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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
   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64Type I1972 Two Cent77,609,0650. I1973 Two Cent93,088,4280.160.220.340.801.502.604.108.301012Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,9750. I1975 Two Cent100,075,1210.140.200.320.721.302.203.306.407.709.40Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,0040.160.220.360.821.402.303.306.307.509.10Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,5100. I1978 Two Cent128,745,5060.140.200.300.721.302.403.607.408.9010Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,0060. I1980 Two Cent145,703,0000. I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000          Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,0001.902.804.7010173467210350580Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,0000. I1982 Two Cent121,965,9500.140.200.320.761.402.303.406.7089.80Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,7000. I1984 Two Cent58,113,5140. II1985 Two Cent34,670,0000.140.200.320.741.402.403.807.609.3011Type II1986 Two Cent180,0000.140.200.320.741.302.203.406.507.909.60Type II1987 Two Cent200,0000.140.200.340.781.402.503.9089.7012Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,9400.140.180.300.721.302.303.607.308.8010Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,6020.140.200.300.721.302.403.607.408.9011Type II1990 Two Cent103,7660. II1991 Two Cent147,9000. III2006 Two Cent87,4070.200.280.4411.803.204.90101215Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,2500.220.300.481.102.404.607.60172126Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,6590.220.300.481.102.404.607.60172126Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,0000.140.200.320.8424.107161723Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,0000.200.280.4412.304.307.10151924Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,1760.240.340.551.202.504.607.30151924Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,2300.140.200.320.781.703.105.10101316Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,5720.140.200.320.781.603.105101316Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,0650.340.480.801.904.309.30174555110Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,9280.160.220.360.861.703.104.90101215Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,4750.160.200.320.821.703.305.30111317Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,1210.160.240.360.901.803.205.10101316Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,0040.180.240.380.901.803.305.20101316Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,0100.140.180.300.741.6034.709.901214Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,0060.160.220.340.821.7034.709.701114Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown          Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,0060. I1980 Five Cent115,142,0000.140.200.320.781.603.105101215Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,0000.140.180.300.741.602.904.709.801114Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000          Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,9500. I1983 Five Cent131,723,7000.160.200.320.821.703.205.20111317Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,0140.140.200.320.821.9046.80151517Type II1985 Five Cent170,0000.220.320.521.202.604.908.20182329Type II1986 Five Cent180,0000. II1987 Five Cent73,700,0000.140.200.300.741.502.704.208.501012Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,4400.160.220.340.801.502.704.1089.7011Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown          Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,9020.160.200.320.781.602.904.509.201113Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,7660.160.200.320.781.602.904.509.201113Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,9000.140.200.300.741.502.704.208.601012Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,0280.220.320.501.102.203.806121518Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,1600. II1994 Five Cent146,799,9000. II1995 Five Cent85,123,2690.160.200.320.801.602.904.609.401114Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,5000.160.200.320.801.602.904.509.201113Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,4430.140.180.300.721.402.604.108.301012Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,9180.160.220.340.801.502.704.108.109.8011Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,7854.506.701122283032343638Type III2000 Five Cent97,528,3940.180.260.420.981.803.205101215Type III2001 Five Cent174,702,3160. III2002 Five Cent148,916,5530.180.240.400.921.803.104.809.601114Type III2003 Five Cent115,221,5090.140.200.320.781.603.105101316Type III2004 Five Cent145,371,7580.200.280.4611.903.204.809.401113Type III2005 Five Cent194,404,0260. III2006 Five Cent306,650,2540.140.200.320.761.602.804.408.901013Type III2007 Five Cent59,140,4630.140.180.300.721.402.403.707.108.6010Type III2008 Five Cent120,136,5160.140.200.300.741.502.704.208.401012Type III2009 Five Cent84,059,4550.220.300.481.102.103.705.80111417Type III2010 Five Cent59,225,7030.180.240.380.881.7034.5091013Type III2011 Five Cent44,905,0510. III2012 Five Cent68,845,6380.160.220.340.821.602.804.208.401012Type III2013 Five Cent44,861,4520. III2014 Five CentUnknown0. III2015 Five CentUnknown0. III2016 Five CentUnknown0.140.200.340.741.2023.106.608.201050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Five CentUnknown0.260.380.641.302.103.405.20111418Type III2007 Double HeadedFive CentUnknown          Type I1966 Five spikesTen Cent30,067,2500.220.280.421.102.504.807.60151826Type I1966 Four spikesTen Cent10,978,6590.260.340.521.302.805.208.30162025Type I1967 Ten Cent51,032,0000.280.360.561.302.805.107.80151823Type I1968 Ten Cent24,706,0000.240.300.461.202.705.108.20172029Type I1969 Ten Cent54,665,1760.240.320.481.202.604.907.60151822Type I1970 Ten Cent22,346,2300.240.300.461.102.304.206.40121417Type I1971 Ten Cent20,754,5720.220.280.4212.304.106.40121518Type I1972 Ten Cent12,541,0650.200.260.4012.504.907.90161718Type I1973 Ten Cent27,350,9280.220.280.4412.404.306.80131619Type I1974 Ten Cent46,575,4750.220.280.4412.404.306.70131619Type I1975 Ten Cent50,930,1210.260.340.521.202.604.607.10141620Type I1976 Ten Cent57,100,0040.200.280.4012.103.705.50101215Type I1977 Ten Cent24,193,0100.240.300.461.102.404.206.40121418Type I1978 Ten Cent43,070,0060.200.240.360.9423.605.60101215Type I1979 Ten Cent37,020,0060.200.260.380.982.103.805.90111316Type I1980 Ten Cent55,184,0000.180.240.360.901.903.505.40101214Type I1981 Ten Cent76,180,0000. I1981 Legend near edgeTen Cent40,000,000          Type I1982 Ten Cent61,687,9500.200.260.380.9423.405.209.801113Type I1983 Ten Cent82,473,7000.220.280.4212.404.607.2014171912345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.