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Australian Coin Values

1813 - 2016

The Blue Sheet is Australia's premier on-line coin valuation reference on Australian coins and the first Australian reference to value coins to the Sheldon numerical standard for more precise valuations. The Blue Sheet values Australian coins from New South Wales' Holey Dollar and Dump right up to our present circulating currency and provides a valuable insight into Australia's fascinating history through its circulating coins.

While technically coinage of the British colony of New South Wales, the Holey Dollar and Dump are widely considered to be Australia’s first coins. Authorised by the colony’s first Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the Holey Dollar and Dump hold their place as some of the most valuable Australian coins.

Following the gold rushes of the mid 1800s, the Sydney branch of the Royal mint opened its doors in 1855 to begin striking gold sovereigns and half sovereigns. Although these were British coins, the uniquely Australian design led to the consensus of these being Australian coins and are generally collected as such. These coins, along with the Adelaide Assay Office pieces can be found under the gold section of this site.

Australia struck her first coins in 1910 with the silver denominations of florin, shilling, sixpence and threepence. Copper coins were struck the following year with the denomination of penny and half penny - Australia never produced any farthings. These coins can be found under the Commonwealth Coinage section of the site.

On February 14, 1966 Australia converted to the decimal system and began producing coins with the denominations of one cent, two cent, five cent, ten cent, twenty cent and fifty cent. Although a one dollar was proposed, it wouldn't eventuate until 1984. These coins can be found under the Decimal Coinage section of this site.

In 1986, citing strong international demand, the Perth mint reopened and began producing a series of bullion coins in both proof and specimen finishes with gold coins struck in 1986 and silver coins later beginning in 1990. Since then a multitude of other commemorative coins struck in precious metal have been produced by the Perth mint. These can be found under the Perth mint section of the site.

