Australian Coin Size Guide

The following tables can be used to assist the selection of coin accessories for the Australian Pre-Decimal and Decimal coins. The table is only a guide to select the correct sized coin-mount holder, coin capsule or coin pages. In most cases, coins can be place in slightly larger sized coin mount, capsule but we have indicated the optimal size. The tables have links to the products on our website so your can click/select the product and then you will be taken to the product information page on our website so can purchase the item(s).

Australian Pre-Decimal Coins (1910 to 1964)

Australian coinCoin Diameter (mm)2 x 2 Coin MountsLighthouse Coin CapsulesCoin Pages
CAPSQUADRUM

VST #pockets

NUMIS

OPTIMADANSCO refill
Half-Penny 25.50 27.5 CAPS 26 QUAD26 56 NUMIS 34 OPTIMA 27 26
Penny 30.80 32.5 CAPS 32 QUAD31 42 NUMIS 34 OPTIMA 34 32
Threepence 16.00 17.5 CAPS_16.5 QUAD16 72 NUMIS 17 OPTIMA 20 16
Sixpence 19.00 20 CAPS 20 QUAD19 72 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 20 20
Shilling 23.50 25 CAPS 24 QUAD24 56 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 24
Florin 28.50 30 CAPS 29 QUAD29 42 NUMIS 34 OPTIMA 34 29
Crown 38.50 39.5 CAPS 39 QUAD39 20 NUMIS 44 OPTIMA 42 39
1/2 Sovereign 19.00 20 CAPS 20 QUAD19 72 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 20 21
Sovereign 21.50 22.5 CAPS 22 QUAD22 63 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 22

 

Australian Decimal Coins (1966 to Present)

Australian coin Coin Diameter (mm) 2 x 2 Coin Mounts Lighthouse Coin CapsulesCoin Pages
CAPS QUADRUM VST #pockets NUMIS OPTIMA DANSCO refill
One Cent (1c) 17.53 20 CAPS 18 QUAD18 72 NUMIS 17 OPTIMA 20 18
Two cents (2c) 21.59 22.5 CAPS 22 QUAD22 72 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 22
Five cents (5c) 19.41 20 CAPS 20 QUAD20 72 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 20 20
Ten cents (10c) 23.60 25 CAPS 24 QUAD24 56 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 24
Twenty cents (20c) 28.52 30 CAPS 29 QUAD29 42 NUMIS 34 OPTIMA 34 29
Fifty cents (50c) 31.50 35 CAPS_32.5 QUAD32 30 NUMIS 34 OPTIMA 34 33
One dollar ($1) 25.00 27.5 CAPS 25 QUAD25 56 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 25
Two dollars ($2) 20.62 22.5 CAPS 21 QUAD21 63 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 21
Two Hundred dollars ($200) 24.00 25 CAPS 24 QUAD24 63 NUMIS 25 OPTIMA 27 24

  • Coin mounts (2" x 2") / coin holders can be used store coins and allow the coins to be handled without touching the surface. They are available as staple or self-adhesive packets of 25, 50  and 100. Available from 17.5mm to 39.5mm.
  • The Lighthouse capsules allow presentation and protection of coins and can be stored in coin boxes, cases and presentation cases. Coin capsules available from 14mm to 62mm.
  • The VST coin pages fit VST coin albums (size of sheets 245 x 280 mm)
  • The Lighthouse NUMIS brand coin pages fit Lighthouse NUMIS 4-ring coin albums (size of sheets 193 x 217 mm)
  • The Lighthouse OPTIMA brand coin pages fit Lighthouse OPTIMA 4-ring coin albums (size of sheets 202 x 252 mm)
  • The DANSCO refill pages are used with DANSCO SUPREME coin books (size of coin pages  187 x 233 mm)

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