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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
  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Kookaburra2011 25,0191.201.401.804.107.801116242831Kingfisher2011 19,3021.201.401.703.806.901013202325Flying Fox2011 17,0021.301.501.904.508.801318303439Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.402.905.107.309.40131416Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.101.201.503.2068.9011171921Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.101.201.503.206911172022Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.402.804.8078.90121415Raphael Maklouf2013 330          Machin Effigy2012 100          Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.402.905.207.509.70141517Planet Earth2008 28,3991.101.201.503.306.309.5012192124Census2011 15,0241.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.301.603.606.801013202326Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.301.602.105101623384451Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.301.603.506.409.4012182023Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951          Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.301.5024.709.501521354046Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.301.603.707.201114232629G for George2014 Unknown1.201.301.603.606.609.8013192224Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.4035.608.2010151719Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.402.905.107.509.70141517Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.301.703.807.501115242731Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.301.603.406.209.2012182022Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.4035.608.2010161719Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.102.804.2010213857100130150Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.201.401.804.108.201217283236Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.501.802.405.80111724414754Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.201.401.7047.801216262933Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.401.602.205.20101521354045Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.301.70481217283236Korean War2013 13,1021.101.201.503.105.808.6011161820Scouting2008 17,357,500          Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.301.501.904.609.201420333844Quarantine2008 51,6941.101.201.503.306.209.4012192124Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.301.703.807.301115242730Pengiun2013 10,0001.101.201.603.305.908.7011161821Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.402.804.907.109.20131416Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.4035.207.509.60141517Walrus2013 10,0021.201.301.603.506.409.5012182123Seal2013 10,0021.101.201.603.406.209.3012182023Puffin2013 10,0021.201.301.603.506.409.5012182123Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652          Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.101.201.503.306.109.2012182023Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.402.8057.209.20131416Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000          Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035          Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.301.603.707.201115232630Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.401.602.205.20101521354046Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.301.703.907.801216273034Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.140.220.360.821.402.604.40101317Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.301.703.907.601115252832AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.301.603.6071014232629Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.402.905.207.609.90141618Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.101.201.603.305.908.7011161821Tiger2012 15,9901.101.201.603.406.209.3012182023Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.301.703.7071014212427Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.301.703.7071014212427Frog2012 15,0001.101.301.603.406.309.4012182023Elephant2012 15,0021.201.301.703.807.401115242731Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.301.603.6071014222528Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.4035.508.1010151719Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.402.905.207.609.80141517Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.101.201.503.406.309.6012192124Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.503.206.209.4012192123Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.101.301.603.506.801014222528Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.503.206.209.401219212350 Years of Television2006 Unknown          50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.401.602.2059.80152133384450 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.101.201.503.206.209.301218212350 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.201.401.803.907.30111422252950 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.101.201.603.306.109.101218202250 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.301.603.506.509.7012192124Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.240.380.621.302.2046.80172229Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.101.201.503.105.708.4010161820Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.401.904.308.401317283236Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000          Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.201.301.703.8071013212326Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.301.703.807.501115242731Year of the Rat2008 20,359          Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.240.360.601.202.203.906.60162128Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.301.603.606.901014222528White Shark2007 30,4161.201.401.804.107.801216252933Bannerfish2007 25,0881.101.201.503.206.209.4012192123Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.201.401.703.907.401115232630Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.301.603.406.409.6012192124Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown          Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.4035.407.8010141618Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.4035.708.5011161820Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.402.804.907.109131415Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.201.4035.207.509.70141517APEC2007 20,108,0001.301.501.904.609.201420333843Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.601.902.606.30121927465361Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.101.201.503.206.109.201218202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.