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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
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64HMS Sirius2002 ProofFive Dollar9,09627272731343637394040Commonwealth Games Type III2002 Five Dollar11,1455.205.305.809.10131619242628Commonwealth Games Type II2002 Five Dollar11,1455.305.506.2010162125333639Commonwealth Games Type I2002 Five Dollar11,1455.405.606.4011182430404447Melbourne Games2006 Five Dollar36,980          Australian Capital Territory1993 Ten Dollar19,288          Northern Territory1992 Ten Dollar24,164          Tasmania1991 Ten Dollar26,150          Western Australia1990 Ten Dollar28,133          Queensland1989 Ten Dollar48,929          New South Wales1987 Ten Dollar55,000          South Australia1986 Ten Dollar52,150          Victoria1985 Ten Dollar81,751          Bicentenary1988 Ten Dollar111,497          Snowy Mountains Tunnel1999 Ten Dollar20,00017182034526780100110110Snowy Mountains Dam1999 Ten Dollar20,00016171722273033373840Melbourne Tram1998 Ten Dollar20,00017171826344146555860Melbourne Cricket Ground1998 Ten Dollar20,000171820324760708995100Sydney Harbour Bridge1997 Ten Dollar20,00016171722273134384041Sydney Opera House1997 Ten Dollar20,00017171928404956697277Commmonwealth Games1982 Ten Dollar125,700          Kangaroo Road Sign2013 Ten Dollar782          Kangaroo Road Sign2013 Thirty Dollar46          Kangaroo Road Sign2013 One Hundred Dollar217          Royal Blue Bell2003 One Hundred Dollar852          Sturts Desert Rose2002 One Hundred Dollar900          Golden Wattle2001 One Hundred Dollar1,425          Cooktown Orchid2000 One Hundred Dollar1,060          Common Heath1999 One Hundred Dollar1,034          Sturts Desert Pea1998 One Hundred Dollar1,501          Kangaroo Paw1997 One Hundred Dollar1,800780780790820850870880900900910Blue Gum1996 One Hundred Dollar2,057780780790820850870890910910920Waratah1995 One Hundred Dollar2,803780780790820850870880900900910Bicentenary1988 Two Hundred Dollar11,000          Arthur Phillip1987 Two Hundred Dollar11,000          Royal Wedding1981 Two Hundred Dollar77,890          Koala Type II1985 Two Hundred Dollar29,186          Koala Type II1986 Two Hundred Dollar15,298          Koala Type I1980 Two Hundred Dollar207,500          Koala Type I1983 Two Hundred Dollar88,000          Koala Type I1984 Two Hundred Dollar49,200          Norfolk Island2001 Twenty Cent2,022,1000.400.520.761.803.706.209.20161923Victoria2001 Twenty Cent2,033,1420.380.480.721.703.706.509.70182125South Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,337,0420.400.500.741.703.6068.90161922Australian Wool2011 Twenty Cent30,0020.380.480.701.703.405.808.50151821Biscuit Star Fish2007 One Dollar25,0931.201.401.703.907.401115242730Lifesaver2007 Twenty Cent68,1410.360.460.681.603.305.508141619Triple 02011 Fifty Cent29,2010.901.101.503.807.701218333845Coin Design Competition2005 Fifty Cent20,502,8060.8411.403.406.901116283338Ballet2012 Fifty Cent20,1170.620.700.901.903.705.607.40111214Coronation2013 Fifty Cent25,0020.740.881.202.805.609.1012212428Royal Wedding2011 Fifty Cent60,0020.680.8012.404.807.7010172023Australia Day2010 Fifty Cent11,463,1400.901.101.603.908.301421384553National Service2011 Fifty Cent68,0600.720.861.102.705.408.7012202326Moon Landing2009 Fifty Cent43,1490.8211.403.406.901116283338Remembrance2005 Fifty Cent20,843,0260.680.8012.505.408.9012212529Bathurst Race2013 Fifty Cent30,0940.700.821.102.605.108.2011192125Centenary of Banknotes2013 Fifty Cent10,9520.800.961.303.106.209.9013232631Diamond Wedding2007 Fifty Cent60,0300.640.720.942.104.206.609.10141619Shores Under Siege2012 Fifty Cent19,0020.760.901.202.905.809.5013222630Kingsford Smith Type I1997-C One Dollar102,2131.201.401.804.207.901216252832War Historians2011 Twenty Cent26,0020.570.761.102.7058.2011212529Army Chaplains2013 Twenty Cent15,0020.360.440.641.503.105.207.60131518Type III1999 Two Dollar35,823,7852.202.302.705.3091216222527Commonwealth Games1982 Two Hundred Dollar77,206          Platypus1990 Two Hundred Dollar8,340          Emu1991 Two Hundred Dollar6,879          Tasmanian Devil1994 Two Hundred Dollar4,000          Echidna1992 Two Hundred Dollar3,935          Squirrel Glider1993 Two Hundred Dollar3,014          Frilled Neck Lizard1989 Two Hundred Dollar10,020          Remembrance Day2012 ColouredTwo Dollar503,0002.402.703.4081626365867110Kangaroo Road Sign2013 Five Hundred Dollar3          Royal Wedding2011 Twenty Cent10,172,088          Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 Twenty Cent10,9520.380.460.681.603.305.508.10141720Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 Twenty Cent10,9520.380.480.681.603.405.608.20141720Wheat2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.460.600.902.103.906.309151821International Womens Day2011 Twenty Cent6,780,5000.320.380.551.302.704.606.70111316Sentry2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.400.520.761.803.505.808.30141720Parliament House2013 Twenty Cent15,1690.340.420.581.4035.107.50131518Fantasy Goose1967 Milled EdgeDollarUnknown9.30132347671102209501,4001,700Koala Type I2008-P SilverFifty Cent13,944          Koala Type II2009-P SilverFifty Cent15,334          Koala Type III2010-P SilverFifty Cent13,315          Koala Type IV2011-P SilverFifty Cent76,755          Koala Type V2012-P SilverFifty Cent118,577          Koala Type VI2013-P SilverFifty Cent84,184          Koala Type VII2014-P SilverFifty Cent26,664          Lunar Rabbit1999-P SilverFifty Cent16,91313141732537391120130140Lunar Rabbit2011-P SilverFifty Cent124,488          Lunar Dragon2000-P SilverFifty Cent52,956          Lunar Dragon2012-P SilverFifty Cent389,16113141419242730343637Lunar Snake2001-P SilverFifty Cent30,904          Lunar Snake2013-P SilverFifty Cent160,61613141521293539475052Lunar Horse2002-P SilverFifty Cent42,824          Lunar Horse2014-P SilverFifty Cent149,719          Lunar Goat2003-P SilverFifty Cent51,776          Lunar Monkey2004-P SilverFifty Cent52,79214141523324045565962Lunar Rooster2005-P SilverFifty Cent37,994          Lunar Dog2006-P SilverFifty Cent39,361          12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.