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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 25,0191.301.501.904.308.20121726Kingfisher2011 19,3021.201.401.8047.30111422Flying Fox2011 17,0021.301.5024.709.30142032Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.5035.407.801014Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.101.301.603.406.309.401218Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.101.201.503.406.409.601219Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.101.201.603.306.109.201218Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.101.201.503.205.908.701117Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.402.905.107.409.5013Raphael Maklouf2013 330        Machin Effigy2012 100        Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.5035.5081015Planet Earth2008 28,3991.101.201.503.406.60101321Census2011 15,0241.101.301.603.406.209.301218Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.301.703.807.20101422Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.401.602.205.3010172442Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.301.703.606.70101320Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951        Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.301.502.10510162238Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.301.703.707101421Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.301.703.907.60111625G for George2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.707101321Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.503.205.908.701117Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.4035.4081015Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.401.8047.90121626Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.301.603.606.609.801219Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.503.205.908.801117Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.202.904.4011234062110Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.201.401.804.308.60131830Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.501.802.606.1012192644Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.201.401.804.208.20121728Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.401.702.305.4010162337Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.401.804.208.50131830Korean War2013 13,1021.101.201.503.306.109.101218Scouting2008 17,357,500        Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.301.5024.809.80152236Quarantine2008 51,6941.101.201.503.406.60101320Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.401.7047.80121626Pengiun2013 10,0001.201.301.603.406.309.301218Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.402.905.207.609.9014Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.503.105.5081015Walrus2013 10,0021.201.301.703.606.80101320Seal2013 10,0021.201.301.603.506.609.901320Puffin2013 10,0021.201.301.703.706.80101320Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652        Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.101.201.603.406.509.801320Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.101.201.503.306.209.401218Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.4035.307.709.9014Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000        Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.101.201.503.205.908.801117Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035        Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.301.703.907.60111625Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.401.702.305.5010162338Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.101.201.603.406.409.701219Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.401.704.108.30131829Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.160.240.400.901.602.904.8011Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.401.804.108121727AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.301.603.807.50111625Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.4035.508.201016Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.201.301.603.406.309.301218Tiger2012 15,9901.201.301.603.506.609.901320Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.401.703.907.40111523Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.401.703.907.40111523Frog2012 15,0001.201.301.603.506.60101320Elephant2012 15,0021.201.401.7047.80121626Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.301.703.807.40111524Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.403.105.808.701117Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.503.105.508.101015Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.201.301.603.506.70101321Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.503.406.50101321Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.201.301.603.707.20111524Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.503.406.5010132150 Years of Television2006 Unknown        50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.401.702.305.301016223650 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.101.201.503.406.5010132050 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.201.401.804.107.8011152450 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.201.301.603.506.509.70121950 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.301.603.606.80101321Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.280.400.681.402.504.407.5018Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.101.201.603.306.109.201218Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.101.201.503.3068.901117Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.5024.508.90141930Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000        Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.201.401.803.907.40111423Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.401.8047.90121626Year of the Rat2008 20,359        Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.260.400.661.402.404.307.2018Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.301.703.807.40111524White Shark2007 30,4161.201.401.904.308.30121727Bannerfish2007 25,0881.101.201.503.406.50101320Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.201.401.804.107.80121625Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.301.603.606.80101320Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown        Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.503.105.708.301016Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.503.2069.101218Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.402.905.207.509.7014Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.201.503.105.5081015APEC2007 20,108,0001.301.5024.809.70152136Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.6022.806.6013202949Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.101.201.503.406.409.80132012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.