We’ve joined forces with a range of partners to bring you cutting-edge products, paired with top-tier service.
We are the official distributor for most of the mints from around the world.
We are able to hand-select the best coins, banknotes and collectables from all corners of the globe, thanks to our relationships with the following domestic and international mints:
The Royal Australian Mint
The Royal Australian Mint has been Australia’s main supplier of circulating coinage since the inception of decimal currency over 50 years ago. Official website: https://www.ramint.gov.au
The Perth Mint
Australia’s largest fully-integrated precious metals enterprise, the Perth Mint is renowned for its superb works of gold, silver and platinum. Official website: https://www.perthmint.com.au
The Royal Mint
Based in Wales, the Royal Mint is Britain’s official producer of circulating legal tender coins, as well as a range of Proof and commemorative releases. Official website: https://www.royalmint.com
The Royal Canadian Mint
Canada’s home of circulating coinage also produces a wealth of Proof and collector coins, inspired by icons of Canadian culture. Official website: https://www.mint.ca
Supplying Japan with circulating coinage since 1871, this Osaka-based mint also produces a wealth of commemoratives with unique and eye-catching designs. Official website: https://www.mint.go.jp
Monnaie de Paris
The official producer of French Euro coins, the Monnaie also specialises in commemoratives, collector coins and precious metal jewellery – all with a distinctly artistic touch. Official website: https://www.monnaiedeparis.fr
The Austrian Mint
From within the walls of the Muenze Osterreich comes a rich history spanning 800+ years – and an enviable reputation for unique, innovative collector coinage. Official website: https://www.muenzeoesterreich.at
We’re also members of several industry organisations.
This helps us stay at the forefront of numismatic technology and business practices.
Australian Numismatic Dealers Association (ANDA)
Our Managing Director Ken Downie is current ANDA President, and was invited to become the Association’s only Fellow in 2012.
Numismatic Association of Victoria (NAV)
A member since 1964, Ken recently received the NAV’s coveted Award of Merit, granting him Honorary Life Membership.
International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN)
With a strong focus on business ethics and fair dealings, the Belgium-based IAPN is a global, non-profit organisation devoted to the healthy development of the Numismatic industry. Downies is a proud member.
And we’re a family-owned, Australian business.
That’s why we’re proud to display the official Family Business Australia emblem on our site.
Ken’s efforts leading an Australian small business were formally recognised in the 2017 City of Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Commendations, where he was honoured for 40 years spent at the helm of one of the City’s iconic retail traditions.
We wouldn’t have achieved such longevity as an Australian Family Business without a strong code of ethics. As proud members of the Association of Data-Driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA), we’re monitored by a third-party regulatory body that ensures that all of our advertising practices meet industry guidelines.