Australian Coins

Parent Category: Coins and Paper Money
Please include as many of these criteria as possible in your question to ensure an accurate evaluation of a coin: the denomination, the country of origin, the year of minting and the condition.
By the early 1960's, the Australian government had decided that Australia would have a decimal currency and that the designs on the coins and notes would reflect Australia. The Australian 20 cent coin was introduced into the new Australian decimal currency on the 14th of February, 1966 and has...
From 1969, the Australian 50 cent coin, when it was reintroduced, had 12 sides so that there was a good visual distinction between the 50 cent, and the 3mm smaller 20 cent coins, and you could also feel the difference between the two coins.
The Australian 2 cent coin is no longer in circulation, but unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth 2 cents. The last Australian 2 cent coins were put into general circulation in 1989 and...
Other than traders tokens, the only coins minted in 1858 would have been gold sovereigns or half sovereigns. They all have Queen Victoria on the obverse with the date under the queen and, "SYDNEY MINT", "AUSTRALIA" and the denomination on the reverse. Any of these coins would be quite valuable.....
There is no flower on the reverse of an Australian 50 cent coin.
Nothing. Decimal currency was not introduced until 1966.
An Australian 1959 50% silver Shilling (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $30 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $2.50 to £7 AUD. There were 10.156 million minted. An Australian 1959 50% silver...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" pennies minted prior to 1911.
Any coin with a "genuine" minting flaw would have some value, above the usual, as a collectible coin. Genuinely flawed coins are not necessarily known about or documented until somebody turns up with one, since they are an "accident" of the minting process, and have escaped detection during quality...
A "Sydney Mint - Australia" 1865 Half-Sovereign, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $45,000 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $500 to $12,500 AUD. Mintage figures are unknown. A reputable coin dealer will be able...
An Australian Ten Dollar note (Fraser/Cole) MHL 369411, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $60 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $12 to $25 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
The Australian Ten Dollar coin is not a general circulation coin and is minted for investors and collectors. The Ten Dollar coin is usually associated with a theme such as States of Australia, Birds or Endangered Species, etc. They are round and are usually about 34mm in diameter for the silver...
Good luck with that question. Let me know if you ever find an Australian 30 Dollar note, I would be interested in seeing one.
A Commonwealth of Australia 1967 Five Dollar note (Coombs/Randall - serial NAA - NCS), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $360 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $38 to $140 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be able...
There were only two years when an Australian Crown (Five Shilling) coins was minted, being 1937 and 1938. If by "polished die" you mean a "Proof" coin, both the 1937 and 1938 coins were minted as Proof and general circulation coins.
The last Australian Two Dollar notes were printed in 1985. The Australian Two Dollar coin was first issued in 1988. The Two Dollar notes were progressively withdrawn from circulation from 1988.
The Royal Australian Mint (RAM) is in Canberra and has the sole responsibility of minting all of Australia's circulating coins. The Perth Mint is wholly owned by the Western Australian Government and is operated by Gold Corporation. The Perth Mint produces much of Australia's bullion coins, most...
An Australian 1987 5 cent coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $2 AUD. There were 73.5 million minted. An Australian 1987 5 cent coin (Proof), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $5 AUD. These coins are still in circulation so, unless they...
An Australian 1930 Penny is the rarest coin that has ever been released into general circulation in Australian history. Only 3,000 were minted and of those, 1,500 still exist and are trading in todays market. They are still arguing about why the 1930 Penny was released at all. There are only 6...
An Australian 1950 Penny looks almost exactly the same as any other Australian Penny minted from 1949 to 1952 inclusive. A 1950 Penny minted in Perth will have a mintmark (.) after the "Y" in PENNY (Y.). The Melbourne Penny has no mintmark. See the link below for an image of the 1949 to 1952...
Nothing. To the immediate right of the Queen's image is the signature of the "Secretary to the Treasury" and the signature of the "Governor Reserve Bank of Australia". There is a further sentence stating "This Australian note is legal tender throughout Australia and its Territories". These three...
An Australian 1982 One Dollar note (Johnston/Stone - serial DGJ-DPS), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $9 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $3 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate...
An Australian 1944 sterling silver Florin (Two Shillings)(George VI)(minted in Melbourne - no mintmark), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $90 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $8 to $18 AUD. There were 22.440...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" Threepences minted prior to 1910.
Australia was not settled until 1788 when the First Fleet arrived, so there is not much chance of there being a 1701 Australian coin.
