A proud history and a bright future


Downies is a family owned company with an enviable reputation in the industry both in Australia and around the world.

Established in 1932 we have grown to become Australia’s largest and most respected coin and collectables dealer. Downies is the main distributor for the Royal Australian Mint and Perth Mint and now boasts two of the strongest brands in the market: Downies Coins and Macquarie Mint.

Our Values

At Downies we pride ourselves on living our values: Family, Trust, Passion and Teamwork.

We do this through our commitment to doing what we say we’ll do when we say we’ll do it, and by treating everyone as we wish to be treated ourselves. We won’t settle for anything less.


Mail Order – fast and efficient                                                              

Downies provides a full mail order service through a variety of general and specialist publications. Each month, we assemble a wide array of products – all subject to our Bonus Points Rewards Program – with clients able to order through our call centre, by post, via email or through our website www.downies.com


Retail Outlets – the personal touch

With a rich retail heritage stretching back to Phil Downie opening the Collector's Emporium on the ground floor of The Myer Melbourne store in 1939, Downies Coins has long been a part of the fabric of Australian shopping. Our two flagship stores have been operating in Melbourne and Sydney for over 20 years, setting the standard for service, range and value in the numismatic industry, Downies ”personal touch” also extends to our attendance at major Australian Coin and Banknote Shows.


Australia’s Oldest Numismatic Auction House                                       

Conducting our first auction in 1963, Downies Australian Coin Auctions is Australia's oldest numismatic auction house. With auctions held at least three times a year, we have the expertise and experience necessary to provide peace of mind to vendors and purchasers alike.


Modern Head Office – sustainability at work

Based in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne our move to refurbished facilities has sustainability at the core of our work environment and how we go about our day to day work.