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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 Sovereign211,1076306406607007207307408709401,800George V Large Head1927-P Full Sovereign1,383,5446306406607107307407508701,1002,300George V Large Head1928-P Full Sovereign1,333,4176106106106206206206207507902,500George V Large Head1928-M Full Sovereign413,2089001,0001,3002,0002,4002,6002,7006,4007,3008,000George V Small Head1929-P Full Sovereign1,607,625610620620660700730750770820940George V Small Head1929-M Full Sovereign436,9381,0001,1001,5002,5003,0003,2003,4005,0006,20014,000George V Small Head1930-P Full Sovereign1,915,3526306406607007207307407908702,000George V Small Head1930-M Full Sovereign77,5886406506707407707807901,0001,2001,400George V Small Head1931-P Full Sovereign1,173,568*610610620640650660670730740820George V Small Head1931-M Full Sovereign57,8096406506707407708409301,9002,3002,400Young Head1887-S Crenulated ReverseHalf Sovereign134,000*          Young Head1881-M Half Sovereign42,0093806101,0002,2002,8003,1006,6007,6007,7007,900George V1911 Half Penny2,832,0008111939536267160190420George V1912-H Half Penny2,400,0009.801424496178110250340460George V1913 Half Penny2,160,00014213569871501902808901,000George V1914 Half Penny1,440,0001218306176831404905901,100George V1914-H Half Penny1,200,0001218306176921103601,1001,300George V1915-H Half Penny720,00029641402404008909501,3001,6009,900George V1916-I Half Penny3,600,0005.508.201327343765100140430George V1916-I MuleHalf PennyIncl. in above25,00038,00064,000120,000320,000350,000360,000370,000370,000370,000George V1917-I Half Penny5,760,000101626536673120130300360George V1918-I Half Penny1,440,0003958981903804808001,6002,6006,100George V1919 Half Penny3,326,4001117295889100120120140510George V1920 Half Penny4,113,60012183060758388250270340George V1921 Half Penny5,280,0003.304.908.2016203761100220270George V1922 Half Penny6,924,000*461019456982100140170George V1923 Half Penny1,113,600*9201,2001,5002,3004,1007,20033,00074,00077,00079,000George V1924 Half Penny681,60011172958721102306203,3004,700George V1925 Half Penny1,147,20014213469871502805006001,100George V1926 Half Penny4,132,0007101734435780150230640George V1927 Half Penny3,072,0007.20101836454952130150280George V1928 Half Penny2,318,4008.601221425566180200210610George V1929 Half Penny2,635,2008122040506090210310730George V1930 Half Penny638,40012183060841101905206301,400George V1931 Half Penny369,6007101734431001204707801,900George V1932 Half Penny2,553,6003.805.709.5019457379130260420George V1933 Half Penny4,608,000*6.109.101533465386100160220George V1934 Half Penny3,816,0007.70111938485356130150170George V1933/2 OverdateHalf Penny4,608,000*1.902.904.809.90152958210300660George V1935 Half Penny2,916,0005.608.401428353847130150200George V1936 Half Penny2,562,2004.206.301021262930100110140George VI1938 Half Penny3,014,0003.805.809.6019242628717994George VI Old Reverse1939 Half Penny4,382,4005.207.801225323573120130180George VI Roo Reverse1939 Half Penny782,000121830601101301406908401,200George VI1940 Half Penny2,294,4001.702.604.208.5010314380130160George VI1941 Half Penny5,011,2005.308132633363846100120George VI1942 Half Penny720,00057.501224313436110140500George VI1942-Y Half Penny4,334,4003.905.809.701924272938150310George VI1942-I Half Penny6,000,0001.802.704.509111213778597George VI1943 Half Penny33,988,80634.507.5015171922293546George VI1943-I Half Penny6,000,0003.605.308.9017222425293350George VI1944 Half Penny720,0004.807.301224517590150220480George VI1945 Half Penny3,033,6008.50122142535861120210430George VI1945-Y Half PennyIncl. in above7.30101836455059150280360George VI1946-Y Half Penny13,747,2003.505.308.801722242948100170George VI1947-Y Half Penny9,292,8000.240.320.541.303.307.50143094510George VI1948 Half Penny4,608,0003.605.509.1018222526406594George VI1948-Y Half Penny25,552,8002.7046.7013162125495471George VI1949-Y Half Penny22,310,4003.705.609.20182325263665100George VI1950-Y Half Penny12,014,4004.406.6011222730325060240George VI1951 Half Penny29,422,0005.908.90142937404368100210George VI1951-Y Half PennyIncl. in above0.200.280.441.102.605.509.80244683George VI1951-PL Half Penny6,960,0000.140.200.320.882.405.6010192640George VI1952-A Half Penny1,831,6802.6046.60131618182194310Elizabeth II1953-A Half Penny23,967,3600.160.240.380.962.204.708.40203444Elizabeth II1954-Y Half Penny21,962,8800.320.460.761.8048.7016435364Elizabeth II1955 Half Penny9,342,7200.280.380.641.503.407.50133652170Elizabeth II1959 Half Penny10,166,4000.140.200.340.841.803.606.20141746Elizabeth II1960-Y Half Penny17,811,4000.160.240.380.942.204.608.20192328Elizabeth II1961-Y Half Penny17,811,8400.140.200.320.821.9046.90161929Elizabeth II1962-Y Half Penny10,258,5600.180.240.400.9623.806.40141829Elizabeth II1963-Y Half Penny16,410,2400.160.240.380.962.204.708.40202426Elizabeth II1964-Y Half Penny18,230,0000.140.200.320.821.803.706.20141824George V1911 Penny3,768,000111728567078100310370450George V1912-H Penny3,600,0009.80142449618795150430680George V1913 Penny2,520,000162441821001503904605101,400George V1914 Penny720,0001624451002002803301,0001,1002,900George V1915 Penny960,0002030511001703303901,0001,3003,100George V1915-H Penny1,320,000354552832103909509901,1001,500George V1916-I Penny3,324,0006.70101633415161290410550George V1917-I Penny6,240,0009.40142346586478210260350George V1918-I Penny1,200,0002537621201501805801,1001,6002,400George V1919 Penny5,810,1607.501118374656862405101,600George V1919 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above142236708694130150430480George V1919 Double DotPennyIncl. in above1201501803,2006,9009,80011,00025,00026,00027,000George V1920 Penny9,041,0002132545701,4001,7002,4009,10016,00020,000George V1920 Dot Above Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above3552881702202402504105801,200George V1920 Dot Above Top ScrollPennyIncl. in above1301902502,2005,8007,6008,6009,3009,80010,000George V1920 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above2233581001402302605008004,500George V1920 Double DotPennyIncl. in above61921002301,9006,8007,30011,00013,00021,000George V1921 Penny7,438,320*1421367290110210310380850George V1922 Penny12,947,040111627475496280330370730George V1923 Penny5,654,4001116275465140160330350560George V1924 Penny4,665,840*8.10122042981101202908901,300George V1925 Penny949,600*52781703507201,3001,60012,00014,00025,000George V1926 Penny1,036,80014223774881201403406904,300George V1927 Penny4,922,40010162653727679220260570George V1928 Penny3,038,4001015255063691104901,0001,300George V1929 Penny2,599,2006.309.401538601301805401,1002,400George V1930 PennyEst. 3,0006,90010,00016,00038,000110,000250,000270,000290,000290,000290,00012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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