1 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd Portrait

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait) - obverse1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd Portrait) - reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1966-1984
Value 1 Cent
0.01 AUD = USD 0.0069
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bronze (97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin)
Weight 2.59 g
Diameter 17.53 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1559
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 62,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 49
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1984

Designer: Arnold Machin Read more on Wikipedia

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.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
SD

Designer: Stuart Devlin Read more on Wikipedia

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) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley (CC BY-NC)

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

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)

Ole

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1966  43 100 0.16% BU Two Coin Set; Green Carded
1966  15 809 0.11% BU Year Set; Blue wallet
1966  77 250 $ 3.20 0.3% BU Year Set; Carded
1966  70 0.04% BU Year Set; Operation Fastbuck wallet
1966  12 260 0.09% BU Year Set; Reserve Bank Coloured Wallets
1966  520 0.05% BU Year Set; VIP Presentation Wallet
1966  146 140 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.17 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.24 $ 0.47 $ 8.10 28% Canberra Mint; No blunted whiskers
1966  238 990 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.27 $ 0.54 $ 0.70 $ 2.50 16% Melbourne Mint; Blunted whisker on right
1966  26 620 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.44 $ 1.30 $ 5.20 5% Perth Mint; Blunted 2nd whisker from right
1966  18 054 $ 98 0.7% Proof Year Set; Open
1966  12 0.05% Proof Year Set; Sealed
1967  110 055 001 $ 0.07 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.26 $ 0.54 $ 1.10 $ 4.30 18% Melbourne Mint
1968  19 930 000 $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 1.90 6% Melbourne Mint
1969  14 351 0.12% BU Year Set; Blue Wallet
1969  16 825 0.12% BU Year Set; Red Wallet
1969  87 680 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.47 $ 0.47 $ 1.40 14% Canberra Mint
1969  13 056 0.3% Proof Year Set
1970  40 230 0.3% BU Year Set
1970  72 560 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.09 $ 0.16 $ 0.27 $ 0.55 $ 0.61 $ 0.73 13% Canberra Mint
1970  15 368 $ 7.90 0.4% Proof Year Set
1971  28 572 0.12% BU Year Set
1971  102 455 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.14 $ 0.18 $ 0.22 $ 0.54 $ 2.20 18% Canberra Mint
1971  10 066 0.4% Proof Year Set
1972  39 065 0.13% BU Year Set
1972  82 400 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.41 $ 2.50 13% Canberra Mint
1972  10 272 0.2% Proof Year Set
1973  30 928 0.12% BU Year Set
1973  140 710 000 $ 0.01 $ 0.08 $ 0.19 $ 0.22 $ 0.26 $ 0.44 $ 2.70 18% Canberra Mint
1973  10 090 $ 26 0.3% Proof Year Set
1974  25 475 0.09% BU Year Set
1974  131 720 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.64 16% Canberra Mint
1974  10 918 $ 5.60 0.3% Proof Year Set
1975  30 121 0.19% BU Year Set
1975  134 775 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.07 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.42 $ 0.42 $ 0.74 16% Canberra Mint
1975  23 021 $ 4.30 0.4% Proof Year Set
1976  40 004 0.2% BU Year Set
1976  172 935 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.12 $ 0.18 $ 0.19 $ 0.27 $ 0.59 $ 1.20 19% Canberra Mint
1976  21 200 $ 7.50 0.4% Proof Year Set
1977  128 010 0.3% BU Year Set
1977  153 430 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.22 $ 0.38 $ 0.57 $ 1.10 16% Canberra Mint
1977  55 006 $ 9.90 0.7% Proof Year Set
1978  70 006 0.3% BU Year Set
1978  97 253 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.18 $ 0.24 $ 1.20 12% Canberra Mint
1978  38 519 $ 2.00 0.6% Proof Year Set
1979  70 006 0.2% BU Year Set
1979  130 339 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.46 $ 0.67 $ 0.79 15% Canberra Mint
1979  36 006 $ 8.70 0.3% Proof Year Set
1980  100 000 0.3% BU Year Set
1980  137 892 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.23 $ 0.28 $ 0.39 $ 0.39 $ 0.65 17% Canberra Mint
1980  68 000 $ 3.60 0.6% Proof Year Set
1981  120 000 $ 2.20 0.3% BU Year Set
1981  183 600 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.19 $ 0.25 $ 0.25 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 20% Canberra Mint
1981  86 100 $ 3.10 0.8% Proof Year Set
1981  40 300 000 0.5% Wales Mint
1982  195 950 0.3% BU Year Set
1982  134 290 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.90 $ 1.30 14% Canberra Mint
1982  100 000 $ 2.70 0.6% Proof Year Set
1983  155 700 0.2% BU Year Set
1983  183 600 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.18 $ 0.26 $ 0.38 $ 1.60 16% Canberra Mint
1983  80 000 $ 1.40 0.5% Proof Year Set
1984  150 014 0.3% BU Year Set
1984  74 735 000 $ 0.01 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.41 $ 0.65 10% Canberra Mint
1984  61 000 $ 2.40 0.5% Proof Year Set

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