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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
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Type III2004 Small HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*15161824283032343435Type III2005 Twenty Cent58,600,00014151620222324252525Type III2006 Twenty Cent102,584,25414141518192021212122Type III2007 Twenty Cent26,728,18114151722252728292930Type III2008 Twenty Cent132,950,18113131314141414161819Type III2009 Twenty Cent49,625,11713131314141414151617Type III2010 Twenty Cent59,965,70314151621232526272728Type III2011 Twenty Cent15,191,05114141619202122232323Type III2012 Twenty Cent34,376,63814141518192021212122Type III2013 Twenty Cent16,518,00014141518202121222222Type III2013 Hyper MetallicTwenty Cent43,45216182340546267757779Type III2014 Twenty CentUnknown14151620222324252526Type III2015 Twenty CentUnknown1415172124262728282950 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Twenty CentUnknown14151619212222232324Australian Capital Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,035,85915161824283132343535Round Type I1966 Fifty Cent36,357,90915161928333637424565Dodecagonal Type I1969 Fifty Cent14,046,17613131314141414283237Dodecagonal Type I1971 Fifty Cent21,084,57214141517181818191928Dodecagonal Type I1972 Fifty Cent5,625,06513131414151515243037Dodecagonal Type I1973 Fifty Cent4,039,92816182341556368777986Dodecagonal Type I1974 Fifty Cent8,987,59513131313131313222835Dodecagonal Type I1975 Fifty Cent19,094,92115161826313436383939Dodecagonal Type I1976 Fifty Cent27,320,00416172032404447525354Dodecagonal Type I1978 Fifty Cent25,835,00613131415151515192123Dodecagonal Type I1978 MuleFifty CentUnknown          Dodecagonal Type I1979 Fifty Cent24,956,20614151619212222232324Dodecagonal Type I1979 Double BarFifty CentIncl. in above17192444607076868991Dodecagonal Type I1980 Fifty Cent38,781,00013131314141414192225Dodecagonal Type I1980 Double BarFifty CentIncl. in above15171929353941454646Dodecagonal Type I1981 Fifty Cent24,288,00013131314141414182022Dodecagonal Type I1983 Fifty Cent49,078,70014141518192020212121Dodecagonal Type I1984 Fifty Cent26,431,01414141517181819191919Dodecagonal Type II1985 Fifty Cent1,170,00013141416161717232631Dodecagonal Type II1986 Fifty Cent180,00015151723262829313132Dodecagonal Type II1987 Fifty Cent200,00014151722242627282929Dodecagonal Type II1988 Fifty CentUnknown          Dodecagonal Type II1989 Fifty Cent150,60214151721242627282929Dodecagonal Type II1990 Fifty Cent103,76613141415161617202123Dodecagonal Type II1992 Fifty Cent118,52815161825303234363738Dodecagonal Type II1993 Fifty Cent3,309,16014151619212222232324Dodecagonal Type II1996 Fifty Cent19,431,30014141619202122232323Dodecagonal Type II1997 Fifty Cent4,435,64315151723262829313133Dodecagonal Type III1999 Fifty Cent20,423,78514151619212223242424Dodecagonal Type III2004 Fifty Cent18,020,79415161825303234363637Dodecagonal Type III2005 Fifty Cent30,00017192340526065727476Dodecagonal Type III2006 Fifty Cent62,587,25415151620222324252526Dodecagonal Type III2007 Fifty Cent19,976,46314151619212223232424Dodecagonal Type III2008 Fifty Cent10,517,51615151620222324252525Dodecagonal Type III2009 Fifty Cent19,123,45514141414141414171921Dodecagonal Type III2010 Fifty Cent22,259,70314151517191920202020Dodecagonal Type III2011 Fifty Cent14,516,05114151618202121222222Dodecagonal Type III2012 Fifty Cent17,686,08414151517191920202020Dodecagonal Type III2012 Hyper MetallicFifty Cent578,55415161824272930323233Dodecagonal Type III2013 Fifty Cent8,701,45214141415161616171717Dodecagonal Type III2014 Fifty CentUnknown15151723262830313232Captain Cook1970 Fifty Cent16,588,33014151618192021273135Silver Jubilee1977 Fifty Cent25,195,01013131414151515222733Royal Wedding1981 Fifty Cent20,000,00015161825293133353636Commonwealth Games1982 Fifty Cent23,482,95014141415151515192224Bicentenary1988 Fifty Cent9,072,90815161825293133353636Decimal Coinage1991 Fifty Cent4,852,30014151618202021242627Year of the Family1994 Narrow DateFifty Cent21,111,09314151618192020212121Year of the Family1994 Wide DateFifty CentIncl. in above15161722252627292930Weary Dunlop1995 Fifty Cent16,156,20014141516161717212326Bass and Flinders1998 Fifty Cent16,819,92214141517181919212223Millennium2000 Fifty Cent16,763,51214141415151516222630Royal Visit2000 Fifty Cent5,145,00015161824272931323333Centenary of Federation2001 Fifty Cent43,272,91614141415151515182022New South Wales2001 Fifty Cent3,080,63315171927323536394040Western Australia2001 Fifty Cent2,417,22916171927333638414142South Australia2001 Fifty Cent2,417,04215161824283032333434Victoria2001 Fifty Cent2,033,14215151721232526272727Tasmania2001 Fifty Cent2,175,64015161823262829313132Queensland2001 Fifty Cent2,353,24015161824283032343435Northern Territory2001 Fifty Cent2,014,15215161824283031333334Australian Capital Territory2001 Fifty Cent2,035,85915161824283031333434Year of the Outback2002 Fifty Cent11,611,5531414141516161619202250 Years since Accession2002 Fifty Cent32,1021820265170839210010010050 Years since Coronation2003 Fifty Cent65,00316171927333638404142Volunteers2003 Fifty Cent14,048,50915151721242526272728Student Design2004 Fifty Cent10,236,90215151721242526272828Basketball2006 Fifty Cent21,99414151517191920202020Hockey2006 Fifty Cent21,07016172029364042454647Shooting2006 Fifty Cent21,07015161825293233353636Weightlifting2006 Fifty Cent22,33216172029353941444546Badminton2006 Fifty Cent22,27015161823262829303131Gymnastics2006 Fifty Cent25,57417192339515863707173Rugby Sevens2006 Fifty Cent24,42715161824283132343535Cycling2006 Fifty Cent22,86115151721242526272828Athletics2006 Fifty Cent22,47515161722252728293030Triathlon2006 Fifty Cent22,30259596166687070717272Netball2006 Fifty Cent22,43216171928343739424343Table Tennis2006 Fifty Cent22,50216172029364042454647Aquatics2006 Fifty Cent31,70215161823272930313232Boxing2006 Fifty Cent22,60215161926303334373738Lawn Bowls2006 Fifty Cent22,60215161723262829303131Squash2006 Fifty Cent21,902151617222426272828292006 Royal Visit2006 Fifty Cent28,5931515172124252627272880th Birthday of the Queen2006 Fifty Cent28,19115161722262728303031Scouting2008 Fifty Cent82,5731515172123242526262712345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.