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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 252,8601.101.201.603.406.409.7012192224Henry Parkes1996-B 30,0001.101.301.603.406.309.5012192123Henry Parkes1996-A 20,0001.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Henry Parkes1996 26,334,5001.201.301.703.7071014222428Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858          Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,4301.201.301.603.606.801013212326Burke and Wills2010 40,0001.201.301.603.506.509.7012192124Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,4431.101.201.603.406.409.7012192224Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,6161.101.201.503.105.608.3010161719Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,4031.101.301.603.406.309.4012182123Howard Florey1998-S 44,0801.101.201.4035.307.7010141617Howard Florey1998-M 21,8091.401.702.305.40101622374249Howard Florey1998-C 77,0351.101.201.5035.50810151718Howard Florey1998-B 29,9141.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Howard Florey1998-A 21,1201.201.401.904.207.901216252832Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,6901.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Bilby2009 17,9501.201.301.603.406.209.2012182022Rock Wallaby2008 25,1631.501.802.605.90111724394551Echidna2008 21,8891.301.5024.508.901419303540Wombat2008 23,9941.201.301.603.406.10911171921Koala2008 28,4451.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Astronomy2009 25,1141.201.401.804.1081217273135Citizenship2009-S 38,202          Citizenship2009-M 36,763          Citizenship2009-B 39,450          Postal Services2009 39,5002.603.505.4013264467120150180Aged Pension2009 10,165,9501.101.101.402.8057.309.40131517Dorothy Wall2009 34,17922.603.909.4019324786100120Dorothy Wall2010 33,1311.301.501.904.408.601318293338Dorothy 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 12,615,4991.101.201.503.206.209.4012192123Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,9901.101.301.603.406.209.3012182023Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,0011.6022.906.90132130526070Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,5601.101.201.603.406.409.6012192224Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,001          President's Cup Small2011 52,5251.201.301.603.606.701013202326CHOGM2011 9,407,000          Wool2011 30,002          Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,7721.301.401.904.408.501318293337Ram Head2011-S 29,9961.201.301.703.907.601116252832Ram Head2011-P 20,098          Ram Head2011-M 29,9931.201.401.703.907.501115242730Ram Head2011-H 14,998          Ram Head2011-D 14,9981.101.201.603.306.109.1012182022Ram Head2011-C 24,9961.201.401.804.208.201217283236Ram Head2011-B 29,9961.201.301.603.506.409.7012192124Ram Head2011-A 20,0001.201.301.703.807.301114232629Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280          Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290          Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129          Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956          Vietnam Veterans2003 57,0001.201.301.703.707.201115232630The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,2861.301.5024.709.101419303539The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,8411.101.201.402.905.40810151718The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,1611.201.301.703.807.201114232529The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,6341.201.401.8047.801216252832The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,681          The Last Anzacs2000 47,830          HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,9441.401.602.1059.601520333743HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,9001.501.802.505.80111723384450Victoria Cross2000 98,8091.802.203.207.80152638687994XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567          XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573          Federation2001 28,028,7061.201.301.603.706.901014212427Army2001-S 38,0951.201.401.703.907.501115242731Army2001-C 137,5281.201.301.703.807.301115242730RAAF2001 111,6231.201.301.603.707.201115232630Navy2001 74,7711.201.301.703.807.101014222528Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,000          Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,5091.201.301.603.606.701013202326Korean War2003-S 36,0911.101.201.503.2068.9011171922Korean War2003-M 36,1421.201.301.603.406.409.7012192124Korean War2003-C 93,5721.101.201.503.306.109.1011172022Korean War2003-B 34,9491.101.201.503.306.109.1011172022Suffrage2003 10,007,2251.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Eureka2004 Unknown          Eureka2004-S 45,0981.201.301.603.506.601013202225Eureka2004-M 37,5261.201.301.603.506.509.8012192224Eureka2004-E 95,9481.101.201.503.306911171922Eureka2004-C 70,9131.101.201.603.406.209.2012182023Eureka2004-B 33,8351.201.301.603.606.801013212326Peace2005 31,892,0261.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Blowfly2014 Unknown0.260.400.661.402.303.906.20141824Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.609.9013192225Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.506.309.4012182023Stag Beetle2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.706.709.8012192124Grasshopper2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.706.709.9013192124Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown1.201.401.703.907.401115232630Butterfly2011 17,0021.401.702.305.40101623374349Rosella2011 24,8921.301.5024.508.90141930354012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.