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One Cent

1966 - 2012

The Australian one cent piece was in circulation between the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 and the retirement of the one and two cent piece in February 1992.(Royal Australian Mint, 2017) During these years two circulating types were issued, the first (1966 - 1984) featured the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the second (1985 - 1991) featured the Raphael Maklouf portrait. A number of additional uncirculated pieces have been issued in these types as part of the Masterpieces in Silver collection. A third type featuring the Ian-Rank Broadley portrait was also issued in 2006, 2010 and 2011 as part of special uncirculated sets.In 2012 a miniaturised (11.15mm) gold variety was also struck with the Ian-Rank Broadley portrait as part of a gold miniature set. Throughout all of these types, the reverse has remained the iconic Stuart Devlin feathertail glider design. Devlin's initials can be found below the tip of the marsupials tail (see example below).

The initials of the designer, Stuart Devlin (SD), on a 1966 Proof One Cent piece.

Royal Australian Mint, 2017Currency in equivalent units of base 10The tails side of the coin

Type I1966 - 2006Type II1985 - 91Type III2006 - 11Gold Miniature2012
  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBMS64RDMS65RDMS66RDMS67RDMS68RDType I1966 Sharp Whiskers146,289,0091.2023.2010203455280360Type I1966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.402.704.5015243038170540Type I1966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0006.40111984120500650730790Type I1967 110,055,00023.405.4017343962120500Type I1968 72,560,0003.806.801145110130220580710Type I1970 72,600,2301.302.203.409.6015192245230Type I1969 87,711,1761.702.804.3012202631170530Type I1971 102,483,5721.2023.209.3014283351260Type I1972 82,439,0651.1023.301024262952390Type I1973 140,740,9281.302.303.601117242973370Type I1974 131,745,4751.502.704.201221252846230Type I1975 134,805,12111.802.707.7012354092460Type I1976 172,975,0041.302.303.60101723327678Type I1977 153,558,0101.302.303.601117252941210Type I1978 97,323,0061.302.203.501016222451250Type I1979 130,409,0061.402.503.901119212345130Type I1980 137,992,0001.101.902.908.501318223070Type I1981 224,020,0001.202.103.309.7015222734170Type I1982 134,485,9501.101.9038.7013212687440Type I1983 205,780,7001.402.403.70101721243869Type I1984 74,885,0141.302.203.401016202439190Type II1985 38,470,0001.302.103.301017212433210Type II1986 180,0000.961.602.608.1013242745180Type II1987 122,200,0001.1023.201018202245230Type II1988 106,409,9761.20239.3015193149200Type II1989 168,150,6021.402.403.901325263034360Type II1990 53,096,7661.101.802.808.30131723110490Type II1991 147,9001.101.9039.80162531110490Type III2006 87,4071.502.503.9012202729120500  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 Proof18,0664158881007701,300Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1969 Proof13,0562040444890450Type I1970 Proof15,3681215313862310Type I1971 Proof10,0662330395055970Type I1972 Proof10,27230394752711,900Type I1973 Proof10,09016212542621,000Type I1974 Proof10,91819253033100480Type I1975 Proof23,0211722252834170Type I1976 Proof21,2001718212532330Type I1977 Proof55,006141722313777Type I1978 Proof38,5192224273134220Type I1979 Proof36,0061317213746250Type I1980 Proof68,0001215192426150Type I1981 Proof86,1009.1011141734220Type I1982 Proof100,0001012161927120Type I1983 Proof80,0001012152026170Type I1984 Proof61,0001215192226410Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,0898.5010131631250Type II1986 Proof67,0001215192530210Type II1987 Proof69,6849.3011141828330Type II1988 Proof104,5182328293438520Type II1989 Proof72,6181316212531300Type II1990 Proof53,0009.9012151934220Type II1991 Proof41,5901013162135240Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0002931333956110Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732728303643210Type III2010 Proof4004506108501,2001,7002,600Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.