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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 Cent77,609,06513141415151616161616Type I1973 Two Cent93,088,42814151620232425262627Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,97513131415151515181921Type I1975 Two Cent100,075,12113131414141515171819Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,00413141415151616181920Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,51013131314141414151515Type I1978 Two Cent128,745,50613131314141414182022Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,00613131314141414182023Type I1980 Two Cent145,703,00013131314141415171820Type I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000          Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,000171924435867150440560650Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,00013131415151515161616Type I1982 Two Cent121,965,95013131415151515171920Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,70013131414151515171819Type I1984 Two Cent58,113,51414141517181819191919Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,00013141415161617212326Type II1986 Two Cent180,00014151619222323242525Type II1987 Two Cent200,00013131314141414182023Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,94014141516171818191919Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,60214151620232425262627Type II1990 Two Cent103,76614151619212222232424Type II1991 Two Cent147,90014141416171818181818Type III2006 Two Cent87,40714151721242526272828Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,25015151722262728303031Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,65915151723262829303131Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,00014141618202122252628Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,00014141518202121313744Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,17615161826313435383939Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,23013141415161616161616Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,57214141518202121222222Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,06515161928343740434344Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,92814151619212222232324Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,47514141518192020212121Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,12114141516171818181919Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,00413131415151515202225Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,01013131314141414161819Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,00613141415151516181920Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown          Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,00614151721242526282828Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,00013131314141414192226Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,00014141518192020212121Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000          Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,95013131314141414161718Type I1983 Five Cent131,723,70014141517181819191919Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,01414141416171717181818Type II1985 Five Cent170,00014151722252728293030Type II1986 Five Cent180,00014141516171818181818Type II1987 Five Cent73,700,00014141517181919202020Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,44014141518202121222223Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown          Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,90214141416171718181818Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,76613131314141414161719Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,90014141517181919202020Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,02814151722252627292930Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,16014141517181919202020Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,90014141516171818191919Type II1995 Five Cent85,123,26914151721242526272828Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,50014151619212223242425Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,44315161824283031333434Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,91814141518192020212121Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,78515161927323537383838Type III2000 Five Cent97,528,39415161824293132343535Type III2001 Five Cent174,702,31613131314141414161718Type III2002 Five Cent148,916,55314151620222424262626Type III2003 Five Cent115,221,50914141519202122222323Type III2004 Five Cent145,371,75815151723272930323233Type III2005 Five Cent194,404,02614141619202122232323Type III2006 Five Cent306,650,25414141518192020212121Type III2007 Five Cent59,140,46314141518192020212121Type III2008 Five Cent120,136,51614141518192020212121Type III2009 Five Cent84,059,45513131314141414161718Type III2010 Five Cent59,225,70314151619212223242424Type III2011 Five Cent44,905,05113141415161616171726Type III2012 Five Cent68,845,63814141518202021222222Type III2013 Five Cent44,861,45214141518192020212121Type III2014 Five CentUnknown14141416171718181818Type III2015 Five CentUnknown13141416161717171718Type III2016 Five CentUnknown1415162023242526272750 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Five CentUnknown16172133424750555658Type III2007 Double HeadedFive CentUnknown2738774401,0001,6002,1003,0003,4003,700Type I1966 Five spikesTen Cent30,067,25014151620222323242532Type I1966 Four spikesTen Cent10,978,65914151722252728303031Type I1967 Ten Cent51,032,00015161825293133353636Type I1968 Ten Cent24,706,00014141517181919242632Type I1969 Ten Cent54,665,17614151619212223242424Type I1970 Ten Cent22,346,23014151620222425262626Type I1971 Ten Cent20,754,57214141619202122232323Type I1972 Ten Cent12,541,06514141619202122232425Type I1973 Ten Cent27,350,92815151723272930323233Type I1974 Ten Cent46,575,47513141415151616202325Type I1975 Ten Cent50,930,12114151722252728293030Type I1976 Ten Cent57,100,00414151620222324252525Type I1977 Ten Cent24,193,01014151619212223242424Type I1978 Ten Cent43,070,00614151721242626282828Type I1979 Ten Cent37,020,00615161826313435383939Type I1980 Ten Cent55,184,00013131314141414161819Type I1981 Ten Cent76,180,00013131314141414161819Type I1981 Legend near edgeTen Cent40,000,000          Type I1982 Ten Cent61,687,95014141518192021212122Type I1983 Ten Cent82,473,7001415161921232324242512345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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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