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Type I

1966 - 2006

The Type I one cent was issued from 1966 until the end of the one cent series in 1991. In 2006 an additional silver-proof issue was released as part of the Masterpieces in Silver collection. The series features the Arnold Machin portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with the Stuart Devlin feather-tail glider design on the reverse. Devlin's initials can be found below the tip of marsupials tail.

In 1966 the one cent piece was was minted in Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. To distinguish the mint of manufacture one must look closely at the left-most whiskers of the featherglider (the right side of the coin). If the left-most whisker is blunted then the coin was minted in Melbourne. If the second from the left most whisker is blunted then the coin was minted in Perth. If neither was blunted then the coin was minted in Canberra. These mint-marks are illustrated below. In addition to these three business strike variations, an unknown number of 1966 Proofone cent pieces were struck at the London Mint.

No blunted whiskers indicate that the 1966 One Cent was minted in Canberra.

Left most whisker (right of the coin) being blunted indicates that the 1966 One Cent was minted in Melbourne.

Second from left (right of coin) blunted whisker indicates that the 1966 One Cent was minted in Perth.

A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationThe heads side of the coin

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RBMS64RDMS65RDMS66RDMS67RDMS68RD1966 Sharp Whiskers146,289,009161616202224512309301966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,000181818232737561704701966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0001001201301701905101,2002,6005,2001967 110,055,00015151519223556732801968 72,560,0001920215179931404301,1001969 87,711,176151515283946541204001970 72,600,23014141419222330512301971 102,483,57214141424323742592501972 82,439,06517181818191919492401973 140,740,92816171722252628702701974 131,745,47515151619222324472101975 134,805,12114141416172537973401976 172,975,004151515212527471203901977 153,558,01014141426323236623801978 97,323,00615151519212233371901979 130,409,00614141418202122694001980 137,992,0001515151718222528731981 224,020,00014141524323538422001982 134,485,95014141415161630602501983 205,780,70014141420232527521001984 74,885,0141414141820213743200 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,0663759831201,1001,4001966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,056273648661204001970 Proof15,368343435351203901971 Proof10,06655565859609201972 Proof10,272252627581201,6001973 Proof10,09022222328761,0001974 Proof10,91824252638722801975 Proof23,02120232839472101976 Proof21,20023232334743001977 Proof55,00627272728441301978 Proof38,51922222222724801979 Proof36,00633343535692401980 Proof68,0002024283339861981 Proof86,10020222627592101982 Proof100,00020222426361401983 Proof80,0002425252535551984 Proof61,0002324252627602006 Silver Proof5,829      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.