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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 Whiskers146,289,0091.101.903.1010193252260340Type I1966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.402.604.3014222835160510Type I1966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0006.10101879120470610690750Type I1967 110,055,0001.903.305.2016323758110470Type I1968 72,560,0003.606.501042110120210540670Type I1970 72,600,2301.302.103.209.1014182142210Type I1969 87,711,1761.602.704.1012192429160500Type I1971 102,483,5721.101.9038.8014263148240Type I1972 82,439,065123.201022252749360Type I1973 140,740,9281.302.203.501016232869350Type I1974 131,745,4751.502.6041220242644220Type I1975 134,805,12111.702.607.3011333886440Type I1976 172,975,0041.302.203.40101622307174Type I1977 153,558,0101.302.203.501016242739190Type I1978 97,323,0061.202.103.309.8015212348240Type I1979 130,409,0061.402.403.701118202242130Type I1980 137,992,00011.802.8081217202866Type I1981 224,020,0001.1023.109.2014212532160Type I1982 134,485,95011.802.808.2013202582420Type I1983 205,780,7001.402.303.60101620223665Type I1984 74,885,0141.202.103.309.8015182236180Type II1985 38,470,0001.2023.109.7016202331200Type II1986 180,0000.921.602.407.7012232543170Type II1987 122,200,0001.101.9039.8017192043210Type II1988 106,409,9761.101.902.908.8014182946190Type II1989 168,150,6021.302.303.701224252932340Type II1990 53,096,76611.702.607.90131622100460Type II1991 147,90011.802.909.30152429100460Type III2006 87,4071.502.403.7011192528120470  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 Proof18,0663955831007301,300Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1969 Proof13,0561938414585430Type I1970 Proof15,3681214293658290Type I1971 Proof10,0662228364852920Type I1972 Proof10,27228374449671,800Type I1973 Proof10,09015192339581,000Type I1974 Proof10,9181823283195460Type I1975 Proof23,0211621242632160Type I1976 Proof21,2001617202330310Type I1977 Proof55,006131621293573Type I1978 Proof38,5192123252932210Type I1979 Proof36,0061216203443230Type I1980 Proof68,0001114182225140Type I1981 Proof86,1008.7010131633210Type I1982 Proof100,0009.8012151825120Type I1983 Proof80,0009.7012151924160Type I1984 Proof61,0001114172125390Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,0898.1010121529230Type II1986 Proof67,0001114182428200Type II1987 Proof69,6848.8011131727310Type II1988 Proof104,5182227283236490Type II1989 Proof72,6181215202329280Type II1990 Proof53,0009.4011141832210Type II1991 Proof41,5901012151933230Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0002729313753100Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3732626293440200Type III2010 Proof4004305808001,1001,6002,400Type 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.