There was no Australian currency prior to 1910. The issue of banknotes by private banks in the Australian Colonies did not commence until 1817.
An Australian 1913 One Pound note (depending on the serial number and colour and font of the serial numbers), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything from $76,500 up to $350,000 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $2,100...
An Australian 1937 Ten Shilling note (depending on the serial number), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything from $13,500 up to $20,000 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $350 to $6,750 AUD. A reputable coin dealer...
HP is the initials of the designer (Thomas H umphrey P aget) of the obverse (heads) side of the coin. This will appear on all Australian Pennies from 1937 to 1952. KG is the initials of the designer (George K ruger G ray) of the reverse (tails) side of the coin. This will appear on all...
It is a declaration informing you where the banknote will be accepted as Legal Tender or, where you can use the note to settle a debt. In the case of an Australian banknote, it can legally be accepted anywhere in Australia and its Territories, and not be refused. If you were to use the currency of...
"trun" is an abbreviation of "truncation". It usually refers to the bust of whoever appears on the coin, and specifically, the point at which the neck ends (or where it appears to have been cut off). In many British Commonwealth coins, the designers initials appear on the trun(cation).
Please reword you question so that it means something.
Sovereigns and Half-Sovereigns minted in Australia at the Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Mints, were in fact British coins and were struck to the same dimensions, specifications and design as the coins would have been had they been minted at the Royal Mint in London. The exception to this is the...
The lower denomination banknotes get a pretty hard time in circulation and wear out very quickly and are easily torn or otherwise defaced. As with many other countries, Australia replaced the lower denomination notes with coins. The Royal Australian Mint expects to get 40 to 50 years from a coin.
An Australian 1930 Penny is the rarest coin that has ever been released into general circulation in Australian history. Only 3,000 were minted and of those, 1,500 still exist and are trading in todays market. They are still arguing about why the 1930 Penny was released at all. There are only 6...
We are not due for a new design of banknotes for a long time yet. Deciding who will appear on Australian banknotes is determined by the Reserve Bank of Australia assisted by a panel of consultants and will also include input from the public. Whatever new faces appear on the next issue of...
Australian 1 and 2 cent coins are still legal tender, but you may have a lot of trouble convincing a shopkeeper of that. You should be able to take them to a bank at which you are a customer and have them exchanged for the equivalent value in current coins. You might like to keep a few for...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" Shillings minted prior to 1910.
Please ask one question at a time. The answers to all of your questions already exist on WA. Use the format - "What is the value of a 1944 Australian Penny?"
If you are looking to make a lot of money from collecting relatively new circulated coins, no as a general rule. Most general circulation coins minted in the last 50 to 100 years would need to be rarish or Mint Uncirculated or Proof to be worth any significant amount of money. You never get...
These coins are potentially still in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth 20 cents. An Australian 2000 cupro-nickel 20 cent coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in...
eBay seems to be a popular and reliable method. Alternatively, you could take it to a local reputable coin dealer for appraisal and sale.
Benjamin Franklin, if your talking American
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" coins minted prior to 1910. There was a period from 1855 to 1870 during which Sovereigns and Half-Sovereigns were minted in Australia with the words "SYDNEY MINT" and "AUSTRALIA" on...
Old Pennies, no longer in circulation, that are in good condition or better, would be worth at least a few Pennies, possibly much more depending on country, year, condition, place of minting and a number of other criteria.
The 1943 Australian Penny mintmark - . No mintmark if it was minted in Melbourne . "." after the "Y" in PENNY if it was minted in Perth (PENNY.) . "I" under King George's head if it was minted in Bombay
An Australian 1980 22 carat gold Two Hundred Dollar gold coin (Koala)(Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and packaging, could fetch up to $550 AUD. There were 207,500 minted. An Australian 1980 22 carat gold Two Hundred Dollar gold coin (Koala)(Elizabeth II)(Proof),...
An Australian 1942 Halfpenny minted in Melbourne, has no mintmark. An Australian 1942 Halfpenny minted in Perth has a dot (.) after the (Y) in PENNY (PENNY.). An Australian 1942 Halfpenny minted in Bombay has an (I) below the King's head.
Since 1966, Australia has used the Australian Dollar (AUD). There are 100 cents to the Dollar.
The following list presumes GEM UNCIRCULATED, ie. it is not possible to have a coin in better condition.. In descending order of value -. 1930 - $250,000 AUD. 1920 - $22,500 AUD. 1925 - $18,000 AUD. 1918 - $7,500 AUD. 1914 - $6,000 AUD. 1915 - $6,000 AUD
Sovereigns are not gold plated, they are 22 carat gold. An Australia - Sydney Mint 1855 Sovereign, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $135,000 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $2,500 to $18,500 AUD. An Australia -...
