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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 Whiskers146,289,0091.202.203.5011223659300390Type I1966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.5034.9016253240190570Type I1966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0007122190130540690780850Type I1967 110,055,0002.103.705.9019364266130530Type I1968 72,560,0004.107.401248120130240620760Type I1970 72,600,2301.402.403.601016202348240Type I1969 87,711,1761.803.104.7013222833180570Type I1971 102,483,5721.302.203.401015303655280Type I1972 82,439,0651.202.203.601125283155410Type I1973 140,740,9281.402.6041119263179400Type I1974 131,745,4751.702.904.501322273049250Type I1975 134,805,1211.101.902.908.3013374398500Type I1976 172,975,0041.402.503.90111825358184Type I1977 153,558,0101.402.503.901119273144220Type I1978 97,323,0061.402.403.801118242654270Type I1979 130,409,0061.602.704.201220232548140Type I1980 137,992,0001.202.103.209.101419233275Type I1981 224,020,0001.302.303.501016232936180Type I1982 134,485,9501.202.103.209.4014232893470Type I1983 205,780,7001.602.704111823264174Type I1984 74,885,0141.402.403.701117212541210Type II1985 38,470,0001.402.303.601118232635220Type II1986 180,00011.802.808.7014262948190Type II1987 122,200,0001.202.203.401119212348240Type II1988 106,409,9761.302.103.301016213353210Type II1989 168,150,6021.502.604.201427283336390Type II1990 53,096,7661.20239141824120530Type II1991 147,9001.202.103.3010172733120530Type III2006 87,4071.702.804.2013222831130540  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 Proof18,0664462951108301,400Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1969 Proof13,0562143475296490Type I1970 Proof15,3681316334066330Type I1971 Proof10,06625324154591,000Type I1972 Proof10,27232425056762,100Type I1973 Proof10,09017222745661,100Type I1974 Proof10,91820263235100520Type I1975 Proof23,0211924273036180Type I1976 Proof21,2001919232734350Type I1977 Proof55,006151924333983Type I1978 Proof38,5192426293336240Type I1979 Proof36,0061418233949260Type I1980 Proof68,0001316202528160Type I1981 Proof86,1009.8012151937240Type I1982 Proof100,0001113172129130Type I1983 Proof80,0001113172128180Type I1984 Proof61,0001316202428440Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,0899.2011141733270Type II1986 Proof67,0001316212732230Type II1987 Proof69,6841012151930360Type II1988 Proof104,5182530313740560Type II1989 Proof72,6181418232633320Type II1990 Proof53,0001013162036240Type II1991 Proof41,5901114172238260Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0003133354260120Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732930333946230Type III2010 Proof4004906609101,3001,8002,800Type 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.