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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.   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62George VI1941 Armitage/McFarlaneFive PoundUnknown1402103501,4001,6001,6001,7003,700George VI1949 Coombs/WattFive PoundUnknown        George VI1952 Coombs/WilsonFive PoundUnknown49731201,6001,7001,8001,8003,700Elizabeth 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 PoundUnknown4506701,1002,4003,1007,2007,8008,300George 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 PoundUnknown8901,3002,2007,5008,1008,3008,4008,600George VI1940 Sheehan/McFarlaneTen PoundUnknown        George VI1943 Armitage/McFarlaneTen PoundUnknown        George VI1949 Coombs/WattTen PoundUnknown5508301,3003,9004,1004,2004,3004,400George VI1952 Coombs/WilsonTen PoundUnknown2,7004,1006,90026,00029,00030,00030,00031,000Elizabeth II1954 Coombs/Wilson Commonwealth BankTen PoundUnknown54811307201,9002,0002,0003,500Elizabeth 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        Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintagePR60Sydney 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 Known34,000Young 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 SovereignUnknown25,000Old Head1897-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown Old Head1898-M PatternHalf SovereignUnknown34,000Old 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 SovereignUnknown30,00012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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