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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 252,8601.101.201.503.306.309.5012192124Henry Parkes1996-B 30,0001.101.201.603.406.209.3012182023Henry Parkes1996-A 20,0001.101.201.503.205.908.7011171821Henry Parkes1996 26,334,5001.201.301.603.606.901013212427Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858          Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,4301.201.301.603.606.701013202225Burke and Wills2010 40,0001.101.301.603.406.309.5012182123Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,4431.101.201.503.306.309.5012192124Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,6161.101.201.503.105.508.1010151719Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,4031.101.201.603.406.209.2012182023Howard Florey1998-S 44,0801.101.201.402.905.207.509.70141517Howard Florey1998-M 21,8091.401.702.305.30101622364147Howard Florey1998-C 77,0351.101.201.4035.407.8010141618Howard Florey1998-B 29,9141.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Howard Florey1998-A 21,1201.201.401.804.107.801115242731Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,6901.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Bilby2009 17,9501.201.301.603.406.10911171922Rock Wallaby2008 25,1631.501.802.505.80111723384350Echidna2008 21,8891.301.501.904.408.701318293438Wombat2008 23,9941.101.301.603.3068.8011171921Koala2008 28,4451.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Astronomy2009 25,1141.201.401.7047.901216263034Citizenship2009-S 38,202          Citizenship2009-M 36,763          Citizenship2009-B 39,450          Postal Services2009 39,5002.603.405.3012254365120140170Aged Pension2009 10,165,9501.101.101.402.704.907.109.20131416Dorothy Wall2009 34,17922.603.809.201831468499110Dorothy Wall2010 33,1311.301.401.904.408.501318283237Dorothy 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 12,615,4991.101.201.503.2069.1012182023Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,9901.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,0011.6022.806.70132130505868Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,5601.101.201.503.306.309.4012192123Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,001          President's Cup Small2011 52,5251.201.301.603.506.601013202225CHOGM2011 9,407,000          Wool2011 30,002          Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,7721.201.401.904.308.401317283236Ram Head2011-S 29,9961.201.301.703.807.401115242731Ram Head2011-P 20,098          Ram Head2011-M 29,9931.201.301.703.807.301115232629Ram Head2011-H 14,998          Ram Head2011-D 14,9981.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Ram Head2011-C 24,9961.201.401.804.108.101217273135Ram Head2011-B 29,9961.101.301.603.406.309.5012182123Ram Head2011-A 20,0001.201.301.703.807.101014222528Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280          Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290          Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129          Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956          Vietnam Veterans2003 57,0001.201.301.603.707.101014222529The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,2861.301.5024.608.901318293438The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,8411.101.201.402.905.307.8010151617The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,1611.201.301.703.707.101014222528The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,6341.201.401.8047.601115242731The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,681          The Last Anzacs2000 47,830          HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,9441.401.602.104.909.401420323642HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,9001.501.802.505.70101623374249Victoria Cross2000 98,8091.702.203.107.60152537667791XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567          XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573          Federation2001 28,028,7061.201.301.603.606.801013202326Army2001-S 38,0951.201.401.703.907.401115232630Army2001-C 137,5281.201.301.603.707.201114232629RAAF2001 111,6231.201.301.603.707.101014222529Navy2001 74,7711.201.301.703.7071014212427Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,000          Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,5091.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Korean War2003-S 36,0911.101.201.503.205.808.7011171921Korean War2003-M 36,1421.101.301.603.406.309.4012182123Korean War2003-C 93,5721.101.201.503.2068.9011171921Korean War2003-B 34,9491.101.201.503.2068.9011171921Suffrage2003 10,007,2251.101.201.5035.50810151718Eureka2004 Unknown          Eureka2004-S 45,0981.201.301.603.506.509.8013192224Eureka2004-M 37,5261.201.301.603.406.409.5012192124Eureka2004-E 95,9481.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Eureka2004-C 70,9131.101.201.503.306.10911171922Eureka2004-B 33,8351.201.301.603.606.701013202325Peace2005 31,892,0261.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Blowfly2014 Unknown0.260.380.641.302.203.706141823Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.506.509.7012192124Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.406.209.2012182022Stag Beetle2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.509.6012182123Grasshopper2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.609.7012192123Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.807.201114232529Butterfly2011 17,0021.401.702.305.30101622364248Rosella2011 24,8921.301.501.904.408.70131829343812345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.