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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
  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Henry Parkes1996-C 252,8601.101.201.503.2068.9011171922Henry Parkes1996-B 30,0001.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Henry Parkes1996-A 20,0001.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Henry Parkes1996 26,334,5001.201.301.603.506.509.8013192224Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858          Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,4301.101.301.603.406.309.4012182123Burke and Wills2010 40,0001.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,4431.101.201.503.205.908.9011171922Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,6161.101.201.402.905.207.609.80141517Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,4031.101.201.503.205.908.7011161821Howard Florey1998-S 44,0801.101.201.402.804.907.109131415Howard Florey1998-M 21,8091.401.602.2059.701520333843Howard Florey1998-C 77,0351.101.201.402.905.107.409.40131516Howard Florey1998-B 29,9141.101.201.5035.50810151719Howard Florey1998-A 21,1201.201.401.803.907.401114222529Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,6901.101.201.503.105.708.3010161720Bilby2009 17,9501.101.201.503.205.808.5011161820Rock Wallaby2008 25,1631.401.702.405.50101622354046Echidna2008 21,8891.201.401.804.208.201217273135Wombat2008 23,9941.101.201.503.205.708.3010151719Koala2008 28,4451.101.201.5035.508.1010151719Astronomy2009 25,1141.201.301.703.807.401115242731Citizenship2009-S 38,202          Citizenship2009-M 36,763          Citizenship2009-B 39,450          Postal Services2009 39,5002.403.204.9011234061110130160Aged Pension2009 10,165,95011.101.302.604.606.708.50121314Dorothy Wall2009 34,1791.902.403.508.601729437791100Dorothy Wall2010 33,1311.201.401.804.1081216263034Dorothy Wall2011 27,168          Derrick VC Bridge2011 2,000          Narrows Bridge2011 2,000          Story Bridge2011 1,999          Princes Bridge2011 1,995          Pyrmont Bridge2011 1,987          Silver Kangaroo2007 4,000          Girl Guides2010 12,615,4991.101.201.403.105.708.5011161821Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,9901.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,0011.601.902.706.40122028475462Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,5601.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,001          President's Cup Small2011 52,5251.101.301.603.406.209.3012182023CHOGM2011 9,407,000          Wool2011 30,002          Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,7721.201.401.804.107.901216262933Ram Head2011-S 29,9961.201.301.603.6071014222528Ram Head2011-P 20,098          Ram Head2011-M 29,9931.201.301.603.706.901014212427Ram Head2011-H 14,998          Ram Head2011-D 14,9981.101.201.503.105.708.4010161820Ram Head2011-C 24,9961.201.301.703.907.601116252832Ram Head2011-B 29,9961.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Ram Head2011-A 20,0001.201.301.603.606.801013202326Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280          Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290          Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129          Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956          Vietnam Veterans2003 57,0001.201.301.603.506.701013212326The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,2861.301.501.904.408.401317273135The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,8411.101.101.302.8057.309.50131516The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,1611.201.301.603.606.701013202326The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,6341.201.301.703.807.201114222529The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,681          The Last Anzacs2000 47,830          HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,9441.301.5024.608.901318293338HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,9001.401.702.405.40101521343945Victoria Cross2000 98,8091.702.1037.20142434617183XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567          XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573          Federation2001 28,028,7061.201.301.603.406.409.6012192124Army2001-S 38,0951.201.301.703.7071014212427Army2001-C 137,5281.201.301.603.606.801013212427RAAF2001 111,6231.201.301.603.506.701013202326Navy2001 74,7711.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,000          Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,5091.101.301.603.406.209.3012182023Korean War2003-S 36,0911.101.201.4035.508.1010151719Korean War2003-M 36,1421.101.201.503.2068.9011171921Korean War2003-C 93,5721.101.201.503.105.708.3010161719Korean War2003-B 34,9491.101.201.503.105.708.3010161719Suffrage2003 10,007,2251.101.201.402.905.207.509.70141517Eureka2004 Unknown          Eureka2004-S 45,0981.101.201.603.306.209.2012182022Eureka2004-M 37,5261.101.201.503.306911171922Eureka2004-E 95,9481.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Eureka2004-C 70,9131.101.201.503.205.808.5011161820Eureka2004-B 33,8351.101.301.603.406.309.5012192123Peace2005 31,892,0261.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Blowfly2014 Unknown0.240.340.571.2023.405.50121621Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.406.209.1012171922Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown1.101.201.503.305.908.6011161820Stag Beetle2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.406.209.1011171921Grasshopper2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.506.209.1011171922Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.606.801013212326Butterfly2011 17,0021.401.602.2059.801521343844Rosella2011 24,8921.201.401.804.208.20121727313512345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.