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Decimal Coinage

1966 - 2016

Australia adopted a decimal currency on the 14th of February 1966. Coins were issued in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and notes were issued in $1, $2, $10, and $20 varieties. The designs for the new coins were completed by Australian artist and metalworker Stuart Devlin. These designs centred around Australia's iconic wildlife (Feathertail Glider, Frill-necked lizard, Echidna, Superb Lyrebird, and the Platypus). The only exception was the 50 cent piece which featured Devlin's interpretation of the Australian Coat of Arms.

The initial circulating set was altered in 1984 and 1988 with the introduction of the One and Two dollar coins respectively. The new one dollar coin was again designed by Devlin and features the famous 'Mob of Roos' design and the two dollar coin was designed by Horst Hahne and features an Aboriginal Elder. The circulating currency was again altered in 1991 when the One and Two cent pieces were retired. Throughout this period the obverse has featured one of three official effigies of HM Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to the standard circulating designs a large variety of commemorative coins have been issued to mark special events, people, or organisations that have impacted Australia.

The Royal Australian Mint has also produced a variety of higher denomination uncirculated coins for collectors. Like their lower denomination commemorative counterparts, these higher denominations often mark special events, people, or organisations. In a number of cases the mint has also released these higher denominations as investment pieces struck in either solid silver or gold.

One Cent1966 - 2012Two Cent1966 - 2012Five Cent1966 - 2016Ten Cent1966 - 2016Twenty Cent1966 - 2016Fifty Cent1966 - 2016One Dollar1966 - 2016Two Dollar1988 - 2016Five Dollar1988 - 2013Ten Dollar1982 - 2013Twenty Dollar1993 - 2013Twenty Five Dollar1992 - 2013Thirty Dollar2000 - 13Fifty Dollar2002 - 06One Hundred Dollar1995 - 2013One Hundred Fifty Dollar1995 - 2006Two Hundred Dollar1980 - 2006Two Hundred Fifty Dollar1992Five Hundred Dollar2012 - 13Three Thousand Dollar2012 - 13
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.   MintageAU50MS64Type I1966 Sharp WhiskersOne Cent146,289,0091.3012Type I1966 Blunted 1st WhiskerOne Cent238,990,0001.6017Type I1966 Blunted 2nd WhiskerOne Cent26,620,0007.4097Type I1967 One Cent110,055,0002.2020Type I1968 One Cent72,560,0004.3052Type I1970 One Cent72,600,2301.5011Type I1969 One Cent87,711,176214Type I1971 One Cent102,483,5721.3010Type I1972 One Cent82,439,0651.2012Type I1973 One Cent140,740,9281.5012Type I1974 One Cent131,745,4751.8014Type I1975 One Cent134,805,1211.208.90Type I1976 One Cent172,975,0041.5012Type I1977 One Cent153,558,0101.5012Type I1978 One Cent97,323,0061.5011Type I1979 One Cent130,409,0061.6013Type I1980 One Cent137,992,0001.209.80Type I1981 One Cent224,020,0001.4011Type I1982 One Cent134,485,9501.3010Type I1983 One Cent205,780,7001.7012Type I1984 One Cent74,885,0141.5011Type II1985 One Cent38,470,0001.5011Type II1986 One Cent180,0001.109.30Type II1987 One Cent122,200,0001.3011Type II1988 One Cent106,409,9761.4010Type II1989 One Cent168,150,6021.6015Type II1990 One Cent53,096,7661.209.60Type II1991 One Cent147,9001.3011Type III2006 One Cent87,4071.8014Type I1966 Blunted 1st ClawTwo Cent217,735,0001.7014Type I1966 Blunted 3rd ClawTwo Cent66,575,0005.4052Type I1966 Sharp ClawsTwo Cent145,029,0091.7013Type I1967 Sans SDTwo Cent73,250,0009200Type I1967 With SDTwo CentIncl. in above2.2019Type I1968 With SDTwo Cent16,999,000788Type I1968 Sans SDTwo CentIncl. in above180550Type I1969 Two Cent12,971,1762.5021Type I1970 Two Cent39,912,2301.8013Type I1971 Two Cent60,763,5721.3012Type I1972 Two Cent77,609,0651.209.70Type I1973 Two Cent93,088,4281.8014Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,9751.5014Type I1975 Two Cent100,075,1211.6011Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,0041.7010Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,5101.4010Type I1978 Two Cent128,745,5061.6013Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,0061.4011Type I1980 Two Cent145,703,0001.3010Type I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000  Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,00020680Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,0001.2011Type I1982 Two Cent121,965,9501.6011Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,7001.309.20Type I1984 Two Cent58,113,5141.6013Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,0001.7013Type II1986 Two Cent180,0001.6011Type II1987 Two Cent200,0001.8014Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,9401.6012Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,6021.6013Type II1990 Two Cent103,7661.5011Type II1991 Two Cent147,9001.6012Type III2006 Two Cent87,4072.2018Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,2502.7031Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,6592.7031Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,0002.2027Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,0002.6029Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,1762.8028Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,2301.9019Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,5721.9018Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,0654.90140Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,9281.9017Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,475220Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,121218Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,004219Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,0101.8017Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,0061.9017Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown  Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,0061.7016Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,0001.8018Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,0001.8017Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000  Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,9501.5014Type I1983 Five Cent131,723,7001.9020Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,0142.2020Type II1985 Five Cent170,0002.9034Type II1986 Five Cent180,0001.4011Type II1987 Five Cent73,700,0001.7014Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,4401.7013Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown  Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,9021.8016Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,7661.8016Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,9001.7014Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,0282.5021Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,1601.6013Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,9001.6015Type II1995 Five Cent85,123,2691.8016Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,5001.8016Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,4431.6014Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,9181.7013Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,7853345123456789101112131415161718Values 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.