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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 252,86015151516161717202224Henry Parkes1996-B 30,00016171824272930323232Henry Parkes1996-A 20,00016161823252728292930Henry Parkes1996 26,334,50015151516171717212325Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858          Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,43016171924283031333333Burke and Wills2010 40,00016171824272930323333Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,44316161823262728303030Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,61615161721242526272727Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,40316172027323537394040Howard Florey1998-S 44,08015161721222424252526Howard Florey1998-M 21,80915151516161717212427Howard Florey1998-C 77,03515151516161616192123Howard Florey1998-B 29,91415161720222323242425Howard Florey1998-A 21,12016171824272930323233Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,69016161823262829303031Bilby2009 17,95016171924283031333334Rock Wallaby2008 25,16318202442556368767880Echidna2008 21,88917192234434851565759Wombat2008 23,99416171824272930323233Koala2008 28,44516161823252728292930Astronomy2009 25,11415161721242526272727Citizenship2009-S 38,202151515171718187504,20021,000Citizenship2009-M 36,76315161721232424252626Citizenship2009-B 39,450          Postal Services2009 39,500          Aged Pension2009 10,165,9501922295984100110120130130Dorothy Wall2009 34,17914141517181818354765Dorothy Wall2010 33,13115161926313335373839Dorothy Wall2011 27,16816172133414649535456Derrick 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 12,615,49915161822242526272728Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,99016171823272829313132Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,00116171926313335373738Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,99016171823272829313132Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,00116171823262829313131Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,001          Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,56016161822242626282828Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990          Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,00116171823262829313131President's Cup Small2011 52,52516171925293132343535CHOGM2011 9,407,0001922295984100110120130130Wool2011 30,002          Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,77217182130374043464748Ram Head2011-S 29,996          Ram Head2011-P 20,098          Ram Head2011-M 29,993          Ram Head2011-H 14,998          Ram Head2011-D 14,998          Ram Head2011-C 24,996          Ram Head2011-B 29,99618212753748797110110110Ram Head2011-A 20,000          Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280485055728694100100110110Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290          Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129          Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956          Vietnam Veterans2003 57,00016172028333638414142The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,28616172027323537394040The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,84115151619202121222232The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,16117182130374043464748The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,63415151516171717273544The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,68117192337475357636566The Last Anzacs2000 47,83019233168100120140160170170HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,94415151618192020212121HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,90017182233404548525354Victoria Cross2000 98,809192128557791100110110120XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567          XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573          Federation2001 28,028,70616171925283031333434Army2001-S 38,095          Army2001-C 137,52816171925293233353636RAAF2001 111,62316171925293132343435Navy2001 74,77116171925283031333434Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,00018212750698189100100100Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,50916171824272930313232Korean War2003-S 36,09116161823262728293030Korean War2003-M 36,14214141515151515202225Korean War2003-C 93,57216161823262728293030Korean War2003-B 34,94916161823262728293030Suffrage2003 10,007,22515161721232525262727Eureka2004 Unknown          Eureka2004-S 45,09815151516171717222528Eureka2004-M 37,52615161720222324252525Eureka2004-E 95,94816171925283032343434Eureka2004-C 70,91316161823262829303131Eureka2004-B 33,83516161823252728292930Peace2005 31,892,02616161823262728303030Blowfly2014 Unknown15161723262829313132Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown16171925293233353636Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown16171924283031333334Stag Beetle2014 Unknown16171924283031333334Grasshopper2014 Unknown16171926313335373839Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown16182029343739424344Butterfly2011 17,00217192336455154606163Rosella2011 24,8921719223443485156575912345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.