Australian decimal coins

Sections on this page:

  1. Single Australian decimal circulation coins
  2. Decimal mint rolls
  3. Rare Australian decimal errors and varieties
  4. Other decimal oddities and specials

1. Single Australian decimal circulation coins
Choice or gem uncirculated coins are from RAM Uncirculated sets or mint rolls in the highest condition available. Please note that as a result of mass minting methods some coins may still have microscopic imperfections.
The grade spec or specimen used in some catalogues is the same as our gem.

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Single Australian one cent coins

Specifications: Composition 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and .05% nickel. Plain edge. Weight 2.59 grams. Size 17.53 mm.

One cent 1966 - 1984

Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
Reverse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of Australia's flying marsupial, the feather-tailed glider.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1966 One cent Canberra mint. click here for image
Gem
8
1966 One cent Canberra mint, light, even toning
Unc
6
1966 One cent Canberra mint, light toning or light bag marks
aUnc
3
1966 One cent Melbourne mint, almost gem but not quite
Choice unc
9
1966 One cent Melbourne mint, light, even toning
Unc
6
1966 One cent Melbourne mint, light toning or light bag marks
aUnc
4
1966 One cent Perth mint
Choice unc
p.o.a.
1966 One cent Perth mint, light, even toning
Unc
p.o.a.
1967 One cent
Gem
12
1967 One cent, light, even toning
Unc
8
1967 One cent, light toning or light bag marks
EF
3
1968 One cent, obverse full red with carbon streak on Queen's face and minor flan mark in field below Queen's chin. Reverse full red, no flaws at all. click here for image
Choice unc
55
1968 One cent, one available, toned a slightly dull colour. click here for image
Unc
45.
1969 One cent
Gem
7
1966 One cent Perth mint, light, even toning
Unc
24
1969 One cent, light, even toning
Unc
4
1969 One cent, light toning or light bag marks
aUnc
2
1970 One cent
Gem
6
1970 One cent
Unc
3
1971 One cent
Gem
6
1971 One cent
Unc
3
1972 One cent
Gem
6
1972 One cent
Unc
3
1972 One cent
EF
2
1973 One cent
Gem
6
1973 One cent
Unc
3
1974 One cent
Gem
6
1974 One cent
Unc
3
1975 One cent
Gem
5
1975 One cent
Unc
3
1976 One cent, light toning
Unc
3
1976 One cent
aUnc
2
1977 One cent
Gem
5
1977 One cent
Unc
3
1977 One cent
aUnc
2
1978 One cent
Gem
3
1978 One cent
Unc
2
1979 One cent
Gem
3
1979 One cent
Unc
2
1980 One cent
Gem
3
1980 One cent
Unc
2
1981 One cent
Gem
3
1981 One cent
Unc
2
1982 One cent
Gem
4
1983 One cent
Gem
4
1983 One cent
Unc
2
1984 One cent
Unc
3

One cent 1985 - 1991

Obverse: new contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
R everse: (unchanged) feather-tailed glider.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1985 One cent
Gem
6
1987 One cent
Gem
6
1989 One cent
Gem
5
1990 One cent
Gem
5

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Single Australian two cents coins

Specifications: Composition 97% copper, 2.5% zinc and .05% nickel. Plain edge. Weight 5.18 grams. Size 21.59 mm.

Two cent 1966 - 1984

Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
R everse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of Australia's frill-necked lizard.

