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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.   MintagePR60Koala2000-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 Dollar20,00020Steam Engine1997 ProofFive Dollar10,00087Steam Train1997 ProofFive Dollar10,00082Paddlesteamer1997 ProofFive Dollar10,00046Bullocks1997 ProofFive Dollar10,00046Camels1997 ProofFive Dollar10,00055Horse Racing1996 ProofFive Dollar20,00055The Stockman1996 ProofFive Dollar20,00050Dame Nellie Melba1996 ProofFive Dollar20,00048Henry Lawson1996 ProofFive Dollar20,00056Tom Roberts1996 ProofFive Dollar20,00056Bradman1996 ProofFive Dollar22,500 Todd1995 ProofFive Dollar14,00051Cobb and Co1995 ProofFive Dollar14,00068Gold Rush1995 ProofFive Dollar14,00068Light1995 ProofFive Dollar14,00053Macarthur1995 ProofFive Dollar14,00039Enfranchisement1994 ProofFive Dollar22,50623Mawson1994 ProofFive Dollar18,31250Forrest1994 ProofFive Dollar18,31246McDowell-Stuart1994 ProofFive Dollar18,31267Leichhardt1994 ProofFive Dollar18,31271Sturt1994 ProofFive Dollar18,31256Aboriginal1993 ProofFive Dollar19,54660Flinders1993 ProofFive Dollar19,54657Tasman1993 ProofFive Dollar19,54638Cook1993 ProofFive Dollar19,54657Lawson1993 ProofFive Dollar19,54657Year of Space1992 Matte ProofFive Dollar25,000 Year of Space1992 ProofFive DollarIncl. in above33Year 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 Dollar5,00048Sydney 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 Dollar14,07041Adelaide to Darwin2004 ProofFive Dollar12,50081AFL2004 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 Dollar7,48997Rugby World Cup2003 ProofFive Dollar20,501 Volunteers2003 ProofFive Dollar15,00154HMB Endeavour2002 ProofFive Dollar9,09680Duyfken2002 ProofFive Dollar9,09667Commonwealth Games2002 Silver ProofFive Dollar7,581 Anzac Anniversary1990 ProofFive Dollar36,813 Adelaide Pound2002 ProofTen Dollar10,001 Australian Capital Territory1993 ProofTen Dollar21,18339Northern Territory1992 ProofTen Dollar24,40439Tasmania1991 ProofTen Dollar27,66440Western Australia1990 ProofTen Dollar29,08942Queensland1989 ProofTen Dollar48,57340Wedge Tail Eagle1994 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,134 Palm Cockatoo1993 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,782 Palm Cockatoo1993 ProofTen Dollar23,17235Emperor Penguin1992 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,782 Emperor Penguin1992 ProofTen Dollar26,3193712345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.