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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 Cent146,289,009  Type I1966 Blunted 1st WhiskerOne Cent238,990,000  Type I1966 Blunted 2nd WhiskerOne Cent26,620,000  Type I1967 One Cent110,055,000  Type I1968 One Cent72,560,000  Type I1970 One Cent72,600,230  Type I1969 One Cent87,711,176  Type I1971 One Cent102,483,572  Type I1972 One Cent82,439,065  Type I1973 One Cent140,740,928  Type I1974 One Cent131,745,475  Type I1975 One Cent134,805,121  Type I1976 One Cent172,975,004  Type I1977 One Cent153,558,010  Type I1978 One Cent97,323,006  Type I1979 One Cent130,409,006  Type I1980 One Cent137,992,000  Type I1981 One Cent224,020,000  Type I1982 One Cent134,485,950  Type I1983 One Cent205,780,700  Type I1984 One Cent74,885,014  Type II1985 One Cent38,470,000  Type II1986 One Cent180,000  Type II1987 One Cent122,200,000  Type II1988 One Cent106,409,976  Type II1989 One Cent168,150,602  Type II1990 One Cent53,096,766  Type II1991 One Cent147,900  Type III2006 One Cent87,407  Type I1966 Blunted 1st ClawTwo Cent217,735,000  Type I1966 Blunted 3rd ClawTwo Cent66,575,000  Type I1966 Sharp ClawsTwo Cent145,029,009  Type I1967 Sans SDTwo Cent73,250,000  Type I1967 With SDTwo CentIncl. in above  Type I1968 With SDTwo Cent16,999,000  Type I1968 Sans SDTwo CentIncl. in above  Type I1969 Two Cent12,971,176  Type I1970 Two Cent39,912,230  Type I1971 Two Cent60,763,572  Type I1972 Two Cent77,609,065  Type I1973 Two Cent93,088,428  Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,975  Type I1975 Two Cent100,075,121  Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,004  Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,510  Type I1978 Two Cent128,745,506  Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,006  Type I1980 Two Cent145,703,000  Type I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000  Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,000  Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,000  Type I1982 Two Cent121,965,950  Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,700  Type I1984 Two Cent58,113,514  Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,000  Type II1986 Two Cent180,000  Type II1987 Two Cent200,000  Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,940  Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,602  Type II1990 Two Cent103,766  Type II1991 Two Cent147,900  Type III2006 Two Cent87,407  Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,250  Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,659  Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,000  Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,000  Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,176  Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,230  Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,572  Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,065  Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,928  Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,475  Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,121  Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,004  Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,010  Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,006  Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown  Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,006  Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,000  Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,000  Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000  Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,950  Type I1983 Five Cent131,723,700  Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,014  Type II1985 Five Cent170,000  Type II1986 Five Cent180,000  Type II1987 Five Cent73,700,000  Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,440  Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown  Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,902  Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,766  Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,900  Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,028  Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,160  Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,900  Type II1995 Five Cent85,123,269  Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,500  Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,443  Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,918  Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,785  Type III2000 Five Cent97,528,394  Type III2001 Five Cent174,702,316  Type III2002 Five Cent148,916,553  Type III2003 Five Cent115,221,509  Type III2004 Five Cent145,371,758  Type III2005 Five Cent194,404,026  Type III2006 Five Cent306,650,254  Type III2007 Five Cent59,140,463  Type III2008 Five Cent120,136,516  Type III2009 Five Cent84,059,455  Type III2010 Five Cent59,225,703  Type III2011 Five Cent44,905,051  Type III2012 Five Cent68,845,638  Type III2013 Five Cent44,861,452  Type III2014 Five CentUnknown  Type III2015 Five CentUnknown  Type III2016 Five CentUnknown  50 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Five CentUnknown  Type III2007 Double HeadedFive CentUnknown  Type I1966 Five spikesTen Cent30,067,250  Type I1966 Four spikesTen Cent10,978,659  Type I1967 Ten Cent51,032,000  Type I1968 Ten Cent24,706,000  Type I1969 Ten Cent54,665,176  Type I1970 Ten Cent22,346,230  Type I1971 Ten Cent20,754,572  Type I1972 Ten Cent12,541,065  Type I1973 Ten Cent27,350,928  Type I1974 Ten Cent46,575,475  Type I1975 Ten Cent50,930,121  Type I1976 Ten Cent57,100,004  Type I1977 Ten Cent24,193,010  Type I1978 Ten Cent43,070,006  Type I1979 Ten Cent37,020,006  Type I1980 Ten Cent55,184,000  Type I1981 Ten Cent76,180,000  Type I1981 Legend near edgeTen Cent40,000,000  Type I1982 Ten Cent61,687,950  Type I1983 Ten Cent82,473,700  Type I1984 Ten Cent25,878,014  Type II1985 Ten Cent2,270,000  Type II1986 Ten Cent180,000  Type II1987 Ten Cent200,000  Type II1988 Ten Cent48,384,440  Type II1989 Ten Cent43,660,902  Type II1990 Ten Cent23,141,766  Type II1991 Ten Cent3,321,400  Type II1992 Ten Cent46,858,028  Type II1993 Ten Cent23,202,460  Type II1994 Ten Cent43,857,900  Type II1995 Ten Cent132,269  Type II1996 Ten Cent134,500  Type II1997 Ten Cent5,797,443  Type II1998 Ten Cent48,094,918  Type III1999 Ten Cent179,121,785  Type III2000 Ten Cent51,223,394  Type III2001 Ten Cent109,480,316  Type III2002 Ten Cent70,433,553  Type III2003 Ten Cent53,721,509  Type III2004 Ten Cent89,202,794  Type III2005 Ten Cent116,804,026  Type III2006 Ten Cent157,200,254  Type III2007 Ten Cent61,200,463  Type III2008 Ten Cent136,105,012  Type III2009 Ten Cent25,327,455  Type III2010 Ten Cent105,016,703  Type III2011 Ten Cent1,819,051  Type III2012 Ten Cent54,026,638  Type III2013 Ten Cent24,061,452  Type III2014 Ten CentUnknown  Type III2015 Ten CentUnknown  Type III2016 Ten CentUnknown  50 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Ten CentUnknown  Ashes2011 Twenty Cent47,658  Bradman2001 Twenty Cent10,000,000  Volunteers2003 Twenty Cent7,695,509  Coming Home2005 Twenty Cent32,161,026  Planet Earth2008 Twenty Cent64,734  Astronomy2009 Twenty Cent55,452  Burke and Wills2010 Twenty Cent40,000  ATO2010 Twenty Cent11,627,000  United Nations1995 Twenty Cent4,835,000  Air Raid Shelter2012 Twenty Cent19,002  Northern Territory2001 Twenty Cent2,015,822  Queensland2001 Twenty Cent2,353,240  Tasmania2001 Twenty Cent2,015,634  Western Australia2001 Twenty Cent2,017,229  New South Wales2001 Twenty Cent2,038,633  Centenary of Canberra2013 Twenty Cent6,083,000  Mining2013 Twenty Cent14,889  Merchant Navy2012 Twenty Cent20,000  Fromelles2010 Twenty Cent63,998  Service Nurses2009 Twenty Cent30,247  Australia Remembers2014 Comforts FundTwenty CentUnknown  Year of Volunteers2011 Twenty Cent6,137,500  Type I1966 Sans GapTwenty Cent30,067,250  Type I1966 Wavy 2 baselineTwenty CentIncl. in above  Type I1966 GapTwenty Cent28,234,659  Type I1967 Twenty Cent83,847,000  Type I1968 Twenty Cent40,537,000  123456789Values 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. 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