Year
Description
Condition
Price $A
1966 Two cent Canberra mint. click here for image
Gem
7
1966 Two cent Canberra mint, light flecks from mint dust
Choice unc
5
1966 Two cent Canberra mint, light flecks from mint dust
aUnc
2
1966 Two cent Melbourne mint, some toning
Unc
8
1966 Two cent Perth mint, almost gem but not quite
Choice unc
7
1966 Two cent Perth mint, light even toning
Unc
5
1966 Two cent Perth mint
EF
3
1967 Two cent, attractive even toning
Unc
12
1967 Two cent variety with missing SD, toned deep red copper colour.
Unc
145
1968 Two cent, brilliant full red original lustre, ex mint roll. The only significant blemish is light carbon spots near the rim, as usual with coins from rolls from this period, near gem. click here for image
Choice unc
165
1969 Two cent, light, even toning
Unc
6
1970 Two cent, toned a dark colour. click here for image
Unc
6
1970 Two cent, light toning or surface flecking
Unc
3
1971 Two cent
Gem
6
1971 Two cent, light toning or surface flecking
Unc
3
1972 Two cent
Gem
5
1972 Two cent, light toning or surface flecking
Unc
3
1973 Two cent, light toning or surface flecking
Unc
4
1974 Two cent
Gem
6
1974 Two cent, light toning or surface flecking
Unc
3
1975 Two cent
Gem
5
1976 Two cent
Gem
5
1977 Two cent
Gem
4
1978 Two cent
Gem
4
1979 Two cent
Gem
4
1980 Two cent
Gem
3
1981 Two cent
Gem
3
1982 Two cent
Gem
3
1983 Two cent
Gem
3
1984 Two cent
Gem
3

Two cent 1985 - 1991

Obverse: new contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
R everse: (unchanged)
frill-necked lizard.

Year
Description
Condition
Price $A
1985 Two cent
Gem
6
1986 Two cent
Gem
6
1987 Two cent
Gem
14
1988 Two cent
Gem
12
1989 Two cent
Gem
12

Single Australian five cent coins

Specifications: Cupr0-nickel. Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel. Reeded edge. Weight 2.83 grams. Size 19.41 mm.

Five cents 1966 - 1984


Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.

Reverse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of Australia's echidna.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1966 Five cent London mint. click here for image
Gem
12
1966 Five cent London mint, light bag marks only
Unc
8
1966 Five cent Canberra mint
Gem
14
1966 Five cent Canberra mint
Unc
9
1967 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
12
1967 Five cent, light bag marks only
Unc
7
1968 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
12
1968 Five cent, light bag marks only
Unc
7
1969 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
9
1969 Five cent, light bag marks only
Unc
6
1970 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
8
1971 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
6
1972 Five cent, ex mint roll, virtually flawless
Gem
p.o.a.
1972 Five cent, flawless surfaces, but dull colour
Choice unc
36
1972 Five cent, fully lustrous but tiny surface flecks
Choice unc
32
1973 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
6
1974 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
5
1974 Five cent, light bag marks only
Unc
3
1975 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
5
1976 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
5
1977 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
5
1977 Five cent, light bag marks only
Unc
3
1978 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1978 Five cent, light bag marks only
Unc
4
1979 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1980 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1981 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1982 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1983 Five cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1984 Five cent, ex RAM uncirculated set
Gem
4

Five cents 1985 - 1998

Obverse: contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
Reverse: (unchanged) Australian echidna.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1986 Five cent
Gem
6
1987 Five cent
Gem
5
1988 Five cent
Gem
5
1992 Five cent
Gem
4
1992 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
1993 Five cent
Gem
4
1993 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
3
1994 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
3
1995 Five cent
Gem
4
1995 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
3
1996 Five cent
Gem
4
1996 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
1997 Five cent
Gem
4
1997 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
1998 Five cent, near gem
Choice unc
3
1998 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2

Five cents 1999 - 2009

Obverse: new portrait of a more mature Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: (unchanged) Australian echidna.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1999 Five cent
Gem
3
1999 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2000 Five cent
Gem
4
2000 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2001 Five cent, near gem
Choice unc
3
2001 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2002 Five cent
Gem
3
2002 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2003 Five cent
Gem
3
2003 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2004 Five cent
Gem
3
2004 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2005 Five cent
Gem
3
2005 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2006 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2007 Five cent
Gem
3
2007 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2
2008 Five cent, light flecking only
Unc
2

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Single Australian ten cent coins

Specifications: Cupr0-nickel. Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel. Reeded edge. Weight 5.66 grams. Size 23.60 mm.