The character on the holographic window of the Australian One Hundred Dollar note is a "Lyre Bird". These are part of the security devices included on all current Australian polymer banknotes.
Mint marks are - I = India (Calcutta or Bombay) PL = Royal Mint London K.G = Perth Mint (the dot only) KG is the designers initials M = Melbourne D = Denver S = San Francisco H = Ralph Heaton, Birmingham . = Perth Mint Most predecimal coins without a Mint Mark, were minted at the Melbourne Mint.
An Australian 2001 50 cent coin roll, in the original Mint wrapper, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $70 AUD. Coin rolls for all nine coins issued for this theme have the same value. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
No Australian coin minted for general circulation has a hole in it.. The only Australian coins minted with a hole in them, were WW2 Internment Camp coins in 1941, and they have the words "Internment Camps" on them.
An Australian 1990 Five Dollar (1oz 0.999 silver Proof)(Kookaburra), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $40 AUD. There were 21,571 minted. An Australian 1990 Five Dollar (1oz 0.999 silver Proof)(Kookaburra)(Sydney Fair), uncirculated and in...
An Australian 1985 Two Hundred Dollar coin (Koala), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $420 AUD. There were 29,186 minted. An Australian 1985 Two Hundred Dollar coin (Proof)(Koala), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $440 AUD. There were 16...
All Australian general circulation One Dollar coins are made from a copper, aluminium and nickel alloy and have a gold coloured appearance. The only Australian One Dollar coins containing any silver would be Proof coins. To get a valuation on any coin, you will need to provide the country, the...
All 1966 Australian 50 cent coins were minted in Canberra. They have the distinction of possibly being the most hoarded coin in Australia.
An Australian 2001 Five Dollar note (Centenary of Federation Commemorative)(MacFarlane/Evans), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $33 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $6 to $14 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be...
Australia puts famous or historically significant Australian identities on its bank notes. William Farrer was a pioneer of wheat breeding in the late 18th Century and bred a wheat plant that was impervious to many of the wheat diseases at the time.
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" pennies minted prior to 1911.
An Australian 1962 bronze Penny (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $15 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $0.50 to $3 AUD. There were 34.851 million minted. An Australian 1962 bronze Penny ...
The Australian 2 cent coin was introduced at the changeover to decimal currency in 1966. There were no Australian "cent" coins minted prior to 1966.
The Australian Two Hundred Dollar coin in not a circulating coin, it is minted for investors and collectors and are issued with some sort of theme associated with them. Most commonly, they are 22 carat or 91.67% gold. Some were produced as 24 carat or 99.9% pure gold. Whatever they are, the...
An Australian 1991 Five Dollar silver Kookaburra (facing left) 1oz coin (Proof in silver), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $49 AUD. There were 6,673 minted. An Australian 1991 Five Dollar silver Kookaburra (facing left) 1oz coin (Sydney Fair - Proof in silver),...
The "palm" on the Australian Five Dollar note is a bunch of eucalyptus leaves, specifically a Scribbly Gum (Eucalytpus haemastroma).
Pictures of a specific coin are difficult to come by. Frequently you should be able to find one on eBay, but the picture is withdrawn after the coin is sold. The 1927 Australian Halfpenny is almost identical to the 1911 Halfpenny shown. The 1927 Australian Florin is almost identical to the 1911...
An Australian 1979 One Dollar note (Knight / Stone - Serial DDZ), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $18 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $5 AUD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate...
The Australian Twenty Dollar coin is not a general circulation coin and is minted for investors and collectors. The Twenty Dollar coin was only issued for the 1993 release of the "Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games" two coin set. They are round, Proof in silver with 92.5% silver and 75% copper...
Australia pioneered the production of polymer (or plastic) banknotes to replace the relatively expensive to produce and not very durable paper banknotes. Australia completed the transition to polymer banknotes in 1996 and all paper notes were withdrawn from circulation. See the link below.
Answer . Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. In 1965 the government ordered the Mint to strike coins without mint marks regardless of where they were produced. The previous year had seen a major coin shortage due to a run-up in the price of silver that made it worthwhile for people to take...
These coins are no longer in circulation, but unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth 1 cent. An Australian 1981 bronze 1 cent coin (Elizabeth II)(minted in Canberra), uncirculated and in...
