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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 Cent25,878,0140.200.260.380.921.903.3059.401113Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,0000.240.320.501.202.7057.80151923Type II1986 Ten Cent180,0000.200.260.4012.2046.10121417Type II1987 Ten Cent200,0000.220.300.4412.103.605.40101214Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,4400.200.260.400.9823.505.40101214Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,9020.160.200.280.721.502.7047.308.7010Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,7660.180.220.340.821.602.7047.208.409.90Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,4000.200.240.360.901.903.304.909.201013Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,0280.220.300.461.102.304.106.30121417Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,4600.240.320.481.102.3046111316Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,9000.220.280.4212.304.206.60121518Type II1995 Ten Cent132,2690.240.300.461.102.404.206.40121418Type II1996 Ten Cent134,5000.220.300.461.102.304.106.20121417Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,4430.280.360.561.4035.709182228Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,9180.260.340.521.202.604.707.30141721Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,7850.220.280.4412.103.605.40101114Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,3940.240.320.481.102.404.306.60121518Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,3160.200.260.380.901.803.104.508.309.7011Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,5530.200.260.400.961.903.304.808.901012Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,5090.200.280.400.981.903.304.909.101012Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,7940.220.280.42123.405.109.401113Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,0260.160.200.300.761.602.904.3089.5011Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,2540.180.240.340.841.7034.508.309.9011Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,4630.220.280.4412.103.605.40101114Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,0120.220.280.42123.4059.301113Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,4550.180.240.340.841.702.804.207.608.9010Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,7030.220.280.400.9823.3059.101012Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,0510.240.340.501.3035.709.20192426Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,6380.200.240.360.9223.605.40101215Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,4520.200.260.400.981.903.304.9091012Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown0.100.140.240.561.102.103.608.801114Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown0.220.280.4412.404.306.70131619Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown0.220.320.521.101.702.703.908.10101250 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown0.120.180.300.661.101.802.805.807.209Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,6580.340.420.601.402.904.806.90121416Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,0000.380.500.721.8047.2010212530Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,5090.320.400.561.302.704.606.50111315Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,0260.240.280.360.841.602.703.7066.907.90Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,734          Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,4520.400.500.741.703.405.608141619Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,0000.340.420.581.402.804.706.70111316ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,0000.280.340.461.102.203.504.908.209.4010United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,0000.320.400.571.403.3069.10172024Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,0020.380.480.701.603.205.207.50131518Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,8220.380.500.721.803.706.509.70182125Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,2400.420.550.821.9046.8010182126Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,6340.340.420.601.403.205.608.40151821Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,2290.380.480.721.703.505.908.60151821New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,6330.380.460.681.603.305.608.20141720Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,0000.380.500.721.703.505.908.70151821Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,8890.320.380.551.302.604.306.10101214Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,0000.340.400.571.302.604.306101113Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998          Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,2470.340.400.571.302.804.606.60111315Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown0.440.560.841.903.505.507.70131517Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,5000.320.400.561.403.205.808.80161920Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,2500.680.921.403.407.101220415061Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above931402305006907908401,0001,1001,800Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,6590.400.520.761.904.207.6011222732Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,0000.280.340.461.102.504.306.30111326Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,0000.801.101.704.309.101728627797Type I1969 Twenty Cent16,551,1760.380.480.721.804.207.9012242932Type I1970 Twenty Cent23,761,2300.360.460.661.603.606.509.80182226Type I1971 Twenty Cent8,975,5720.400.520.761.904.207.5011222632Type I1972 Twenty Cent16,682,0650.320.380.551.403.105.508.40151822Type I1973 Twenty Cent23,386,9280.340.440.621.503.4069162023Type I1974 Twenty Cent33,573,4750.440.560.862.104.407.7011222632Type I1975 Twenty Cent53,330,1210.300.380.521.202.604.406.30111215Type I1976 Twenty Cent59,814,0040.340.420.621.503.105.407.90141620Type I1977 Twenty Cent41,400,0100.280.340.4612.203.605.108.701011Type I1978 Twenty Cent37,502,0060.280.340.4612.203.605.208.801011Type I1978 MuleTwenty CentUnknown          Type I1979 Twenty Cent22,370,0060.340.420.621.503.205.408141720Type I1980 Twenty Cent84,457,0000.320.380.521.202.704.506.50111315Type I1981 Four clawsTwenty Cent115,623,0000.320.380.541.302.704.606.60111316Type I1981 Scalloped EdgeTwenty Cent8 known          Type I1981 Three and a half clawsTwenty Cent50,000,0000.600.821.203.106.801220435265Type I1982 Twenty Cent76,799,9500.300.360.501.202.604.506.60111316Type I1983 Twenty Cent55,268,700*0.400.520.761.904.207.6011222732Type I1984 Twenty Cent27,970,014*0.380.480.721.8047.1010202429Type II1985 Twenty Cent2,870,0000.360.440.661.603.606.309.60182125Type II1986 Twenty Cent180,0000.300.360.521.302.905.207.80141717Type II1987 Twenty Cent200,0000.320.380.541.403.105.508.30151822Type II1988 Twenty Cent474,9400.400.500.741.803.806.6010182226Type II1989 Twenty Cent150,6020.340.420.581.402.804.706.70111316Type II1990 Twenty Cent103,7660.340.400.571.402.9057.40131518Type II1991 Twenty Cent147,9000.320.400.561.302.804.807121417Type II1992 Twenty Cent118,5280.280.340.4412.203.605.108.701011Type II1993 Twenty Cent109,1600.320.380.551.302.804.706.80121416Type II1994 Twenty Cent14,431,9000.300.360.521.202.4045.709.701113Type II1995 Twenty Cent132,2690.460.600.902.104.106.8010182125Type II1996 Twenty Cent20,641,0200.340.420.601.402.904.907121417Type II1997 Twenty Cent16,761,1600.320.380.541.202.604.206101214Type II1998 Twenty Cent28,868,4940.300.360.501.202.403.905.609.501112Type III1999 Twenty Cent64,286,7850.280.340.4412.103.304.707.80910Type III2000 Twenty Cent35,717,5120.320.380.551.302.604.306.10101214Type III2001 Twenty Cent82,090,3160.320.380.551.302.604.306.20101214Type III2001 Bi-MetalTwenty CentIncl. in above          Type III2002 Twenty Cent27,328,5530.340.400.581.402.804.606.70111315Type III2004 Large HeadTwenty Cent71,711,794*0.320.400.561.302.704.406.4011121512345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849Values 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.