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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
  MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65New Parliament House1998 Proof17,096394040414242Majestic Images1999 Proof16,829353536363737Proclamation Penny2000 Proof18,457505153545557Melbourne Mint2002 Proof13,329      Holey Dollar2003 Proof14,203      1964 Penny2004 Silver Proof16,437      1855 Half Sovereign2005 Proof11,845      Johanna2007 Proof6,949      Square Penny2008 Proof6,592      Adelaide Ingot2009 Proof5,894      Australian Coin Centenary2010 Proof4,975      VOC Zuytdorp2011 Proof2,948      Henry Parkes1996 Proof45,5209.401011121314Henry Parkes1996 Silver Proof20,006535761667278Burke and Wills2010 Proof9,995141618202224Kingsford Smith Type II1997 Proof36,160192123262933Kingsford Smith Type II1997 Silver Proof4,000      Kingsford Smith Type I1997 Silver Proof13,611202122232425Howard Florey1998 Silver Proof11,644434650545862Astronomy2009 Proof29,257171921232629Citizenship2009-C Silver Proof7,050      Ken Done2009 Proof3,001      Reg Mombassa2009 Proof3,001      Rolf Harris2009 Proof3,001      Silver Kangaroo2009 Proof7,476      Australian Coin Centenary2010 Silver Proof9,046      Australian Coin Centenary2010-S Silver Proof2,000      Australian Coin Centenary2010-P Silver Proof2,000      Australian Coin Centenary2010-M Silver Proof2,000      Australian Coin Centenary2010-C Silver Proof2,000      Australian Coin Centenary2010-B Silver Proof2,000      President's Cup Large2011 Silver Proof15,000      President's Cup Small2011 Silver Proof11,551      Wool2011 Proof10,500131516182022Year of Older Persons1999 Proof34,763121314161719Ram Head2011-C Silver Proof9,038464952555963Kangaroo at Sunset2009 Proof4,366      Kangaroo at Sunset2010 Proof3,5009195100100110110Kangaroo at Sunset2011 Proof11,000      Kangaroo at Sunset2013 Proof2,4009397100100110120The Last Anzacs1999 Silver Proof25,000414346485155Port Phillip Quarter Ounce2003 Proof7,4893638404244471940 Shilling1999 Silver Proof15,000212223242628HMAS Sydney II2000 Proof Silver12,150100110120130140150Federation2001 Coloured Proof74,580131416171921Federation2001 Gold Proof650      Army2001 Silver Proof17,839313233353739Australian Volunteers2003 Coloured Proof53,889182022252832Australian Volunteers2003 Silver Proof6,500313233353739Korean War2003 Silver Proof15,000293031333436Eureka2004 Silver Proof17,697212122232324Peace2005 Gold Proof629      Peace2005 Proof46,404131415171921Peace2005 Silver Proof6,200272830313234Year of the Outback2002 Coloured Proof53,510192123263033Year of the Outback2002 Silver Proof12,500151719212427Raphael Maklouf2013 Proof310      Machin Effigy2012 Proof100      Wheat2012 7,502      Planet Earth2008 Proof36,612151618202326Planet Earth2008 Silver Proof3,600      Holey Dollar and Dump2013-C Silver Proof6,050      Korean War2013 Silver Proof3,300      Black Caviar2013 Silver Proof5,000      Discovery of Gold2013 Proof6,218      Bindi2013 Proof14,953      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999120130130140150150Wheat Stalks2012-C Proof Silver5,000      Sydney Swans2012 Silver Proof3,500      Kangaroo in the Outback2012 Proof9,838      Pamp Dragon2012 Proof8,436      Paralympic2000 Silver ProofUnknown      Dollar Decade2004 Proof8,250333536384042Waltzing Matilda2004 Proof8,250272830313234Kangaroo Variant2004 Proof8,250333538414448Wombat2004 Silver Proof8,250323335373941Imperial Lion Test Coin2004 Proof8,250475155606672Large Kangaroo2004 Proof8,250353536363737Coat of Arms2008-C Silver Proof9,66140424447495250 Years of Television2006 Silver Proof10,79023232425262750 Years of Television2006-A Silver Proof3,859      International Year of the Snake2013 Proof2,500      Year of the Snake2013 Proof4,200      International Year of the Dragon2012 Proof3,898100100110120120130International Year of the Tiger2010 Proof10,650      Year of the Pig2007 Silver Proof6,298      Year of the Dragon2012 Silver Proof7,191      Year of the Rabbit2011 Silver Proof5,570      International Year of the Ox2009 Proof9,559      Year of the Tiger2010 Silver Proof3,900      Year of the Ox2009 Silver Proof5,000      Year of the Rat2008 Silver Proof5,250      Year of the Goat2015 Proof SilverUnknown202021222223Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Silver Proof9,500      Year of the Lifesaver2007 Gold Proof300      Year of the Lifesaver2007 Proof30,716192124273034Year of the Lifesaver2007 Silver Proof3,475      Gallipoli2005 Silver Proof17,749      Type III2014 ProofUnknown9.401012151822Type III2016 ProofUnknown4.905.706.607.909.501112345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.