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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.   MintagePR60Jabiru1991 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar13,98039Jabiru1991 ProofTen Dollar32,44633White Cockatoo1990 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,79441White Cockatoo1990 ProofTen Dollar51,80129Kookaburra1989 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar15,000 Betty Cuthbert1996 Ten Dollar15,30077Shirley Strickland1996 Ten Dollar15,30077Murray Rose1995 Ten Dollar30,00056Dawn Fraser1995 Ten Dollar30,00047Sarah Durack1994 Ten Dollar21,48440Edwin Flack1994 Ten Dollar21,48437Hairy Nosed Wombat1998 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,000 Hairy Nosed Wombat1998 ProofTen Dollar24,00073Red Tailed Black Cockatoo1997 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,000 Red Tailed Black Cockatoo1997 ProofTen Dollar24,00030Southern Right Whale1996 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,000 Southern Right Whale1996 ProofTen Dollar24,00082Numbat1995 Piedfort ProofTen Dollar14,000 Numbat1995 ProofTen Dollar24,00081The Future2001 ProofTen Dollar20,00069The Present2000 ProofTen Dollar20,000110The Past1999 ProofTen Dollar20,00096President's Cup2011 ProofTen Dollar384 Ram Head2011-C ProofTen Dollar2,500270Wheat Stalks2012 ProofTen Dollar2,500 Commmonwealth Games1982 ProofTen Dollar85,14238Paralympic2000 Silver ProofTen Dollar3,000 1853 Full Sovereign2003 ProofTen Dollar10,000 Port Phillip2003 ProofTen Dollar7,489110Sydney Mint2005 ProofTen Dollar5,078 Duyfken2006 ProofTen Dollar328 Ashes2007 ProofTen Dollar2,315 Year of the Snake2013 ProofTen Dollar1,500 International Year of the Dragon2012 ProofTen Dollar1,874 International Year of the Tiger2010 ProofTen Dollar4,950 Year of the Rat2008 ProofTen Dollar2,500 Year of the Pig2007 ProofTen Dollar2,394 Year of the Dragon2012 ProofTen Dollar2,500 Year of the Rabbit2011 ProofTen Dollar2,000 International Year of the Ox2009 ProofTen Dollar4,880 Year of the Tiger2010 ProofTen Dollar2,623 Year of the Ox2009 ProofTen Dollar1,919 Gold Kangaroo2013 ProofTen Dollar1,500 Gold Kangaroo2007 ProofTen Dollar1,000 Gold Kangaroo2012 ProofTen Dollar1,500 Gold Kangaroo2011 ProofTen Dollar1,500 Gold Kangaroo2010 ProofTen Dollar1,500 Gold Kangaroo2009 ProofTen Dollar1,499 Scouting2008 ProofTen Dollar1,500 Rugby Centenary2008 ProofTen Dollar3,000270Holey Dollar and Dump2013 ProofTen Dollar2,499 Crossing the Blue Mountains2013 ProofTen Dollar3,500 Bicentenary1988 ProofTen Dollar80,09936Wedge Tail Eagle1994 ProofTen Dollar24,32648Kookaburra1989 ProofTen Dollar50,00043International Year of the Snake2013 Ten Dollar1,174 Pamp Dragon2012 ProofTen Dollar4,669 New South Wales1987 ProofTen Dollar50,50035South Australia1986 ProofTen Dollar52,15043Victoria1985 ProofTen Dollar55,80636Ling Yen Snake Right2013 ProofTwenty Dollar801 Ling Yen Snake Left2013 ProofTwenty Dollar801 Bradman Tribute2001 ProofTwenty Dollar10,000 Friendship1993 ProofTwenty Dollar26,91456Fair Play1993 ProofTwenty Dollar27,48855Kangaroo at Sunset2007 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar998 Kangaroo at Sunset2008 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar2,949 Kangaroo at Sunset2009 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar1,494 Kangaroo at Sunset2010 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar1,000 Kangaroo at Sunset2011 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar1,000 Kangaroo at Sunset2012 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar1,000580Kangaroo at Sunset2013 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar1,000 President's Cup2011 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar294 Kangaroo in the Outback Type III2010 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar500 Kangaroo in the Outback Type II2010 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar500 Kangaroo in the Outback Type I2010 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar500 International Year of the Tiger2010 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar1,000 Pattern1992 Twenty Five Dollar1 known Lady Diana1992 ProofTwenty Five Dollar23,63380Princess Margaret1992 ProofTwenty Five Dollar23,63380Princess Anne1992 ProofTwenty Five Dollar23,63378Queen Mother1992 ProofTwenty Five Dollar23,63378International Year of the Snake2013 Thirty Dollar356 International Year of the Dragon2012 ProofThirty Dollar649 Commonwealth Games2006 ProofThirty Dollar500 Olympics2000 Silver ProofThirty Dollar20,000 Melbourne Games2006 ProofFifty Dollar2,063 Sydney to Athens2004 ProofFifty Dollar2,063 Commonwealth Games2002 ProofFifty Dollar2,497 Gold Kangaroo Anniversary2013 ProofOne Hundred Dollar500 Ling Yen Snake2013 ProofOne Hundred Dollar301 International Year of the Dragon2012 ProofOne Hundred Dollar91 Coronation2003 ProofOne Hundred Dollar660 Accession2002 ProofOne Hundred Dollar1,500 Paralympic2000 ProofOne Hundred Dollar7,500 Awarding2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000 Olympic Torch2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000 Olympic Stadium2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000 Athlete2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000 Shot Putter2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.