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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
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65Kookaburra Type XIV2002-P Silver ProofTwo Dollar2,350      Kookaburra Type XV2003-P Silver ProofTwo Dollar2,350      Kookaburra Type XVI2004-P Silver ProofTwo Dollar1,950      Kookaburra Type XVII2005-P Silver ProofTwo Dollar1,150      Lunar Rabbit1999-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,500      Lunar Rabbit2011-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar1,000      Lunar Dragon2000-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,500      Lunar Dragon2012-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar1,000      Lunar Snake2001-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,500      Lunar Snake2013-P Proof Silver ColourisedTwo DollarUnknown      Lunar Horse2002-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,500      Lunar Horse2014-P Proof SilverTwo DollarUnknown      Lunar Goat2003-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,500      Lunar Goat2015-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar1,000      Lunar Monkey2004-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,500      Lunar Monkey2016-P Proof SilverTwo DollarUnknown      Lunar Rooster2005-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,000      Lunar Dog2006-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,000      Lunar Pig2007-P Proof SilverTwo Dollar2,000      Lunar Mouse2008-P Proof SilverTwo DollarUnknown      Lunar Ox2009-P Proof SilverTwo dollarUnknown      Lunar Tiger2010-P Proof SilverTwo DollarUnknown      Lunar Tiger2010-P Proof Silver ColourisedTwo Dollar1,000      FIFA World Cup Germany2006-P Proof GoldFour Dollar50,000      Sydney Opera House2006-P Proof GoldFive DollarUnknown      Saltwater Crocodile2006-P Proof GoldFive Dollar4,812      Grey Kangaroo2006-P Proof GoldFive Dollar2,096      Emu2006-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,576      Koala2006-P Proof GoldFive Dollar2,519      Kookaburra2006-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,527      Echidna2007-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,269      Common Wombat2007-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,242      Tasmanian Devil2007-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,274      Great White Shark2007-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,656      Platypus2007-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,188      Dolphin2008-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,856      King Brown Snake2008-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,308      Brolga2008-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,475      Dingo2008-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,479      Frilled Neck Lizard2008-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,788      Kangaroo2009-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,370      Dolphin2009-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,508      King Brown Snake2009-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,458      Brolga2009-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,228      Echidna2009-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,153      Frilled Neck Lizard2010-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,031      Koala2010-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,162      Platypus2010-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,042      Saltwater Crocodile2010-P Proof GoldFive Dollar995      Common Wombat2010-P Proof GoldFive Dollar999      Dingo2011-P Proof GoldFive DollarUnknown      Emu2011-P Proof GoldFive DollarUnknown      Kookaburra2011-P Proof GoldFive DollarUnknown      Great White Shark2011-P Proof GoldFive DollarUnknown      Tasmanian Devil2011-P Proof GoldFive DollarUnknown      Wedge-Tailed Eagle2014-P Proof SilverFive Dollar5,000      Kookaburra Type II1990-P Proof SilverFive Dollar22,871606264666871Red Kangaroo1989-P Proof GoldFive Dollar26,586150150150150150150Grey Kangaroo1990-P Proof GoldFive Dollar9,956150150150150150150Common Wallaroo1991-P Proof GoldFive Dollar3,524      Nailtailed Wallaby1992-P Proof GoldFive Dollar2,052      Whiptail Wallaby1993-P Proof GoldFive Dollar1,971      Kangaroo Type IX1994-P Proof GoldFive Dollar500      Kangaroo Type X1995-P Proof GoldFive Dollar250      Kangaroo Type XI1996-P Proof GoldFive Dollar350      Kangaroo Type XII1997-P Proof GoldFive Dollar375      Kangaroo1998-P Proof GoldFive Dollar5,375      Kangaroo Type XIV1999-P Proof GoldFive Dollar400      Kangaroo Type XV2000-P Proof GoldFive Dollar10,600      Kangaroo Type XVI2001-P Proof GoldFive Dollar10,650      Lunar Rooster2005-P Proof GoldFive Dollar28,000      Lunar Rooster2005-P Proof Gold ColourisedFive Dollar1,000      Koala Type II1989-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar8,939120120130130130140Koala Type III1990-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar2,150110120120120130130Koala Type IV1991-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar997130130130140140150Koala Type V1992-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar860140140150150160160Koala Type VI1993-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar165130130140140150150Koala Type VII1994-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar162      Koala Type VIII1995-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar82,893      Koala Type IX1996-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar200160170170180190200Koala Type X1997-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar200      Koala Type XI1998-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar200      Koala Type XII1999-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar200      Koala Type XIII2000-P Proof PlatinumFive DollarUnknown      Koala Type XIII2000-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar250130140140150150160Koala Type XIV2001-P Proof PlatinumFive Dollar5,275      The Land Down Under2014-P Proof SilverEight Dollar400      Lunar Dragon2012-P Proof SilverEight DollarUnknown      Lunar Snake2013-P Proof SilverEight DollarUnknown      Lunar Horse2014-P Proof SilverEight DollarUnknown      Lunar Goat2015-P Proof SilverEight DollarUnknown      Kookaburra Evolution2001-P Proof Silver CalendarTen Dollar1,500      Kookaburra Evolution2002-P Proof Silver TimeTen Dollar1,500      Kookaburra Evolution2003-P Proof Silver AlphabetTen Dollar1,500      Kookaburra Evolution2004-P Proof Silver NumbersTen Dollar1,500      Kookaburra Evolution2005-P Proof Silver KnowledgeTen Dollar1,500      Australian Reverse2005-P Proof GoldTen Dollar1,000      New Zealand Reverse2005-P Proof GoldTen Dollar1,000      Kookaburra Type I1991-P Proof SilverTen Dollar5,500      Kookaburra Type IV1992-P Proof SilverTen Dollar2,500      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.