Downies

June, 2019

Australia’s most iconic animal joins the Platypus in Downies Australia by Night coin series

By |2019-06-05T21:38:35+01:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Australia's most iconic animal joins the Platypus in Downies Australia by Night coin series Back after its debut last year, Downies 'Australia at Night' series takes another darkened look at the weird and wonderful wildlife of this southern continent. The first issue had a fine look at the Platypus, the Donald Duck/Mickey Mouse hybrid that is quite unlike anything else out there. Finished in 'Black proof'  the [...]

May, 2019

Deadly & Dangerous is back with another in the seemingly endless lineup of malevolent Australian fauna

By |2019-05-01T10:55:59+01:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Downies, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly & Dangerous is back with another in the seemingly endless lineup of malevolent Australian fauna Did uyou here the one about the Australian fluffy bunny rabbit? Neither did we. The more you read about the wildlife of Australia you'd realise the bunny was probably a blood-sucking zombie species with razor claws and a poison that kills a fully grown human before they can hit speed-dial for [...]

December, 2018

Full Metal Numismatic: Downies commemorates 40 years since Australia ended Vietnam War involvement

By |2018-12-02T20:24:41+01:00December 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Military, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Full Metal Numismatic: Downies commemorates 40 years since Australia ended Vietnam War involvement Seen throughout the world as a predominantly American conflict, the Vietnam War also drew in several other Allied nations in the fight against the Communist North. In those countries, the war proved to be as divisive as it did in the USA, nowhere more so than Australia. During the course of a ten-year period, [...]

October, 2018

Downies joins the Wedge-Tailed Eagle appreciation society with a new ultra-high relief silver coin

By |2018-10-02T14:03:04+01:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Downies joins the Wedge-Tailed Eagle appreciation society with a new ultra-high relief silver coin A staple of the bullion coin world since the launch of the superb John Mercanti design for the Perth Mint back in early 2014, the Wedge Tailed Eagle has appeared several times since on coins for other producers. The latest to join the market is a high-relief portrait of the bird that is [...]

June, 2018

Australia at Night from Downies debuts on a black proof coin with the strange Platypus

By |2018-06-06T08:03:07+01:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Downies, Niue Island|

Australia at Night from Downies debuts on a black proof coin with the strange Platypus Australian wildlife coins are nothing new, particularly silver ones, but there's always room for something well done and a little different. We think Downies latest issue fits that bill perfectly. Australia has a quite extraordinary range of species found nowhere elese on Earth, perhaps none more so than the strange platypus. Hardly [...]

March, 2018

Deadly & Dangerous goes back to its beginning with a gold version of the iconic Red-Back Spider coin

By |2018-03-12T09:48:18+01:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Coloured, Gold, Nature, Downies, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|

Deadly & Dangerous goes back to its beginning with a gold version of the iconic Red-Back Spider coin A series over a decade old, Deadly & Dangerous was one of the first truly hit series to emanate from the Perth Mint when back in 2006 they issued the Red Back Spider coin. An immediate classic, the coin carried a quite outstanding piece of artwork whose depiction [...]

Downies takes its five ounce gilded coin format to the Australian Great Barrier Reef

By |2018-03-01T17:23:07+01:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Nature, Downies|

Downies takes its five ounce gilded coin format to the Australian Great Barrier Reef Last year, the Perth Mint issued a five-ounce coin to wrap up their equally popular Stock Horse series by combining multiple small pieces of art - in this case the designs from the five horse issues - to make a single coin. With selective gilding it worked superbly and Downies used the concept [...]

November, 2017

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set

By |2017-11-20T17:51:43+01:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: History, People, Silver, Downies, Cook Islands|

Downies celebrates Captain Cooks first epic voyage with high relief silver three coin set One of the worlds foremost explorers, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy is famed for making three epic voyages to the Pacific Ocean. Credited with the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Islands and the east coast of Australia, as well as the first circumnavigation of New Zealand, Cook sailed [...]