On February 24, The Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin featuring what may be the most famous painting of an animal in the history of European art, Albrecht Dürer’s “Feldhase”. The reverse bears the classic watercolour of the “Wild Hare” painted by Albrecht Dürer in 1502. The hare was painted with minute, almost scientific […]
Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House to hold 50th Anniversary Sale of Australian Coins and Currency in October!
The special 50th anniversary auction of Australia’s oldest and most respected numismatic auction house, Downies Australian Coin Auctions (ACA), will be held between the 29th and 31st of October, 2013. Following hot on the heels of Sale 314 which boasted an 80+% clearance rate and approaching $1 million in gross sales, Sale 315 is set […]
As the final hammer dropped on Downies Auction 310 there is little rest for all involved as consignments for Auction 311 held 10-12 July 2012 are set to make it perhaps our most impressive sale yet! Headlined by the library of Former Australian Coin and Medal Dealer and Author, Mr Reg Williams, collectors will be […]
by Louis Golino for CoinWeek Every year in February the most important international coin fair of the year is held in Berlin, Germany. It is known as the World Money Fair . This year’s event, held from February 3-5, drew over 15,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors. Unlike coin shows that mainly include a […]
Uniquely beautiful, majestically powerful and once abundant, the Thylacine was an animal like no other. Paying tribute to the last of this species, Downies is proud to announce the newest additions to their unwavering range, the 2011 Tasmanian Tiger Lenticular Coins. Showcasing an eight part moving image of ‘Benjamin’ moving from the back of his […]
Paying tribute to one of the world’s favourite drugs, Benin has launched its first legal tender 44mm Marijuana Scented Silver Plated coin. Set for release May 20 2011, the “Rub and Sniff” design is one of the few scented coins in numismatics. Distinctively leaf shaped, this iconic 2011 coin releases the aroma of cannabis when […]
Paying tribute to George V, Edward VIII and George VI, Downies is pleased to announce the newest addition to their unwavering range, The Three Kings of 1936. Infamously characterised by mortality, voluntary abdication and eventual power, the Three Kings of 1936 ultimately shaped the future and fate of the British Monarchy throughout this one incredible […]