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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.  MintagePR60New Parliament House1998 Proof17,09640Majestic Images1999 Proof16,82935Proclamation Penny2000 Proof18,45751Melbourne 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 Proof45,5209.60Henry Parkes1996 Silver Proof20,00653Burke and Wills2010 Proof9,99515Kingsford Smith Type II1997 Proof36,16019Kingsford Smith Type II1997 Silver Proof4,000 Kingsford Smith Type I1997 Silver Proof13,61120Howard Florey1998 Silver Proof11,64444Astronomy2009 Proof29,25717Citizenship2009-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 Proof10,50014Year of Older Persons1999 Proof34,76312Ram Head2011-C Silver Proof9,03847Kangaroo at Sunset2009 Proof4,366 Kangaroo at Sunset2010 Proof3,50092Kangaroo at Sunset2011 Proof11,000 Kangaroo at Sunset2013 Proof2,40094The Last Anzacs1999 Silver Proof25,00041Port Phillip Quarter Ounce2003 Proof7,489371940 Shilling1999 Silver Proof15,00021HMAS Sydney II2000 Proof Silver12,150100Federation2001 Coloured Proof74,58013Federation2001 Gold Proof650 Army2001 Silver Proof17,83931Australian Volunteers2003 Coloured Proof53,88918Australian Volunteers2003 Silver Proof6,50031Korean War2003 Silver Proof15,00029Eureka2004 Silver Proof17,69721Peace2005 Gold Proof629 Peace2005 Proof46,40413Peace2005 Silver Proof6,20028Year of the Outback2002 Coloured Proof53,51019Year of the Outback2002 Silver Proof12,50016Raphael Maklouf2013 Proof310 Machin Effigy2012 Proof100 Wheat2012 7,502 Planet Earth2008 Proof36,61215Planet 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 Proof1,999120Wheat 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 Proof8,25033Waltzing Matilda2004 Proof8,25027Kangaroo Variant2004 Proof8,25033Wombat2004 Silver Proof8,25032Imperial Lion Test Coin2004 Proof8,25047Large Kangaroo2004 Proof8,25035Coat of Arms2008-C Silver Proof9,6614050 Years of Television2006 Silver Proof10,7902350 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 Proof3,898100International 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 SilverUnknown20Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 Silver Proof9,500 Year of the Lifesaver2007 Gold Proof300 Year of the Lifesaver2007 Proof30,71620Year of the Lifesaver2007 Silver Proof3,475 Gallipoli2005 Silver Proof17,749 Type III2014 ProofUnknown9.80Type III2016 ProofUnknown5.1012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.