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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 252,8601.101.201.503.306.209.3012182123Henry Parkes1996-B 30,0001.101.201.603.306.109.1012182022Henry Parkes1996-A 20,0001.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Henry Parkes1996 26,334,5001.201.301.603.606.801013212326Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858          Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,4301.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Burke and Wills2010 40,0001.101.301.603.406.209.3012182023Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,4431.101.201.503.306.209.3012182123Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,6161.101.201.4035.40810151618Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,4031.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Howard Florey1998-S 44,0801.101.201.402.905.107.409.50131517Howard Florey1998-M 21,8091.401.602.205.20101521354046Howard Florey1998-C 77,0351.101.201.4035.307.7010141617Howard Florey1998-B 29,9141.101.201.503.205.708.4011161820Howard Florey1998-A 21,1201.201.401.804.107.701115242731Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,6901.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Bilby2009 17,9501.101.301.603.3068.9011171921Rock Wallaby2008 25,1631.501.802.505.70101623374349Echidna2008 21,8891.301.401.904.408.601318293338Wombat2008 23,9941.101.201.503.305.908.7011161820Koala2008 28,4451.101.201.503.205.708.5011161820Astronomy2009 25,1141.201.401.7047.801216262933Citizenship2009-S 38,202          Citizenship2009-M 36,763          Citizenship2009-B 39,450          Postal Services2009 39,5002.503.405.2012254364120140170Aged Pension2009 10,165,9501.101.101.302.704.8079131416Dorothy Wall2009 34,17922.503.7091831458297110Dorothy Wall2010 33,1311.201.401.904.308.401317283236Dorothy 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 12,615,4991.101.201.503.206911182022Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,9901.101.201.503.306911171922Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,0011.6022.806.60132129495766Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,5601.101.201.503.306.209.3012182023Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,001          President's Cup Small2011 52,5251.201.301.603.506.509.8013192224CHOGM2011 9,407,000          Wool2011 30,002          Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,7721.201.401.804.208.201217273135Ram Head2011-S 29,9961.201.301.703.807.301115242730Ram Head2011-P 20,098          Ram Head2011-M 29,9931.201.301.703.807.201114222529Ram Head2011-H 14,998          Ram Head2011-D 14,9981.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Ram Head2011-C 24,9961.201.401.80481217273035Ram Head2011-B 29,9961.101.301.603.406.209.3012182023Ram Head2011-A 20,0001.201.301.703.7071014222428Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280          Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290          Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129          Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956          Vietnam Veterans2003 57,0001.201.301.603.6071014222528The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,2861.301.5024.608.801318293337The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,8411.101.101.402.805.207.7010141617The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,1611.201.301.703.7071014212427The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,6341.201.401.703.907.501115242730The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,681          The Last Anzacs2000 47,830          HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,9441.301.602.104.809.301419313641HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,9001.501.802.405.60101622364248Victoria Cross2000 98,8091.702.103.107.50152536647589XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567          XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573          Federation2001 28,028,7061.201.301.603.606.701013202225Army2001-S 38,0951.201.301.703.807.301114232629Army2001-C 137,5281.201.301.603.707.101014222529RAAF2001 111,6231.201.301.603.6071014222528Navy2001 74,7711.201.301.603.606.901013212427Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,000          Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,5091.201.301.603.506.509.8012192224Korean War2003-S 36,0911.101.201.503.105.808.5011161820Korean War2003-M 36,1421.101.201.603.406.209.3012182023Korean War2003-C 93,5721.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Korean War2003-B 34,9491.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Suffrage2003 10,007,2251.101.201.4035.407.9010151618Eureka2004 Unknown          Eureka2004-S 45,0981.201.301.603.406.409.6012192124Eureka2004-M 37,5261.101.301.603.406.309.4012182023Eureka2004-E 95,9481.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Eureka2004-C 70,9131.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Eureka2004-B 33,8351.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Peace2005 31,892,0261.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Blowfly2014 Unknown0.240.380.621.302.203.605.90131722Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.506.409.6012182123Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.406.109.1011171922Stag Beetle2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.409.5012182023Grasshopper2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.509.6012182023Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.807.101014222528Butterfly2011 17,0021.401.602.205.30101622364147Rosella2011 24,8921.301.401.904.408.60131829333812345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.