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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
  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Sydney Mint Type II1868 Gold|Silver2,319,0006006006308001,0001,2001,3001,9002,2002,400Sydney Mint Type II1870 Unknown5906006106908301,0001,2001,9003,4003,700Shield Type I1871-S 2,814,0005906006106707307808105,1008,00011,000Shield Type II1871-S Incl. in above6006106308601,2001,4001,7002,1002,3002,500Shield Type II1872-S 1,815,000*6106406607307801,1001,3004,3004,7005,100Shield Type II1872-M 748,1805906006107007908601,1002,2002,4002,600Shield Type II1872/1-M OverdateIncl. in above6006206701,3002,6003,9005,1007,3008,0008,800Shield Type II1873-S 1,478,000*          Shield Type II1874-M 1,373,298*5905906006306607409701,7002,1002,300Shield Type II1875-S 2,122,000*5905906006303,60011,00015,0001,700,0001,900,0002,100,000Shield Type II1877-S 1,590,0005905906006306506606801,2001,6002,100Shield Type II1878-S 1,259,0005905905905905906308901,0001,4002,000Shield Type II1879-S 1,366,000*6006006307901,0001,2001,3001,5001,9002,200Shield Type II1880-S 1,459,000*          Shield Type II1880-M 3,053,454*6006106601,1002,0003,0003,9005,8006,3006,900Shield Type II1880-S V as inverted A1,459,000*6106207001,7004,2007,70010,00015,00016,00018,000Shield Type II1881-M 2,324,800*5906006207208409301,0003,7004,7005,400Shield Type III1881-S 1,360,000*6006106409201,3001,7002,0002,5002,7002,900Shield Type III1881-M 2,324,800*5905905906106206201,700230,000520,0001,000,000Shield Type II1882-S 1,209,000          Shield Type III1882-S Incl. in above5906006106707307808105,1008,00011,000Shield Type III1882-M 2,465,781*5906006106707307701,10021,00027,00032,000Shield Type III1883-S 1,108,000*          Shield Type III1883-M 427,450*          Shield Type III1884-S 1,595,000*5906006106607207608301,1001,3001,700Shield Type III1884-M 2,942,630*5905906006406907207407801,6003,500Shield Type III1885-S 1,486,000*5906006106907808509004,3006,0007,600Shield Type III1885-M 2,967,143*5905906006206406506609701,3001,900Shield Type III1886-S 1,667,000*5905906006406707007101,1002,1002,300Shield Type III1886-M 2,902,131*5905906006206406506606809201,600Shield Type III1887-S 1,000,000*6006006308001,0001,2001,3002,3002,4002,600Shield Type III1887-M 1,916,424*6106307202,1005,80010,00014,00022,00024,00027,000St George Type I1871-S 2,814,0006006106509701,4001,9002,3003,1003,3003,600St George Type II1871-S Incl. in above5906006207208509401,0003,7004,6005,200St George Type II1872-S 1,815,000*6006106308601,1001,4001,8003,4003,7004,100St George Type II1872-M 748,180*5906006207509001,0002,0007,0009,90014,000St George Type II1873-S 1,478,000*          St George Type II1873-M 751,1995906006107008108809401,8002,2002,500St George Type II1874-M 1,373,298*6006106308501,1001,4001,6002,2002,4002,500St George Type III1874-M 1,373,298*5905905906006101,0008,3001,800,0003,600,0006,500,000St George Type II1874-S 1,899,0005906006207609401,0001,1001,7002,1002,500St George Type II1875-S 2,122,000*5905906006206306406509,50023,00053,000St George Type II1875-M 1,888,4055905905906006006307001,2001,6002,000St George Type III1875-M Incl. in above1,400,00044,000,000450,000,000St George Type II1876-S 1,613,0006006106408801,2001,5001,8002,2002,4002,600St George Type II1876-M 2,124,4455905906006206306607008002,1002,300St George Type II1877-M 1,487,316          St George Type III1877-M Incl. in above1,400,00044,000,000450,000,000St George Type II1878-M 2,171,4575906006207208409401,0001,2001,6002,100St George Type II1879-S 1,366,000*5905906006306507401,1002,4002,6002,800St George Type II1879-M 2,740,5945905905906106406706807201,0001,400St George Type III1879-M Incl. in above          St George Type II1880-S 1,459,000*          St George Type II1880-M 3,053,4545905906006506907107307601,1001,500St George Type III1880-M Incl. in above          St George Type IV1880-S 1,459,000          St George Type V1880-S Incl. in above          St George Type II1881-M 2,324,800          St George Type III1881-M Incl. in above          St George Type IV1881-S 1,360,000*6006006307901,0001,1001,3001,8002,2002,500St George Type IV1881-M 2,324,800*          St George Type V1881-S Type V1,360,000*          St George Type IV1882-M 2,465,781*          St George Type V1882-S Sans BP1,209,000*5905906006506907207408601,2001,900St George Type V1882-M Type V2,465,781*60061065028,00075,000120,000160,00019,000,00021,000,00023,000,000St George Type V1882-S With BP1,209,000*5905906006306606806909001,2001,900St George Type IV1883-M 427,450*5906006207509001,0001,1001,2001,4001,900St George Type V1883-S 1,108,000*          St George Type V1883-M 427,450*5906006207308709801,0001,2001,6002,100St George Type IV1884-M 2,942,630*1,400,00044,000,000450,000,000St George Type V1884-S 1,595,000*          St George Type V1884-M 2,942,630*5906006207108309209801,0001,1001,500St George Type IV1885-M 2,967,143*6006006308401,1001,3001,5002,6002,9003,100St George Type V1885-S 1,486,000*          St George Type V1885-M 2,967,143*5906006107008309401,0001,1001,4001,800St George Type V1886-S 1,667,000*5905906006206902,1003,000190,000210,000230,000St George Type V1886-M 2,902,131*5905905906106607207608401,1001,500St George Type V1887-S 1,000,000*5905906006206406606708,50019,00041,000St George Type V1887-M 1,916,424*5906006107008008709301,9002,8003,900Jubilee Head1887-M Large Head Medium JEB940,000*5906006107108209009601,0002,0002,200Jubilee Head1887-S Wide JEB1,002,000*6006006308201,0001,2001,4002,9003,5008,100Jubilee Head1887-M Large Head Wide JEB940,000          Jubilee Head1887-M Small HeadIncl. in above          Jubilee Head1887-S Medium JEB1,002,000*          Jubilee Head1888-M Large Head2,830,612          Jubilee Head1888-M Large Head JEB as IEBIncl. in above5906006207509101,0001,1001,6002,1002,600Jubilee Head1888-S Large Head JEB as IEB2,187,000          Jubilee Head1888-S Large Head Medium JEB2,187,000*          Jubilee Head1888-S Large Head Wide JEBIncl. in above          Jubilee Head1888-S Small HeadIncl. in above5906006108601,3001,7002,1002,8003,0003,300Jubilee Head1888-M Small Head2,830,612*          Jubilee Head1889-M Small Head2,732,590*5905906006406707007106,90013,00024,000Jubilee Head1889-S Small Head3,262,0005905906006306506706701,1001,6001,900Jubilee Head1889-S Large HeadIncl. in above          Jubilee Head1889-M Large Head2,732,590*          Jubilee Head1890-M 2,473,53759059059059059059059025,000120,000590,000Jubilee Head1890-S Large Head2,808,000          Jubilee Head1890-S Small HeadIncl. in above5905905905905905905905901,1004,000Jubilee Head1891-M Short Tail2,749,592          Jubilee Head1891-M Long TailIncl. in above5905906006106306306401,1001,5002,10012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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. 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