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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 25,0191.301.501.904.408.401317273135Kingfisher2011 19,3021.201.401.8047.501114222528Flying Fox2011 17,0021.301.5024.809.501520333844Cockatoo2011 19,0891.101.201.503.105.507.9010151618Year of the Outback2002 34,178,5531.201.301.603.406.409.6012192124Year of the Outback2002-S 36,9311.101.201.603.406.509.8013202225Year of the Outback2002-M 31,6941.101.301.603.406.309.4012182023Year of the Outback2002-C 68,4471.101.201.503.3068.9011171921Year of the Outback2002-B 32,6981.101.201.402.905.207.609.80141517Raphael Maklouf2013 330          Machin Effigy2012 100          Wheat2012 20,0001.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Planet Earth2008 28,3991.101.201.603.506.801014212427Census2011 15,0241.201.301.603.406.409.6012192124Slim Dusty2013 12,6021.201.301.703.807.301115232629Mary MacKillop2008 29,8021.401.602.205.40111825435058Sir Douglas Mawson2012 31,9221.201.301.703.706.801013202326Dame Joan Sutherland2011 24,951          Fred Hollows2010 32,6491.301.602.105101623394552Steve Irwin2009 35,3831.201.301.703.707.101014222528Rugby Centenary2008 61,3911.201.401.7047.701216262933G for George2014 Unknown1.201.401.703.807.101014212427Terra Australis2014-S Unknown1.101.201.503.2068.9011171922Terra Australis2014-P Unknown1.101.201.4035.508.2010151719Terra Australis2014-M Unknown1.201.401.804.1081217273135Terra Australis2014-C Unknown1.201.301.703.606.701013202225Terra Australis2014-B Unknown1.101.201.503.206911172022Red Poppy2015 Unknown2.3034.6011234163120140170Holey Dollar and Dump2013-S 23,7011.301.401.904.408.801419313641Holey Dollar and Dump2013-P 5,0171.601.902.606.20121927455261Holey Dollar and Dump2013-M 11,1091.201.401.804.208.401318293337Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C 11,1091.401.702.405.60101723384451Holey Dollar and Dump2013-B 11,1091.201.401.804.308.701319313641Korean War2013 13,1021.101.201.503.306.209.3012182123Scouting2008 17,357,500          Black Caviar2013 Coloured15,7781.301.5024.90101622374349Quarantine2008 51,6941.101.201.603.506.701013212427Discovery of Gold2013 14,8891.201.401.8047.901216263034Pengiun2013 10,0001.201.301.603.506.409.5012182123Polar Bear2013 10,0021.101.201.402.905.307.8010141618Whale2013 10,0021.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719Walrus2013 10,0021.201.301.703.706.901013202326Seal2013 10,0021.201.301.603.606.701013202326Puffin2013 10,0021.201.301.703.706.901013212326Kangaroo Road Sign2013 7,652          Benevolent Society2013 16,0021.101.301.603.506.601013202326Commonwealth Games2006-M 58,5051.101.201.503.406.409.6012192124Wheat Stalks2012-S 25,0391.101.201.4035.407.9010141618Wheat Stalks2012-P 5,000          Wheat Stalks2012-M 25,0391.101.201.503.306911171922Wheat Stalks2012-C 20,035          Wheat Stalks2012-B 25,0391.201.401.7047.801216262933Wheat Stalks2012-C Bluebell6,0501.401.702.405.60101724394552Ethel Pedley2012 23,0841.101.301.603.506.601013202225Ethel Pedley2013 18,0001.201.401.804.208.401318303439Hawthorn2013 Unknown0.160.260.420.921.6035111519Sydney Swans2012 17,5001.201.401.804.108.201217283136AFL Premiers2012 15,0001.201.301.703.807.601216262933Year of the Farmer2012 20,0001.101.201.4035.608.4011161820Tree Kangaroo2012 15,0141.201.301.603.506.409.5012182123Tiger2012 15,9901.201.301.603.606.701013202326Orangutan2012 15,0021.201.401.703.907.501115242731Gorilla2012 15,0001.201.401.703.907.501115242731Frog2012 15,0001.201.301.603.606.801013202326Elephant2012 15,0021.201.401.804.1081217273135Year of Cooperatives2012 35,4631.201.301.703.907.601115252832Australian Open Women's Trophy2012 27,0041.101.201.503.105.908.9011171922Australian Open Men's Trophy2012 27,0441.101.201.503.105.608.3010161719Coat of Arms2008-S 48,3651.201.301.603.606.801014212427Coat of Arms2008-M 46,0981.101.201.503.406.701013212426Coat of Arms2008-C 157,3861.201.301.603.707.401115242832Coat of Arms2008-B 48,2621.101.201.503.406.60101321242650 Years of Television2006 Unknown          50 Years of Television2006-TV 46,3701.401.702.305.4010162337434950 Years of Television2006-S 48,4901.101.201.503.406.60101321232750 Years of Television2006-M 47,8361.201.401.904.207.90121625283250 Years of Television2006-C 135,2211.201.301.603.506.60101320222550 Years of Television2006-B 53,7391.201.301.703.7071014212427Year of the Horse2014 Unknown0.280.420.701.502.604.607.70192533Year of the Snake2013 15,0531.101.301.603.406.309.4012182023Year of the Pig2007 22,3491.101.201.503.306.109.1012182022Year of the Dragon2012 20,1601.301.5024.609.101419313641Year of the Rabbit2011 20,000          Year of the Tiger2010 27,1151.201.401.8047.501115232630Year of the Ox2009 17,6421.201.401.804.108.101217273135Year of the Rat2008 20,359          Year of the Goat2015 Unknown0.280.400.681.402.504.407.50182432Seahorse2007 24,6661.201.301.703.807.501115242831White Shark2007 30,4161.301.401.904.308.401318283237Bannerfish2007 25,0881.101.201.603.406.701013212427Bottlenose Dolphin2006 29,3101.201.401.804.1081216263034Clown Fish2006 29,3811.201.301.603.706.901014212427Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Unknown          Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-S 67,7001.101.201.503.205.808.5011161820Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-M 44,0141.101.201.503.206.109.3012182123Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-C 187,6511.101.201.4035.307.7010141617Sydney Harbour Bridge2007-B 51,0921.101.201.503.105.608.2010151719APEC2007 20,108,0001.301.5024.909.901622374249Polar Exploration2007 29,8931.6022.806.80132130515968Peacekeeping2007 31,0281.101.201.503.406.60101320232612345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.