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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 25,0191.301.401.904.308.101216262933Kingfisher2011 19,3021.201.401.803.907.201014212427Flying Fox2011 17,0021.301.5024.609.101419313641Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.4035.307.609.80141517Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.101.201.603.306.209.2012182022Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.101.201.503.306.209.4012182123Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.101.201.503.205.808.5011161820Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.402.8057.209.30131416Raphael Maklouf2013 330          Machin Effigy2012 100          Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.4035.407.8010141618Planet Earth2008 28,3991.101.201.503.406.509.9013202326Census2011 15,0241.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.301.703.7071014222427Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.401.602.105.20101724404754Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.301.603.606.609.8012192124Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951          Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.301.5024.809.801522364248Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.301.603.606.801013212326Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.301.703.807.401115242731G for George2014 Unknown1.201.301.703.706.801013202325Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.503.105.708.5011161820Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.402.905.307.8010141618Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.401.7047.701216262933Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.301.603.506.409.5012182123Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.503.105.808.6011161820Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.202.904.3010223960110130160Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.201.401.804.308.501318293338Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.501.802.506111826434957Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.201.401.804.1081217273135Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.401.702.305.30101622364248Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.401.804.108.301318293338Korean War2013 13,1021.101.201.503.2068.9011171922Scouting2008 17,357,500          Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.301.5024.709.501521354046Quarantine2008 51,6941.101.201.503.406.409.8013202225Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.301.703.907.601116252832Pengiun2013 10,0001.201.301.603.406.109.1011171922Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.402.805.107.409.60141517Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.5035.407.8010141618Walrus2013 10,0021.201.301.603.606.609.9013192224Seal2013 10,0021.201.301.603.406.409.7012192124Puffin2013 10,0021.201.301.603.606.609.9013192224Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652          Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.101.201.503.406.309.6012192124Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.101.201.503.306.109.2012182023Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.402.905.207.509.70141517Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000          Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.101.201.503.205.808.6011161820Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035          Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.301.703.807.501115242731Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.401.702.305.40101622374248Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.101.201.503.406.309.5012192124Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.301.7048.101217283237Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.160.240.380.861.502.804.60111418Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.401.7047.801216263034AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.301.603.707.301115242731Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.402.905.40810151719Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.201.301.603.406.109.1011171922Tiger2012 15,9901.201.301.603.406.409.7012192124Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.301.703.807.201114222529Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.301.703.807.201114222529Frog2012 15,0001.201.301.603.506.509.8012192224Elephant2012 15,0021.201.301.703.907.701116252933Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.301.703.807.201115232630Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.4035.708.4011161820Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.4035.407.9010151618Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.101.301.603.506.601013202225Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.503.306.409.8013202225Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.201.301.603.607.101114232629Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.503.306.409.801320222550 Years of Television2006 Unknown          50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.401.602.205.2010152135404650 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.101.201.503.306.409.701319222550 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.201.401.8047.60111524273050 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.201.301.603.406.409.501219212350 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.301.603.606.701013202326Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.260.400.661.402.404.307.20182331Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.101.201.503.205.908.7011171821Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.501.904.408.701318293438Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000          Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.201.401.703.907.201014222528Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.401.7047.701216262933Year of the Rat2008 20,359          Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.260.380.621.302.304.107172229Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.301.603.707.201114232629White Shark2007 30,4161.201.401.804.208.101217273034Bannerfish2007 25,0881.101.201.503.306.409.8013202225Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.201.401.8047.701115252832Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.301.603.506.601013202225Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown          Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.503.105.508.1010151719Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.503.105.908.8011171922Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.402.905.107.409.40131516Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.201.5035.407.8010141618APEC2007 20,108,0001.301.5024.709.501521354046Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.601.902.706.50122028485564Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.101.201.503.306.309.601219222412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.