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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 Whiskers146,289,00916161620222350220910Type I1966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,00017181822263655160460Type I1966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,000991201301701804901,1002,5005,000Type I1967 110,055,0001414141922355571270Type I1968 72,560,0001920205077911404201,100Type I1970 72,600,2301414141821233050220Type I1969 87,711,17614141427384553120390Type I1971 102,483,5721414142431364158240Type I1972 82,439,0651717171818181848240Type I1973 140,740,9281616162124262868270Type I1974 131,745,4751515151921222446210Type I1975 134,805,1211414141516243795330Type I1976 172,975,00414141420242746120380Type I1977 153,558,0101414142631323660370Type I1978 97,323,0061515151921223236180Type I1979 130,409,0061414141720212267390Type I1980 137,992,000141414161721242771Type I1981 224,020,0001414142331343841200Type I1982 134,485,9501414141515162959240Type I1983 205,780,7001414141923252750100Type I1984 74,885,0141414141820213742200Type II1985 38,470,0001515152226293355210Type II1986 180,0001616161617202542120Type II1987 122,200,0001414141718192634180Type II1988 106,409,9761414141618183048190Type II1989 168,150,6021414141820222331320Type II1990 53,096,76623242527282855100350Type II1991 147,9001515151718193457240Type III2006 87,4072021222323233265260  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 Proof18,0663657811201,0001,400Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1969 Proof13,05626354765120390Type I1970 Proof15,36833333434120380Type I1971 Proof10,0665455565759900Type I1972 Proof10,272252626561201,500Type I1973 Proof10,09022222228741,000Type I1974 Proof10,9182424253771270Type I1975 Proof23,0211923273845210Type I1976 Proof21,2002223233372290Type I1977 Proof55,0062626272743130Type I1978 Proof38,5192121222270470Type I1979 Proof36,0063233343567230Type I1980 Proof68,000192327333884Type I1981 Proof86,1001922252658210Type I1982 Proof100,0001921232635140Type I1983 Proof80,000242424253554Type I1984 Proof61,000222324252659Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,0893434353536290Type II1986 Proof67,0002121212139170Type II1987 Proof69,6841922263136110Type II1988 Proof104,5183838394040500Type II1989 Proof72,6182727272828340Type II1990 Proof53,0002323242436210Type II1991 Proof41,590323333333486Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0005860616263100Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3734040414242200Type III2010 Proof4007007508701,0001,1002,400Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999200210220220230550Values 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.