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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.  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62Jubilee Head1891-S 2,596,0006506807208308809109601,100Jubilee Head1892-S 2,837,000630640660720740750770920Jubilee Head1892-M 3,488,750640660690750760770780940Jubilee Head1893-S 1,498,0006506707208208709009201,100Jubilee Head1893-M 1,649,352630650670730750770800930Old Head1893-S 1,346,0006406607007808208409201,500Old Head1893-M 1,914,4006306406607007207407403,300Old Head1894-S 3,067,000640650670740770780790880Old Head1894-M 4,166,874610610610620740760780940Old Head1895-S 2,758,000630640660710740750750930Old Head1895-M 4,165,869630640660710740780790890Old Head1896-S 2,544,000640650680740760760770970Old Head1896-M 4,456,932620620620630640640660770Old Head1897-S 2,532,0006306406607107407507501,100Old Head1897-M 5,130,565640650680740770790800800Old Head1898-S 2,548,0006306406607107407507601,200Old Head1898-M 5,509,138630640660700720740740920Old Head1899-S 3,259,000610610620660690710730880Old Head1899-P 690,9926406506807407809601,0002,900Old Head1899-M 5,579,157630640660710730740750800Old Head1900-S 3,586,000630640660710740750780990Old Head1900-P 1,886,0896306406607007207407401,100Old Head1900-M 4,305,904630640660710740750810890Old Head1901-S 3,012,000630640660720740750760940Old Head1901-P 2,889,3336306406607107407507601,000Old Head1901-M 3,987,701620620630640650740750800Edward VII1902-S 2,813,0006306406607007207307401,000Edward VII1902-P 4,289,1226306406607207407607701,500Edward VII1902-M 4,467,157640650670740770780790990Edward VII1903-S 2,806,000610610620660690710730760Edward VII1903-P 4,674,783630640660710730740750890Edward VII1903-M 3,521,780630640660720740750750780Edward VII1904-S 2,896,000630650670730750770790830Edward VII1904-P 4,506,7566306406607007207307402,300Edward VII1904-M 3,743,897610610620660700720740810Edward VII1905-S 2,778,000610610620660690710730860Edward VII1905-P 4,876,193630650670730800870900930Edward VII1905-M 3,633,838610610620660690710730820Edward VII1906-S 2,792,0006206206508009501,0001,1001,200Edward VII1906-P 4,829,817630640660700720730740760Edward VII1906-M 3,657,853630640660710730740750860Edward VII1907-S 2,539,000620630640670690700710860Edward VII1907-P 4,972,289610620620680730760780820Edward VII1907-M 3,332,691630640660700720740740830Edward VII1908-S 2,017,000630640660720740760790930Edward VII1908-P 4,875,617630640660700720740740800Edward VII1908-M 3,080,148630640660700720740740790Edward VII1909-S 2,057,000610610620660690720730770Edward VII1909-P 4,524,241630640660710730750750900Edward VII1909-M 3,029,538630640660700720740740790Edward VII1910-S 2,135,000610610620660690710730770Edward VII1910-P 4,690,6256306506707307507607601,100Edward VII1910-M 3,054,547610610620620620620640760George V Large Head1911-S 2,519,000630640660700720740740830George V Large Head1911-P 4,373,1656206206407608909701,0001,100George V Large Head1911-M 2,851,451630640660700720740740750George V Large Head1912-S 2,227,000630640660710730740750820George V Large Head1912-P 4,278,144630640660700720740740750George V Large Head1912-M 2,469,257610610620670720750770810George V Large Head1913-S 2,249,000610610620640660670680690George V Large Head1913-P 4,635,287630640660720740740750850George V Large Head1913-M 2,323,180610610620650690710720740George V Large Head1914-S 1,774,000610610620650690710720740George V Large Head1914-P 4,815,996630640660700720730740890George V Large Head1914-M 2,012,029610610620660700720740760George V Large Head1915-S 1,346,000610610620660690710730750George V Large Head1915-P 4,373,596610610620650680700720740George V Large Head1915-M 1,637,839610610620630650660660690George V Large Head1916-S 1,242,000610620620670720750770800George V Large Head1916-P 4,096,721630640660700720740740800George V Large Head1916-M 1,272,634610620630690740780810850George V Large Head1917-S 1,666,000610610620660690720730750George V Large Head1917-P 4,110,286630640660700720740740780George V Large Head1917-M 934,469610610620650690710720740George V Large Head1918-S 3,716,000610610620650690710720740George V Large Head1918-P 3,812,884630640660700720740740750George V Large Head1918-M 4,809,493610610620650690710720740George V Large Head1919-S 1,835,000610610620660690710730760George V Large Head1919-P 2,995,216630640660710730740750770George V Large Head1919-M 514,2576406606907608008208301,400George V Large Head1920-S 360,000*2.103.105.20112158150880George V Large Head1920-P 2,421,196630640660700720740740780George V Large Head1920-M 530,2662,0002,7004,1007,5009,30010,00010,00013,000George V Large Head1921-S 839,0006406707501,2002,0002,7003,3004,400George V Large Head1921-P 2,314,360640650680760790810930970George V Large Head1921-M 240,1211,0001,3001,9005,20012,00023,00036,00072,000George V Large Head1922-S 578,0006206206407508609401,0001,000George V Large Head1922-P 2,298,884630640660700720740740780George V Large Head1922-M 608,3067708701,1002,7005,9009,80014,00023,000George V Large Head1923-S 416,0007808901,1002,9006,50011,00016,00029,000George V Large Head1923-P 2,124,154630640660720740760770900George V Large Head1923-M 511,129640660680760790810820940George V Large Head1924-S 394,0009801,1001,5002,4002,9003,0003,1005,000George V Large Head1924-P 1,464,4166306506707207507707801,700George V Large Head1924-M 278,140610610620640660670680690George V Large Head1925-S 5,632,000610610620650690710720740George V Large Head1925-P 1,837,9016506607007808308508601,300George V Large Head1925-M 3,311,662620620630640650650650790George V Large Head1926-S 1,031,050*6,90010,00016,00032,00040,00044,00045,00053,000George V Large Head1926-P 1,313,5788509701,2001,8002,1002,2002,8003,30012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.