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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.   MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62Type I1972 Two Cent77,609,0650. I1973 Two Cent93,088,4280.160.240.380.881.602.904.509.10Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,9750. I1975 Two Cent100,075,1210.160.220.340.801.402.403.607Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,0040.180.240.400.901.502.503.706.90Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,5100. I1978 Two Cent128,745,5060.160.200.340.781.502.6048.10Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,0060. I1980 Two Cent145,703,0000. I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000        Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,00023.105.2010183773230Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,0000. I1982 Two Cent121,965,9500.160.220.360.821.502.503.807.30Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,7000. I1984 Two Cent58,113,5140.140.200.300.721.402.5048Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,0000.160.220.340.821.502.704.208.40Type II1986 Two Cent180,0000.160.220.340.801.402.403.707.20Type II1987 Two Cent200,0000.160.220.360.861.602.804.308.80Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,9400.140.200.340.781.502.6048Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,6020.160.200.340.781.502.6048.10Type II1990 Two Cent103,7660.140.180.300.701.302.303.607.10Type II1991 Two Cent147,9000.140.200.320.761.402.503.807.60Type III2006 Two Cent87,4070.220.300.501.1023.505.4011Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,2500.240.320.521.202.6058.2018Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,6590.240.320.521.202.6058.3018Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,0000.160.220.340.902.104.407.6017Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,0000.220.300.481.102.404.607.7017Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,1760.260.360.581.302.704.907.9017Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,2300.160.220.340.841.803.405.5011Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,5720.160.220.340.841.803.305.4011Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,0650.360.540.8624.60101849Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,9280.180.240.380.921.803.305.3011Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,4750.160.220.360.881.803.505.7012Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,1210.180.260.400.961.903.505.5011Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,0040.180.260.400.961.903.505.6011Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,0100.140.200.320.801.703.205.1010Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,0060.160.240.360.881.803.205.1010Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown        Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,0060.140.200.300.741.6034.809.90Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,0000.160.220.340.841.803.305.4011Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,0000.140.200.320.781.703.10510Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000        Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,9500. I1983 Five Cent131,723,7000.160.220.360.881.803.505.7012Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,0140.160.220.340.882.104.307.4017Type II1985 Five Cent170,0000.240.360.561.302.805.308.9020Type II1986 Five Cent180,0000. II1987 Five Cent73,700,0000.160.200.320.801.602.904.509.20Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,4400.160.220.360.861.602.804.408.70Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown        Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,9020.160.220.340.841.703.104.8010Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,7660.160.220.340.841.703.104.9010Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,9000.160.200.320.801.602.904.609.30Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,0280.240.340.551.202.404.106.4013Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,1600.140.200.300.741.502.704.208.50Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,9000. II1995 Five Cent85,123,2690.160.220.360.861.703.10510Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,5000.160.220.340.841.703.104.9010Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,4430.140.200.320.781.602.804.409Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,9180.160.220.360.861.602.904.408.80Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,7854.907.40122430333538Type III2000 Five Cent97,528,3940.200.280.44123.505.4011Type III2001 Five Cent174,702,3160.140.180.300.721.402.604.108.20Type III2002 Five Cent148,916,5530.200.260.4211.903.305.1010Type III2003 Five Cent115,221,5090.160.220.340.841.803.405.4011Type III2004 Five Cent145,371,7580.220.300.501.1023.405.2010Type III2005 Five Cent194,404,0260. III2006 Five Cent306,650,2540.160.220.340.821.6034.709.70Type III2007 Five Cent59,140,4630.140.200.320.761.502.603.907.70Type III2008 Five Cent120,136,5160.160.200.320.781.602.904.509.10Type III2009 Five Cent84,059,4550.240.320.521.202.3046.2012Type III2010 Five Cent59,225,7030.180.260.400.941.803.204.909.80Type III2011 Five Cent44,905,0510. III2012 Five Cent68,845,6380.180.240.380.881.7034.609.10Type III2013 Five Cent44,861,4520. III2014 Five CentUnknown0. III2015 Five CentUnknown0. III2016 Five CentUnknown0.160.220.380.821.302.203.407.2050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Five CentUnknown0.280.420.701.402.303.705.7012Type III2007 Double HeadedFive CentUnknown        Type I1966 Five spikesTen Cent30,067,2500.220.300.461.102.705.108.2016Type I1966 Four spikesTen Cent10,978,6590.280.360.561.4035.608.9018Type I1967 Ten Cent51,032,0000.280.380.601.4035.408.4017Type I1968 Ten Cent24,706,0000.240.320.501.202.905.508.9018Type I1969 Ten Cent54,665,1760.260.340.521.302.805.208.3016Type I1970 Ten Cent22,346,2300.240.320.501.202.504.506.8013Type I1971 Ten Cent20,754,5720.220.300.441.102.404.406.9013Type I1972 Ten Cent12,541,0650.220.280.421.102.705.308.6018Type I1973 Ten Cent27,350,9280.240.300.461.102.504.607.3014Type I1974 Ten Cent46,575,4750.240.300.461.102.504.607.3014Type I1975 Ten Cent50,930,1210.260.360.551.302.804.907.6015Type I1976 Ten Cent57,100,0040.220.280.4412.203.90611Type I1977 Ten Cent24,193,0100.240.320.501.202.504.506.9013Type I1978 Ten Cent43,070,0060.200.260.4012.103.90611Type I1979 Ten Cent37,020,0060.220.280.4012.204.106.3012Type I1980 Ten Cent55,184,0000.200.260.380.962.103.805.8011Type I1981 Ten Cent76,180,0000.160.200.300.761.602.904.308Type I1981 Legend near edgeTen Cent40,000,000        Type I1982 Ten Cent61,687,9500.220.280.4012.103.705.6010Type I1983 Ten Cent82,473,7000.220.280.441.102.604.907.801612345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.