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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
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65Training2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000      Against the Elements2000-P ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000      Olympic Logo2000 ProofOne Hundred Dollar30,000      Royal Blue Bell2003 ProofOne Hundred Dollar1,343880880890890900900Sturts Desert Rose2002 ProofOne Hundred Dollar1,417880880890890900900Golden Wattle2001 ProofOne Hundred Dollar913880880890890900900Cooktown Orchid2000 ProofOne Hundred Dollar1,604880880890890900900Common Heath1999 ProofOne Hundred Dollar1,684      Sturts Desert Pea1998 ProofOne Hundred Dollar1,866      Kangaroo Paw1997 ProofOne Hundred Dollar2,0039709709809809901,000Blue Gum1996 ProofOne Hundred Dollar2,254      Waratah1995 ProofOne Hundred Dollar2,506960970970980990990International Year of the Snake2013 One Hundred Dollar105      Mallee Fowl2005 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar8869709709809909901,000Cassowary2004 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,0179709709809909901,000Royal Blue Bell2003 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,105      Sturts Desert Rose2002 ProofOne Hundred Fifty DollarNot Ready      Golden Wattle2001 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,124      Cooktown Orchid2000 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,236      Common Heath1999 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,370      Kangaroo Paw1997 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,503      Blue Gum1996 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,503      Waratah1995 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,506      Cockatoo2006 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar9669709709809909901,000Cassowary2004 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar987      Participation1993 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar11,708      Bicentenary1988 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar20,000      Arthur Phillip1987 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar20,800850850860860870870Commonwealth Games1982 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar30,032      Koala Type II1985 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar16,691      Koala Type II1986 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar16,654      Koala Type I1980 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar50,007850860860870870880Koala Type I1983 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar15,889      Koala Type I1984 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar12,584      Lady Diana1992 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Dollar1,382      Princess Margaret1992 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Dollar1,382      Princess Anne1992 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Dollar1,382      Queen Mother1992 ProofTwo Hundred Fifty Dollar1,382      International Year of the Snake2013 Five Hundred Dollar3      International Year of the Dragon2012 ProofFive Hundred Dollar4      International Year of the Snake2013 ProofThree Thousand Dollar1      International Year of the Dragon2012 ProofThree Thousand Dollar3      Norfolk Island2001 ProofTwenty Cent13,774121315182124Victoria2001 ProofTwenty Cent15,924121315182124South Australia2001 ProofTwenty Cent13,804101213161821Australian Wool2011 ProofTwenty Cent10,500121417202327New South Wales2001 ProofFifty Cent22,923151719222528Diamond Jubilee2012 Silver ProofFifty Cent12,469      Type I2006 Silver ProofTwo Dollar5,829202122232425Year of the Outback2002 ProofFive Dollar19,982      Russell Drysdale2006 ProofFive Dollar6,018      Sidney Nolan2006 ProofFive Dollar6,018      Platypus1990 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar14,616      Emu1991 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar9,560      Echidna1992 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar5,921      Squirrel Glider1993 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar5,000850850860860870870Frilled Neck Lizard1989 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar24,736      Tasmanian Devil1994 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar5,000850850860860870870Cockatoo2006 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar987      Gold Kangaroo2008 ProofTen Dollar1,500430440450460470480International Year of the Ox2009 ProofTwenty-Five Dollar771      Sturts Desert Pea1998 ProofOne Hundred Fifty Dollar1,501      Astronomy2009 ProofTwenty Cent9,5999.401012141618Mallee Fowl2005 ProofTwo Hundred Dollar923      Diamond Jubilee2012 Gold ProofFifty Cent335      Fantasy Goose1967 Gold ProofDollarUnknown      Fantasy Goose1967 Plain EdgeDollarUnknown4506409401,4002,1002,500Swan Pattern2009-P ProofTwenty CentUnknown67.108.50101216Dump1988-P Proof SilverTwenty Five Cent100,800323436394144Dump Type II1989-P Proof SilverTwenty Five Cent45,500202122232526Dump Type III1990-P Proof SilverTwenty Five Cent30,000262729313234Square Kookaburra Type I2002-P Proof SilverFifty Cent75,350515356596366Square Kookaburra Type II2003-P Proof SilverFifty Cent75,350      Square Kookaburra Type III2004-P Proof SilverFifty Cent30,350      Square Kookaburra Type IV2005-P Silver ProofFifty Cent30,350      Lion Fish2009-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Sea Dragon2009-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Starfish2011-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Sea Life2011-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Sea Life2012-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Sea Life2012-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Sea Life2012-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Birds of Australia2013-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Birds of Australia2013-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Birds of Australia2013-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Birds of Australia2013-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Birds of Australia2013-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Giraffee2014-P Proof SilverFifty Cent6,000      Orangutan2014-P Proof SilverFifty Cent6,000      Asian Elephant2014-P Proof SilverFifty Cent6,000      Kangaroo2010-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Sugar Glider2010-P Proof SilverFifty Cent10,000      Dingo2011-P Proof SilverFifty CentUnknown      Bilby2011-P Proof SilverFifty CentUnknown      Koala2011-P Proof SilverFifty CentUnknown      Kookaburra2012-P Proof SilverFifty CentUnknown      Wombat2013-P Proof SilverFifty CentUnknown      Platypus2013-P Proof SilverFifty CentUnknown      Lunar Rabbit1999-P Proof SilverFifty Cent6,500      Lunar Dragon2000-P Proof SilverFifty Cent6,500      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.