The 2015 $1 Colour Poppy Coin is coming to Downies!

We are pleased to announce that the limited edition 2015 $1 WWI War Heroes Colour Coin featuring the red poppy motif is now available to order from Downies!

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This official Australian legal tender coin was originally part of a promotion that saw fourteen 20 cent coins made available to the general public through newsagents over a two week period. The colour $1 coin was initially released exclusively to News Corp subscribers, and we were therefore surprised to learn that we would be soon receiving an allocation of the coin from the Royal Australian Mint. Thus, we are now able to pre-offer this exclusive $1 coin to the broader Australian collecting public.

This spectacular $1 coin features a poppy field design with a large central poppy motif rendered in an eye-catching red hue. At the top is the inscription ‘WWI – War Heroes’, while at the bottom is the coin denomination of ‘1 Dollar’. On the obverse side is the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Like regular one dollar coins struck by the Royal Australian Mint, the War Heroes coin is made from Aluminium-Bronze and measures 25mm in diameter. Unlike other dollar coins however, this colour release has been struck with a ‘frosted’ appearance, and only 13,500 coins have been minted for distribution worldwide.

12146packWhilst we have received confirmation of our allocation from the Royal Australian Mint, the nature of the News Corp promotion means that a fixed date for delivery of the coins from the RAM has not been confirmed at this stage. We are expecting, however, that delivery from the RAM will take place by early June. We will be sending an email notification to those who order this coin as soon as we receive a firm delivery date.

Click here to pre-order the 2015 $1 WWI War Heroes Colour Poppy Coin

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7 thoughts on “The 2015 $1 Colour Poppy Coin is coming to Downies!

    • Hi Mark, the coins were made available on April 29th and due to overwhelming demand our entire allocation sold out in a matter of hours. We are looking to source more and will notify people should we be successful. If you’re interested in being notified you can sign up to our Expression of Interest form here: http://eepurl.com/blnheb

    • Hi Jonathan. Sorry for the slow reply. Unfortunately we sold out of these coins a while ago. Your best bet now is to look on eBay or other secondary market outlets.

    • Hi Ann-Maree, The 2015 $1 Poppy Coins sold out very soon after they were released back in April last year. Nowadays your best bet on getting one would be to search secondary market outlets such as eBay.

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