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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
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65Type III2006 ProofTwo Cent45,373      Type III2010 ProofTwo Cent400      Type III2011 Silver ProofTwo Cent3,014      Gold Miniature2012 ProofTwo Cent1,999      Type II1991 Silver ProofTwo Cent25,000      Type I1976 ProofTwo Cent21,200      Type I1966 ProofFive Cent18,066      Type I1966 London Mint ProofFive CentUnknown      Type I1969 ProofFive Cent13,056      Type I1970 ProofFive Cent15,368      Type I1971 ProofFive Cent10,066      Type I1972 ProofFive Cent10,272      Type I1973 ProofFive Cent10,090      Type I1974 ProofFive Cent10,918      Type I1975 ProofFive Cent23,021      Type I1976 ProofFive Cent21,200      Type I1977 ProofFive Cent55,006      Type I1978 ProofFive Cent38,519      Type I1979 ProofFive Cent36,006      Type I1980 ProofFive Cent68,000      Type I1981 ProofFive Cent86,100      Type I1982 ProofFive Cent100,000      Type I1983 ProofFive Cent80,000      Type I1984 ProofFive Cent61,000      Type I2006 Silver ProofFive Cent5,829      Type II1985 ProofFive Cent74,089      Type II1986 ProofFive Cent67,000      Type II1987 ProofFive Cent69,684      Type II1988 ProofFive Cent104,518      Type II1989 ProofFive Cent72,618      Type II1990 ProofFive Cent53,000      Type II1991 Silver ProofFive Cent25,000      Type II1991 ProofFive Cent41,590      Type II1991 Proof MuleFive CentUnique      Type II1992 ProofFive Cent56,367      Type II1993 ProofFive Cent46,000      Type II1994 ProofFive Cent39,004      Type II1995 ProofFive Cent55,241      Type II1996 ProofFive Cent45,520      Type II1997 ProofFive Cent36,160      Type II1998 ProofFive Cent37,494      Type III1999 ProofFive Cent34,763      Type III2000 ProofFive Cent85,561      Type III2001 Gold ProofFive Cent650      Type III2001 ProofFive Cent74,580      Type III2002 ProofFive Cent53,510      Type III2003 ProofFive Cent53,889      Type III2003 Silver ProofFive Cent6,500      Type III2004 ProofFive Cent66,000      Type III2004 Silver ProofFive Cent6,500      Type III2005 Gold ProofFive Cent629      Type III2005 ProofFive Cent46,404      Type III2005 Silver ProofFive Cent6,200      Type III2006 Gold ProofFive Cent300      Type III2006 ProofFive Cent60,500      Type III2007 Silver ProofFive Cent3,475      Type III2007 ProofFive Cent43,133      Type III2007 Gold ProofFive Cent300      Type III2008 ProofFive Cent40,612      Type III2008 Silver ProofFive Cent3,600      Type III2009 ProofFive Cent41,564      Type III2009 Silver ProofFive Cent2,225      Type III2010 Silver ProofFive Cent1,600      Type III2010 Gold ProofFive Cent450      Type III2010 ProofFive Cent22,946      Type III2011 ProofFive Cent26,897      Type III2011 Silver ProofFive Cent2,072      Type III2012 ProofFive Cent31,445      Type III2012 Silver ProofFive Cent1,400      Type III2013 ProofFive Cent23,940      Type III2015 ProofFive CentUnknown      1939 Half Penny1999 Silver ProofFive Cent15,000      Gold Miniature2012 ProofFive Cent1,999      50 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 ProofFive CentUnknown      Type I1966 London Mint ProofTen CentUnknown      Type I1966 ProofTen Cent18,066      Type I1969 ProofTen Cent13,056      Type I1970 ProofTen Cent15,368      Type I1971 ProofTen Cent10,066      Type I1972 ProofTen Cent10,272      Type I1973 ProofTen Cent10,090      Type I1974 ProofTen Cent10,918      Type I1975 ProofTen Cent23,021      Type I1976 ProofTen Cent21,200      Type I1977 ProofTen Cent55,006      Type I1978 ProofTen Cent38,519      Type I1979 ProofTen Cent36,006      Type I1980 ProofTen Cent68,000      Type I1981 ProofTen Cent86,100      Type I1982 ProofTen Cent100,000      Type I1983 ProofTen Cent80,000      Type I1984 ProofTen Cent61,000      Type I2006 Silver ProofTen Cent5,829      Type II1985 ProofTen Cent74,089      Type II1986 ProofTen Cent67,000      Type II1987 ProofTen Cent67,684      Type II1988 ProofTen Cent104,518      Type II1989 ProofTen Cent72,618      Type II1990 ProofTen Cent53,000      Type II1991 ProofTen Cent41,590      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. 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.