Australia Silver Coin Melt Values


The table of values are for Australian coins that contain silver. The prices listed represent the value of silver within the coins, or their melt values. (Use the Australian Silver Coin Calculator to interactively calculate how much your old silver coins are worth.)

The silver coin melt values are based on spot silver prices of $16.54 (US) and $19.33 (AUD) on 11/27/2014 1:59:41 AM GMT.

Silver Coin

Year of Issue

Silver Content

US
Coin Values

AUD
Coin Values

3 Pence 1910-1944 92.5%
3 Pence 1947-1964 50.0%
6 Pence 1910-1945 92.5%
6 Pence 1946-1963 50.0%
Shilling 1910-1945 92.5%
Shilling 1946-1963 50.0%
Florin 1910-1945 92.5%
Florin 1946-1963 50.0%
50 Cents 1966 80.0%
Crown 1937-1938 92.5%
Silver Ounce n/a 100.0%
 

Australian Silver Coins by Weight

Silver Coin

Year of
Issue

Weight (grams)

Weight (troy)

# of Coins in Silver Ounce

3 Pence
1910-1944
1.3
0.0418
23.9
3 Pence
1947-1964
0.71
0.0228
43.8
6 Pence
1910-1945
2.62
0.0842
11.9
6 Pence
1946-1963
1.42
0.0457
21.9
Shilling
1910-1945
5.23
0.1681
5.9
Shilling
1946-1963
2.83
0.091
11.0
Florin
1910-1945
10.46
0.3363
3.0
Florin
1946-1963
5.66
0.1820
5.5
50 Cents
1966
10.62
0.3414
2.9
Crown
1937-1938
26.15
0.8407
1.2
Silver Ounce
n/a
31.1035
1.0000
1.0

More about Australian Silver Coins

The above table of coins includes circulating Australian coins from 1910-1966. These coins contain sterling silver, unlike modern money that contains no bullion unless they are commemorative or collector coins.

In general, the amount of silver within circulating coins from Australia can be determined by their dates.

  • Pre-decimal Australian coins made between 1910 and 1945 contain 92.5 percent silver
  • Circulating coins from 1946 to 1963 contain 50 percent silver
  • In 1966, the 50 cent coin was made of 80 percent silver

It's very important to remember that depending on a coin's condition and rarity, its melt value may not be worth as much as its numismatic value. A coin that is sought after by collectors will typically always sale for more than its silver worth.