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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
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65Old Head1894-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1895-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1896-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1897-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1898-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1899-P ProofFull SovereignUnique      Old Head1899-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1900-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown29,00034,00039,00046,00054,00064,000Old Head1901-P ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1901-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Edward VII1902-S Frosted ProofFull SovereignUnique      Edward VII1902-S Matte ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Edward VII1902-M Matte ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Edward VII1904-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Edward VII1910-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      George V Large Head1911-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      George V Large Head1914-S ProofFull SovereignUnknown      George V Small Head1930-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown      George V Small Head1931-P ProofFull SovereignUnknown      George V Small Head1931-M ProofFull SovereignUnknown34,00040,00046,00055,00065,00077,000Jubilee Head1887-S PatternTwo Pound10 known      Jubilee Head1887-S Plain Edge PatternTwo Pound1 known      Edward VII1902-S PatternTwo Pound5 known      Jubilee Head1887-S PatternFive Pound2 known      Jubilee Head1887-S Plain Edge PatternFive Pound1 known      Edward VII1902-S PatternFive Pound3      Jubilee Head1887-M Large Head ProofFull SovereignUnknown      Old Head1893-S Plain Edge ProofHalf SovereignUnknown      Old Head1893-M ProofHalf Sovereign3 Known220,000230,000230,000240,000240,000240,000George V1923 ProofHalf Penny2 Known      George V1914-H ProofHalf Penny1 Known      George V1924 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1925 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1926 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1927 ProofHalf Penny5 Known      George V1928 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1929 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1930 ProofHalf Penny6 Known      George V1931 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1932 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1933 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George V1934 ProofHalf Penny501,4001,8002,5003,6005,4008,200George V1935 ProofHalf Penny1268201,1001,6002,4004,3005,300George V1936 ProofHalf PennyUnknown      George VI1938 ProofHalf Penny100*2,3003,4005,0007,80012,00021,000George VI Roo Reverse1939 ProofHalf Penny1003,1004,6007,20011,00011,00013,000George VI1942-Y ProofHalf PennyUnknown4,3006,3009,60015,00030,00042,000George VI1942-I RestrikeHalf PennyUnknown      George VI1943-I RestrikeHalf PennyUnknown      George VI1945-Y ProofHalf Penny7      George VI1946-Y ProofHalf Penny13      George VI1947-Y ProofHalf Penny134,7006,5009,60014,00023,00048,000George VI1948-Y ProofHalf Penny18      George VI1949-Y ProofHalf Penny16      George VI1950-Y ProofHalf Penny152,3003,4005,2008,20014,00016,000George VI1951 ProofHalf Penny8      George VI1951-Y ProofHalf PennyIncl. in above      George VI1951-PL ProofHalf PennyUnknown7901,0001,3001,9002,9004,400George VI1952-A ProofHalf Penny16      Elizabeth II1953-A ProofHalf Penny20      Elizabeth II1954-Y ProofHalf Penny151,8002,7004,3007,6008,5009,000Elizabeth II1955 ProofHalf Penny3011,3001,9003,0003,7007,6008,700Elizabeth II1959 ProofHalf Penny1,50690120160200210240Elizabeth II1960-Y ProofHalf Penny1,0305876100130180280Elizabeth II1961-Y ProofHalf Penny1,04044567193120160Elizabeth II1962-Y ProofHalf Penny1,0643039506687290Elizabeth II1963-Y ProofHalf Penny1,06082100140190270290Elizabeth II1964-Y ProofHalf PennyUnique      George V1919 Dot Below - ProofPennyUnknown      George V1920 Dot Below - ProofPennyUnknown      George V1923 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1924 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1925 ProofPenny3 Known      George V1926 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1927 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1928 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1929 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1930 ProofPenny6 Known      George V1931 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1932 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1933 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1934 ProofPenny504,7004,8005,3006,20048,00085,000George V1935 ProofPenny1261,4002,1003,0004,5007,90013,000George V1936 ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1937 PatternPenny10 Known      George VI1937 Uniface in SilverPennyUnique      George VI1938 ProofPenny100*1,3001,7002,4003,6005,3008,100George VI1939 ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1940 Proof K. G.Penny5      George VI1941 Proof K. G.Penny7180250350710820900George VI1942-Y ProofPenny11      George VI1942-I RestrikePennyUnknown      George VI1943-Y ProofPenny12      George VI1943-I RestrikePennyUnknown      George VI1944-Y ProofPenny124,7006,80010,00016,00032,00043,000George VI1945 PatternPenny4 Known      George VI1945-Y ProofPenny11      George VI1947-Y ProofPenny196,0008,30012,00018,00028,00046,000George VI1948-Y ProofPenny163,3004,4006,1008,80013,00020,000George VI1937 Uniface PatternPenny8 Known      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. 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