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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 Whiskers146,289,009161717212324522309601966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,000181919232738581704901966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0001001201401801905201,2002,7005,3001967 110,055,00015151520233658742901968 72,560,0002021215281961404401,1001969 87,711,176151515284047551304101970 72,600,23015151519222431522301971 102,483,57215151525333743602501972 82,439,06518181819191919502501973 140,740,92817171722262729722801974 131,745,47516161620222425482201975 134,805,121151515161726381003401976 172,975,004151515212628481204001977 153,558,01015151527323337633901978 97,323,00615161619222333381901979 130,409,00615151518212223714101980 137,992,0001515151718222529741981 224,020,00015151525323639442101982 134,485,95015151516161631622601983 205,780,70015151520242628531001984 74,885,0141515151821223844210 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,0663860851201,1001,5001966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,056273749681304101970 Proof15,368343535361204001971 Proof10,06657585960629401972 Proof10,272262728591201,6001973 Proof10,09023232329781,0001974 Proof10,91825262639742901975 Proof23,02120242940482201976 Proof21,20023242434763001977 Proof55,00627282828451301978 Proof38,51922222323744901979 Proof36,00634353636702401980 Proof68,0002024293440881981 Proof86,10020232627612201982 Proof100,00020222527371401983 Proof80,0002525262636561984 Proof61,0002424252627622006 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.