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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
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62HMS Sirius2002 ProofFive Dollar9,0962526263033363740Commonwealth Games Type III2002 Five Dollar11,1455.205.305.909.2013172025Commonwealth Games Type II2002 Five Dollar11,1455.305.506.201016212634Commonwealth Games Type I2002 Five Dollar11,1455.405.606.501118253142Melbourne 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 Dollar20,00017172033516780100Snowy Mountains Dam1999 Ten Dollar20,0001616172127313338Melbourne Tram1998 Ten Dollar20,0001616172534414756Melbourne Cricket Ground1998 Ten Dollar20,0001617193147607191Sydney Harbour Bridge1997 Ten Dollar20,0001616172227313439Sydney Opera House1997 Ten Dollar20,0001617182839495670Commmonwealth 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 Dollar1,800740740750780810820830850Blue Gum1996 One Hundred Dollar2,057740740750780810830840860Waratah1995 One Hundred Dollar2,803740740750780810820830850Bicentenary1988 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 Cent2,022,1000.420.520.781.803.806.409.5017Victoria2001 Twenty Cent2,033,1420.400.500.741.803.806.601018South Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,337,0420.400.520.761.803.706.209.2016Australian Wool2011 Twenty Cent30,0020.400.500.721.703.5068.8015Biscuit Star Fish2007 One Dollar25,0931.201.401.8047.60111524Lifesaver2007 Twenty Cent68,1410.380.480.681.603.405.608.2014Triple 02011 Fifty Cent29,2010.901.101.603.907.90131934Coin Design Competition2005 Fifty Cent20,502,8060.8411.403.507.10111629Ballet2012 Fifty Cent20,1170.640.720.9223.805.707.6011Coronation2013 Fifty Cent25,0020.740.901.202.905.809.401322Royal Wedding2011 Fifty Cent60,0020.700.8012.5057.901118Australia Day2010 Fifty Cent11,463,1400.921.101.6048.50142139National Service2011 Fifty Cent68,0600.740.861.102.705.508.901220Moon Landing2009 Fifty Cent43,1490.8411.403.507.10111629Remembrance2005 Fifty Cent20,843,0260.700.8012.605.509.101322Bathurst Race2013 Fifty Cent30,0940.720.841.102.605.308.501119Centenary of Banknotes2013 Fifty Cent10,9520.820.981.303.206.30101424Diamond Wedding2007 Fifty Cent60,0300.640.720.942.204.306.809.4015Shores Under Siege2012 Fifty Cent19,0020.760.921.20369.701323Kingsford Smith Type I1997-C One Dollar102,2131.301.401.904.308.10121626War Historians2011 Twenty Cent26,0020.580.801.202.805.208.401222Army Chaplains2013 Twenty Cent15,0020.360.460.661.603.205.407.8013Type III1999 Two Dollar35,823,7852.202.302.805.409.20131623Commonwealth 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 Dollar503,0002.402.703.408.2016263761Kangaroo Road Sign2013 Five Hundred Dollar3        Royal Wedding2011 Twenty Cent10,172,088        Centenary of Banknotes Five Pound2013 Twenty Cent10,9520.380.480.701.603.405.708.3015Centenary of Banknotes Ten Shilling2013 Twenty Cent10,9520.380.480.701.703.405.808.5015Wheat2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.480.620.922.1046.509.3016International Womens Day2011 Twenty Cent6,780,5000.320.400.561.302.804.806.9012Sentry2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.420.520.781.803.605.908.6015Parliament House2013 Twenty Cent15,1690.340.420.601.403.105.307.7014Fantasy Goose1967 Milled EdgeDollarUnknown9.7014244969110230990Koala 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 Cent16,91313141732537391120Lunar Rabbit2011-P SilverFifty Cent124,488        Lunar Dragon2000-P SilverFifty Cent52,956        Lunar Dragon2012-P SilverFifty Cent389,1611313141823273035Lunar Snake2001-P SilverFifty Cent30,904        Lunar Snake2013-P SilverFifty Cent160,6161313142129354048Lunar Horse2002-P SilverFifty Cent42,824        Lunar Horse2014-P SilverFifty Cent149,719        Lunar Goat2003-P SilverFifty Cent51,776        Lunar Monkey2004-P SilverFifty Cent52,7921313152232404657Lunar 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.