as diverse as Japan, France, and Canada. As well as sourcing the best new innovative coins from pioneering companies, resulting in a diverse range of coins & commemoratives that push the limits of technology, artistry and design. The secondary numismatic market remains a cornerstone of the company’s offerings and a knowledgeable team of numismatists continue to source treasures of enduring value that inspire and educate a new generation of collectors!

The future looks bright - 2021 GOLD COIN OF THE YEAR!

With 90 years under the belt, the future at Downies Collectables is exciting! Downies recently won ‘2021 GOLD COIN OF THE YEAR’ at the international commemorative coin contest, Coin Constellation - 2021, for the ‘Royal Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II’ 1oz Gold Coin. The professional jury of the competition includes the largest museums, auction houses, numismatic societies and commercial banks from around the world.

In addition, Downies Collectables commitment to the wider community remains a core value – with the company actively supporting several charities and organisations such as Legacy, Kidney Health Australia, the Melbourne Museum and many more!

With a third generation of the Downies family waiting in the wings to lead the company, and a hard-working team committed to bringing customers the best in coins and collectables, the future of this 90-year old powerhouse has never looked brighter.

A full year of celebrations ahead!

To celebrate their huge milestone, Downies Collectables has big plans ahead to make this momentous occasion one to remember. There will be celebrations all year! Customers and collectors of all persuasions should keep their eyes peeled on Facebook and Instagram, as well as the Downies Collectables website, for some really great giveaways and promotions in the coming months! 2022 promises to be a great year for the collector community!

Celebrate Holden's legendary role in the history of motorsport with the Final Roar Collection!

Holden raced legendary cars for over half a century and produced a veritable pride of icons doing it! The brand is indelibly linked to Australian motorsport and the history of supercars in our country. But what does the future of Australian motorsport look like with the end of Holden still fresh in fans’ memories? Before we can consider Aussie motorsport in a post-Holden era it’s important to look back at the role Holden has played in the evolution of Australian racing.

Holden’s legends and the golden years of Australian racing…

The early 1990’s – 2020 represented the heyday of motorsport in Australia, characterised by the epic rivalry of Holden vs Ford. Whether you were red or blue, you loved every part of it! Huge crowds gathered all year round to watch legends like Peter Brock, Dick Johnson and, more recently, Craig Lowndes. A distinctly Australian phenomenon, the incredible longevity of the V8 era saw over a quarter of a century of jubilant crowds, mammoth TV / sponsorship deals and megastars, as well as its fair share of drama, crashes and unforgettable moments!

In Toranas, Commodores and Monaros, Holden’s superstars have celebrated a total of thirty-four Bathurst victories, twenty-one ATCC/Supercars championships, four Australian Rally Championships and two Bathurst 24 Hours! The spiritual home of the iconic ‘Holden Lion’ has undoubtedly been the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, with Peter Brock effectively crowned ‘King of the Mountain’ with 9 record Bathurst wins in Holdens!

The first and final roar…

The 2020 Bathurst 1000 brought the curtain down on more than half a century of Holden’s distinct   influence on motorsport in Australia, which began with an effort led by noted journalist and driver David McKay. In 1968 McKay formed the Holden Dealer Racing Team - the first factory backed Holden team that ran 3 brand new Holden Monaro GTS 327's in the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 at Mount Panorama, Bathurst. The winning Monaro being that of Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland.

The final round of the 2020 Supercars Championship, however, was a race like no other, marking the end of an era, with very few fans in attendance as a result of the COVID pandemic. Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander from Triple Eight Race Engineering started in fourth place and won the race, with Van Gisbergen securing his first Bathurst 1000 and Tander his fourth.

Life after the Commodore?

The sad fact remains - there will never be another factory Holden team in motorsport. This not only leaves the sport with an uncertain future, but also begs the question as to what happens to the substantial, and important, fan base that has been built up over the years. Mark Skaife, five-time champion of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, believes that these fans are essential to the future of motorsport in Australia and every effort should be made to re-engage them. “My dad told me it's much easier to keep a customer than it is to find a new one", Skaife has been quoted as saying. Skaife, who raced to three of his five Supercars victories in Holdens believes the way forward lies in bringing an ‘affordable’ yet ‘aspirational’ GM product into the series.

It’s not just Skaife who will be feeling Holden’s absence! It seems the old adage of keeping one’s friends close, but ‘enemies’ closer, rings especially true for Ford. Mark Rushbrook, Ford’s global head of motorsport, believes that his brand’s continued involvement in Australian motorsport as a factory-backed manufacturer hinges on the sport’s ability to re-create the old red vs. blue rivalry anew, with another manufacturer taking up Holden’s mantel. After all, Ford’s legacy in Australia was partly secured because they had a fantastic sparring partner!

Bring on Gen3!

With the introduction of Gen3 in 2022 just around the corner, Supercars has been feverishly working on what the next generation of V8 racers will look like, as well as overhauling the rules to make it easier, and cheaper, for manufacturers to get involved in the sport. Supercar’s head of motorsport Adrian Burgess says the Gen3 specification Supercars will now have even more relevance and ‘road car’ styling than initially planned. Boss Sean Seamer hinted the new design would result in better racing and safety.

The new V8 powered, front-engine, rear wheel drive cars will have smaller chassis, opening up the playing field and allowing a greater range of cars to compete in the future. This can only be good news. It is hoped that an emphasis on driver skill, as opposed to copious funds poured into R&D, will increase competitiveness and reduce costs. There’s also the idea that Supercars will start ‘homologating’ the cars – this means they will be developing the panels themselves - effectively allowing Supercars to represent the manufacturer’s product on the track.

"These are incredible looking race cars that give a nod to the supercar of the past, with as much attention given to the design and appearance of the cars as the new technologies. The Gen3 project will support the longevity of Supercars by increasing relevance to our fans and partners, reducing operating costs, and making the racing even fiercer.” Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

Bathurst 2021

What about this year’s Bathurst? The iconic 6.2km Mount Panorama track has seen plenty of drama over the years, no less so in 2020 and 2021! The ‘Great Race’ will be shifted for the second year in a row from its early October start, as a

 result of the effects of the pandemic. New South Wales is battling one of the more serious COVID-19 outbreaks Australia has faced – effectively putting a lid on the annual Bathurst pilgrimage and fan experience. Supercars announced it will delay the Bathurst 1000 to November 4-7 to enhance the chances of a sizeable crowd at Mount Panorama.

For the fans! The Final Roar Enamel Penny Set…  

If you are a Holden, or motorsport, super-fan and want a memento of racing’s golden years to revel in then the HOLDEN’S FINAL ROAR collection is not to be missed! An official Holden product, it includes seven GOLD PLATED genuine Australian pennies - featuring unforgettable cars from Holden’s racing history. From the first Holden to take part in an international racing event in 1953, through to the ‘Final Roar’ of the 2020 Bathurst win - this collection encompasses Holden’s triumphs through the decades! The perfect conversation starter, to reminisce about the good old days, as we wait to see what the future holds. Click here to view the great range of Holden and motorsport memorabilia at Downies Collectables and grab your HOLDEN’S FINAL ROAR collection today!


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!

Don’t miss out!

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.


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.


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


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

Subscribe Today and Save!

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 or call 1300 788 358.

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