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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.   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62George V1931 Penny494,400        George V1932 Penny2,116,800        George V1933 Penny5,817,600        George V1933/2 OverdatePennyIncl. in above        George V1934 Penny5,808,000        George V1935 Penny3,724,800        George V1936 Penny9,890,400        George VI1938 Penny5,552,400        George VI1939 Penny6,240,000        George VI1940 Penny4,075,200        George VI1940 K.GPenny1,113,600        George VI1941-Y Penny12,794,000        George VI1941 K.GPennyIncl. in above        George VI1941 Penny1,588,000        George VI1942-Y Penny12,244,800        George VI1942-I Sans IPenny9,000,000        George VI1942-I With IPenny9,000,000        George VI1943 Penny11,112,000        George VI1943-Y Penny33,086,400        George VI1943-I Penny9,000,000        George VI1944 Penny2,112,000        George VI1944-Y Penny27,830,800        George VI1945-Y Penny15,172,800        George VI1946 Penny363,000        George VI1947 Penny6,864,000        George VI1947-Y Penny4,490,400        George VI1948 Penny26,616,000        George VI1948-Y Penny1,534,000        George VI1949 Penny27,064,800        George VI1950 Penny36,358,800        George VI1950-Y Penny21,488,000        George VI1951 Penny21,240,000        George VI1951-Y Penny12,888,000        George VI1951-PL Penny18,000,000        George VI1952 Penny12,408,000        George VI1952-A Penny45,514,000        Elizabeth II1953 Penny6,936,000        Elizabeth II1953-A Penny6,202,800        Elizabeth II1955 Penny6,336,000        Elizabeth II1955-Y Penny11,109,600        Elizabeth II1956 Penny13,872,000        Elizabeth II1956-Y Penny12,121,000        Elizabeth II1957-Y Penny15,978,000        Elizabeth II1958 Penny10,012,800        Elizabeth II1958-Y Penny14,428,000        Elizabeth II1959 Penny1,617,000        Elizabeth II1959-Y Penny14,428,000        Elizabeth II1960-Y Penny20,515,200        Elizabeth II1961-Y Penny30,607,200        Elizabeth II1962-Y Penny34,851,600        Elizabeth II1963-Y Penny10,258,560        Elizabeth II1964 Penny10,000,000        Elizabeth II1964-Y Penny54,590,000        Edward VII1910 Threepence2,032,034*        George V1911 Threepence8,000,000*        George V1912 Threepence2,400,000        George V1914 Threepence1,600,000        George V1915 Threepence800,000        George V1916-M Threepence1,913,500        George V1917-M Threepence3,808,500        George V1918-M Threepence3,119,500        George V1919-M Threepence3,201,500        George V1920-M Threepence4,196,000        George V1921-M Threepence7,378,073        George V1921 Threepence5,531,000        George V1922 ThreepenceIncl. in above        George V1922/21 OverdateThreepence5,531,000*        George V1923 Threepence815,283        George V1924 Threepence2,014,044        George V1925 Threepence4,347,585        George V1926 Threepence6,158,000        George V1927 Threepence6,720,000        George V1928 Threepence5,008,000        George V1934 Threepence1,616,000        George V1934/3 OverdateThreepenceIncl. in above        George V1935 Threepence2,800,000        George V1936 Threepence5,360,000        George VI1938 Threepence4,560,000        George VI1939 Threepence3,856,000        George VI1940 Threepence3,840,000        George VI1941 Threepence7,584,000        George VI1942 Threepence528,000        George VI1942-S Threepence8,000,000        George VI1942-D Threepence16,000,000        George VI1943 Threepence24,912,000        George VI1943-S Threepence8,000,000        George VI1943-D Threepence16,000,000        George VI1944-S Threepence32,000,000        George VI1947 Threepence4,176,000        George VI1948 Threepence26,208,000        George VI1949 Threepence26,400,000        George VI1950 Threepence35,456,000        George VI1951 Threepence15,856,000        George VI1951-PL Threepence40,000,000        George VI1952 Threepence21,560,000        Elizabeth II1953 Threepence7,664,000        Elizabeth II1954 Threepence2,672,000        Elizabeth II1955 Threepence27,088,000        Elizabeth II1956 Threepence14,088,000        Elizabeth II1957 Threepence26,704,000        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.