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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 Whiskers146,289,0091.2023.20102034552803601966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.402.704.50152430381705401966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0006.401119841205006507307901967 110,055,00023.405.40173439621205001968 72,560,0003.806.8011451101302205807101969 87,711,1761.702.804.30122026311705301970 72,600,2301.302.203.409.60151922452301971 102,483,5721.2023.209.30142833512601972 82,439,0651.1023.3010242629523901973 140,740,9281.302.303.6011172429733701974 131,745,4751.502.704.2012212528462301975 134,805,12111.802.707.70123540924601976 172,975,0041.302.303.601017233276781977 153,558,0101.302.303.6011172529412101978 97,323,0061.302.203.5010162224512501979 130,409,0061.402.503.9011192123451301980 137,992,0001.101.902.908.5013182230701981 224,020,0001.202.103.309.70152227341701982 134,485,9501.101.9038.70132126874401983 205,780,7001.402.403.701017212438691984 74,885,0141.302.203.401016202439190 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1966 Proof18,0664158881007701,3001966 London Mint ProofUnknown      1969 Proof13,05620404448904501970 Proof15,36812153138623101971 Proof10,06623303950559701972 Proof10,27230394752711,9001973 Proof10,09016212542621,0001974 Proof10,918192530331004801975 Proof23,02117222528341701976 Proof21,20017182125323301977 Proof55,0061417223137771978 Proof38,51922242731342201979 Proof36,00613172137462501980 Proof68,00012151924261501981 Proof86,1009.10111417342201982 Proof100,00010121619271201983 Proof80,00010121520261701984 Proof61,00012151922264102006 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.