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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 I1984 Ten Cent25,878,0140.200.260.400.9823.605.4010Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,0000.260.340.541.302.905.308.4017Type II1986 Ten Cent180,0000.220.280.4212.304.206.6013Type II1987 Ten Cent200,0000.240.320.481.102.303.905.8011Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,4400.220.280.4212.103.805.8011Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,9020.160.200.300.761.602.904.308Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,7660.200.240.360.861.702.904.307.80Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,4000.200.260.380.9623.505.3010Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,0280.240.320.481.202.504.406.8013Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,4600.260.340.521.202.504.306.5012Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,9000.220.300.461.102.504.507.1014Type II1995 Ten Cent132,2690.240.320.501.202.504.506.9013Type II1996 Ten Cent134,5000.240.320.481.202.404.406.7013Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,4430.300.400.621.503.206.109.7020Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,9180.280.360.561.302.8057.8015Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,7850.240.300.461.102.203.805.8010Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,3940.260.340.501.202.604.607.1013Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,3160.200.260.400.961.903.304.909Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,5530.220.280.42123.505.209.70Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,5090.220.280.4412.103.605.309.90Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,7940.220.300.4412.103.705.4010Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,0260.180.220.320.801.703.104.608.70Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,2540.200.240.360.901.803.204.809.10Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,4630.240.300.461.102.203.805.8010Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,0120.220.300.4412.103.605.4010Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,4550.200.260.380.901.8034.508.20Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,7030.220.280.4412.103.605.309.90Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,0510.260.360.551.403.206.101021Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,6380.200.260.380.982.103.805.9011Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,4520.220.280.4212.103.505.309.80Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown0.120.160.260.621.202.3049.70Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown0.240.300.461.102.504.607.2014Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown0.240.360.581.201.902.904.308.9050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown0.140.200.320.721.20236.40Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,6580.360.440.621.5035.107.4013Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,0000.400.520.781.904.207.701122Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,5090.340.420.601.402.904.90712Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,0260.260.280.380.881.802.8046.60Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,734        Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,4520.420.540.781.803.6068.6015Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,0000.340.440.621.40357.2012ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,0000.300.360.481.102.303.705.308.90United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,0000.340.420.601.503.506.409.9018Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.400.500.741.703.405.608.1014Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,8220.400.520.781.90471019Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,2400.440.580.882.104.207.201020Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,6340.340.440.621.503.4069.1017Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,2290.400.520.761.803.706.309.2016New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,6330.380.500.721.703.5068.8015Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,0000.400.520.761.803.706.309.3017Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,8890.320.400.571.302.804.606.6011Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.340.420.601.402.804.506.4011Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998        Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,2470.340.420.601.402.904.907.1012Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown0.460.600.9023.805.908.2014Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,5000.340.420.601.503.406.209.5018Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,2500.720.981.503.707.50132144Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above1001502505507608609301,100Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,6590.420.550.8224.508.201224Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,0000.300.340.481.202.604.606.8012Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,0000.881.201.904.709.80183068Type I1969 Twenty Cent16,551,1760.400.520.7624.508.401326Type I1970 Twenty Cent23,761,2300.380.480.701.703.906.901020Type I1971 Twenty Cent8,975,5720.420.550.8024.408.101224Type I1972 Twenty Cent16,682,0650.320.400.571.403.305.90917Type I1973 Twenty Cent23,386,9280.360.460.661.603.606.409.8018Type I1974 Twenty Cent33,573,4750.460.600.902.204.708.201224Type I1975 Twenty Cent53,330,1210.320.380.551.302.804.706.8012Type I1976 Twenty Cent59,814,0040.360.440.641.603.305.808.5015Type I1977 Twenty Cent41,400,0100.300.340.481.102.303.905.509.50Type I1978 Twenty Cent37,502,0060.300.340.481.102.303.905.609.60Type I1978 MuleTwenty CentUnknown        Type I1979 Twenty Cent22,370,0060.360.440.661.603.405.808.6015Type I1980 Twenty Cent84,457,0000.320.400.561.302.804.80712Type I1981 Four clawsTwenty Cent115,623,0000.320.400.561.402.904.907.1012Type I1981 Scalloped EdgeTwenty Cent8 known        Type I1981 Three and a half clawsTwenty Cent50,000,0000.640.881.303.407.30132246Type I1982 Twenty Cent76,799,9500.300.380.521.302.804.807.1012Type I1983 Twenty Cent55,268,700*0.420.550.8224.508.101224Type I1984 Twenty Cent27,970,014*0.400.520.761.904.207.601122Type II1985 Twenty Cent2,870,0000.380.480.701.703.806.801019Type II1986 Twenty Cent180,0000.320.380.551.403.105.608.4015Type II1987 Twenty Cent200,0000.320.400.561.403.305.90916Type II1988 Twenty Cent474,9400.420.520.781.9047.101020Type II1989 Twenty Cent150,6020.340.440.621.40357.2012Type II1990 Twenty Cent103,7660.340.420.621.503.105.407.9014Type II1991 Twenty Cent147,9000.340.420.581.4035.107.5013Type II1992 Twenty Cent118,5280.300.340.481.102.303.805.509.50Type II1993 Twenty Cent109,1600.340.400.571.40357.4013Type II1994 Twenty Cent14,431,9000.320.380.551.302.604.306.1010Type II1995 Twenty Cent132,2690.480.640.962.204.407.301019Type II1996 Twenty Cent20,641,0200.360.440.641.503.105.207.6013Type II1997 Twenty Cent16,761,1600.320.400.561.302.704.506.5011Type II1998 Twenty Cent28,868,4940.320.380.541.202.604.20610Type III1999 Twenty Cent64,286,7850.300.340.481.102.203.6058.50Type III2000 Twenty Cent35,717,5120.340.400.571.302.804.606.6011Type III2001 Twenty Cent82,090,3160.340.400.571.402.804.606.7011Type III2001 Bi-MetalTwenty CentIncl. in above        Type III2002 Twenty Cent27,328,5530.340.420.621.40357.2012Type III2004 Large HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*0.340.420.581.402.804.706.801212345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.