Ten cents 1966 - 1984

Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
Reverse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of Australia's lyrebird.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1966 Ten cent London mint. click here for image
Gem
14
1966 Ten cent London mint, light bag marks only
Unc
9
1966 Ten cent Canberra mint
Gem
17
1966 Ten cent Canberra mint
Unc
12
1967 Ten cent
Gem
18
1967 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
10
1968 Ten cent
Gem
17
1968 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
11
1969 Ten cent
Gem
16
1969 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
12
1970 Ten cent
Gem
14
1971 Ten cent
Gem
18
1972 Ten cent
Gem
32
1972 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
18
1973 Ten cent
Gem
14
1974 Ten cent
Gem
14
1974 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
9
1975 Ten cent
Gem
6
1976 Ten cent
Gem
6
1977 Ten cent
Gem
6
1977 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
6
1978 Ten cent
Gem
6
1978 Ten cent, light bag marks only
Unc
4
1979 Ten cent
Gem
4
1980 Ten cent
Gem
4
1981 Ten cent
Gem
4
1982 Ten cent
Gem
4
1983 Ten cent
Gem
3
1984 Ten cent
Gem
3

Ten cents 1985 - 1992

Obverse: new contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
Reverse: (unchanged) Australian lyrebird.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1985 Ten cent
Gem
11
1986 Ten cent
Gem
8
1987 Ten cent
Gem
8
1988 Ten cent
Gem
6
1989 Ten cent
Gem
6
1990 Ten cent
Gem
9
1992 Ten cent
Gem
7
1993 Ten cent
Gem
7

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Single Australian twenty cent coins

Specifications: Cupr0-nickel. Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel. Reeded edge. Weight 11.31 grams. Size 28.52 mm.

Twenty cents 1966 - 1984

Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
Reverse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of Australia's extraordinary egg-laying mammal, the platypus.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1966 Twenty cent London mint. click here for image
Gem
35
1966 Twenty cent London mint, light bag marks only
Unc
22
1966 Twenty cent London mint, some scuffing
aUnc
12
1966 Twenty cent London mint, wavy 2 variety, light toning, extremely rare variety. click here for image
Unc
3975
1966 Twenty cent Canberra mint
Unc
35
1967 Twenty cent
Gem
32
1967 Twenty cent, light bag marks only
Unc
25
1969 Twenty cent, light bag marks only
Unc
29
1970 Twenty cent
Gem
22
1972 Twenty cent
Gem
24
1972 Twenty cent, lightest bag mark only
Choice unc
16
1973 Twenty cent
Gem
24
1974 Twenty cent
Gem
21
1974 Twenty cent, lightest bag marks only
Unc
12
1975 Twenty cent
Gem
8
1976 Twenty cent
Gem
8
1976 Twenty cent, lightest bag marks only
Unc
5
1977 Twenty cent
Gem
7
1977 Twenty cent, light bag marks only
Unc
4
1978 Twenty cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1978 Twenty cent, light bag marks only, ex mint roll
Unc
3
1979 Twenty cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1979 Twenty cent, light bag marks only, ex mint roll
Unc
2
1980 Twenty cent, ex mint roll
Gem
4
1980 Twenty cent, light bag marks only, ex mint roll
Unc
2
1981 Twenty cent Canberra, 4 claws, large open nostrils, obverse text rounded, strong eyebrow hair
Gem
5
1981 Twenty cent Canberra, 4 claws, large open nostrils, obverse text rounded, strong eyebrow hair. click here for image
Unc
4
1981 Twenty cent Wales, 4 claws, small or no nostrils, obverse text rounded, weak eyebrow hair
Gem
5
1981 Twenty cent Wales, 4 claws, small or no nostrils, obverse text rounded, weak eyebrow hair. click here for image
Unc
4
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Gem
175
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Unc
145
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
aUnc/Unc
125
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
EF
115
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
good Very Fine
75
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Fine
45
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Very Good
25
1981 Twenty cent Canada 4 short claw variety, very scarce
Unc
295
1982 Twenty cent, ex mint roll
Gem
6
1982 Twenty cent, light bag marks only, ex mint roll
Unc
4
1983 Twenty cent
Gem
15
1984 Twenty cent
Gem
15

