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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 252,8601.101.201.503.306.309.501219Henry Parkes1996-B 30,0001.101.201.603.406.209.301218Henry Parkes1996-A 20,0001.101.201.503.205.908.701117Henry Parkes1996 26,334,5001.201.301.603.606.90101321Kingsford Smith Type I1997-S 50,858        Kingsford Smith Type I1997-M 27,4301.201.301.603.606.70101320Burke and Wills2010 40,0001.101.301.603.406.309.501219Kingsford Smith Type II1997 24,479,4431.101.201.503.306.309.501219Kingsford Smith Type I1997-B 28,6161.101.201.503.105.508.101015Kingsford Smith Type I1997-A 25,4031.101.201.603.406.209.201218Howard Florey1998-S 44,0801.101.201.402.905.207.509.7014Howard Florey1998-M 21,8091.401.702.305.3010162236Howard Florey1998-C 77,0351.101.201.4035.407.801014Howard Florey1998-B 29,9141.101.201.503.205.808.601116Howard Florey1998-A 21,1201.201.401.804.107.80111524Frilled Neck Lizard2009 2,6901.101.201.503.3068.901117Bilby2009 17,9501.201.301.603.406.1091117Rock Wallaby2008 25,1631.501.802.505.8011172338Echidna2008 21,8891.301.501.904.408.70131829Wombat2008 23,9941.101.301.603.3068.801117Koala2008 28,4451.101.201.503.205.808.601116Astronomy2009 25,1141.201.401.7047.90121626Citizenship2009-S 38,202        Citizenship2009-M 36,763        Citizenship2009-B 39,450        Postal Services2009 39,5002.603.405.3012254365120Aged Pension2009 10,165,9501.101.101.402.704.907.109.2013Dorothy Wall2009 34,17922.603.809.2018314684Dorothy Wall2010 33,1311.301.401.904.408.50131828Dorothy 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 12,615,4991.101.201.503.2069.101218Australian Coin Centenary2010-S 30,990        Australian Coin Centenary2010-P 20,001        Australian Coin Centenary2010-M 30,9901.101.201.503.306.109.101218Australian Coin Centenary2010-H 20,001        Australian Coin Centenary2010-D 20,0011.6022.806.8013213050Australian Coin Centenary2010-C 61,5601.101.201.503.306.309.401219Australian Coin Centenary2010-B 30,990        Australian Coin Centenary2010-A 20,001        President's Cup Small2011 52,5251.201.301.603.506.60101320CHOGM2011 9,407,000        Wool2011 30,002        Year of Older Persons1999 29,413,7721.201.401.904.308.40131728Ram Head2011-S 29,9961.201.301.703.807.40111524Ram Head2011-P 20,098        Ram Head2011-M 29,9931.201.301.703.807.30111523Ram Head2011-H 14,998        Ram Head2011-D 14,9981.101.201.503.3068.901117Ram Head2011-C 24,9961.201.401.804.108.10121727Ram Head2011-B 29,9961.101.301.603.406.309.501218Ram Head2011-A 20,0001.201.301.703.807.10101422Kangaroo at Sunset2009 7,280        Kangaroo at Sunset2010 11,290        Kangaroo at Sunset2011 2,129        Kangaroo at Sunset2012 1,956        Vietnam Veterans2003 57,0001.201.301.603.707.10101422The Last Anzacs1999-S 53,2861.301.5024.608.90131829The Last Anzacs1999-M 49,8411.101.201.402.905.307.801015The Last Anzacs1999-C 126,1611.201.301.703.707.10101422The Last Anzacs1999-B 33,6341.201.401.8047.60111524The Last Anzacs1999-A 28,681        The Last Anzacs2000 47,830        HMAS Sydney II2000-S 51,9441.401.602.104.909.40142032HMAS Sydney II2000-C 86,9001.501.802.505.7010162337Victoria Cross2000 98,8091.702.203.107.7015253766XXVII Olympaid2000-S 98,567        XXVII Olympaid2000-C 72,573        Federation2001 28,028,7061.201.301.603.606.80101320Army2001-S 38,0951.201.401.703.907.40111523Army2001-C 137,5281.201.301.603.707.20111423RAAF2001 111,6231.201.301.603.707.10101422Navy2001 74,7711.201.301.703.707101421Year of Volunteers2001 6,000,000        Australian Volunteers2003 4,270,5091.201.301.603.506.609.901320Korean War2003-S 36,0911.101.201.503.205.808.701117Korean War2003-M 36,1421.101.301.603.406.309.401218Korean War2003-C 93,5721.101.201.503.2068.901117Korean War2003-B 34,9491.101.201.503.2068.901117Suffrage2003 10,007,2251.101.201.5035.5081015Eureka2004 Unknown        Eureka2004-S 45,0981.201.301.603.506.509.801319Eureka2004-M 37,5261.201.301.603.406.409.601219Eureka2004-E 95,9481.101.201.503.205.908.801117Eureka2004-C 70,9131.101.201.503.306.1091117Eureka2004-B 33,8351.201.301.603.606.70101320Peace2005 31,892,0261.101.201.503.205.908.701117Blowfly2014 Unknown0.260.380.641.302.203.70614Ulysses Butterfly2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.506.509.701219Cuckoo Wasp2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.406.209.201218Stag Beetle2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.509.601218Grasshopper2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.606.609.701219Red Bull Ant2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.807.20111423Butterfly2011 17,0021.401.702.305.3010162236Rosella2011 24,8921.301.501.904.408.7013182912345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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. 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