Early Coinage1813Gold1852 - 1931Commonwealth Coinage1909 - 64Decimal Coinage1966 - 2016Perth Mint1986 - 2016
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Sydney Wreathed Bust1855 Half Sovereign537,00057,00086,000100,000160,000190,000200,000210,000470,000490,000500,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1857 Half SovereignIncl. in above3804205201,0001,7003,6007,70030,00032,00034,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1857/5 OverdateHalf SovereignIncl. in above8401,1001,6003,00010,00017,00022,00049,00050,00052,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1858 Half Sovereign483,0003203403807708603,6006,40014,00014,00015,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1858 SOVRRHalf SovereignIncl. in above          Sydney Wreathed Bust1858 REG as RFGHalf SovereignIncl. in above          Sydney Wreathed Bust1859 Half Sovereign341,0004105006901,1002,5003,2004,80022,00024,00026,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1859/8 OverdateHalf SovereignIncl. in above4004706401,7003,9007,10010,00030,00033,00035,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1860 Half Sovereign156,0006107401,0004,9008,30010,00019,00042,00044,00045,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1861 Half Sovereign186,0003404206808303,0007,0007,5008,0008,1008,200Sydney Wreathed Bust1861/60 OverdateHalf SovereignIncl. in above1,3001,9003,20010,00011,00012,00012,00012,00012,00012,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1861 Alternate ReverseHalf SovereignIncl. in above          Sydney Wreathed Bust1862 Half Sovereign558,5003504005001,0001,6005,1005,50013,00014,00015,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1863 Half SovereignIncl. in above7308301,0001,3002,5003,3004,90010,00011,00011,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1864 Half Sovereign282,0004104705907102,1002,8004,60024,00027,00029,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1864 Roman 1 in dateHalf SovereignIncl. in above5106409202,4005,4009,90015,00029,00034,00061,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1865 Half SovereignIncl. in above4004605701,5001,6007,9009,20010,00010,00010,000Sydney Wreathed Bust1866 Half Sovereign216,0004204905101,3002,1002,5005,2006,0006,1006,200Young Head1871-S Half Sovereign356,0004204906209501,0002,4002,8003,1003,1003,200Young Head1872-S Half SovereignIncl. in above3403704406601,1001,5003,3003,8003,8003,900Young Head1873-M Half Sovereign165,0343904405508501,0001,6003,4003,9004,0004,100Young Head1875-S Half Sovereign252,0005707109901,6002,8003,4004,5009,30016,00018,000Young Head1877-M Narrow RibbonHalf Sovereign80,0163804205107401,2002,8003,3003,6003,6003,700Young Head1877-M Wide RibbonHalf Sovereign80,016*          Young Head1879-S Half Sovereign94,0003203404602,5003,8005,00010,00012,00012,00012,000Young Head1880-S Beaded ReverseHalf Sovereign80,0004605507201,1001,3003,1003,3003,5003,6003,600Young Head1880-S Crenulated ReverseHalf SovereignIncl. in above5206406703,0005,50012,00013,00014,00014,00014,000Young Head1881-S Beaded ReverseHalf Sovereign62,0003503905208701,1001,9003,30013,00022,00040,000Young Head1881-S Crenulated ReverseHalf SovereignIncl. in above1,5001,7002,0003,3005,8007,1007,80011,00012,00013,000Young Head1882-S Beaded ReverseHalf Sovereign52,0003904405501,2001,7002,2004,6005,3005,4005,500Young Head1882-M Standard BustHalf Sovereign107,5223704004806808702,0003,6008,1008,4008,600Young Head1882-M Truncated BustHalf SovereignIncl. in above4905907901,2001,5002,4006,40014,00014,00015,000Young Head1883-S Beaded ReverseHalf Sovereign220,0003203404007101,0004,0008,0009,00016,00017,000Young Head1883-S Crenulated ReverseHalf SovereignIncl. in above3503804701,1002,0006,6008,50018,00019,00020,000Young Head1884-M Half Sovereign48,0094305006502,0002,8004,4006,60013,00023,00026,000Young Head1885-M Half Sovereign11,0034705607406,8008,1008,4008,6008,8008,9008,900Young Head1886-S Half Sovereign82,0003604004706601,4004,5005,20011,00012,00012,000Young Head1886-M Half Sovereign38,0083203405701,3001,6007,3008,4009,3009,4009,600Young Head1887-S Beaded ReverseHalf Sovereign134,000*3103203405001,1004,4009,40010,00011,00011,000Young Head1887-M Half Sovereign64,013*7109201,3002,4004,2005,7007,50036,00040,00043,000Jubilee Head1887-S Narrow JEBHalf Sovereign134,0003103303807601,3002,0002,5006,1006,5006,800Jubilee Head1887-S Medium JEBHalf SovereignIncl. in above3203403704506608501,5002,1002,7004,800Jubilee Head1887-S Wide JEBHalf SovereignIncl. in above4104706009101,0001,1001,6002,2005,7005,900Jubilee Head1887-M Narrow JEBHalf Sovereign64,0135306509001,5001,8001,9002,0002,5003,2008,200Jubilee