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1 Cent 1966 Decimal Pattern

1 Cent (1966 Decimal Pattern) -  obverse1 Cent (1966 Decimal Pattern) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 1 Cent
0.01 AUD = 0.0068 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Ag .1666)
Weight 2.43 g
Diameter 17.60 mm
Thickness 3.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1249
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2009
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

The design captures the magnificence of the Waratah, a spectacular native flower chosen as the floral emblem of New South Wales in 1962. Denomination and engraver's initials at bottom of coin.

Lettering: 1

Engraver: Andor Mészáros

Andor Mészáros (1900-1972), born on 1 September 1900 in Budapest, is an architect and sculptor. Mészáros served in the Hungarian cavalry in 1918, but World War I ended before he saw action. Between 1919 and 1927 he studied building engineering at the Technische Hochschule (Vienna), sculpture at the Académie Julian (Paris) and architecture at the Budapesti Müszaki Egyetem. He also designed many medallions and medals.

Edge

Plain

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  3,344 Proof

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