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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

Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageAU50AU55AU58MS63RB1966 Sharp Whiskers146,289,0091.202.103.40111966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.502.904.70151966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0006.801220871967 110,055,00023.605.70181968 72,560,0003.907.2012461969 87,711,1761.8034.50131970 72,600,2301.402.303.50101971 102,483,5721.202.103.309.601972 82,439,0651.102.203.50111973 140,740,9281.402.503.80111974 131,745,4751.602.804.40131975 134,805,12111.802.8081976 172,975,0041.402.403.80111977 153,558,0101.402.503.80111978 97,323,0061.302.403.60101979 130,409,0061.502.604.10121980 137,992,0001.1023.108.801981 224,020,0001.302.203.40101982 134,485,9501.2023.1091983 205,780,7001.502.603.90111984 74,885,0141.302.303.6010Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR65DCAM1966 Proof18,066421966 London Mint ProofUnknown 1969 Proof13,056211970 Proof15,368131971 Proof10,066241972 Proof10,272311973 Proof10,090171974 Proof10,918201975 Proof23,021181976 Proof21,200181977 Proof55,006141978 Proof38,519231979 Proof36,006141980 Proof68,000121981 Proof86,1009.501982 Proof100,000101983 Proof80,000101984 Proof61,000122006 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.