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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
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George VI1949 ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1950-Y ProofPenny15      George VI1951-Y ProofPenny14      George VI1951-PL ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1952 ProofPennyUnknown1,7002,4003,5005,30010,00013,000George VI1952-A ProofPenny15      Elizabeth II1953 ProofPenny12      Elizabeth II1953-A ProofPenny20      Elizabeth II1955 ProofPenny3197293120160210380Elizabeth II1955-Y ProofPenny3012,0003,0004,5006,6007,40010,000Elizabeth II1956 ProofPenny1,0087484120270330360Elizabeth II1956-Y ProofPenny4171,5002,3003,4004,9005,9008,700Elizabeth II1957-Y Mirror ProofPenny4702303204409501,0001,100Elizabeth II1957-Y Brilliant and Matte ProofPenny642220300400420480640Elizabeth II1958 ProofPenny1,5066179100130210290Elizabeth II1958-Y ProofPenny1,028100140180240330440Elizabeth II1959 ProofPenny1,50698120160220300910Elizabeth II1959-Y ProofPenny1,03099120170220300340Elizabeth II1959 Proof SilverPennyUnique      Elizabeth II1960-Y ProofPenny1,030130160220300400540Elizabeth II1961-Y ProofPenny1,04088110150200270320Elizabeth II1962-Y ProofPenny1,064546989110150190Elizabeth II1963-Y ProofPenny1,100577394120160210Elizabeth 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 ProofThreepence501,6001,8002,1002,8004,5008,900George V1936 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1937 PatternThreepence7 Known      George VI1937 Uniface PatternThreepence15 Known      George VI1938 ProofThreepence1001,2001,6002,1002,8003,4006,000George VI1939 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1949 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1951-PL ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1952 ProofThreepenceUnknown657792110130160Elizabeth II1953 ProofThreepence12      Elizabeth II1955 ProofThreepence311110140170210250270Elizabeth II1956 ProofThreepence1,00750607185100110Elizabeth II1957 ProofThreepence1,2564857688295110Elizabeth II1958 ProofThreepence1,50656678097100110Elizabeth II1959 ProofThreepence1,506617287100120140Elizabeth II1960 ProofThreepence1,50939475566140170Elizabeth II1961 ProofThreepence1,506333845536296Elizabeth II1962 ProofThreepence2,016374351606373Elizabeth II1963 ProofThreepence5,0424553637590100George V1911 Matte ProofSixpence2      George V1924 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1925 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1926 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1927 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1928 ProofSixpence3 Known      George V1934 ProofSixpence501,6002,0002,6003,4004,4005,800George V1936 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1938 ProofSixpence100*1,4001,8002,4003,1005,6006,300George VI1939 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1945 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1946 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1950 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1951-PL ProofSixpenceUnknown      Elizabeth II1953 ProofSixpence12      Elizabeth II1955 ProofSixpence329647588100180210Elizabeth II1956 ProofSixpence1,0007285100100140150Elizabeth II1957 ProofSixpence1,256687993100130230Elizabeth II1958 ProofSixpence1,50656657689110140Elizabeth II1959 ProofSixpence1,50659688093110130Elizabeth II1960 ProofSixpence1,5094350586793110Elizabeth II1961 ProofSixpence1,5064147556379150Elizabeth II1962 ProofSixpence2,01668809597100120Elizabeth II1963 ProofSixpence5,04256657690100120George 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 ProofShilling502,2002,7003,4004,4005,7007,500George V1936 ProofShillingUnknown      George VI1937 PatternShilling10 Known      George VI1937 Uniface PatternShillingOne in private hands      George VI1937 Uniface Pattern with denticlesShilling20 Known      George VI1938 ProofShilling100*2,4003,1003,7005,3006,1009,000George VI1939 ProofShillingUnknown      George VI1945 PatternShilling3 Known      George VI1946 ProofShillingUnknown      Elizabeth II1953 ProofShilling12      Elizabeth II1955 ProofShilling35094100120140170240Elizabeth II1956 ProofShilling1,00052596785210230Elizabeth II1957 ProofShilling1,25697110130150180200Elizabeth II1958 ProofShilling1,50698110130150170200Elizabeth II1959 ProofShilling1,50665748497110180Elizabeth II1960 ProofShilling1,509100110130160180200Elizabeth II1961 ProofShilling1,506566371819210012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.