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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.   MintagePR60George VI1949 ProofPennyUnknown George VI1950-Y ProofPenny15 George VI1951-Y ProofPenny14 George VI1951-PL ProofPennyUnknown George VI1952 ProofPennyUnknown1,800George VI1952-A ProofPenny15 Elizabeth II1953 ProofPenny12 Elizabeth II1953-A ProofPenny20 Elizabeth II1955 ProofPenny31976Elizabeth II1955-Y ProofPenny3012,100Elizabeth II1956 ProofPenny1,00877Elizabeth II1956-Y ProofPenny4171,600Elizabeth II1957-Y Mirror ProofPenny470240Elizabeth II1957-Y Brilliant and Matte ProofPenny642230Elizabeth II1958 ProofPenny1,50665Elizabeth II1958-Y ProofPenny1,028110Elizabeth II1959 ProofPenny1,506100Elizabeth II1959-Y ProofPenny1,030100Elizabeth II1959 Proof SilverPennyUnique Elizabeth II1960-Y ProofPenny1,030130Elizabeth II1961-Y ProofPenny1,04094Elizabeth II1962-Y ProofPenny1,06458Elizabeth II1963-Y ProofPenny1,10061Elizabeth II1964-Y ProofPenny2 George V1911 Matte ProofThreepence2 George V1924 ProofThreepenceUnknown George V1925 ProofThreepenceUnknown George V1926 ProofThreepenceUnknown George V1927 ProofThreepenceUnknown George V1928 ProofThreepence3 Known George V1934 ProofThreepence501,700George V1936 ProofThreepenceUnknown George VI1937 PatternThreepence7 Known George VI1937 Uniface PatternThreepence15 Known George VI1938 ProofThreepence1001,200George VI1939 ProofThreepenceUnknown George VI1949 ProofThreepenceUnknown George VI1951-PL ProofThreepenceUnknown George VI1952 ProofThreepenceUnknown67Elizabeth II1953 ProofThreepence12 Elizabeth II1955 ProofThreepence311110Elizabeth II1956 ProofThreepence1,00752Elizabeth II1957 ProofThreepence1,25650Elizabeth II1958 ProofThreepence1,50658Elizabeth II1959 ProofThreepence1,50662Elizabeth II1960 ProofThreepence1,50941Elizabeth II1961 ProofThreepence1,50633Elizabeth II1962 ProofThreepence2,01638Elizabeth II1963 ProofThreepence5,04246George V1911 Matte ProofSixpence2 George V1924 ProofSixpenceUnknown George V1925 ProofSixpenceUnknown George V1926 ProofSixpenceUnknown George V1927 ProofSixpenceUnknown George V1928 ProofSixpence3 Known George V1934 ProofSixpence501,700George V1936 ProofSixpenceUnknown George VI1938 ProofSixpence100*1,500George VI1939 ProofSixpenceUnknown George VI1945 ProofSixpenceUnknown George VI1946 ProofSixpenceUnknown George VI1950 ProofSixpenceUnknown George VI1951-PL ProofSixpenceUnknown Elizabeth II1953 ProofSixpence12 Elizabeth II1955 ProofSixpence32966Elizabeth II1956 ProofSixpence1,00074Elizabeth II1957 ProofSixpence1,25669Elizabeth II1958 ProofSixpence1,50658Elizabeth II1959 ProofSixpence1,50660Elizabeth II1960 ProofSixpence1,50945Elizabeth II1961 ProofSixpence1,50642Elizabeth II1962 ProofSixpence2,01671Elizabeth II1963 ProofSixpence5,04258George V1921-* ProofShillingUnknown George V1911 Matte ProofShilling2 George V1915-H ProofShilling2 Known George V1920-* PatternShilling7 Known George V1924 ProofShillingUnknown George V1925/3 Proof OverdateShillingUnknown George V1926 ProofShillingUnknown George V1927 ProofShillingUnknown George V1928 ProofShilling3 Known George V1931 ProofShillingUnknown George V1934 ProofShilling502,200George V1936 ProofShillingUnknown George VI1937 PatternShilling10 Known George VI1937 Uniface PatternShillingOne in private hands George VI1937 Uniface Pattern with denticlesShilling20 Known George VI1938 ProofShilling100*2,500George VI1939 ProofShillingUnknown George VI1945 PatternShilling3 Known George VI1946 ProofShillingUnknown Elizabeth II1953 ProofShilling12 Elizabeth II1955 ProofShilling35097Elizabeth II1956 ProofShilling1,00054Elizabeth II1957 ProofShilling1,256100Elizabeth II1958 ProofShilling1,506100Elizabeth II1959 ProofShilling1,50667Elizabeth II1960 ProofShilling1,509100Elizabeth II1961 ProofShilling1,5065712345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.