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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 Cent93,088,4280.160.220.360.861.602.804.308.801013Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,9750. I1975 Two Cent100,075,1210.140.200.340.761.402.303.506.808.2010Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,0040.160.240.380.861.502.403.506.7089.70Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,5100. I1978 Two Cent128,745,5060.140.200.320.761.402.503.907.809.5011Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,0060. I1980 Two Cent145,703,0000. I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000          Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,00023510183671230370620Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,0000. I1982 Two Cent121,965,9500.160.220.340.801.402.403.607.108.6010Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,7000. I1984 Two Cent58,113,5140.140.180.300.701.402.403.807.809.6011Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,0000.140.220.340.781.502.6048.109.9012Type II1986 Two Cent180,0000.160.220.340.781.402.403.606.908.4010Type II1987 Two Cent200,0000.160.220.360.821.502.704.208.501012Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,9400.140.200.320.761.402.503.807.809.4011Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,6020.140.200.320.761.402.503.907.809.5011Type II1990 Two Cent103,7660. II1991 Two Cent147,9000.140.200.300.721.402.403.707.40911Type III2006 Two Cent87,4070.200.300.48123.405.20101316Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,2500.220.320.521.202.504.908.10182228Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,6590.220.320.521.202.504.908.10182228Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,0000.160.220.340.882.104.307.40171824Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,0000.220.300.481.102.404.607.50162026Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,1760.260.360.571.302.604.807.80162126Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,2300.160.220.340.841.803.305.40111417Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,5720.160.220.340.821.703.305.30111317Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,0650.360.520.8624.509.90184859120Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,9280.180.240.380.901.803.305.20101316Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,4750.160.220.340.861.803.405.60111418Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,1210.180.240.400.941.903.405.40111317Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,0040.180.240.400.941.903.405.50111417Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,0100.140.200.320.781.603.105101216Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,0060.160.220.360.881.703.205101215Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown          Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,0060.140.180.300.741.602.904.709.701114Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,0000.160.200.320.821.703.305.30111317Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,0000.140.200.300.781.603.105101215Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000          Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,9500. I1983 Five Cent131,723,7000.160.220.340.861.803.405.60111418Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,0140.160.220.340.8624.207.20161718Type II1985 Five Cent170,0000.240.340.561.302.705.208.70192431Type II1986 Five Cent180,0000. II1987 Five Cent73,700,0000.140.200.320.781.602.804.4091113Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,4400.160.220.360.841.602.804.308.501012Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown          Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,9020.160.220.340.821.7034.809.801114Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,7660.160.220.340.841.7034.809.801214Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,9000.140.200.320.781.602.804.509.101113Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,0280.240.340.541.202.3046.30131619Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,1600.140.180.300.721.502.604.108.301012Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,9000. II1995 Five Cent85,123,2690.160.220.340.841.703.104.90101215Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,5000.160.220.340.841.7034.809.801214Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,4430.140.200.320.761.502.804.408.801013Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,9180.160.220.360.841.602.804.308.601012Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,7854.807.201224303334373841Type III2000 Five Cent97,528,3940.200.280.44123.405.30101316Type III2001 Five Cent174,702,3160. III2002 Five Cent148,916,5530.180.260.420.981.903.305101215Type III2003 Five Cent115,221,5090.160.220.340.821.703.305.30111317Type III2004 Five Cent145,371,7580.220.300.481.1023.405.10101214Type III2005 Five Cent194,404,0260. III2006 Five Cent306,650,2540.160.220.340.801.6034.609.501114Type III2007 Five Cent59,140,4630.140.200.320.761.402.503.907.609.1011Type III2008 Five Cent120,136,5160.140.200.320.761.602.804.4091013Type III2009 Five Cent84,059,4550.220.320.521.202.203.906.10121519Type III2010 Five Cent59,225,7030.180.240.400.921.803.104.809.601114Type III2011 Five Cent44,905,0510. III2012 Five Cent68,845,6380.160.240.360.861.702.904.508.901013Type III2013 Five Cent44,861,4520. III2014 Five CentUnknown0. III2015 Five CentUnknown0. III2016 Five CentUnknown0.140.220.360.801.302.203.307.108.801150 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Five CentUnknown0.280.420.681.402.303.605.60121519Type III2007 Double HeadedFive CentUnknown          Type I1966 Five spikesTen Cent30,067,2500.220.300.441.102.6058162028Type I1966 Four spikesTen Cent10,978,6590.260.360.551.3035.508.70182227Type I1967 Ten Cent51,032,0000.280.380.601.4035.308.30162024Type I1968 Ten Cent24,706,0000.240.320.481.202.805.408.70182231Type I1969 Ten Cent54,665,1760.260.340.521.202.805.108.10162024Type I1970 Ten Cent22,346,2300.240.320.481.202.504.406.70131519Type I1971 Ten Cent20,754,5720.220.280.4412.404.306.80131619Type I1972 Ten Cent12,541,0650.220.280.421.102.605.208.40171819Type I1973 Ten Cent27,350,9280.220.300.461.102.504.607.10141721Type I1974 Ten Cent46,575,4750.220.300.461.102.504.607.10141721Type I1975 Ten Cent50,930,1210.260.340.541.302.704.907.50141821Type I1976 Ten Cent57,100,0040.220.280.4212.203.805.80111316Type I1977 Ten Cent24,193,0100.240.320.481.202.504.406.80131519Type I1978 Ten Cent43,070,0060.200.260.380.982.103.805.90111316Type I1979 Ten Cent37,020,0060.200.260.4012.2046.20121417Type I1980 Ten Cent55,184,0000.200.260.380.9423.705.70111315Type I1981 Ten Cent76,180,0000.160.200.300.761.602.804.207.909.3011Type I1981 Legend near edgeTen Cent40,000,000          Type I1982 Ten Cent61,687,9500.200.260.40123.605.50101214Type I1983 Ten Cent82,473,7000.220.280.441.102.504.807.7015192112345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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