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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 25,0191.301.501.904.308.201217263034Kingfisher2011 19,3021.201.401.8047.301114222428Flying Fox2011 17,0021.301.5024.709.301420323742Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.5035.407.8010141617Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.101.301.603.406.309.4012182123Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.101.201.503.406.409.6012192124Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.101.201.603.306.109.1012182022Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.402.905.107.409.50131516Raphael Maklouf2013 330          Machin Effigy2012 100          Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.5035.50810151718Planet Earth2008 28,3991.101.201.503.406.601013212326Census2011 15,0241.101.301.603.406.209.3012182023Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.301.703.807.201014222528Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.401.602.205.30101724424856Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.301.703.606.701013202225Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951          Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.301.502.105101622384350Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.301.703.7071014212427Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.301.703.907.601116252832G for George2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.7071013212326Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.503.205.908.7011171921Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.4035.40810151719Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.401.8047.901216263034Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.301.603.606.609.8012192124Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.202.904.4011234062110140170Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.201.401.804.308.601318303439Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.501.802.606.10121926445159Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.201.401.804.208.201217283236Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.401.702.305.40101623374349Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.401.804.208.501318303540Korean War2013 13,1021.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Scouting2008 17,357,500          Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.301.5024.809.801522364148Quarantine2008 51,6941.101.201.503.406.601013202326Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.401.7047.801216262933Pengiun2013 10,0001.201.301.603.406.309.3012182022Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.402.905.207.609.80141617Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.503.105.50810151618Walrus2013 10,0021.201.301.703.606.801013202225Seal2013 10,0021.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Puffin2013 10,0021.201.301.703.706.801013202225Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652          Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.101.201.603.406.509.8013202225Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.101.201.503.306.209.4012182123Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.4035.307.709.90141617Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000          Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.101.201.503.205.908.8011171921Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035          Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.301.703.907.601116252832Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.401.702.305.50101623384350Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.101.201.603.406.409.7012192225Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.401.704.108.201318293338Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.160.240.400.881.602.904.80111419Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.401.804.1081217273035AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.301.603.807.501115252832Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.4035.508.2010161719Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.201.301.603.406.309.3012182022Tiger2012 15,9901.201.301.603.506.609.9013202225Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.401.703.907.401115232630Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.401.703.907.401115232630Frog2012 15,0001.201.301.603.506.601013202225Elephant2012 15,0021.201.401.7047.801216263034Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.301.703.807.401115242731Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.403.105.808.7011171921Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.503.105.508.1010151719Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.201.301.603.506.701013212326Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.503.406.501013212326Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.201.301.603.707.201115242731Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.503.406.50101321232550 Years of Television2006 Unknown          50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.401.702.305.3010162236414850 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.101.201.503.406.50101320232650 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.201.401.804.107.80111524273150 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.201.301.603.506.509.701219222450 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.301.603.606.801013212326Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.280.400.681.402.504.407.50182432Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.101.201.603.306.109.1012182022Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.5024.508.901419303540Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000          Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.201.401.803.907.401114232529Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.401.8047.901216263034Year of the Rat2008 20,359          Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.260.400.661.402.404.307.20182331Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.301.703.807.401115242730White Shark2007 30,4161.201.401.904.308.301217273136Bannerfish2007 25,0881.101.201.503.406.501013202326Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.201.401.804.107.801216252933Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.301.603.606.801013202326Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown          Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.503.105.608.3010161719Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.503.206912182022Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.402.905.207.509.70141517Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.201.503.105.50810151618APEC2007 20,108,0001.301.5024.809.701521364147Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.6022.806.60132029495766Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.101.201.503.406.409.801320222512345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.