An Australian 1966 One Dollar note (Coombs/Wilson), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $100 AUD. If it has circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $ 10 to $32 AUD. If it is the first or last of a serial number range, or a Star note, the value...
See the link below to the Reserve Bank of Australia.
From the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, we used British currency and the coins of a number of other countries including Portugal, Spain, India and the Netherlands, to name a few, that were overstruck or restruck to suit our purposes at the time. Due to Britain's ongoing expenses with various...
There was no Australian 1936 Crown (Five Shillings) coin minted. 1937 and 1938 were the only two years that Australia produced a Crown (Five Shilling) coin.
It would depend on why you want to collect them. If you are looking to collect something of value for the future, aim for mint uncirculated coins. Otherwise, all Australian 50 cent coins, except the 1966 coin, are potentially still in circulation and are only worth 50 cents. If you are looking for...
An Australian 1993 Two Hundred Dollar 22 carat gold coin (UNC)(Squirrel glider), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $420 AUD. There were 3,014 minted. An Australian 1993 Two Hundred Dollar 22 carat gold coin (Proof)(Squirrel glider), uncirculated and in absolute mint...
It depends on the year, mint mark, dents, edges, etc. I collect coins. If you would tell me the year and mint mark at least, I think I could pick it up off the internet somewhere. Note: If it has a mint mark, it will have more value. Although, it is probably only worth its face value.
There was no Australian 1966 Crown (Five Shillings) coin minted. 1937 and 1938 were the only two years that Australia produced a Crown (Five Shilling) coin.
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" coins minted prior to 1910.
An Australian 1946 Florin (Two Shillings)(large circle in number "6"), uncirculated and in fine condition could fetch up to $10 AUD. I cannot find any documentary evidence of the "normal 6 and upside down 9" error. Genuinely flawed coins are not necessarily known about or documented until somebody...
An Australian 1988 Bicentennial Ten Dollar note depending on its condition and serial number could get anything from $22 to $100 AUD. An Australian 1988 (First Fleet Bicentenary) "Mint" uncirculated coin set in its original condition and packaging could fetch up to $23 AUD. An Australian 1988 ...
NOTE - Polishing a coin of any value, will destroy whatever value it might have. An Australian 1922 Penny, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $1,400 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $0.75 to $185 AUD. There were...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "Australian" halfpennies minted prior to 1911. The only Halfpennies circulating in Australia prior to 1911 were British Halfpennies.
Silvery coloured Australian coins in general circulation are the 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins. Their composition is 75% copper and 25% nickel. There is no silver in any circulating Australian coin.
An Australian 1918 sterling silver Shilling (George V)(minted in Melbourne), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $750 AUD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $8 to $160 AUD. There were 3.761 million minted. A reputable...
There have been 2 different styles of Australian Two Hundred Dollar coin issued. The Bird Series from 2004 to 2006 - 99.99% pure gold, weigh 15.551 grams, 30mm in diameter with a reeded edge. The Koala Series from 1980 and 1983 to 1986 - 91.67% gold alloyed with 8.33% copper, weigh 10 grams, 24mm...
There are no mintmarks on a 1939 Australian Penny. There were all minted at the Melbourne Mint. The designers initials for the obverse (HP - Thomas Humphrey Paget) are below the King's neck and above the "M". The designers initials for the reverse (KG - George Kruger Gray) are above the Kangaroo's...
A 1942 Australian bronze Penny minted in Bombay will have a small "I" under King George's head on the obverse. This mintmark only applies to 1942 and 1943 Halfpennies and Pennies. A 1942 Australian bronze Penny minted in Perth will have a "." after the "Y" in PENNY (PENNY.) on the reverse.
Not including Proof coins, bullion coins and other non-circulating coins made from precious metals, the most valuable Australian general circulation coins in no particular order are - . 1930 Penny . 1923 Halfpenny . 1915 (H) Florin (Two Shillings) . 1920 Penny (no dots on reverse) . 1925 Penny ....
1794/5 Flowing hair silver/copper dollar
An Australian 1984 $100 (paper) note, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $325 AUD if the Serial Number begins with ZAA.. A circulated note in good condition might fetch up to $110 AUD. An uncirculated note in mint condition might fetch up to $200 AUD. If there is something...
This coin is known about, but information on it is a little sparse. It was a 10 cent coin struck on a 5 cent blank (or planchet) and should never have left the Mint. A reputable coin dealer will be able to authenticate your coin and give a valuation.