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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
   MintageEdward VII1910 SpecimenThreepence28George V1911 SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge V1916-M SpecimenThreepence60George V1917-M SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge V1918-M PatternThreepence2 KnownGeorge V1918-M SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge V1919-M SpecimenThreepence2 KnownGeorge V1920-M SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge V1921-M SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge V1922 SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge V1935 SpecimenThreepenceUnknownGeorge VI1947 SpecimenThreepenceUnknownElizabeth II1955 SpecimenThreepence733Elizabeth II1956 SpecimenThreepence504Edward VII1910 SpecimenSixpence28George V1911 SpecimenSixpenceUnknownGeorge V1916-M SpecimenSixpence60George V1917-M SpecimenSixpenceUnknownGeorge V1918-M SpecimenSixpenceUnknownGeorge V1919-M SpecimenSixpence2 KnownGeorge V1920-M SpecimenSixpenceUnknownGeorge V1921 SpecimenSixpenceUnknownGeorge V1922 SpecimenSixpenceUnknownGeorge V1935 SpecimenSixpenceUnknownElizabeth II1955 SpecimenSixpence880Elizabeth II1956 SpecimenSixpence506Edward VII1910 SpecimenShilling28George V1911 SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1916-M SpecimenShilling60George V1917-M SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1918-M Pattern (0.500 Silver)Shilling2 KnownGeorge V1918-M SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1919-M PatternShilling2 KnownGeorge V1920-M SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1921-* SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1922 SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1933 SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge V1935 SpecimenShillingUnknownGeorge VI1946-P SpecimenShilling6George V1920 SpecimenShillingUnknownElizabeth II1955 SpecimenShilling851Elizabeth II1956 SpecimenShilling507Australia1909 Uniface Reverse PatternFlorinUniqueEdward VII1910 SpecimenFlorin28George V1911 SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge V1914-H SpecimenFlorin7 KnownGeorge V1916-M SpecimenFlorin60George V1917-M SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge V1918-M SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge V1919-M SpecimenFlorin2 KnownGeorge V1922 SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge V1932 SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge V1933 SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge V1935 SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge VI1945 Pattern (.500 Silver)Florin1 knownGeorge VI1945 Pattern (.666 Silver)Florin3 knownGeorge VI1946 Pattern in Cupro-NickelFlorin4 KnownGeorge VI1951 SpecimenFlorinUnknownGeorge VI1952 SpecimenFlorinUnknownMelbourne Centenary1934-35 SpecimenFlorinUnknownMelbourne Centenary1934-35 TrialFlorinUniqueElizabeth II1956 SpecimenFlorin500Square Trial1920 Type 1Half PennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 1aHalf PennyUnknownSquare Trial1921 Type 2Half PennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 3PennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 3aPennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 4PennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 4aPennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 5aPennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 6PennyUnknownSquare Trial1919 Type 6aPennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 7PennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 7aPennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 8PennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 9PennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 10PennyUnknownSquare Trial1920 Type 13PennyUnknownSquare Trial1921 Type 11PennyUnknownSquare Trial1921 Type 11aPennyUnknownSquare Trial1921 Type 12PennyUnknownRound Type I1966 Double Bar PatternFifty CentUnknownRound Type I1966 No field design PatternFifty CentUnknownRound Type I1967 PatternFifty CentUnknownRound Type I1967 Uniface Obverse PatternFifty CentUnknownDodecagonal Type I1966 PatternFifty CentUnknownDodecagonal Type I1967 PatternFifty CentUnknownDodecagonal Type I1967 Uniface Obverse PatternFifty CentUnknownDodecagonal Type I1969 SpecimenFifty Cent2,000Dodecagonal Type I1977 PatternFifty Cent7 KnownCaptain Cook1970 SpecimenFifty Cent556,888Parliament House1988 PatternFifty CentUnknownEarly Pattern1966 UnifaceOne DollarUnknownImperial Lion Test Coin1977 PatternOne DollarUnknownRoyal Visit2004-P Bi-Metal 50th Anniversary FlorinOne Dollar12,500Kookaburra Type V1994-P Australian Team PrivyOne DollarUnknownKookaburra Type VII1996-P Basler Stab Privy SilverOne Dollar2,500Kookaburra Type VII1996-P Silver Belgium PrivyOne Dollar5,000Kookaburra Type VII1996-P Silver Chinese Panda PrivyOne Dollar15,000Kookaburra Type VII1996-P Silver Foundation StoneOne Dollar1,50012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.