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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 Cent25,878,01414141518192020212121Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,00014151619212223232424Type II1986 Ten Cent180,00013141415161616161616Type II1987 Ten Cent200,00014141517191920202121Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,44014151618202122222323Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,90213141415161616171717Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,76614141518192021212222Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,40014141516171818191919Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,02814151619212223242425Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,46015161928343739424344Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,90014151620222324252525Type II1995 Ten Cent132,26914151619212222232323Type II1996 Ten Cent134,50015161928343740434344Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,44314141416161717232731Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,91814151620222324252526Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,78514151722252627292930Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,39413131314141414181921Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,31613131314141414161718Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,55313131314141414161718Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,50914151619212223242424Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,79415161826313436383939Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,02614151619212223242425Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,25414141517181919202020Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,46314151619212223242425Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,01214151620222324252525Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,45514141516171818181919Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,70314141518202121222222Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,05115151722252728293037Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,63814151619202122232323Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,45213141415161616171717Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown13131415151616161616Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown14151620222324252626Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown1516182529323436363750 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown14151619212223242424Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,65814151721242526272828Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,00015151722252728303030Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,50914151620222324242525Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,02614151619212222232324Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,73414151619212223242424Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,45215161824283032343435Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,00015151722242627282929ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,000          United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,00014141516171818222325Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,00215161824283031333334Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,82215161825293132343536Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,24015161926323436393940Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,63414151721242526272728Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,22915161826303334373738New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,63315161824283132343535Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,000          Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,88914151620222324252525Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,00014151721232525272727Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998          Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,24715151722252627292929Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown15161928333638414243Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,50015151722242627282929Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,25017192546627380919396Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above2432582508301,3001,7002,4002,6003,100Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,65915161825303234363737Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,00016182236465256616368Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,00017192443586773828487Type I1969 Twenty Cent16,551,17615161826303334373738Type I1970 Twenty Cent23,761,23014151721232526272728Type I1971 Twenty Cent8,975,57214151721232525272727Type I1972 Twenty Cent16,682,06514141416171717171818Type I1973 Twenty Cent23,386,92814151619202122283236Type I1974 Twenty Cent33,573,47515151722252627323436Type I1975 Twenty Cent53,330,12113141415151516222631Type I1976 Twenty Cent59,814,00414141518192021212122Type I1977 Twenty Cent41,400,01015161926313436383940Type I1978 Twenty Cent37,502,00614141517181919192020Type I1978 MuleTwenty CentUnknown          Type I1979 Twenty Cent22,370,00614151620232425262627Type I1980 Twenty Cent84,457,00013131414141414171921Type I1981 Four clawsTwenty Cent115,623,00013131414141414182022Type I1981 Scalloped EdgeTwenty Cent8 known35561401,5005,1009,40013,00021,00024,00026,000Type I1981 Three and a half clawsTwenty Cent50,000,00016172134434952575960Type I1982 Twenty Cent76,799,95014141517191920202121Type I1983 Twenty Cent55,268,700*16182135455155616264Type I1984 Twenty Cent27,970,014*15161928343739424344Type II1985 Twenty Cent2,870,00013141415151616181920Type II1986 Twenty Cent180,00014141517181919202020Type II1987 Twenty Cent200,00014151721242526282828Type II1988 Twenty Cent474,94014151721242526282828Type II1989 Twenty Cent150,60214151722252728292930Type II1990 Twenty Cent103,76613131414151515181921Type II1991 Twenty Cent147,90014151620222324252525Type II1992 Twenty Cent118,52814141619212222232323Type II1993 Twenty Cent109,16014151620222324252525Type II1994 Twenty Cent14,431,90014141518202122222323Type II1995 Twenty Cent132,26914141416171718222427Type II1996 Twenty Cent20,641,02014151722252627292929Type II1997 Twenty Cent16,761,16014151619212223242424Type II1998 Twenty Cent28,868,49414141517181919202020Type III1999 Twenty Cent64,286,78514141516171818181919Type III2000 Twenty Cent35,717,51213131314141414171922Type III2001 Twenty Cent82,090,31613131314141414161819Type III2001 Bi-MetalTwenty CentIncl. in above          Type III2002 Twenty Cent27,328,55313131314141414171820Type III2004 Large HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*1415162022232425252612345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.