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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 25,0191.301.5024.508.60131828Kingfisher2011 19,3021.301.401.904.107.70111523Flying Fox2011 17,0021.301.602.104.909.70152134Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.503.105.608.201015Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.201.301.603.506.609.901320Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.101.301.603.506.60101320Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.201.301.603.406.409.601219Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.101.201.603.306.209.201218Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.4035.307.801014Raphael Maklouf2013 330        Machin Effigy2012 100        Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.503.105.708.401116Planet Earth2008 28,3991.101.301.603.606.90101422Census2011 15,0241.201.301.603.506.509.801319Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.401.703.907.50111524Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.401.602.305.5011182645Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.301.703.807101421Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951        Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.401.602.105.2010172440Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.301.703.807.30111423Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.401.8047.90121627G for George2014 Unknown1.201.401.803.907.30111422Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.503.306.109.201218Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.503.105.708.401116Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.401.804.208.30131728Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.301.703.706.80101320Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.503.306.209.201218Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.403.104.7011244365120Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.301.401.904.509142032Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.601.902.706.4012202847Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.201.401.804.308.60131830Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.501.802.405.7011172440Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.401.804.408.90142032Korean War2013 13,1021.101.201.503.406.409.601219Scouting2008 17,357,500        Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.301.602.10510162338Quarantine2008 51,6941.101.301.603.506.90101422Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.401.804.108.10121727Pengiun2013 10,0001.201.301.603.606.509.801219Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.4035.4081015Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.503.205.708.401016Walrus2013 10,0021.201.401.703.807101421Seal2013 10,0021.201.301.603.606.90101321Puffin2013 10,0021.201.401.703.807.10101421Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652        Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.201.301.603.506.80101321Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.101.301.603.406.509.901320Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.5035.508.101015Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000        Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.101.201.603.306.209.201218Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035        Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.401.804.108121727Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.501.802.405.7011172440Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.201.301.603.506.70101321Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.401.804.308.60131931Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.180.260.440.961.703.105.2012Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.401.804.208.40131829AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.301.703.907.80121627Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.403.105.808.601117Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.201.301.603.606.509.801219Tiger2012 15,9901.201.301.603.606.90101321Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.401.8047.70111625Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.401.8047.70111625Frog2012 15,0001.201.301.703.706.90101421Elephant2012 15,0021.201.401.804.208.20121728Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.401.7047.80121626Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.503.2069.101218Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.503.205.808.501116Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.201.301.603.607101422Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.503.506.80101422Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.201.301.703.807.60111625Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.503.506.8010142250 Years of Television2006 Unknown        50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.401.702.405.601017233950 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.101.201.603.506.8010142250 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.301.401.904.308.1012162650 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.201.301.603.606.8010132050 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.301.703.807.20101422Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.300.440.721.502.704.80820Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.201.301.603.406.409.601219Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.101.301.603.406.309.401218Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.5024.709.30142032Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000        Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.201.401.804.107.70111524Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.401.804.208.30131728Year of the Rat2008 20,359        Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.280.420.701.502.604.607.8019Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.301.703.907.70121625White Shark2007 30,4161.301.501.904.408.70131829Bannerfish2007 25,0881.101.301.603.506.80101422Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.201.401.804.208.20121727Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.301.703.707.10101422Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown        Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.503.205.908.701117Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.503.306.309.601219Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.4035.407.901015Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.201.503.205.808.401016APEC2007 20,108,0001.301.602.10510162338Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.7022.90713223153Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.101.201.603.506.7010132112345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.