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Coin: One Cent 1979
Description

Australian one cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992.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
Year1979 CurrentYes
Mintage130,375,000 (130.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 130,375,000 (130.4 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 1979.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
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 1979: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 36,000 (included in main number)
One Cent 1979: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 62
One Cent 1979: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Proof
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One Cent 1979: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1979
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