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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.   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62George VI1941 Armitage/McFarlaneFive PoundUnknown        George VI1949 Coombs/WattFive PoundUnknown        George VI1952 Coombs/WilsonFive PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1954 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth BankFive PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve BankFive PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank TD09Five PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank TD10Five PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank StarFive PoundUnknown        George V1932 Riddle/Sheehan Thin SignatureOne PoundUnknown        George V1913 Collins/AllenTen PoundUnknown        George V1918 Cerutty/Collins Bold SerialsTen PoundUnknown        George V1918 Cerutty/Collins Green ShadingTen PoundUnknown        George V1918 Cerutty/Collins Mauve ShadingTen PoundUnknown        George V1925 Kell/Collins Commonwealth BankTen PoundUnknown        George V1927 Riddle/HeathershawTen PoundUnknown        George V1932 Riddle/SheehanTen PoundUnknown        George V1934 Riddle/SheehanTen PoundUnknown        George VI1940 Sheehan/McFarlaneTen PoundUnknown        George VI1943 Armitage/McFarlaneTen PoundUnknown        George VI1949 Coombs/WattTen PoundUnknown        George VI1952 Coombs/WilsonTen PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1954 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth BankTen PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1960 Coombs/Wilson Reserve BankTen PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1960 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank WA62 CircTen PoundUnknown        Elizabeth II1960 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank WA62 NPATen PoundUnknown        George V1913 Collins/AllenTwenty PoundUnknown        George V1918 Cerutty/Collins PrefixTwenty PoundUnknown        George V1918 Cerutty/Collins SuffixTwenty PoundUnknown        Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintagePR60Sydney Filleted Bust1853 Half Sovereign4 known Sydney Wreathed Bust1855 ProofHalf Sovereign3 Known Sydney Wreathed Bust1856 Proof or PatternHalf Sovereign2 Known Sydney Wreathed Bust1857 Plain Edge ProofHalf Sovereign4 Known Sydney Wreathed Bust1866 ProofHalf Sovereign2 Young Head1871-S ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Young Head1880-S Beaded Reverse ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Young Head1883-S Crenulated Reverse - ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Young Head1884-M ProofHalf Sovereign2 Known Young Head1886-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-S Normal JEB - Plain Edge ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-S Normal JEB - Milled Edge ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-M Normal JEB - ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1888-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1889-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1890-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1891-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1892-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1893-S PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1894-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1895-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1896-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1897-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1898-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1899-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1899-P PatternHalf Sovereign1 Old Head1900-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1901-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1901-P PatternHalf Sovereign4 Edward VII1906-P Uniface Reverse PatternHalf SovereignUnique Edward VII1906-S Uniface Reverse PatternHalf SovereignUnique Edward VII1906-M Uniface Reverse PatternHalf SovereignUnique Edward VII1902-S Matte ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Edward VII1902-S Brilliant ProofHalf SovereignUnique George V1911-S ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Sydney Mint1853 PatternFull Sovereign4 Known Sydney Mint Type II1855 PatternFull Sovereign4 Known Sydney Mint Type II1856 PatternFull Sovereign2 Known Sydney Mint Type II1857 Milled Edge ProofFull Sovereign3 Known Sydney Mint Type II1857 Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown Sydney Mint Type II1866 ProofFull Sovereign2 Sydney Mint Type II1870 ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type I1871-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type II1880-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type III1883-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type III1883-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type III1884-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type III1885-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Shield Type III1886-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type I1871-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type II1873-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type II1874-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type II1875-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type V1880-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type IV1881-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type