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Coin: One Cent 1966
Description

A round bronze coin featuring on the obverse a crowned head of Elizabeth II facing right, around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966. The reverse features a feather-tail glider; the denomination numeral 1 is left of the head and the artist's initials SD below its body.

Although there was no formal mint mark, the products of the Melbourne, Perth and Canberra mints can be identified by comparison of the whiskers on the animals left. The Melbourne coins have the first whisker (nearest the rim) blunted; Perth coins have the second whisker blunted while Canberra pieces show no blunting.

There were also 18,110 proof sets made.

Australian one cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. However (as of 2016), they are still legal tender.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent
Year1966 CurrentYes
Mintage412,085,110 (412.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 238,990,000 (239.0 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 146,457,110 (146.5 million)
Perth Mint No mint mark 26,620,000 (26.6 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.6000
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse

A representation of a feather tailed glider designed and sculpted by Stuart Devlin. Slightly left of centre, the denomination 1 [cent]. Below the end of the glider's tail in tiny letters, the designer's initials SD.

Reverse inscription

1

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

One Cent 1966: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 18,110 (included in main number)
One Cent 1966: Photos
One Cent 1966: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Proof Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
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Notes: Proof.
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One Cent 1966: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Proof Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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One Cent 1966: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Specimen Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Royal Mint London.
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One Cent 1966: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Specimen Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Royal Mint London.
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One Cent 1966: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 62
One Cent 1966: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Australian Mint Mint link
The Standard Australian Coin Catalogue Mintage Circulation mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mintage link Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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One Cent 1966: Some useful external links
Royal Australian Mint: one cent Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966
Museums Victoria: Specimen Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966 (Royal Mint London)
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List of all (31) coins of type: Australia / One Cent
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One Cent 1984 One Cent 1985 One Cent 1986 (mint sets only) One Cent 1987 One Cent 1988 One Cent 1989
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