Twenty cents 1985 - 1992

Obverse: new contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
Reverse: (unchanged) Australian platypus.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1985 Twenty cent
Gem
22
1986 Twenty cent
Gem
16
1987 Twenty cent
Gem
16
1988 Twenty cent
Gem
24
1989 Twenty cent
Gem
24
1990 Twenty cent
Gem
22

Twenty cents 1993 onwards

Obverse: new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
Reverse: (unchanged) Australian platypus.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1996 Twenty cent
Gem
14
1998 Twenty cent
Gem
14
1999 Twenty cent
Gem
10
1999 Twenty cent
Unc
7
2000 Twenty cent
Choice unc
9
2000 Twenty cent
Unc
6
2001 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Gem
7
2001 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse, small SD variety
Gem
28
2001 Twenty cent, Sir Donald Bradman
Unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Sir Donald Bradman
almost unc
5
2001 Twenty cent, Sir Donald Bradman
EF
4
2001 Twenty cent, New South Wales
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Victoria
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Queensland
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, South Australia
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Western Australia
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Tasmania
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Northern Territory
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Australian Capital Territory
Choice unc
7
2001 Twenty cent, Norfolk Island
Choice unc
7
2002 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Gem
7
2002 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Unc
5
2002 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
about unc
3
2003 Twenty cent, volunteers
Unc
5
2003 Twenty cent, volunteers
about unc
2
2004 Twenty cent, large head variety, scarce
Unc
21
2004 Twenty cent, large head variety, scarce
almost unc
13
2004 Twenty cent, small head variety
Choice unc
6
2004 Twenty cent, small head variety
Unc
4
2004 Twenty cent, small head variety
almost unc
2
2005 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Gem
8
2005 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Choice unc
6
2005 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Unc
4
2005 Twenty cent, world war II
Choice unc
6
2005 Twenty cent, world war II
Unc
4
2005 Twenty cent, world war II
almost unc
2
2006 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Gem
6
2006 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Choice unc
5
2006 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Unc
3
2007 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Choice unc
4
2007 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
Unc
3
2007 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse
about unc
1
2011 Twenty cent, International women's day
Choice unc
3

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Single Australian fifty cent coins

Fifty cents 1966



Specifications: Silver. Composition 80% silver, 20% copper. Reeded edge. Weight 13.28 grams. Size 31.50 mm.
This impressive silver coin was discontinued after just one year when the
silver price rose above the coin's face value. It was replaced by a 12-sided cupro-nickel coin with identical designs.

Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
Reverse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of Australia's coat of arms.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1966 Fifty cents 80% silver. Almost flawless. Selected from near-perfect first-strike mint sets. click here for image
Gem
29
1966 Fifty cents 80% silver, minimal microscopic bag marks, as is virtually inevitable
Choice unc
24
1966 Fifty cents 80% silver, light but visible bag marks, no other flaws
Unc
19

Fifty cents 1969 - 1984



Specifications: Cupr0-nickel. Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel. Dodecagonal. Plain edge. Weight 15.55 grams. Size 31.50 mm.
Sculptures unchanged.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1969 Fifty cents. click here for image
Choice unc
28
1969 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
14
1969 Fifty cents
aUnc
7
1970 Fifty cents Captain Cook. click here for image
Choice unc
10
1970 Fifty cents Captain Cook, light bag marks only
Unc
7
1970 Fifty cents Captain Cook
aUnc
4
1971 Fifty cents
Choice unc
26
1971 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
16
1971 Fifty cents
aUnc
9
1972 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
33
1972 Fifty cents
aUnc
17
1973 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
38
1973 Fifty cents
aUnc
19
1974 Fifty cents
Unc
28
1974 Fifty cents
aUnc
15
1975 Fifty cents
Unc
8
1975 Fifty cents
aUnc
3
1976 Fifty cents
Choice unc
9
1976 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
6
1976 Fifty cents
aUnc
4
1977 Fifty cents Silver Jubilee. click here for image
Gem
6
1977 Fifty cents Silver Jubilee
Choice unc
3
1977 Fifty cents Silver Jubilee, light bag marks only
Unc
3
1978 Fifty cents
Choice unc
7
1978 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
4
1979 Fifty cents
Gem
5
1979 Fifty cents, light bag marks only
Unc
3
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety. click here for image
Choice unc
28
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety, light bag marks only
Unc
20
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety
aUnc
12
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety
average
7
1980 Fifty cents
Choice unc
5
1980 Fifty cents
Unc
3
1980 Fifty cents double bar variety. click here for image
Choice unc
38
1980 Fifty cents double bar variety
average
14
1981 Fifty cents, standard design
Choice unc
5
1981 Fifty cents, standard design
about Unc
3
1981 Fifty cents Charles and Diana royal wedding
Gem
7
1981 Fifty cents Charles and Diana royal wedding. click here for image
Choice unc
5
1981 Fifty cents Charles and Diana royal wedding
Unc
4
1982 Fifty cents Commonwealth Games
Gem
6
1982 Fifty cents Commonwealth Games. click here for image
Choice unc
4
1982 Fifty cents Commonwealth Games
Unc
3
1983 Fifty cents
Gem
7
1983 Fifty cents
Choice unc
4
1983 Fifty cents
Unc
3
1984 Fifty cents
Gem
7
1984 Fifty cents
Choice unc
4

