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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 Whiskers146,289,0091.302.403.70121966 Blunted 1st Whisker238,990,0001.603.105.20171966 Blunted 2nd Whisker26,620,0007.401322941967 110,055,0002.2046.20201968 72,560,0004.307.9013501969 87,711,17623.305141970 72,600,2301.502.603.90101971 102,483,5721.302.403.60101972 82,439,0651.202.403.80111973 140,740,9281.502.704.20121974 131,745,4751.803.104.80141975 134,805,1211.2023.108.701976 172,975,0041.502.704.10121977 153,558,0101.502.704.20121978 97,323,0061.502.604111979 130,409,0061.602.904.50131980 137,992,0001.202.203.409.601981 224,020,0001.402.403.80101982 134,485,9501.302.203.409.801983 205,780,7001.702.804.30121984 74,885,0141.502.60411Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR65DCAM1966 Proof18,066461966 London Mint ProofUnknown 1969 Proof13,056221970 Proof15,368141971 Proof10,066261972 Proof10,272341973 Proof10,090181974 Proof10,918211975 Proof23,021201976 Proof21,200191977 Proof55,006151978 Proof38,519251979 Proof36,006151980 Proof68,000131981 Proof86,100101982 Proof100,000111983 Proof80,000111984 Proof61,000132006 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.