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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
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Elizabeth II1958 Threepence11,248,00034.306.7012161718314048Elizabeth II1959 Threepence19,888,0003.204.607.2013171819252932Elizabeth II1960 Threepence19,600,0003.905.608.9017212223313538Elizabeth II1961 Threepence33,840,0000.760.8412.605.408.9012202527Elizabeth II1962 Threepence15,968,0000.800.901.102.906.301015263033Elizabeth II1963 Threepence44,016,0000.800.901.102.806.201014253033Elizabeth II1964 Threepence20,320,0003.905.60917212324262728Edward VII1910 Sixpence3,046,6359.7013205184110110200320360George V1911 Sixpence1,000,00017254079981302504201,2001,500George V1912 Sixpence1,600,0003145741402805807001,1001,2004,800George V1914 Sixpence1,800,000182643841001504101,2003,4006,300George V1916-M Sixpence1,769,0001724391001702102305701,6002,800George V1917-M Sixpence1,632,0002434561101302403001,5001,9002,700George V1918-M Sixpence915,0003856921501702804103,6004,1004,500George V1919-M Sixpence1,521,0003349811602002202405409601,100George V1920-M Sixpence1,476,000182643831401701903,2003,5004,100George V1921 Sixpence3,795,2885.607.301019232503005206201,300George V1922 Sixpence1,488,00066991603204004404802,0002,4004,500George V1923 Sixpence1,453,038182643841002003505101,3001,600George V1924 Sixpence1,038,19152771202503103404401,2002,0003,600George V1925 Sixpence3,266,30713182957711603608901,6004,000George V1926 Sixpence3,609,000101422416890100140230820George V1927 Sixpence3,592,0409.201219364574200320350620George V1928 Sixpence2,721,0008.50111733414752250470560George V1934 Sixpence1,024,00011152547591001203705601,100George V1935 Sixpence392,000203048943405707101,1001,4003,100George V1936 Sixpence1,800,0005.106.509.40162030270300330430George VI1938 Sixpence2,864,00079.4014263240455459120George VI1939 Sixpence1,600,0008.40111733404966170280740George VI1940 Sixpence1,600,00079.30142531434874260320George VI1941 Sixpence2,912,0005.707.40101923273281170560George VI1942 Sixpence8,968,0002.803.1049.902134498399310George VI1942-S Sixpence4,000,0006.208.2012222739465364150George VI1942-D Sixpence12,000,00056.409.20161921255281130George VI1943-S Sixpence4,000,0005.507.101018222446120140490George VI1943-D Sixpence8,000,0004.806.108.7015182034404471George VI1944-S Sixpence4,000,0006.408.501223283032396399George VI1945 Sixpence10,096,00081016313842435062110George VI1946 Sixpence10,024,0002.903.705.409.701112374963140George VI1948 Sixpence1,584,0005.607.801223283151677987George VI1950 Sixpence10,272,0005.607.8012232831333985130George VI1951 Sixpence13,760,0004.205.708.7016202123455568George VI1951-PL Sixpence20,024,0004.4069.2017212324304395George VI1952 Sixpence2,112,000111626526571781903701,200Elizabeth II1953 Sixpence1,152,0006.609.3014283544140170250310Elizabeth II1954 Sixpence7,672,0003.1045.9010121415252936Elizabeth II1955 Sixpence14,248,0003.805.207.80141719203556130Elizabeth II1956 Sixpence7,904,0005.407.501122273036596593Elizabeth II1957 Sixpence13,752,00045.408.1015182021293544Elizabeth II1958 Sixpence17,944,0001.401.501.803.907.601115262948Elizabeth II1959 Sixpence11,728,000345.8010121720253440Elizabeth II1960 Sixpence18,592,0003.704.907.4013161828485374Elizabeth II1961 Sixpence9,152,0001.501.602.105101622364148Elizabeth II1962 Sixpence44,816,000571020252729333640Elizabeth II1963 Sixpence25,056,0001.301.401.603.506.609.9013263134Edward VII1910 Shilling2,536,0694243477599100230350440590George V1911 Shilling1,700,000303648801702103109202,2002,700George V1912 Shilling1,000,000555862741404401,7004,4005,40010,000George V1913 Shilling1,200,000364255981501904407,0007,2008,400George V1914 Shilling3,300,0002731344765793306801,3001,500George V1915 Shilling800,0003142792002502902,6006,1007,3009,100George V1915-H Shilling500,00062911504305401,5001,9005,5009,60065,000George V1916-M Shilling5,141,000192628344974100290320640George V1917-M Shilling5,274,00028323542709295240500590George V1918-M Shilling3,761,00022324472861101405501,4001,500George V1920-M Shilling1,642,0002032621301702003801,7002,2004,200George V1921-* Shilling522,0005972922604506002,5004,3007,70012,000George V1922 Shilling2,039,924384451681003705608902,7003,200George V1924 Shilling673,6583340651201702303701,2001,6004,600George V1925/3 OverdateShilling1,448,7942227317495100110130710870George V1926 Shilling2,352,1003038414955593207207901,800George V1927 Shilling1,146,0001826346793110210550610980George V1928 Shilling664,0005256632704004705102,4002,7004,600George V1931 Shilling1,000,57012162551691102002503401,100George V1933 Shilling220,000911101504101,2001,3001,5004,3005,20013,000George V1934 Shilling480,000152132391001201407701,1002,400George V1935 Shilling500,000162227324192150230620750George V1936 Shilling1,424,00011152230425263230500850George VI1938 Shilling1,484,0007.108.401117202528110160220George VI1939 Shilling1,520,0008.80101525314088200340590George VI1940 Shilling760,0001216244453581403406901,400George VI1941 Shilling3,040,0001012183239425185130210George VI1942 Shilling1,380,000911152732354042130480George VI1942-S Shilling4,000,0007.609.20122024262745100250George VI1943 Shilling2,720,0007.308.701118228698210360540George VI1943-S Shilling16,000,00089.801322262834596571George VI1944 Shilling14,576,0008.109.90132227295678100340George VI1944-S Shilling8,000,0009.70121730363940476883George VI1946 Shilling10,072,0007.209.501426313440455487George VI1946-P Shilling1,316,0007.309.70142632841403404001,000George VI1948 Shilling4,132,0005.907.7011192426587178130George VI1950 Shilling7,188,0005.406.909.90172123385570100George VI1952 Shilling19,644,00067.701120242631427280Elizabeth II1953 Shilling12,204,0006.408.401222272931385967Elizabeth II1954 Shilling16,188,0006.1081121252830324267Elizabeth II1955 Shilling7,492,0005.807.50101923252953110120Elizabeth II1956 Shilling6,064,0005.907.60111924272965100140Elizabeth II1957 Shilling12,668,0005.206.609.4016192122375965Elizabeth II1958 Shilling7,412,0002.702.803.306.50111621303852Elizabeth II1959 Shilling10,876,0005.406.909.801720222738435212345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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