Fifty cents 1985 - 1998



Obverse: new contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.

Reverse: (unchanged) Australia's coat of arms.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1985 Fifty cents from RAM set only
Gem
24
1986 Fifty cents from RAM set only
Gem
20
1987 Fifty cents from RAM set only
Gem
20
1988 Fifty cents bicentennial, ex RAM set
Gem
28
1988 Fifty cents bicentennial. click here for image
Choice unc
19
1988 Fifty cents bicentennial
Unc
13
1989 Fifty cents from RAM set
Unc
32
1990 Fifty cents from RAM set only
Unc
64
1991 Fifty cents 25th anniversary of decimal currency. click here for image
Gem
9
1992 Fifty cents
Gem
28
1994 Fifty cents year of the family. click here for image
Unc
17
1995 Fifty cents Sir Edward Dunlop. click here for image
Choice unc
11
1998 Fifty cents Bass and Flinders. click here for image
Choice unc
11

Fifty cents 1999 - 2003
Obverse: new current portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: (unchanged) Australia's coat of arms.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1999 Fifty cents. click here for image
Unc
10
2000 Fifty cents Millenium. click here for image
aUnc/Unc
10
2001 Fifty cents Centenary of Federation - coat of arms. click here for image
Unc
8
2001 Fifty cents Tasmania. click here for image
Unc
10
2001 Fifty cents Northern Territory
Unc
10
2001 Fifty cents Queensland
Unc
19
2001 Fifty cents Australian Western Australia, lightest scuffing
aUnc/Unc
8
2001 Fifty cents Australian New South Wales, light handling marks
EF
4
2003 Fifty cents Volunteers. click here for image
Gem
6
2003 Fifty cents Volunteers
Unc
4
2005 Fifty cents World War II. click here for image
Choice unc
6
2005 Fifty cents World War II
Unc
4
2005 Fifty cents student coin design. click here for image
Choice unc
5
2005 Fifty cents student coin design
Unc
3
2006 Fifty cents, standard design
Choice unc
4

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Single Australian one dollar coins

Specifications: Aluminium bronze. Composition 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel. Edge interrupted reeding. Weight 9 grams. Size 25 mm.

One dollar 1984

Obverse: portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.

Reverse: sculpture by Stuart Devlin of five Australian kangaroos.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1984 One dollar kangaroo. First year of issue
Gem
5
1984 One dollar kangaroo. First year of issue
Unc
4

