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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
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62Type I1972 Two Cent77,609,065        Type I1973 Two Cent93,088,428        Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,975        Type I1975 Two Cent100,075,121        Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,004        Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,510        Type I1978 Two Cent128,745,506        Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,006        Type I1980 Two Cent145,703,000        Type I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000        Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,000        Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,000        Type I1982 Two Cent121,965,950        Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,700        Type I1984 Two Cent58,113,514        Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,000        Type II1986 Two Cent180,000        Type II1987 Two Cent200,000        Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,940        Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,602        Type II1990 Two Cent103,766        Type II1991 Two Cent147,900        Type III2006 Two Cent87,407        Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,250        Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,659        Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,000        Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,000        Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,176        Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,230        Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,572        Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,065        Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,928        Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,475        Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,121        Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,004        Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,010        Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,006        Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown        Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,006        Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,000        Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,000        Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000        Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,950        Type I1983 Five Cent131,723,700        Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,014        Type II1985 Five Cent170,000        Type II1986 Five Cent180,000        Type II1987 Five Cent73,700,000        Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,440        Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown        Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,902        Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,766        Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,900        Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,028        Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,160        Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,900        Type II1995 Five Cent85,123,269        Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,500        Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,443        Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,918        Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,785        Type III2000 Five Cent97,528,394        Type III2001 Five Cent174,702,316        Type III2002 Five Cent148,916,553        Type III2003 Five Cent115,221,509        Type III2004 Five Cent145,371,758        Type III2005 Five Cent194,404,026        Type III2006 Five Cent306,650,254        Type III2007 Five Cent59,140,463        Type III2008 Five Cent120,136,516        Type III2009 Five Cent84,059,455        Type III2010 Five Cent59,225,703        Type III2011 Five Cent44,905,051        Type III2012 Five Cent68,845,638        Type III2013 Five Cent44,861,452        Type III2014 Five CentUnknown        Type III2015 Five CentUnknown        Type III2016 Five CentUnknown        50 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Five CentUnknown        Type III2007 Double HeadedFive CentUnknown        Type I1966 Five spikesTen Cent30,067,250        Type I1966 Four spikesTen Cent10,978,659        Type I1967 Ten Cent51,032,000        Type I1968 Ten Cent24,706,000        Type I1969 Ten Cent54,665,176        Type I1970 Ten Cent22,346,230        Type I1971 Ten Cent20,754,572        Type I1972 Ten Cent12,541,065        Type I1973 Ten Cent27,350,928        Type I1974 Ten Cent46,575,475        Type I1975 Ten Cent50,930,121        Type I1976 Ten Cent57,100,004        Type I1977 Ten Cent24,193,010        Type I1978 Ten Cent43,070,006        Type I1979 Ten Cent37,020,006        Type I1980 Ten Cent55,184,000        Type I1981 Ten Cent76,180,000        Type I1981 Legend near edgeTen Cent40,000,000        Type I1982 Ten Cent61,687,950        Type I1983 Ten Cent82,473,700        Type I1984 Ten Cent25,878,014        Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,000        Type II1986 Ten Cent180,000        Type II1987 Ten Cent200,000        Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,440        Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,902        Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,766        Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,400        Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,028        Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,460        Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,900        Type II1995 Ten Cent132,269        Type II1996 Ten Cent134,500        Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,443        Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,918        Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,785        Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,394        Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,316        Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,553        Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,509        Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,794        Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,026        Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,254        Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,463        Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,012        Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,455        Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,703        Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,051        Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,638        Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,452        Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown        Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown        Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown        50 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown        Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,658        Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,000        Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,509        Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,026        Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,734        Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,452        Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,000        ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,000        United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,000        Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,002        Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,822        Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,240        Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,634        Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,229        New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,633        Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,000        Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,889        Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,000        Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998        Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,247        Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown        Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,500        Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,250        Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above        Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,659        Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,000        Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,000        Type I1969 Twenty Cent16,551,176        Type I1970 Twenty Cent23,761,230        Type I1971 Twenty Cent8,975,572        Type I1972 Twenty Cent16,682,065        Type I1973 Twenty Cent23,386,928        Type I1974 Twenty Cent33,573,475        Type I1975 Twenty Cent53,330,121        Type I1976 Twenty Cent59,814,004        Type I1977 Twenty Cent41,400,010        Type I1978 Twenty Cent37,502,006        Type I1978 MuleTwenty CentUnknown        Type I1979 Twenty Cent22,370,006        Type I1980 Twenty Cent84,457,000        Type I1981 Four clawsTwenty Cent115,623,000        Type I1981 Scalloped EdgeTwenty Cent8 known        Type I1981 Three and a half clawsTwenty Cent50,000,000        Type I1982 Twenty Cent76,799,950        Type I1983 Twenty Cent55,268,700*        Type I1984 Twenty Cent27,970,014*        Type II1985 Twenty Cent2,870,000        Type II1986 Twenty Cent180,000        Type II1987 Twenty Cent200,000        Type II1988 Twenty Cent474,940        Type II1989 Twenty Cent150,602        Type II1990 Twenty Cent103,766        Type II1991 Twenty Cent147,900        Type II1992 Twenty Cent118,528        Type II1993 Twenty Cent109,160        Type II1994 Twenty Cent14,431,900        Type II1995 Twenty Cent132,269        Type II1996 Twenty Cent20,641,020        Type II1997 Twenty Cent16,761,160        Type II1998 Twenty Cent28,868,494        Type III1999 Twenty Cent64,286,785        Type III2000 Twenty Cent35,717,512        Type III2001 Twenty Cent82,090,316        Type III2001 Bi-MetalTwenty CentIncl. in above        Type III2002 Twenty Cent27,328,553        Type III2004 Large HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*        12345678910111213141516171819202122232425Values 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.