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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 Cent25,878,0140.200.260.380.9623.505.209.901114Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,0000.260.340.521.302.805.208.20162025Type II1986 Ten Cent180,0000.220.280.4212.304.106.40121518Type II1987 Ten Cent200,0000.240.300.461.102.203.805.70101215Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,4400.220.280.4012.103.705.60101215Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,9020.160.200.300.741.602.804.207.809.2010Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,7660.180.240.340.841.702.804.207.508.8010Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,4000.200.260.380.941.903.405.109.701113Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,0280.240.320.481.102.404.306.60121518Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,4600.260.340.501.202.404.206.30121417Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,9000.220.300.441.102.404.406.90131620Type II1995 Ten Cent132,2690.240.320.481.202.404.406.70131519Type II1996 Ten Cent134,5000.240.300.461.102.404.306.50121518Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,4430.280.380.601.403.205.909.50192429Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,9180.260.360.551.302.704.907.60151822Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,7850.220.300.461.102.203.805.60101214Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,3940.240.320.501.202.504.506.90131619Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,3160.200.260.380.941.903.204.708.701012Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,5530.220.280.42123.405.109.401113Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,5090.220.280.42123.505.209.601113Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,7940.220.280.4412.103.605.309.901114Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,0260.180.220.300.781.7034.508.401011Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,2540.180.240.360.881.803.204.708.801012Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,4630.220.300.461.102.203.805.60101214Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,0120.220.280.4212.103.505.309.801113Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,4550.200.240.360.881.8034.407.909.4011Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,7030.220.280.42123.505.209.601113Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,0510.260.340.541.303.1069.70202528Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,6380.200.260.380.9623.705.70111316Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,4520.220.280.42123.405.109.501113Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown0.100.160.260.601.102.203.809.301215Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown0.220.300.441.102.404.507141720Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown0.220.340.561.201.802.804.208.60101350 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown0.120.180.320.681.101.902.906.107.609.60Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,6580.340.420.621.40357.20121417Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,0000.400.500.761.904.107.5011222632Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,5090.340.420.581.402.804.706.80121416Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,0260.260.280.360.861.702.803.906.407.308.40Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,734          Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,4520.400.520.761.803.505.808.40141720Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,0000.340.420.601.402.904.907121416ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,0000.300.340.481.102.203.605.108.601011United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,0000.340.420.601.503.506.309.60182126Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.380.500.721.703.305.507.80131619Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,8220.400.500.761.803.906.8010192227Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,2400.440.560.8624.10710192327Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,6340.340.420.621.503.305.908.80161923Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,2290.400.500.741.803.606.109161922New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,6330.380.480.701.703.405.808.50151821Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,0000.400.500.741.803.606.209161923Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,8890.320.400.561.302.704.406.40111215Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.340.420.601.402.704.406.30101214Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998          Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,2470.340.420.601.402.904.806.90121416Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown0.460.580.8823.705.808131518Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,5000.340.400.581.503.406.109.20172021Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,2500.700.961.503.607.401320435265Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above991402405307308308901,0001,2001,900Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,6590.420.540.8024.40812242834Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,0000.280.340.461.202.604.506.60121428Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,0000.841.101.804.509.5018296581100Type I1969 Twenty Cent16,551,1760.400.500.741.904.408.2012253134Type I1970 Twenty Cent23,761,2300.380.480.681.703.806.8010192327Type I1971 Twenty Cent8,975,5720.420.520.7824.307.8012232834Type I1972 Twenty Cent16,682,0650.320.400.561.403.205.808.80161923Type I1973 Twenty Cent23,386,9280.360.440.641.603.506.309.50172125Type I1974 Twenty Cent33,573,4750.460.580.882.104.60812232833Type I1975 Twenty Cent53,330,1210.320.380.541.302.704.606.60111316Type I1976 Twenty Cent59,814,0040.360.440.641.503.305.608.30151721Type I1977 Twenty Cent41,400,0100.280.340.461.102.303.805.409.201012Type I1978 Twenty Cent37,502,0060.280.340.461.102.303.805.409.301012Type I1978 MuleTwenty CentUnknown          Type I1979 Twenty Cent22,370,0060.360.440.641.503.305.608.30151721Type I1980 Twenty Cent84,457,0000.320.380.551.302.804.706.80121416Type I1981 Four clawsTwenty Cent115,623,0000.320.400.561.302.804.806.90121417Type I1981 Scalloped EdgeTwenty Cent8 known          Type I1981 Three and a half clawsTwenty Cent50,000,0000.640.861.303.307.101321455569Type I1982 Twenty Cent76,799,9500.300.360.521.202.704.706.90121417Type I1983 Twenty Cent55,268,700*0.420.540.8024.407.9012232834Type I1984 Twenty Cent27,970,014*0.400.500.741.804.107.4011212631Type II1985 Twenty Cent2,870,0000.360.460.681.703.706.6010192227Type II1986 Twenty Cent180,0000.320.380.541.3035.408.20151818Type II1987 Twenty Cent200,0000.320.400.561.403.205.808.70161923Type II1988 Twenty Cent474,9400.400.520.761.9046.9010192327Type II1989 Twenty Cent150,6020.340.420.601.402.904.907121416Type II1990 Twenty Cent103,7660.340.420.601.403.105.207.70131619Type II1991 Twenty Cent147,9000.340.400.571.402.9057.30131518Type II1992 Twenty Cent118,5280.280.340.461.102.303.805.409.201012Type II1993 Twenty Cent109,1600.320.400.561.402.904.907.20121517Type II1994 Twenty Cent14,431,9000.320.380.521.202.504.205.90101113Type II1995 Twenty Cent132,2690.480.620.942.204.307.1010182226Type II1996 Twenty Cent20,641,0200.360.440.621.5035.107.40131518Type II1997 Twenty Cent16,761,1600.320.400.561.302.704.406.30111214Type II1998 Twenty Cent28,868,4940.320.380.521.202.504.105.80101113Type III1999 Twenty Cent64,286,7850.280.340.4612.203.504.908.209.4010Type III2000 Twenty Cent35,717,5120.320.400.561.302.704.506.40111215Type III2001 Twenty Cent82,090,3160.320.400.561.302.704.506.50111315Type III2001 Bi-MetalTwenty CentIncl. in above          Type III2002 Twenty Cent27,328,5530.340.420.601.402.904.807121416Type III2004 Large HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*0.340.400.571.402.804.606.6011131512345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.