One dollar 1985 - 1998
Obverse: new contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.
Reverse: (unchanged) kangaroos, except for commemorative issues.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1985 One dollar kangaroo
Gem
5
1986 One dollar Year of Peace
Gem
5
1987 One dollar kangaroo. From RAM set only
Gem
14
1988 One dollar first fleet bicentennial commemorative. From RAM set
Gem
10
1989 One dollar kangaroo. From RAM set only
Gem
14
1990 One dollar kangaroo. From RAM set only
Gem
55
1992 One dollar Barcelona Olympics. Very low mintage. From RAM pack, unpackaged
Gem
45
1992 One dollar in Barcelona Olympics wallet. Very low mintage
Gem
75
1993 One dollar Landcare
Gem
7
1994 One dollar kangaroo
Gem
9
1995 One dollar kangaroo
Gem
7
1996 One dollar Sir Henry Parkes
Gem
8
1997 One dollar Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
Gem
25
1998 One dollar kangaroo
Gem
6

One dollar 1999 - 2004
Obverse: new current portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: (unchanged) kangaroos, except for commemorative issues.

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1999 One dollar International Year of Older Persons
Gem
6
2000 One dollar mule, extremely rare. This coin was struck accidentally at the Canberra mint with the obverse die of the ten cents coin. Mintage unknown.
Very fine
1850
2000 One dollar mule, extremely rare, as above. Mintage unknown. click here for image
average
1550
2001 One dollar Centenary of Federation
Gem
6
2001 One dollar International Year of Volunteers
Gem
14
2002 One dollar Year of the Outback
Gem
6
2003 One dollar Centenary of Women's Suffrage
Gem
5
2004 One dollar kangaroo
Gem
10

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Single Australian two dollars coins

Specifications: Aluminium bronze. Composition 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel. Edge interrupted reeding. Weight 8.35 grams. Size 20.62 mm.

Two dollars 1988 - 1998

Obverse: portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf.

Reverse: traditional Aboriginal elder and southern cross

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1988 Two dollar Aboriginal elder. First year of issue
Gem
7
1989 Two dollar
Gem
8
1990 Two dollar
Gem
11
1992 Two dollar
Gem
11
1994 Two dollar
Choice unc
8
1997 Two dollar
Gem
7

Two dollars 1999 - 2003
Obverse: new current portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.
Reverse: (unchanged)
traditional Aboriginal elder and southern cross

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1999 Two dollar
Gem
15
2001 Two dollar
Gem
6
2002 Two dollar
Unc
8
2003 Two dollar
Gem
6
2004 Two dollar
Gem
5
2005 Two dollar
Gem
16
2006 Two dollar
Gem
5
2007 Two dollar
Gem
12
2008 Two dollar
Gem
5
2009 Two dollar
Gem
4

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Single Australian five dollars coins



Specifications: Aluminium bronze. Composition 92% copper, 6% aluminium, 2% nickel. Edge interrupted reeding. Weight 9 grams. Size 25 mm.

Five dollars 1966 - 1984

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1988 Five dollar New Parliament House. First year of issue
Gem
14
1988 Five dollar New Parliament House. First year of issue. Lightest toning
Choice unc
11
1988 Parliament House uncirculated five dollar coin in sealed celophane Commonwealth Bank pack. click here for image
3m
16
1988 Parliament House five dollar coin uncirculated in plastic OMOMATIC wallet. click here for image
n/a
18
1992 International Year of Space five dollar coin uncirculated
238,979
22
1998 Flying Doctor bimetallic five dollar coin with $2 smart phonecard
49,500
38

2. Decimal mint rolls

Royal Australian Mint decimal rolls were first released in 1966 and have become a highly sought after investment item. Unopened rolls guarantee all coins are choice or gem uncirculated (although some minor mint handling marks may be evident on some coins).

Not all coins minted since 1966 were issued by the mint in rolls. Some were issued in bags. Some were not issued for general circulation at all. In some years, most notably 1966, coins were issued from different mints with observable 'mint marks' making them separate collectable items. Some were issued in rolls with packaging of the Reserve Bank or private banks.

These rolls are official Royal Australian Mint rolls unless indicated otherwise.

