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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
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65Koala2000-P ProofFive Dollar100,000      Sydney Harbour2000-C ProofFive Dollar100,000      Platypus2000-C ProofFive Dollar100,000      Opera House2000-P ProofFive Dollar100,000      Echidna2000-P ProofFive Dollar100,000      Air2000-C ProofFive Dollar100,000      Commerce2000-C ProofFive Dollar100,000      Phar Lap2000 ProofFive Dollar18,813      Royal Flying Doctor1998 ProofFive Dollar20,000202122232526Steam Engine1997 ProofFive Dollar10,00086909499100100Steam Train1997 ProofFive Dollar10,0008185889296100Paddlesteamer1997 ProofFive Dollar10,000464748495051Bullocks1997 ProofFive Dollar10,000454647484950Camels1997 ProofFive Dollar10,000555657596162Horse Racing1996 ProofFive Dollar20,000545657596062The Stockman1996 ProofFive Dollar20,000495052535455Dame Nellie Melba1996 ProofFive Dollar20,000484850515253Henry Lawson1996 ProofFive Dollar20,000565759616264Tom Roberts1996 ProofFive Dollar20,000565759616264Bradman1996 ProofFive Dollar22,500      Todd1995 ProofFive Dollar14,000505253545557Cobb and Co1995 ProofFive Dollar14,000687072757881Gold Rush1995 ProofFive Dollar14,000687072757881Light1995 ProofFive Dollar14,000535455575860Macarthur1995 ProofFive Dollar14,000393940404142Enfranchisement1994 ProofFive Dollar22,506222425272931Mawson1994 ProofFive Dollar18,312495052535455Forrest1994 ProofFive Dollar18,312464748495051McDowell-Stuart1994 ProofFive Dollar18,312666871737678Leichhardt1994 ProofFive Dollar18,312717376798285Sturt1994 ProofFive Dollar18,312565759616264Aboriginal1993 ProofFive Dollar19,546606163656770Flinders1993 ProofFive Dollar19,546565860616365Tasman1993 ProofFive Dollar19,546373838393940Cook1993 ProofFive Dollar19,546565860616365Lawson1993 ProofFive Dollar19,546565759616264Year of Space1992 Matte ProofFive Dollar25,000      Year of Space1992 ProofFive DollarIncl. in above323437394346Year of Space1992 Silver ProofFive Dollar2,500      Tasmanian Devil2010 ProofFive Dollar1,300      Cockatoo2010 ProofFive Dollar1,302      Platypus2009 ProofFive Dollar1,985      Frilled Neck Lizard2009 ProofFive Dollar1,924      Koala2008 ProofFive Dollar4,000      Bilby2008 ProofFive Dollar4,399      Anniversary of the Parliament House2013 ProofFive Dollar10,000      Nine Dragons Type I2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type II2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type III2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type IV2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type V2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type VI2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type VII2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type VIII2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Nine Dragons Type IX2012 ProofFive Dollar1,500      Rugby Centenary2008 ProofFive Dollar5,002      Scouting2008 ProofFive Dollar5,000474849505152Sydney Harbour Bridge2007 ProofFive Dollar8,996      Year of the Lifesaver2007 ProofFive Dollar5,064      Ashes2007 ProofFive Dollar7,750      Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri2007 ProofFive Dollar3,975      William Dobell2007 ProofFive Dollar3,975      Margaret Preston2007 ProofFive Dollar3,975      Grace Cossington Smith2007 ProofFive Dollar3,975      Jeffrey Smart2006 ProofFive Dollar6,018      Brett Whiteley2006 ProofFive Dollar6,018      Voyage of Discovery2006 Silver ProofFive Dollar4,327      Northern Territory2008 ProofFive Dollar2,833      South Australia2007 ProofFive Dollar2,700      Victoria2006 ProofFive Dollar2,822      Tasmania2006 ProofFive Dollar2,837      New South Wales2006 ProofFive Dollar3,122      Queensland2009 ProofFive Dollar3,002      City of Sport2006 ProofFive Dollar5,504      Bradman Tribute2001 Silver ProofFive Dollar105,000      Baton Relay2006 Silver ProofFive Dollar9,100      Centenary of Canberra2013 ProofFive Dollar4,011      150 Years of Steam2004 ProofFive Dollar14,070404142424344Adelaide to Darwin2004 ProofFive Dollar12,5008083879195100AFL2004 Gold Overlaid ProofFive Dollar16,163      Bicentenary of Tasmania2004-H Silver ProofFive Dollar7,500      Sydney to Athens2004 Silver ProofFive Dollar16,413      Port Phillip One Ounce2003 ProofFive Dollar7,48996100100110110120Rugby World Cup2003 ProofFive Dollar20,501      Volunteers2003 ProofFive Dollar15,001535455575859HMB Endeavour2002 ProofFive Dollar9,096798386909499Duyfken2002 ProofFive Dollar9,096666971747780Commonwealth Games2002 Silver ProofFive Dollar7,581      Anzac Anniversary1990 ProofFive Dollar36,813      Adelaide Pound2002 ProofTen Dollar10,001      Australian Capital Territory1993 ProofTen Dollar21,183394041434546Northern Territory1992 ProofTen Dollar24,404394042434547Tasmania1991 ProofTen Dollar27,664394142444648Western Australia1990 ProofTen Dollar29,089424345474951Queensland1989 ProofTen Dollar48,573404143454648Wedge Tail Eagle1994 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,134      Palm Cockatoo1993 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,782      Palm Cockatoo1993 ProofTen Dollar23,172343536383940Emperor Penguin1992 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,782      Emperor Penguin1992 ProofTen Dollar26,31937383941424412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.