Most people want to get at least something of an idea of what their coins and notes are worth before they talk to a coin valuer near them.

We know that finding out if a rare Australian coin or note is valuable can be stressful - it's hard to be sure whether the information you're looking at is accurate or honest, there is a lot of conflicting information on the internet.

The good news is that once you have access to the right information, you can appraise most rare coins and notes from Australia yourself (not all, but most). You won't even need to lash out on a coin evaluator app!

I don't say this lightly but I am an expert in rare Australian coins - I have been a professional numismatist for 27 years now.

I have published two books on Australian coins - one was published by the Perth Mint and was launched at the Sydney Mint, the other was published by the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

I have consulted to both the Perth Mint and the Royal Australian Mint, and have been the President of the Australasian Numismatic Dealer's Association (ANDA) on three separate occasions.

Australian Rare Coin Identifier

Click on the links below to access the different tools we use when we value the coins and notes that are brought to us by coin collectors. You can use them whether you're in Perth, South Australia or Outback Queensland.

Before you hunt down a list of rare Australian coins and values and before you start downloading coin collecting apps, we recommend that you use these tools to understand the best way of using one.

There are a number of Australian coins worth money, there's also an easy way of working out which are the valuable coins. Even if coin collecting is not for you, using these tools will help you work out if you have something valuable.

Each of the videos below has a particular focus, each has been specifically recorded on that type of coin or note. The video at the bottom left is the one to use if you have a modern coin presentation wallet, the video at the top right is the one to watch if you'd like to check a 50 cent coin collection book. Don't worry about design and mintage details just yet, we start you off at a very general level and then narrow down from there.

If it turns out you do have something that's valuable, we'll give you an idea of what to do next.

Australian Pre-Decimal Coins

This is the video to watch if you want to know
which Australian pennies are worth money, and which
old Aussie coins are worth getting graded
by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS).


Circulating Decimal Coins

This is the video to watch if you're
looking to find rare 1 dollar coins, a 2 dollar coin worth thousands
or if you're chasing an Australian 50 cent coin value chart.


Paper and Polymer Decimal Banknotes

This is the video to watch if you want to know which
dollar notes are worth big money.


Pre-Decimal Banknotes

This video will help you sort out your
old Australian pound notes.


Decimal Coins and Sets Made by Australia's Mints

This video shows you how to see real sales prices for commemorative
coins and sets that have been Royal Australian Mint released
and Perth Mint released.


Gold Sovereigns

This video will help you identify which Australian
gold coins collectors are paying big dollars for as well
as how to work out a base gold coin value.


If you watch a few of our videos and are now ready to get an idea of what the items in your collection are worth, click this link to order a copy of our ebook - The Layman's Guide to Coin Values.

Even if you don't collect coins yourself, nearly all of the coins and notes that non-collectors have can be valued pretty easily when you know what to look for. (It includes note values as well.) It includes a coin guide, as well as a list of coin prices for the coins we suggest you keep an eye out for.

Checking this list before you start talking to a coin collector should make sure you don't get ripped off when it comes time to sell.

Frequently Asked Question

One question we are often asked by people that call our office is "Are Australian $1 Coins Worth Money?", click the link to read our article and learn more.