ONE CENT ROLLS
50 coins in each roll, fave value 50 cents

1970 roll old style of wrapper $95 click here for image
1970 roll, unofficial plain wrapper, all coins uncirculated $85
1978 roll $26
1979 roll $19
1980 roll $24
1981 roll $32
1982 roll $28
1987 roll $24

TWO CENT ROLLS
50 coins in each roll, face value $1.00

1976 official RAM roll $55
1977 official RAM roll
$45
1977 unofficial roll in plain wrapper $22 click here for image
1978 unofficial roll in plain wrapper $22 click here for image
1982 unofficial roll in plain wrapper $20

FIVE CENT ROLLS
40 coins in each roll, face value $2.00

1967 roll blue print $235
1968 roll blue print $235
1969 roll blue print $215
1970 roll green print $115 click here for image
1970 roll blue print $125
1970 blue print, repaired roll, coins all uncirculated $95
1971 roll green print $115 click here for image
1975 roll
$95
1975 slightly damaged roll, coins all uncirculated $85
1976 roll
$75
1977 roll $48
1979 roll $28
1979 slightly damaged roll, coins all uncirculated $25
1980 roll $32

1981 roll $30
1981 Reserve Bank roll $38
1982 roll $30
1983 roll $32
1987 roll $38

1988 roll $34

TEN CENT ROLLS
40 coins in each roll, face value $4.00

1966 roll London mint $245
1969 roll, damaged paper roll, repaired with sticky tape, all coins uncirculated $345
1974 roll $185
1975 roll $115
1976 roll $65
1978 roll $65
1979 roll $45
1980 roll
$45
1981 roll $35
1981 Reserve Bank roll $45
1982 roll $35
1983 roll $38

TWENTY CENT ROLLS
20 coins in each roll, face value $4.00



1970 roll
$395
1974 roll $395
1975 roll $145
1976 roll, perfect condition $85
1976, slightly damaged paper roll, all coins uncirculated $75
1976 roll $75
1978 roll $75
1979 roll, perfect condition $65
1979, slightly damaged paper roll, all coins uncirculated
$50
1980 roll $45
1981 RAM roll $55

1981 Reserve Bank roll $55
1982 roll $55

FIFTY CENT ROLLS
20 coins in each roll, face value $10.00



1977 roll $115
1980 roll $95
1981 roll plain $85
1982 roll Commonwealth Games $85
1984 roll $75

ONE DOLLAR ROLLS
20 coins in each roll, face value $20.00

1984 roll $85
1986 RAM Year of Peace roll $125
1986 Reserve Bank year of Peace roll $120
1988 roll Bicentenary $95

3. Rare and unusual decimal errors and varieties

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1967 Two cent variety with missing SD, light, even toning
Unc
130
1967 Two cent variety with missing SD, darker toning
aUnc
90
1966 Ten cent coin with rare "tuft of hair" variety. Ex mint roll. click here for image
Choice unc
150
1966 Twenty cent London mint, wavy 2 variety, light toning, extremely rare variety. click here for image
Unc
3975
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Gem
195
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Unc
155
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
EF
125
1981 Twenty cent Canada 3 and a half claw variety
Fine
55
1981 Twenty cent Canada 4 short claw variety, very scarce
Unc
275
2001 Twenty cent, plain platypus reverse, small SD variety
Gem
25
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety. click here for image
Choice unc
18
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety, light bag marks only
Unc
12
1979 Fifty cents double bar variety
aUnc
8
1980 Fifty cents double bar variety. click here for image
Unc
16
2000 One dollar mule, extremely rare. This coin was struck accidentally at the Canberra mint with the obverse die of the ten cents coin. Mintage unknown.
Very fine
1850
2000 One dollar mule, as above, extremely rare. Mintage unknown. click here for image
Fine
1550

4. Other decimal oddities and specials

Year Description
Condition
Price $A
1970 James Cook 1770 - 1970 bi-centenary medallion in gold-coloured metal issued by the now-defunct State Savings Bank of Victoria. click here for image
Choice unc
9
1980 Decade of Hope 1980 - 1990 Australian medallion in silver-coloured metal issued by the Sunday Herald. click here for image
Choice unc
15
1995 Republica Portuguesa 200 escudos with Australia 1522-1525 obverse. Large silver dollar sized coin in perfect condition
Choice unc
75

Decimal banknotes
See our Decimal Banknotes page

New Zealand decimal coins and banknotes
See our Decimal Banknotes page

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