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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
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64George V Large Head1926-M Full Sovereign211,107          George V Large Head1927-P Full Sovereign1,383,544          George V Large Head1928-P Full Sovereign1,333,417          George V Large Head1928-M Full Sovereign413,208          George V Small Head1929-P Full Sovereign1,607,625          George V Small Head1929-M Full Sovereign436,938          George V Small Head1930-P Full Sovereign1,915,352          George V Small Head1930-M Full Sovereign77,588          George V Small Head1931-P Full Sovereign1,173,568*          George V Small Head1931-M Full Sovereign57,809          Young Head1887-S Crenulated ReverseHalf Sovereign134,000*          Young Head1881-M Half Sovereign42,009          George V1911 Half Penny2,832,000          George V1912-H Half Penny2,400,000          George V1913 Half Penny2,160,000          George V1914 Half Penny1,440,000          George V1914-H Half Penny1,200,000          George V1915-H Half Penny720,000          George V1916-I Half Penny3,600,000          George V1916-I MuleHalf PennyIncl. in above          George V1917-I Half Penny5,760,000          George V1918-I Half Penny1,440,000          George V1919 Half Penny3,326,400          George V1920 Half Penny4,113,600          George V1921 Half Penny5,280,000          George V1922 Half Penny6,924,000*          George V1923 Half Penny1,113,600*          George V1924 Half Penny681,600          George V1925 Half Penny1,147,200          George V1926 Half Penny4,132,000          George V1927 Half Penny3,072,000          George V1928 Half Penny2,318,400          George V1929 Half Penny2,635,200          George V1930 Half Penny638,400          George V1931 Half Penny369,600          George V1932 Half Penny2,553,600          George V1933 Half Penny4,608,000*          George V1934 Half Penny3,816,000          George V1933/2 OverdateHalf Penny4,608,000*          George V1935 Half Penny2,916,000          George V1936 Half Penny2,562,200          George VI1938 Half Penny3,014,000          George VI Old Reverse1939 Half Penny4,382,400          George VI Roo Reverse1939 Half Penny782,000          George VI1940 Half Penny2,294,400          George VI1941 Half Penny5,011,200          George VI1942 Half Penny720,000          George VI1942-Y Half Penny4,334,400          George VI1942-I Half Penny6,000,000          George VI1943 Half Penny33,988,806          George VI1943-I Half Penny6,000,000          George VI1944 Half Penny720,000          George VI1945 Half Penny3,033,600          George VI1945-Y Half PennyIncl. in above          George VI1946-Y Half Penny13,747,200          George VI1947-Y Half Penny9,292,800          George VI1948 Half Penny4,608,000          George VI1948-Y Half Penny25,552,800          George VI1949-Y Half Penny22,310,400          George VI1950-Y Half Penny12,014,400          George VI1951 Half Penny29,422,000          George VI1951-Y Half PennyIncl. in above          George VI1951-PL Half Penny6,960,000          George VI1952-A Half Penny1,831,680          Elizabeth II1953-A Half Penny23,967,360          Elizabeth II1954-Y Half Penny21,962,880          Elizabeth II1955 Half Penny9,342,720          Elizabeth II1959 Half Penny10,166,400          Elizabeth II1960-Y Half Penny17,811,400          Elizabeth II1961-Y Half Penny17,811,840          Elizabeth II1962-Y Half Penny10,258,560          Elizabeth II1963-Y Half Penny16,410,240          Elizabeth II1964-Y Half Penny18,230,000          George V1911 Penny3,768,000          George V1912-H Penny3,600,000          George V1913 Penny2,520,000          George V1914 Penny720,000          George V1915 Penny960,000          George V1915-H Penny1,320,000          George V1916-I Penny3,324,000          George V1917-I Penny6,240,000          George V1918-I Penny1,200,000          George V1919 Penny5,810,160          George V1919 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above          George V1919 Double DotPennyIncl. in above          George V1920 Penny9,041,000          George V1920 Dot Above Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above          George V1920 Dot Above Top ScrollPennyIncl. in above          George V1920 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above          George V1920 Double DotPennyIncl. in above          George V1921 Penny7,438,320*          George V1922 Penny12,947,040          George V1923 Penny5,654,400          George V1924 Penny4,665,840*          George V1925 Penny949,600*          George V1926 Penny1,036,800          George V1927 Penny4,922,400          George V1928 Penny3,038,400          George V1929 Penny2,599,200          George V1930 PennyEst. 3,000          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.