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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
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62Henry Parkes1996-C 252,8601.101.301.603.506.60101320Henry Parkes1996-B 30,0001.201.301.603.506.509.801219Henry Parkes1996-A 20,0001.101.201.603.306.109.201218Henry Parkes1996 26,334,5001.201.301.703.807.20111422Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858        Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,4301.201.301.703.707101421Burke and Wills2010 40,0001.201.301.603.506.60101320Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,4431.101.301.603.506.60101320Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,6161.101.201.503.205.808.501116Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,4031.201.301.603.506.509.701219Howard Florey1998-S 44,0801.101.201.4035.407.901015Howard Florey1998-M 21,8091.401.702.405.5010172338Howard Florey1998-C 77,0351.101.201.503.105.608.201015Howard Florey1998-B 29,9141.101.201.503.306.1091117Howard Florey1998-A 21,1201.301.401.904.308.10121626Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,6901.101.301.603.406.209.301218Bilby2009 17,9501.201.301.603.506.409.501218Rock Wallaby2008 25,1631.501.902.606.1011182440Echidna2008 21,8891.301.5024.609.10141931Wombat2008 23,9941.201.301.603.406.209.201218Koala2008 28,4451.101.201.503.306.1091117Astronomy2009 25,1141.201.401.804.208.20121728Citizenship2009-S 38,202        Citizenship2009-M 36,763        Citizenship2009-B 39,450        Postal Services2009 39,5002.703.605.6013264669130Aged Pension2009 10,165,9501.101.201.402.805.107.509.7014Dorothy Wall2009 34,1792.102.7049.7019334989Dorothy Wall2010 33,1311.301.5024.508.90131930Dorothy 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 12,615,4991.101.201.503.306.309.601219Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,990        Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,001        Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,9901.201.301.603.406.409.601219Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,001        Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,0011.702.1037.1013223154Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,5601.101.301.603.406.509.901320Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990        Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,001        President's Cup Small2011 52,5251.201.301.603.706.90101421CHOGM2011 9,407,000        Wool2011 30,002        Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,7721.301.501.904.508.80131830Ram Head2011-S 29,9961.201.401.7047.80121626Ram Head2011-P 20,098        Ram Head2011-M 29,9931.201.401.8047.60111524Ram Head2011-H 14,998        Ram Head2011-D 14,9981.101.301.603.406.309.401218Ram Head2011-C 24,9961.201.401.804.208.40131829Ram Head2011-B 29,9961.201.301.603.506.60101320Ram Head2011-A 20,0001.201.401.703.907.50111524Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280        Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290        Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129        Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956        Vietnam Veterans2003 57,0001.201.301.703.807.40111524The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,2861.301.602.104.809.30141931The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,8411.101.201.4035.508.301016The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,1611.201.401.703.907.40111523The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,6341.201.401.804.108121626The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,681        The Last Anzacs2000 47,830        HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,9441.401.602.205.109.80152134HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,9001.501.802.60611172439Victoria Cross2000 98,8091.802.303.30816273970XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567        XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573        Federation2001 28,028,7061.201.301.703.707.10101422Army2001-S 38,0951.201.401.8047.70111625Army2001-C 137,5281.201.301.703.807.50111524RAAF2001 111,6231.201.301.703.807.40111524Navy2001 74,7711.201.301.703.807.30111423Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,000        Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,5091.201.301.603.606.90101321Korean War2003-S 36,0911.101.201.503.306.109.101218Korean War2003-M 36,1421.201.301.603.506.609.901320Korean War2003-C 93,5721.101.301.603.406.209.301218Korean War2003-B 34,9491.101.301.603.406.209.301218Suffrage2003 10,007,2251.101.201.503.105.708.401116Eureka2004 Unknown        Eureka2004-S 45,0981.201.301.603.606.80101321Eureka2004-M 37,5261.201.301.603.606.60101320Eureka2004-E 95,9481.101.201.603.306.209.201218Eureka2004-C 70,9131.201.301.603.406.409.501219Eureka2004-B 33,8351.201.301.703.707101421Peace2005 31,892,0261.101.201.603.306.209.201218Blowfly2014 Unknown0.280.400.681.402.4046.5015Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.706.80101320Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.506.509.701219Stag Beetle2014 Unknown1.201.401.703.706.80101320Grasshopper2014 Unknown1.201.401.703.806.90101320Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown1.201.401.8047.60111524Butterfly2011 17,0021.401.702.405.6010172339Rosella2011 24,8921.301.5024.609.1014193112345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.