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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 Cent146,289,0091.2011Type I1966 Blunted 1st WhiskerOne Cent238,990,0001.5016Type I1966 Blunted 2nd WhiskerOne Cent26,620,0006.7090Type I1967 One Cent110,055,000218Type I1968 One Cent72,560,0003.9048Type I1970 One Cent72,600,2301.4010Type I1969 One Cent87,711,1761.8013Type I1971 One Cent102,483,5721.209.80Type I1972 One Cent82,439,0651.1011Type I1973 One Cent140,740,9281.4011Type I1974 One Cent131,745,4751.6013Type I1975 One Cent134,805,12118.20Type I1976 One Cent172,975,0041.4011Type I1977 One Cent153,558,0101.4011Type I1978 One Cent97,323,0061.3011Type I1979 One Cent130,409,0061.5012Type I1980 One Cent137,992,0001.109Type I1981 One Cent224,020,0001.3010Type I1982 One Cent134,485,9501.209.20Type I1983 One Cent205,780,7001.5011Type I1984 One Cent74,885,0141.3010Type II1985 One Cent38,470,0001.3010Type II1986 One Cent180,00018.60Type II1987 One Cent122,200,0001.2011Type II1988 One Cent106,409,9761.209.90Type II1989 One Cent168,150,6021.4013Type II1990 One Cent53,096,7661.108.90Type II1991 One Cent147,9001.2010Type III2006 One Cent87,4071.6013Type I1966 Blunted 1st ClawTwo Cent217,735,0001.6013Type I1966 Blunted 3rd ClawTwo Cent66,575,0004.9048Type I1966 Sharp ClawsTwo Cent145,029,0091.5012Type I1967 Sans SDTwo Cent73,250,0008.30180Type I1967 With SDTwo CentIncl. in above217Type I1968 With SDTwo Cent16,999,0006.4082Type I1968 Sans SDTwo CentIncl. in above170510Type I1969 Two Cent12,971,1762.2020Type I1970 Two Cent39,912,2301.6012Type I1971 Two Cent60,763,5721.2011Type I1972 Two Cent77,609,0651.109Type I1973 Two Cent93,088,4281.6013Type I1974 Two Cent176,772,9751.4013Type I1975 Two Cent100,075,1211.4010Type I1976 Two Cent121,922,0041.5010Type I1977 Two Cent102,233,5101.209.40Type I1978 Two Cent128,745,5061.5012Type I1979 Two Cent69,775,0061.2011Type I1980 Two Cent145,703,0001.209.40Type I1981 Legend near edgeTwo Cent70,820,000  Type I1981 Sans SDTwo Cent81,064,00018640Type I1981 With SDTwo Cent97,510,0001.1010Type I1982 Two Cent121,965,9501.5010Type I1983 Two Cent177,382,7001.208.40Type I1984 Two Cent58,113,5141.4012Type II1985 Two Cent34,670,0001.5012Type II1986 Two Cent180,0001.4010Type II1987 Two Cent200,0001.6013Type II1988 Two Cent30,600,9401.5011Type II1989 Two Cent43,150,6021.5012Type II1990 Two Cent103,7661.3010Type II1991 Two Cent147,9001.4011Type III2006 Two Cent87,407216Type I1966 Long spineFive Cent30,067,2502.6029Type I1966 Short spineFive Cent45,422,6592.6029Type I1967 Five Cent62,144,0002.1025Type I1968 Five Cent67,336,0002.4027Type I1969 Five Cent38,201,1762.7026Type I1970 Five Cent46,098,2301.8017Type I1971 Five Cent39,544,5721.8017Type I1972 Five Cent8,295,0654.60130Type I1973 Five Cent48,846,9281.8016Type I1974 Five Cent64,273,4751.8018Type I1975 Five Cent44,286,1211.9017Type I1976 Five Cent113,220,0041.9017Type I1977 Five Cent108,928,0101.7016Type I1978 Five Cent25,280,0061.8015Type I1978 MuleFive CentUnknown  Type I1979 Five Cent44,603,0061.6015Type I1980 Five Cent115,142,0001.8017Type I1981 Five Cent112,384,0001.7016Type I1981 Wavy hair curlsFive Cent50,000,000  Type I1982 Five Cent139,763,9501.5013Type I1983 Five Cent131,723,7001.8018Type I1984 Five Cent35,586,0142.1019Type II1985 Five Cent170,0002.8032Type II1986 Five Cent180,0001.4011Type II1987 Five Cent73,700,0001.6013Type II1988 Five Cent103,724,4401.6012Type II1988 MuleFive CentUnknown  Type II1989 Five Cent95,903,9021.7015Type II1990 Five Cent33,355,7661.7015Type II1991 Five Cent30,036,9001.6013Type II1992 Five Cent51,677,0282.4020Type II1993 Five Cent93,947,1601.5012Type II1994 Five Cent146,799,9001.5014Type II1995 Five Cent85,123,2691.7015Type II1996 Five Cent79,346,5001.7015Type II1997 Five Cent100,778,4431.6013Type II1998 Five Cent88,637,9181.6012Type III1999 Five Cent176,121,7853042123456789101112131415161718Values 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.