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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 Sovereign211,1076206306406907107207309201,0001,900George V Large Head1927-P Full Sovereign1,383,5446206306507007207307409501,1002,400George V Large Head1928-P Full Sovereign1,333,4176006106106306306406407408102,700George V Large Head1928-M Full Sovereign413,2089101,0001,3002,1002,5002,7002,8006,7007,7008,400George V Small Head1929-P Full Sovereign1,607,625600600610660700730750780860990George V Small Head1929-M Full Sovereign436,9381,0001,2001,6002,6003,1003,4003,5005,2006,60015,000George V Small Head1930-P Full Sovereign1,915,3526206206406907107207308208802,100George V Small Head1930-M Full Sovereign77,5886306406707407707908001,1001,3001,500George V Small Head1931-P Full Sovereign1,173,568*600600610640670690700730810860George V Small Head1931-M Full Sovereign57,8096306406707507908609602,0002,4002,600Young Head1887-S Crenulated ReverseHalf Sovereign134,000*          Young Head1881-M Half Sovereign42,0094106501,1002,3002,9003,3007,0008,0008,2008,400George V1911 Half Penny2,832,0008.40122142566571170200450George V1912-H Half Penny2,400,000101526516483110270360490George V1913 Half Penny2,160,00014223774921602102909401,100George V1914 Half Penny1,440,0001219326480881505206201,100George V1914-H Half Penny1,200,0001319326581971103801,1001,300George V1915-H Half Penny720,00031681502504209401,0001,4001,70010,000George V1916-I Half Penny3,600,0005.808.701429364068110150450George V1916-I MuleHalf PennyIncl. in above27,00041,00068,000130,000340,000370,000380,000390,000390,000390,000George V1917-I Half Penny5,760,000111628567077130130320380George V1918-I Half Penny1,440,00041621002004105108501,7002,8006,500George V1919 Half Penny3,326,4001218306194110120130150540George V1920 Half Penny4,113,60012193264808893270290360George V1921 Half Penny5,280,0003.505.208.7017213964100240280George V1922 Half Penny6,924,000*4.206.301021487387100150180George V1923 Half Penny1,113,600*9701,3001,6002,5004,4007,60035,00079,00081,00084,000George V1924 Half Penny681,60012183061761202406503,5005,000George V1925 Half Penny1,147,20014223774921602905306401,100George V1926 Half Penny4,132,0007.40111836466185160250680George V1927 Half Penny3,072,0007.70111938485255140160300George V1928 Half Penny2,318,4009.101322455870190210230640George V1929 Half Penny2,635,2008.50122142536395220330780George V1930 Half Penny638,40012193163891102005506701,500George V1931 Half Penny369,6007.40111836461001205008302,000George V1932 Half Penny2,553,600461020477784140280440George V1933 Half Penny4,608,000*6.409.601635495692110170230George V1934 Half Penny3,816,0008.20122040515659130160180George V1933/2 OverdateHalf Penny4,608,000*235.1010163162220320700George V1935 Half Penny2,916,000691429374149140160210George V1936 Half Penny2,562,2004.506.701122273032110120140George VI1938 Half Penny3,014,0004.106.101020252829758399George VI Old Reverse1939 Half Penny4,382,4005.508.201327343777120140190George VI Roo Reverse1939 Half Penny782,000121931631101301507308901,200George VI1940 Half Penny2,294,4001.802.704.50911324584140170George VI1941 Half Penny5,011,2005.608.40142835384048110120George VI1942 Half Penny720,0005.307.901326333638120150530George VI1942-Y Half Penny4,334,4004.106.20102025283040160330George VI1942-I Half Penny6,000,0001.902.804.809.501113138290100George VI1943 Half Penny33,988,8063.204.80816182124313749George VI1943-I Half Penny6,000,0003.805.709.5019232627313453George VI1944 Half Penny720,0005.107.701225548095160240510George VI1945 Half Penny3,033,6009132244566165130220450George VI1945-Y Half PennyIncl. in above7.70111938485362160300380George VI1946-Y Half Penny13,747,2003.705.609.401823253151110180George VI1947-Y Half Penny9,292,8000.240.340.561.403.5081532100540George VI1948 Half Penny4,608,0003.805.809.60192426284269100George VI1948-Y Half Penny25,552,8002.804.307.1014172227525775George VI1949-Y Half Penny22,310,4003.905.909.80192426283869110George VI1950-Y Half Penny12,014,4004.70711232932345364250George VI1951 Half Penny29,422,0006.309.40153139434572110220George VI1951-Y Half PennyIncl. in above0.200.300.481.102.705.8010264888George VI1951-PL Half Penny6,960,0000.160.220.340.942.505.9011212842George VI1952-A Half Penny1,831,6802.804.2071417191923100330Elizabeth II1953-A Half Penny23,967,3600.180.260.4012.4058.90213646Elizabeth II1954-Y Half Penny21,962,8800.340.480.801.904.209.2017465668Elizabeth II1955 Half Penny9,342,7200.280.420.681.603.607.90143855180Elizabeth II1959 Half Penny10,166,4000.160.220.360.881.903.906.60141848Elizabeth II1960-Y Half Penny17,811,4000.180.240.4012.304.908.70212429Elizabeth II1961-Y Half Penny17,811,8400.160.200.340.8624.207.30172031Elizabeth II1962-Y Half Penny10,258,5600.180.260.4212.104.106.80151931Elizabeth II1963-Y Half Penny16,410,2400.180.260.4012.4058.80212528Elizabeth II1964-Y Half Penny18,230,0000.160.220.340.881.903.906.60151925George V1911 Penny3,768,000121830607582110330400480George V1912-H Penny3,600,000101526526592100160450720George V1913 Penny2,520,000172643871001604204805401,500George V1914 Penny720,0001725481102103003501,1001,2003,000George V1915 Penny960,0002132541001803404101,1001,4003,300George V1915-H Penny1,320,000374855882204101,0001,0001,2001,600George V1916-I Penny3,324,0007.10101735445464300430580George V1917-I Penny6,240,0009.90142449616883230280380George V1918-I Penny1,200,0002639661301601906201,2001,7002,500George V1919 Penny5,810,1607.901119394959912505401,700George V1919 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above1523387491100130160460500George V1919 Double DotPennyIncl. in above1201601903,4007,30010,00012,00026,00027,00028,000George V1920 Penny9,041,0002234576001,4001,8002,5009,70017,00021,000George V1920 Dot Above Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above3756931802302502704306101,300George V1920 Dot Above Top ScrollPennyIncl. in above1302002702,3006,1008,0009,1009,80010,00011,000George V1920 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above2335621101502402705308404,700George V1920 Double DotPennyIncl. in above65981102402,0007,2007,70011,00014,00022,000George V1921 Penny7,438,320*1522387695120230330400910George V1922 Penny12,947,0401117285057100290350390780George V1923 Penny5,654,4001117295869140170350370590George V1924 Penny4,665,840*8.601221451001201303109501,400George V1925 Penny949,600*55831803707601,4001,60013,00015,00027,000George V1926 Penny1,036,80015233978941201503607404,600George V1927 Penny4,922,40011172857768183230270610George V1928 Penny3,038,4001016265366731105201,1001,400George V1929 Penny2,599,2006.60101640631401905801,2002,500George V1930 PennyEst. 3,0007,30010,00017,00041,000110,000260,000280,000300,000310,000310,00012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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. 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