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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 Whiskers146,289,0091.202.203.50112236593003901966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.5034.90162532401905701966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,00071221901305406907808501967 110,055,0002.103.705.90193642661305301968 72,560,0004.107.4012481201302406207601969 87,711,1761.803.104.70132228331805701970 72,600,2301.402.403.6010162023482401971 102,483,5721.302.203.4010153036552801972 82,439,0651.202.203.6011252831554101973 140,740,9281.402.60411192631794001974 131,745,4751.702.904.5013222730492501975 134,805,1211.101.902.908.30133743985001976 172,975,0041.402.503.901118253581841977 153,558,0101.402.503.9011192731442201978 97,323,0061.402.403.8011182426542701979 130,409,0061.602.704.2012202325481401980 137,992,0001. 224,020,0001.302.303.5010162329361801982 134,485,9501. 205,780,7001.602.7041118232641741984 74,885,0141.402.403.701117212541210 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,0664462951108301,4001966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,05621434752964901970 Proof15,36813163340663301971 Proof10,06625324154591,0001972 Proof10,27232425056762,1001973 Proof10,09017222745661,1001974 Proof10,918202632351005201975 Proof23,02119242730361801976 Proof21,20019192327343501977 Proof55,0061519243339831978 Proof38,51924262933362401979 Proof36,00614182339492601980 Proof68,00013162025281601981 Proof86,1009.80121519372401982 Proof100,00011131721291301983 Proof80,00011131721281801984 Proof61,00013162024284402006 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.