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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
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64George VI1941 Armitage/McFarlaneFive PoundUnknown1201903101,3001,4001,5001,5003,3003,5003,600George VI1949 Coombs/WattFive PoundUnknown          George VI1952 Coombs/WilsonFive PoundUnknown44661101,4001,6001,6001,6003,3003,5003,700Elizabeth II1954 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth BankFive PoundUnknown          Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve BankFive PoundUnknown          Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank TD09Five PoundUnknown          Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank TD10Five PoundUnknown          Elizabeth II1961 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank StarFive PoundUnknown          George V1932 Riddle/Sheehan Thin SignatureOne PoundUnknown4006001,0002,2002,8006,5007,0007,4007,5007,600George V1913 Collins/AllenTen PoundUnknown          George V1918 Cerutty/Collins Bold SerialsTen PoundUnknown          George V1918 Cerutty/Collins Green ShadingTen PoundUnknown          George V1918 Cerutty/Collins Mauve ShadingTen PoundUnknown          George V1925 Kell/Collins Commonwealth BankTen PoundUnknown          George V1927 Riddle/HeathershawTen PoundUnknown          George V1932 Riddle/SheehanTen PoundUnknown          George V1934 Riddle/SheehanTen PoundUnknown8001,2002,0006,7007,3007,4007,6007,7007,7007,700George VI1940 Sheehan/McFarlaneTen PoundUnknown          George VI1943 Armitage/McFarlaneTen PoundUnknown          George VI1949 Coombs/WattTen PoundUnknown5007501,2003,5003,7003,8003,8003,9004,1004,300George VI1952 Coombs/WilsonTen PoundUnknown2,4003,7006,20023,00026,00027,00027,00028,00028,00028,000Elizabeth II1954 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth BankTen PoundUnknown48731206501,7001,8001,8003,2003,3003,500Elizabeth II1960 Coombs/Wilson Reserve BankTen PoundUnknown          Elizabeth II1960 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank WA62 CircTen PoundUnknown          Elizabeth II1960 Coombs/Wilson Reserve Bank WA62 NPATen PoundUnknown          George V1913 Collins/AllenTwenty PoundUnknown          George V1918 Cerutty/Collins PrefixTwenty PoundUnknown          George V1918 Cerutty/Collins SuffixTwenty PoundUnknown             MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65Sydney Filleted Bust1853 Half Sovereign4 known      Sydney Wreathed Bust1855 ProofHalf Sovereign3 Known      Sydney Wreathed Bust1856 Proof or PatternHalf Sovereign2 Known      Sydney Wreathed Bust1857 Plain Edge ProofHalf Sovereign4 Known      Sydney Wreathed Bust1866 ProofHalf Sovereign2      Young Head1871-S ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Young Head1880-S Beaded Reverse ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Young Head1883-S Crenulated Reverse - ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Young Head1884-M ProofHalf Sovereign2 Known31,00037,00044,00053,00064,00079,000Young Head1886-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1887-S Normal JEB - Plain Edge ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1887-S Normal JEB - Milled Edge ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1887-M Normal JEB - ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1888-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1889-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1890-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1891-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1892-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1893-S PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1894-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1895-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1896-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown23,00027,00032,00037,00045,00054,000Old Head1897-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1898-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown31,00037,00044,00053,00065,00079,000Old Head1899-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1899-P PatternHalf Sovereign1      Old Head1900-M ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1901-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1901-P PatternHalf Sovereign4      Edward VII1906-P Uniface Reverse PatternHalf SovereignUnique      Edward VII1906-S Uniface Reverse PatternHalf SovereignUnique      Edward VII1906-M Uniface Reverse PatternHalf SovereignUnique      Edward VII1902-S Matte ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Edward VII1902-S Brilliant ProofHalf SovereignUnique      George V1911-S ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Sydney Mint1853 PatternFull Sovereign4 Known      Sydney Mint Type II1855 PatternFull Sovereign4 Known      Sydney Mint Type II1856 PatternFull Sovereign2 Known      Sydney Mint Type II1857 Milled Edge ProofFull Sovereign3 Known      Sydney Mint Type II1857 Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Sydney Mint Type II1866 ProofFull Sovereign2      Sydney Mint Type II1870 ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type I1871-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type II1880-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type III1883-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type III1883-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type III1884-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type III1885-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Shield Type III1886-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type I1871-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type II1873-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type II1874-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type II1875-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type V1880-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type IV1881-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type V1881-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type V1883-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type V1884-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      St George Type V1886-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1887-S Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1887-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1887-M Silver Large Head ProofFull SovereignUnique      Jubilee Head1888-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head Type II1888-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1889-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1890-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1893-S Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1893-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Jubilee Head1893-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1893-S Plain Edge ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1893-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1893-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown27,00032,00037,00043,00050,00059,00012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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