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1 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

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

© frouze

Features

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

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

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait)

© Mike Bentley

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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The Uncirculated and Proof sets were released every year from 1966 to 1984 except 1967 & 1968 when none were produced.

Here is the Proof 1 cent Coin in an Open 1966 Proof Set.


Here is the coin in one of the rare Green Uncirculated 2 coin Cards that included a 1 cent and 2 cent coin.


The Fine Silver Proof Set of 2006 included a re-issued version of this coin. (See link below)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1966  146,140,000 0.20 0.25 0.26 0.92 Canberra Mint; No blunted whiskers
1966  238,990,000 0.25 0.28 0.48 Melbourne Mint; Blunted whisker on right
1966  26,620,000 0.33 Perth Mint; Blunted 2nd whisker from right
1966  18,054 Proof Open Year Set
1966  12 Proof Sealed Year Set
1966  77,250 UNC Carded Year Set
1966  43,100 UNC Two Coin Green Carded Set
1966  15,809 UNC Year Set Blue wallet
1966  70 UNC Year Set; Operation Fastbuck wallet
1966  12,260 UNC Year Set; Reserve Bank Coloured Wallets
1966  520 UNC Year Set; VIP Presentation Wallet
1967  110,055,001 0.09 0.18 0.27 0.48 Melbourne Mint
1968  19,930,000 0.31 8.78 Melbourne Mint
1969  87,680,000 0.23 0.67 Canberra Mint
1969  13,056 Proof Year Set
1969  14,351 UNC Year Set; Blue Wallet
1969  16,285 UNC Year Set; Red Wallet
1970  72,560,000 0.25 0.31 0.79 Canberra Mint
1970  15,368 Proof Year Set
1970  28,572 UNC Year Set
1971  102,455,000 0.11 0.22 0.45 0.66 Canberra Mint
1971  10,066 Proof Year Set
1971  39,065 UNC Year Set
1972  82,400,000 0.11 0.22 0.56 Canberra Mint
1972  10,272 Proof Year Set
1972  39,065 UNC Year Set
1973  140,710,000 0.28 0.48 0.66 Canberra Mint
1973  10,090 Proof Year Set
1973  30,928 UNC Year Set
1974  131,720,000 0.22 0.22 Canberra Mint
1974  10,918 Proof Year Set
1974  25,475 UNC Year Set
1975  134,775,000 0.24 0.48 0.45 Canberra Mint
1975  23,021 Proof Year Set
1975  30,121 UNC Year Set
1976  172,935,000 0.61 0.28 0.48 0.89 Canberra Mint
1976  21,200 Proof Year Set
1976  40,004 UNC Year Set
1977  153,430,000 0.26 0.28 0.40 0.83 Canberra Mint
1977  55,006 Proof Year Set
1977  128,010 UNC Year Set
1978  97,253,000 0.28 0.66 Canberra Mint
1978  38,519 Proof Year Set
1978  70,006 UNC Year Set
1979  130,339,000 0.22 0.48 0.66 Canberra Mint
1979  36,006 Proof Year Set
1979  70,006 UNC Year Set
1980  137,892,000 0.68 0.35 0.57 0.66 Canberra Mint
1980  68,000 Proof Year Set
1980  100,000 UNC Year Set
1981  183,600,000 0.28 0.23 0.55 Canberra Mint
1981  86,100 Proof Year Set
1981  120,000 UNC Year Set
1981  40,300,000 Wales Mint
1982  134,290,000 0.11 0.28 0.34 1.34 Canberra Mint
1982  100,000 Proof Year Set
1982  195,950 UNC Year Set
1983  183,600,000 0.19 0.25 0.82 Canberra Mint
1983  80,000 Proof Year Set
1983  155,700 UNC Year Set
1984  74,735,000 0.47 0.35 0.61 Canberra Mint
1984  61,000 Proof Year Set
1984  150,014 UNC Year Set

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