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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 Sovereign211,1075906006206606806907008108801,600George V Large Head1927-P Full Sovereign1,383,5445906006206706907007108101,0002,100George V Large Head1928-P Full Sovereign1,333,4175805805805805805805807107402,300George V Large Head1928-M Full Sovereign413,2088509801,2001,9002,2002,4002,5005,9006,8007,400George V Small Head1929-P Full Sovereign1,607,625580580590620660680700720770870George V Small Head1929-M Full Sovereign436,9389301,1001,4002,3002,8003,0003,1004,6005,80013,000George V Small Head1930-P Full Sovereign1,915,3525906006206606806907007408101,800George V Small Head1930-M Full Sovereign77,5886006106306907207407409801,1001,300George V Small Head1931-P Full Sovereign1,173,568*580590590610620620630700710750George V Small Head1931-M Full Sovereign57,8096006106306907207908701,8002,1002,300Young Head1887-S Crenulated ReverseHalf Sovereign134,000*          Young Head1881-M Half Sovereign42,0093605701,0002,0002,6002,9006,2007,1007,2007,400George V1911 Half Penny2,832,0007.40111837505863150170400George V1912-H Half Penny2,400,0009.201322455773100230320430George V1913 Half Penny2,160,00013193265811401802608301,000George V1914 Half Penny1,440,0001117285771781304605501,000George V1914-H Half Penny1,200,0001117285771861003301,0001,200George V1915-H Half Penny720,00027601302203708308801,3001,5009,200George V1916-I Half Penny3,600,0005.107.70122532356097130400George V1916-I MuleHalf PennyIncl. in above24,00036,00060,000120,000300,000320,000330,000340,000340,000350,000George V1917-I Half Penny5,760,0009.901424496268110120280330George V1918-I Half Penny1,440,0003654911803604507501,5002,4005,700George V1919 Half Penny3,326,400101627548398110110130480George V1920 Half Penny4,113,60011172856707782240250310George V1921 Half Penny5,280,0003.104.607.701519355796210250George V1922 Half Penny6,924,000*3.705.609.301842647793130160George V1923 Half Penny1,113,600*8601,2001,4002,2003,8006,70031,00069,00072,00074,000George V1924 Half Penny681,60010162754671102105703,0004,400George V1925 Half Penny1,147,20013193265811402604705601,000George V1926 Half Penny4,132,0006.509.801632405375140220600George V1927 Half Penny3,072,0006.80101633424649120140260George V1928 Half Penny2,318,40081220405161170180200560George V1929 Half Penny2,635,2007.50111837465684200290680George V1930 Half Penny638,40011162856781001804905901,300George V1931 Half Penny369,6006.509.70163240931104407301,700George V1932 Half Penny2,553,6003.505.308.8017426874120250390George V1933 Half Penny4,608,000*5.708.501431434981100150200George V1934 Half Penny3,816,0007.20101836454952120140160George V1933/2 OverdateHalf Penny4,608,000*1.802.704.509.30142754190280610George V1935 Half Penny2,916,0005.307.901326323644120140180George V1936 Half Penny2,562,2003.905.909.801924272898100130George VI1938 Half Penny3,014,0003.605.40918222426667388George VI Old Reverse1939 Half Penny4,382,4004.807.201224303368110120170George VI Roo Reverse1939 Half Penny782,000111628561001201306407901,100George VI1940 Half Penny2,294,4001.602.4047.909.90294074120150George VI1941 Half Penny5,011,20057.4012243134364398110George VI1942 Half Penny720,0004.6071123293233110130470George VI1942-Y Half Penny4,334,4003.605.4091822252736140290George VI1942-I Half Penny6,000,0001.702.504.208.40101112727990George VI1943 Half Penny33,988,8062.804.20714161821273343George VI1943-I Half Penny6,000,0003.304.908.2016202223273047George VI1944 Half Penny720,0004.506.801122487084140210450George VI1945 Half Penny3,033,6007.90111939495457110190400George VI1945-Y Half PennyIncl. in above6.80101734424655140260330George VI1946-Y Half Penny13,747,2003.3058.301620222745100150George VI1947-Y Half Penny9,292,8000.220.300.501.203.107.10132888480George VI1948 Half Penny4,608,0003.405.108.5017212324376188George VI1948-Y Half Penny25,552,8002.503.806.2012151923465066George VI1949-Y Half Penny22,310,4003.405.208.60172123253461100George VI1950-Y Half Penny12,014,4004.106.2010202528304756220George VI1951 Half Penny29,422,0005.508.30132734384063100200George VI1951-Y Half PennyIncl. in above0.180.260.4212.405.209.20224377George VI1951-PL Half Penny6,960,0000.140.200.300.842.205.209.70182437George VI1952-A Half Penny1,831,6802.503.706.20121517172088290Elizabeth II1953-A Half Penny23,967,3600.160.220.360.902.104.507.90193241Elizabeth II1954-Y Half Penny21,962,8800.300.440.701.603.808.2015405060Elizabeth II1955 Half Penny9,342,7200.260.360.601.403.207123348150Elizabeth II1959 Half Penny10,166,4000.140.200.320.781.703.405.80131643Elizabeth II1960-Y Half Penny17,811,4000.160.220.360.902.104.407.70182126Elizabeth II1961-Y Half Penny17,811,8400.140.180.300.761.803.706.50151827Elizabeth II1962-Y Half Penny10,258,5600.160.240.380.901.903.606131627Elizabeth II1963-Y Half Penny16,410,2400.160.220.360.902.104.507.80192224Elizabeth II1964-Y Half Penny18,230,0000.140.200.300.781.703.505.80131722George V1911 Penny3,768,000101526526672100290350420George V1912-H Penny3,600,0009.20132245578188140400630George V1913 Penny2,520,00015233877961403704304701,300George V1914 Penny720,000152242981902703109901,0002,700George V1915 Penny960,000192848961603003601,0001,2002,900George V1915-H Penny1,320,000334249771903608809201,0001,400George V1916-I Penny3,324,0006.309.401531394756270380510George V1917-I Penny6,240,0008.70132143545973200240330George V1918-I Penny1,200,0002335581101401705401,0001,5002,200George V1919 Penny5,810,16071017344352802204701,500George V1919 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above132034658088120140400440George V1919 Double DotPennyIncl. in above1101401703,0006,4009,10010,00023,00024,00025,000George V1920 Penny9,041,0002030505301,3001,6002,2008,50015,00018,000George V1920 Dot Above Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above3249821602002202303805401,200George V1920 Dot Above Top ScrollPennyIncl. in above1201802302,0005,4007,0008,1008,7009,1009,700George V1920 Dot Below Lower ScrollPennyIncl. in above2131541001302102404707404,200George V1920 Double DotPennyIncl. in above57861002101,8006,3006,80010,00012,00020,000George V1921 Penny7,438,320*1320336784100200290350800George V1922 Penny12,947,040101525445189260310340680George V1923 Penny5,654,4001015255161130150310320520George V1924 Penny4,665,840*7.60111939921101202708301,200George V1925 Penny949,600*48731603306701,2001,40011,00013,00024,000George V1926 Penny1,036,80013203469821101303106504,000George V1927 Penny4,922,40010152550677173200240530George V1928 Penny3,038,4009.4014234758641004509701,200George V1929 Penny2,599,2005.908.801435561301705101,0002,200George V1930 PennyEst. 3,0006,4009,60015,00036,000100,000230,000250,000270,000270,000270,00012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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