Head1887-M Medium JEBHalf Sovereign64,013*3704104907008008501,0002,3002,5002,700Jubilee Head1887-M Wide JEBHalf SovereignIncl. in above3604004706607608008301,8002,0002,100Jubilee Head1889-S 13 pearlsHalf Sovereign32,0003403704208701,6002,2005,10031,00033,00035,000Jubilee Head1889-S 12 pearlsHalf SovereignIncl. in above3103203501,3003,4003,6003,7003,8003,8003,900Jubilee Head1891-S Sans JEBHalf Sovereign77,0003203303704507601,0001,2002,7004,8005,400Jubilee Head1891-S With JEBHalf SovereignIncl. in above3503904509603,7006,8008,70019,00019,00020,000Jubilee Head1893-M 13 pearlsHalf Sovereign110,0244805807701,2003,1003,5003,6003,8003,8003,800Jubilee Head1893-M 12 pearlsHalf SovereignIncl. in above1201803106208409702,0002,5002,7002,800Old Head1893-S Half Sovereign125,0003203303604406108403,0006,8007,0007,200Old Head1893-M Half Sovereign110,024*          Old Head1896-M Half Sovereign218,9463203303704504905101,0002,2002,3002,500Old Head1897-S Half Sovereign115,0003003003103406307501,5001,7001,8002,100Old Head1899-M Half Sovereign97,2216508301,2002,1002,5002,8003,0005,5009,70010,000Old Head1900-S Half Sovereign130,0003003003103403506501,3003,6006,3007,100Old Head1900-M Half Sovereign112,9203403704205501,0001,4001,7003,5006,2006,900Old Head1900-P Half Sovereign59,5883103303604301,0001,2005,00011,00011,00011,000Edward VII1902-S Half Sovereign84,0002903003003203703904101,2001,5003,200Edward VII1903-S Half Sovereign231,0002903003104205506507208401,5001,600Edward VII1904-P Half Sovereign60,0303203403704601,2001,8003,1006,9007,1007,300Edward VII1906-S Half Sovereign308,0003003003103403804104207001,0003,000Edward VII1906-M Half Sovereign82,0424305106601,0001,2001,3001,6004,6007,40013,000Edward VII1907-M Half Sovereign405,0343003003103403503603601,4003,5006,200Edward VII1908-M Half SovereignIncl. in above3503804506106907407601,2001,7003,900Edward VII1908-S Half Sovereign538,0003003003103403503604407208401,400Edward VII1908-P Half Sovereign24,6686207901,1001,9002,6005,6006,4007,1007,2007,300Edward VII1909-M Half Sovereign186,9043003003103303503805702,4004,3004,700Edward VII1909-P Half Sovereign44,0223604004706609202,4003,3007,3007,6007,800Edward VII1910-S Half Sovereign474,0003003003103403904204706307501,500George V1911-S Half Sovereign252,0003103203403904204304406301,2002,200George V1911-P Half Sovereign130,3733003103303603803904707801,0001,900George V1912-S Half Sovereign278,0003003003103303503503705205601,000George V1914-S Half Sovereign322,000290300310330340350350400520540George V1915-S Half Sovereign892,000290290290310320340340360390450George V1915-M Half Sovereign125,664300300310340350360380450480580George V1915-P Half Sovereign356,2073003003103303503704105807501,500George V1916-S Half Sovereign448,000290290290310330350350370420440George V1918-P Half Sovereign200-300 known6608501,2002,1002,6002,8003,0008,60012,00021,000Sydney Mint Type I1855 Full Sovereign502,0001,5002,1002,7006,4008,30015,00032,00036,00037,00038,000Sydney Mint Type I1856 Full Sovereign981,0001,0001,2001,6004,4009,40017,00021,000110,000120,000130,000Sydney Mint Type II1857 Full Sovereign499,0006106306601,0001,4002,3003,2007,2007,5007,700Sydney Mint Type II1858 Full Sovereign1,101,5006006206501,0002,5003,8004,60010,00010,00010,000Sydney Mint Type II1859 Full Sovereign1,050,5006206507001,1001,4003,0003,80017,00019,00021,000Sydney Mint Type II1860 Full Sovereign1,573,5006506907601,1001,7003,8005,70027,00048,00053,000Sydney Mint Type II1860/59 OverdateFull SovereignIncl. in above7208001,0002,5005,6009,40013,00035,00039,00042,000Sydney Mint Type II1861 Full Sovereign1,626,0006006106306908501,0001,40013,00015,00016,000Sydney Mint Type II1861/0 OverdateFull SovereignIncl. in above          Sydney Mint Type II1862 Full Sovereign2,477,5006006206507501,3002,3003,30014,00026,00029,000Sydney Mint Type II1862/1 OverdateFull SovereignIncl. in above          Sydney Mint Type II1863 Full Sovereign1,255,5006106206507101,2001,9001,90011,00020,00023,000Sydney Mint Type II1864 Full Sovereign2,698,5006406807107307501,0001,2004,2007,6008,400Sydney Mint Type II1865 Full Sovereign2,130,5006106306607708401,3001,4005,4009,50010,000Sydney Mint Type II1865/4 OverdateFull Sovereign2,130,500*          Sydney Mint Type II1866 Full Sovereign2,911,5006006206407108509301,1003,0005,2009,300Sydney Mint Type II1866/5 OverdateFull SovereignIncl. in above          Sydney Mint Type II1867 Full Sovereign2,370,0006106306607107808409404,6008,2009,200Sydney Mint Type II1868 Gold|CopperFull Sovereign1,202,0006006106306807001,1001,4004,6007,80013,00012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. 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