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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 I1984 Ten Cent25,878,0140.200.260.400.9823.605.40101214Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,0000.260.340.541.302.905.308.40172125Type II1986 Ten Cent180,0000.220.280.4212.304.206.60131519Type II1987 Ten Cent200,0000.240.320.481.102.303.905.80111315Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,4400.220.280.4212.103.805.80111315Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,9020.160.200.300.761.602.904.3089.5011Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,7660.200.240.360.861.702.904.307.809.1010Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,4000.200.260.380.9623.505.30101114Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,0280.240.320.481.202.504.406.80131619Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,4600.260.340.521.202.504.306.50121417Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,9000.220.300.461.102.504.507.10141720Type II1995 Ten Cent132,2690.240.320.501.202.504.506.90131619Type II1996 Ten Cent134,5000.240.320.481.202.404.406.70131519Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,4430.300.400.621.503.206.109.70202430Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,9180.280.360.561.302.8057.80151822Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,7850.240.300.461.102.203.805.80101215Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,3940.260.340.501.202.604.607.10131620Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,3160.200.260.400.961.903.304.9091012Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,5530.220.280.42123.505.209.601113Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,5090.220.280.4412.103.605.309.901114Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,7940.220.300.4412.103.705.40101214Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,0260.180.220.320.801.703.104.608.701012Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,2540.200.240.360.901.803.204.809.101012Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,4630.240.300.461.102.203.805.80101215Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,0120.220.300.4412.103.605.40101214Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,4550.200.260.380.901.8034.508.209.7011Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,7030.220.280.4412.103.605.309.901114Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,0510.260.360.551.403.206.1010212629Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,6380.200.260.380.982.103.805.90111316Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,4520.220.280.4212.103.505.309.801113Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown0.120.160.260.621.202.3049.701216Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown0.240.300.461.102.504.607.20141721Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown0.240.360.581.201.902.904.308.90111350 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown0.140.200.320.721.20236.407.909.90Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,6580.360.440.621.5035.107.40131518Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,0000.400.520.781.904.207.7011222733Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,5090.340.420.601.402.904.907121416Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,0260.260.280.380.881.802.8046.607.608.70Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,734          Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,4520.420.540.781.803.6068.60151821Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,0000.340.440.621.40357.20121417ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,0000.300.360.481.102.303.705.308.901011United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,0000.340.420.601.503.506.409.80182227Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.400.500.741.703.405.608.10141619Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,8220.400.520.781.904710192328Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,2400.440.580.882.104.207.2010202328Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,6340.340.440.621.503.4069.10172024Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,2290.400.520.761.803.706.309.20161923New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,6330.380.500.721.703.5068.80151822Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,0000.400.520.761.803.706.309.30172023Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,8890.320.400.571.302.704.606.60111315Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.340.420.601.402.804.506.40111215Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998          Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,2470.340.420.601.402.904.907.10121417Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown0.460.600.9023.805.908.20141619Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,5000.340.420.601.503.406.209.50182122Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,2500.720.981.503.707.501321445467Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above1001502505507608609301,1001,2001,900Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,6590.420.550.8224.508.2012242936Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,0000.300.340.481.202.604.606.80121429Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,0000.861.201.904.609.7018306784100Type I1969 Twenty Cent16,551,1760.400.520.7624.508.4013263235Type I1970 Twenty Cent23,761,2300.380.480.701.703.906.9010202428Type I1971 Twenty Cent8,975,5720.420.550.8024.40812242935Type I1972 Twenty Cent16,682,0650.320.400.571.403.305.909172024Type I1973 Twenty Cent23,386,9280.360.460.661.603.606.409.80182126Type I1974 Twenty Cent33,573,4750.460.600.902.204.708.2012242935Type I1975 Twenty Cent53,330,1210.320.380.551.302.804.706.80121416Type I1976 Twenty Cent59,814,0040.360.440.641.603.305.808.50151821Type I1977 Twenty Cent41,400,0100.300.340.481.102.303.905.509.501112Type I1978 Twenty Cent37,502,0060.300.340.481.102.303.905.609.601113Type I1978 MuleTwenty CentUnknown          Type I1979 Twenty Cent22,370,0060.360.440.661.603.405.808.60151821Type I1980 Twenty Cent84,457,0000.320.400.561.302.804.807121417Type I1981 Four clawsTwenty Cent115,623,0000.320.400.561.402.904.907.10121417Type I1981 Scalloped EdgeTwenty Cent8 known          Type I1981 Three and a half clawsTwenty Cent50,000,0000.640.881.303.407.301322465771Type I1982 Twenty Cent76,799,9500.300.380.521.302.804.807.10121517Type I1983 Twenty Cent55,268,700*0.420.550.8224.508.1012242935Type I1984 Twenty Cent27,970,014*0.400.520.761.904.207.6011222732Type II1985 Twenty Cent2,870,0000.380.480.701.703.806.8010192328Type II1986 Twenty Cent180,0000.320.380.551.403.105.608.40151819Type II1987 Twenty Cent200,0000.320.400.561.403.305.909162024Type II1988 Twenty Cent474,9400.420.520.781.9047.1010202428Type II1989 Twenty Cent150,6020.340.420.621.40357.20121417Type II1990 Twenty Cent103,7660.340.420.621.503.105.407.90141619Type II1991 Twenty Cent147,9000.340.420.581.4035.107.50131518Type II1992 Twenty Cent118,5280.300.340.481.102.303.805.509.501112Type II1993 Twenty Cent109,1600.340.400.571.402.9057.40131518Type II1994 Twenty Cent14,431,9000.320.380.551.302.604.306.10101214Type II1995 Twenty Cent132,2690.480.640.962.204.407.3010192327Type II1996 Twenty Cent20,641,0200.360.440.641.503.105.207.60131518Type II1997 Twenty Cent16,761,1600.320.400.561.302.704.506.50111315Type II1998 Twenty Cent28,868,4940.320.380.541.202.504.206101214Type III1999 Twenty Cent64,286,7850.300.340.481.102.203.6058.509.7011Type III2000 Twenty Cent35,717,5120.340.400.571.302.804.606.60111315Type III2001 Twenty Cent82,090,3160.340.400.571.402.804.606.70111315Type III2001 Bi-MetalTwenty CentIncl. in above          Type III2002 Twenty Cent27,328,5530.340.420.621.40357.20121417Type III2004 Large HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*0.340.420.581.402.804.706.8011131612345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.