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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.  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62Kookaburra2011 25,0191.301.5024.709141930Kingfisher2011 19,3021.301.501.904.308121624Flying Fox2011 17,0021.401.602.205.1010162237Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.503.205.808.501116Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.201.301.603.606.80101321Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.201.301.603.606.90101422Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.201.301.603.606.70101320Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.201.301.603.406.409.601219Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.503.105.608.101015Raphael Maklouf2013 330        Machin Effigy2012 100        Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.503.2068.801117Planet Earth2008 28,3991.201.301.603.707.20111524Census2011 15,0241.201.301.603.606.80101321Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.401.804.107.80121625Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.401.702.305.7011192747Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.401.803.907.30111422Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951        Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.401.602.205.4011182543Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.401.8047.60111524Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.401.804.208.30131728G for George2014 Unknown1.201.401.8047.60111523Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.503.406.409.601219Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.503.205.908.801117Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.401.804.308.60131830Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.401.703.807.10101421Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.603.406.409.701219Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.403.20512254569130Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.301.5024.709.40152134Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.6022.806.7013212950Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.301.401.904.509141932Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.501.802.505.9011182542Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.401.904.509.30152135Korean War2013 13,1021.101.301.603.506.60101320Scouting2008 17,357,500        Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.401.602.205.2010172441Quarantine2008 51,6941.201.301.603.607.20111523Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.401.804.308.50131829Pengiun2013 10,0001.201.301.703.706.80101320Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.503.105.708.401116Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.603.3068.801117Walrus2013 10,0021.201.401.803.907.30111422Seal2013 10,0021.201.301.703.807.20101422Puffin2013 10,0021.201.401.803.907.40111423Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652        Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.201.301.603.707101422Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.201.301.603.606.80101321Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.503.205.708.501116Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000        Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.201.301.603.406.409.701219Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035        Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.401.804.208.30131828Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.501.802.50611182643Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.201.301.603.607101422Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.401.804.409142033Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.180.280.4611.803.305.5013Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.401.904.408.70131930AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.401.704.108.20131728Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.503.20691218Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.201.301.703.706.80101320Tiger2012 15,9901.201.301.703.807.20101422Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.401.804.208121626Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.401.804.208121626Frog2012 15,0001.201.301.703.807.20111422Elephant2012 15,0021.201.401.804.308.50131830Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.401.804.108.10121727Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.503.306.309.601219Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.503.3068.901117Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.201.301.703.807.30111523Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.603.607.10111524Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.201.301.7047.90121727Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.603.607.1011152450 Years of Television2006 Unknown        50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.501.802.405.801117244150 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.201.301.603.607.1011142350 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.301.501.904.408.4013172750 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.201.301.703.70710142250 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.401.703.907.40111524Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.320.460.781.602.805.108.6021Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.201.301.603.606.70101320Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.201.301.603.506.509.801319Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.602.104.909.70152134Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000        Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.301.401.904.208121625Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.401.804.308.60131830Year of the Rat2008 20,359        Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.300.460.761.602.804.908.3020Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.401.804.108121727White Shark2007 30,4161.301.5024.609141931Bannerfish2007 25,0881.201.301.603.607.10111523Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.301.401.904.408.50131829Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.401.703.907.40111523Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown        Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.603.306.109.201218Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.503.406.60101320Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.503.105.608.301016Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.301.603.3068.801117APEC2007 20,108,0001.401.602.205.2010172441Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.702.1037.3014233256Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.201.301.603.60710142312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.