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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
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBType I1966 Sharp Whiskers146,289,0091.202.103.4011Type I1966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.502.904.7015Type I1966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0006.80122087Type I1967 110,055,00023.605.7018Type I1968 72,560,0003.907.201246Type I1970 72,600,2301.402.303.5010Type I1969 87,711,1761.8034.5013Type I1971 102,483,5721.202.103.309.60Type I1972 82,439,0651.102.203.5011Type I1973 140,740,9281.402.503.8011Type I1974 131,745,4751.602.804.4013Type I1975 134,805,12111.802.808Type I1976 172,975,0041.402.403.8011Type I1977 153,558,0101.402.503.8011Type I1978 97,323,0061.302.403.6010Type I1979 130,409,0061.502.604.1012Type I1980 137,992,0001.1023.108.80Type I1981 224,020,0001.302.203.4010Type I1982 134,485,9501.2023.109Type I1983 205,780,7001.502.603.9011Type I1984 74,885,0141.302.303.6010Type II1985 38,470,0001.402.203.4010Type II1986 180,00011.702.708.40Type II1987 122,200,0001.202.103.3010Type II1988 106,409,9761. II1989 168,150,6021.502.604.1013Type II1990 53,096,7661.101.902.908.70Type II1991 147,9001.2023.2010Type III2006 87,4071.602.704.1012Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.  MintagePR65DCAMType I1966 Proof18,06642Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown Type I1969 Proof13,05621Type I1970 Proof15,36813Type I1971 Proof10,06624Type I1972 Proof10,27231Type I1973 Proof10,09017Type I1974 Proof10,91820Type I1975 Proof23,02118Type I1976 Proof21,20018Type I1977 Proof55,00614Type I1978 Proof38,51923Type I1979 Proof36,00614Type I1980 Proof68,00012Type I1981 Proof86,1009.50Type I1982 Proof100,00010Type I1983 Proof80,00010Type I1984 Proof61,00012Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829 Type II1985 Proof74,0898.90Type II1986 Proof67,00013Type II1987 Proof69,6849.70Type II1988 Proof104,51824Type II1989 Proof72,61813Type II1990 Proof53,00010Type II1991 Proof41,59011Type II1991 Silver Proof25,00029Type III2006 Gold Proof300 Type III2006 Proof45,37328Type III2010 Proof400470Type 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.