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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 Whiskers146,289,00917171721232553230970Type I1966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,00018191923283858170490Type I1966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0001001201401802005301,2002,7005,400Type I1967 110,055,0001515152023375975290Type I1968 72,560,0002021215382971504401,200Type I1970 72,600,2301515152023243153240Type I1969 87,711,17615151529414856130410Type I1971 102,483,5721515152533384361260Type I1972 82,439,0651818191919192051250Type I1973 140,740,9281717172326282972280Type I1974 131,745,4751616162023242548220Type I1975 134,805,12115151516172639100350Type I1976 172,975,00415151522262849120400Type I1977 153,558,0101515152733343864390Type I1978 97,323,0061616162022233439190Type I1979 130,409,0061515151921222372420Type I1980 137,992,000151515171923262975Type I1981 224,020,0001515152533364044210Type I1982 134,485,9501515151616173163260Type I1983 205,780,7001515152024262854100Type I1984 74,885,0141515151921223944210Type II1985 38,470,0001616162328313559220Type II1986 180,0001717171818222745120Type II1987 122,200,0001515151819202736190Type II1988 106,409,9761515151719203251200Type II1989 168,150,6021515151922232433340Type II1990 53,096,76624262729293058110370Type II1991 147,9001616161819203660250Type III2006 87,4072122232425253469280  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 Proof18,0663861871301,1001,500Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown      Type I1969 Proof13,05628375069130410Type I1970 Proof15,36835353636130400Type I1971 Proof10,0665759606162950Type I1972 Proof10,272262728601201,600Type I1973 Proof10,09023232429791,000Type I1974 Proof10,9182526273975290Type I1975 Proof23,0212024294148220Type I1976 Proof21,2002424243577310Type I1977 Proof55,0062828282945130Type I1978 Proof38,5192323232375490Type I1979 Proof36,0063435363771250Type I1980 Proof68,000212529354089Type I1981 Proof86,1002123272861220Type I1982 Proof100,0002023252837150Type I1983 Proof80,000252626263757Type I1984 Proof61,000242526272862Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,0893637373838310Type II1986 Proof67,0002222222241180Type II1987 Proof69,6842023283339110Type II1988 Proof104,5184041424243530Type II1989 Proof72,6182829292930360Type II1990 Proof53,0002525252539220Type II1991 Proof41,590343535363691Type II1991 Silver Proof25,0006263656667110Type III2006 Gold Proof300      Type III2006 Proof45,3734243444445210Type III2010 Proof4007507909201,0001,2002,500Type III2011 Silver Proof3,014      Gold Miniature2012 Proof1,999220220230240250580Values 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.