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1 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1984
Value 1 Cent
0.01 AUD = 0.0069 USD
Metal Bronze
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 17.65 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 62, Schön# 49
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Feather-tailed Glider, Acrobates pygmaeus, also called Pygmy Gliding Possum.

Lettering:
1
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Introduced in 1966 at the commencement of Decimal Currency in Australia the One Cent coin was struck in Bronze. This version of the coin with the Arnold Machin 2nd portrait of the Queen ran until 1984 when it was replaced in 1985 with the Raphael D. Makleouf 3rd Portrait.

The different mints on the 1966 coin (http://www.australian-threepence.com/blog/2010/03/australian-1966-1c-mint-marks.html)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1966  146,140,000 0.20 0.25 0.48 Canberra Mint; No blunted whiskers
1966  238,990,000 0.25 0.30 0.48 Melbourne Mint; Blunted whisker on right
1966  26,620,000 0.34 Perth Mint; Blunted 2nd whisker from right
1967  110,055,001 0.10 0.15 0.27 0.49 Melbourne Mint
1968  19,930,000 0.34 8.82 Melbourne Mint
1969  87,680,000 0.31 0.57 Canberra Mint
1970  72,560,000 0.25 0.31 0.68 Canberra Mint
1971  102,455,000 0.11 0.23 0.39 Canberra Mint
1972  82,400,000 0.11 0.19 0.48 Canberra Mint
1973  140,710,000 0.28 0.50 Canberra Mint
1974  131,720,000 0.22 0.22 Canberra Mint
1975  134,775,000 0.28 0.49 Canberra Mint
1976  172,935,000 0.28 0.46 Canberra Mint
1977  153,430,000 0.26 0.28 0.40 Canberra Mint
1978  97,253,000 0.27 Canberra Mint
1979  130,339,000 0.24 0.29 1.00 Canberra Mint
1980  137,892,000 0.36 0.57 0.39 Canberra Mint
1981  183,600,000 0.28 0.23 0.56 Canberra Mint
1981  40,300,000 Wales Mint
1982  134,290,000 0.11 0.29 0.34 Canberra Mint
1983  183,600,000 0.25 0.87 Canberra Mint
1984  74,735,000 0.48 0.35 0.84 Canberra Mint

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