V1881-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type V1883-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type V1884-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown St George Type V1886-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-S Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-M Silver Large Head ProofFull SovereignUnique Jubilee Head1888-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head Type II1888-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1889-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1890-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1893-S Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1893-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1893-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1893-S Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1893-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1893-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1894-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1895-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1896-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1897-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1898-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1899-P ProofFull SovereignUnique Old Head1899-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1900-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1901-P ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1901-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Edward VII1902-S Frosted ProofFull SovereignUnique Edward VII1902-S Matte ProofFull SovereignUnknown Edward VII1902-M Matte ProofFull SovereignUnknown Edward VII1904-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Edward VII1910-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown George V Large Head1911-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown George V Large Head1914-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown George V Small Head1930-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown George V Small Head1931-P ProofFull SovereignUnknown George V Small Head1931-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown Jubilee Head1887-S PatternTwo Pound10 known Jubilee Head1887-S Plain Edge PatternTwo Pound1 known Edward VII1902-S PatternTwo Pound5 known Jubilee Head1887-S PatternFive Pound2 known Jubilee Head1887-S Plain Edge PatternFive Pound1 known Edward VII1902-S PatternFive Pound3 Jubilee Head1887-M Large Head ProofFull SovereignUnknown Old Head1893-S Plain Edge ProofHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1893-M ProofHalf Sovereign3 Known George V1923 ProofHalf Penny2 Known George V1914-H ProofHalf Penny1 Known George V1924 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1925 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1926 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1927 ProofHalf Penny5 Known George V1928 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1929 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1930 ProofHalf Penny6 Known George V1931 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1932 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1933 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George V1934 ProofHalf Penny50 George V1935 ProofHalf Penny126 George V1936 ProofHalf PennyUnknown George VI1938 ProofHalf Penny100* George VI Roo Reverse1939 ProofHalf Penny100 George VI1942-Y ProofHalf PennyUnknown George VI1942-I RestrikeHalf PennyUnknown George VI1943-I RestrikeHalf PennyUnknown George VI1945-Y ProofHalf Penny7 George VI1946-Y ProofHalf Penny13 George VI1947-Y ProofHalf Penny13 George VI1948-Y ProofHalf Penny18 George VI1949-Y ProofHalf Penny16 George VI1950-Y ProofHalf Penny15 George VI1951 ProofHalf Penny8 George VI1951-Y ProofHalf PennyIncl. in above George VI1951-PL ProofHalf PennyUnknown George VI1952-A ProofHalf Penny16 Elizabeth II1953-A ProofHalf Penny20 Elizabeth II1954-Y ProofHalf Penny15 Elizabeth II1955 ProofHalf Penny301 Elizabeth II1959 ProofHalf Penny1,506 Elizabeth II1960-Y ProofHalf Penny1,030 Elizabeth II1961-Y ProofHalf Penny1,040 Elizabeth II1962-Y ProofHalf Penny1,064 Elizabeth II1963-Y ProofHalf Penny1,060 Elizabeth II1964-Y ProofHalf PennyUnique George V1919 Dot Below - ProofPennyUnknown George V1920 Dot Below - ProofPennyUnknown George V1923 ProofPennyUnknown George V1924 ProofPennyUnknown George V1925 ProofPenny3 Known George V1926 ProofPennyUnknown George V1927 ProofPennyUnknown George V1928 ProofPennyUnknown George V1929 ProofPennyUnknown George V1930 ProofPenny6 Known George V1931 ProofPennyUnknown George V1932 ProofPennyUnknown George V1933 ProofPennyUnknown George V1934 ProofPenny50 George V1935 ProofPenny126 George V1936 ProofPennyUnknown George VI1937 PatternPenny10 Known George VI1937 Uniface in SilverPennyUnique George VI1938 ProofPenny100* George VI1939 ProofPennyUnknown George VI1940 Proof K. G.Penny5 George VI1941 Proof K. G.Penny7 George VI1942-Y ProofPenny11 George VI1942-I RestrikePennyUnknown George VI1943-Y ProofPenny12 George VI1943-I RestrikePennyUnknown George VI1944-Y ProofPenny12 George VI1945 PatternPenny4 Known George VI1945-Y ProofPenny11 George VI1947-Y ProofPenny19 George VI1948-Y ProofPenny16 George VI1937 Uniface PatternPenny8 Known 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425Values 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. 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