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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 Dollar9,09634343537394142434444Commonwealth Games Type III2002 Five Dollar11,1455.105.305.708.70121517222324Commonwealth Games Type II2002 Five Dollar11,1455.205.406.1010151923303335Commonwealth Games Type I2002 Five Dollar11,1455.305.606.3010172227363942Melbourne 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 Dollar20,0002223253855688099100110Snowy Mountains Dam1999 Ten Dollar20,00021212225293133353637Melbourne Tram1998 Ten Dollar20,00021212329374246535456Melbourne Cricket Ground1998 Ten Dollar20,00022222436506170869196Sydney Harbour Bridge1997 Ten Dollar20,00021212225293133363738Sydney Opera House1997 Ten Dollar20,00021222332425056666972Commmonwealth 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 Dollar1,800750750760790820830850860870870Blue Gum1996 One Hundred Dollar2,057750750760790820840850870880880Waratah1995 One Hundred Dollar2,803750750760790820830850860870870Bicentenary1988 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 Cent2,022,1000.380.480.701.603.405.708.30151720Victoria2001 Twenty Cent2,033,1420.360.460.661.603.405.908.70161922South Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,337,0420.380.460.681.603.305.508141620Australian Wool2011 Twenty Cent30,0020.360.460.661.503.205.307.70131619Biscuit Star Fish2007 One Dollar25,0931.201.301.603.706.901014212427Lifesaver2007 Twenty Cent68,1410.340.440.621.50357.30121517Triple 02011 Fifty Cent29,2010.8411.403.507.101116293440Coin Design Competition2005 Fifty Cent20,502,8060.800.961.303.206.401014252934Ballet2012 Fifty Cent20,1170.620.680.861.803.405.106.80101113Coronation2013 Fifty Cent25,0020.720.841.102.605.208.3011192225Royal Wedding2011 Fifty Cent60,0020.660.7612.304.5079.70151720Australia Day2010 Fifty Cent11,463,1400.8611.403.607.601319344047National Service2011 Fifty Cent68,0600.700.8212.5057.9011182023Moon Landing2009 Fifty Cent43,1490.800.961.303.106.401014252934Remembrance2005 Fifty Cent20,843,0260.660.7612.404.908.1011192225Bathurst Race2013 Fifty Cent30,0940.680.8012.404.807.6010171922Centenary of Banknotes2013 Fifty Cent10,9520.760.921.202.905.70912202427Diamond Wedding2007 Fifty Cent60,0300.620.700.8823.906.108.30131417Shores Under Siege2012 Fifty Cent19,0020.720.861.102.705.408.7012202326Kingsford Smith Type I1997-C One Dollar102,2131.201.401.803.907.301114222528War Historians2011 Twenty Cent26,0020.520.7012.404.607.4010192226Army Chaplains2013 Twenty Cent15,0020.340.420.601.402.904.806.90121416Type III1999 Two Dollar35,823,7852.102.302.6058.401114202224Commonwealth 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 Dollar503,0002.402.603.307.50152332525998Kangaroo Road Sign2013 Five Hundred Dollar3          Royal Wedding2011 Twenty Cent10,172,088          Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 Twenty Cent10,9520.360.440.621.5035.107.30131517Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 Twenty Cent10,9520.360.440.641.503.105.207.50131518Wheat2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.420.560.821.903.605.808.20141619International Womens Day2011 Twenty Cent6,780,5000.300.360.501.202.504.206.10101214Sentry2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.380.480.701.603.205.307.50131518Parliament House2013 Twenty Cent15,1690.320.380.551.302.804.706.80121416Fantasy Goose1967 Milled EdgeDollarUnknown8.20122041591002008401,2001,500Koala 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 Cent16,91316172035567490120130140Lunar Rabbit2011-P SilverFifty Cent124,488          Lunar Dragon2000-P SilverFifty Cent52,956          Lunar Dragon2012-P SilverFifty Cent389,16117171821252830333435Lunar Snake2001-P SilverFifty Cent30,904          Lunar Snake2013-P SilverFifty Cent160,61617171824313639454749Lunar Horse2002-P SilverFifty Cent42,824          Lunar Horse2014-P SilverFifty Cent149,719          Lunar Goat2003-P SilverFifty Cent51,776          Lunar Monkey2004-P SilverFifty Cent52,79217181926344146545659Lunar 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.