New Zealand: Coin Type One Cent - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Type One Cent (issued 1967 - 1988)
Coin TypeOne Cent

The New Zealand one-cent coin was the smallest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from the currency's introduction in 1967 to its demonetisation, along with the two-cent coin, on 30 April 1990. With a diameter of 17.53 millimetres, it is the smallest coin ever issued of the dollar, and at 2.07 grams in mass the lightest as well. Its reverse featured a fern leaf, a sign of New Zealand, associated also with its national rugby union team. The image was designed by Reginald George James Berry, who designed the reverses for all coins introduced that year.

One Cent pieces were last issued for circulation in 1987. A further 24,000 were issued in 1988 sets.

According to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, a total of 552,660,000 (553 mln) circulation coins of the denomination were minted throughout its existence.

Counting coins in mint sets and proofs, a total of 553,466,065 (553 million) coins of the denomination were minted.

The coins were demonetised on 1 May 1990.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II throughout the existence of the coin), legend.

Obverse InscriptionELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Reverse

A curved fern leaf surrounding the figure 1 [cent] at lower right. The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are in tiny letters at the base of the leaf.

Reverse Inscription1
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: One Cent (22)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Cent 1967 120,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
One Cent 1969 (mint sets only) 100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
One Cent 1970 10,080,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
One Cent 1971 10,020,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
One Cent 1972 10,063,045 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
One Cent 1973 15,063,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
One Cent 1974 35,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
One Cent 1975 60,024,991 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
One Cent 1976 20,011,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
One Cent 1977 (mint sets only) 32,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
One Cent 1978 15,038,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
One Cent 1979 35,041,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
One Cent 1980 40,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
One Cent 1981 10,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
One Cent 1982 10,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
One Cent 1983 40,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
One Cent 1984 30,040,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
One Cent 1985 40,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
One Cent 1986 25,028,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
One Cent 1987 27,528,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
One Cent 1988 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
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One Cent: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
From1967
To1988
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialBronze
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.5300
Mass (g)2.0700
One Cent: Photos
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Coin - 1 Cent, New Zealand, 1967
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Coin - 1 Cent, New Zealand, 1967
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