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Detailed information about Coin: One Cent 1976 from Australia

Coin: One Cent 1976
Description

The Australian one-cent coin is the smallest denomination coin of the Australian dollar. Coins issued in 1976 circulated for 16 years before, together with coins of the two cent denomination, they were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. They were not demonetised though and remain legal tender.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent
Year1976 CurrentNo
Mintage172,956,000 (173.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 172,956,000 (173.0 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

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
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 (very) tiny letters, the designer's initials SD.

Reverse inscription1
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Cent 1976: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 21,000 (included in main number)
One Cent 1976: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 62
One Cent 1976: 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
One Cent 1976: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1976
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List of all (31) coins of type: Australia / One Cent
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One Cent 1972 One Cent 1973 One Cent 1974 One Cent 1975 One Cent 1976 One Cent 1977
One Cent 1978 One Cent 1979 One Cent 1980 One Cent 1981 One Cent 1982 One Cent 1983
One Cent 1984 One Cent 1985 One Cent 1986 (mint sets only) One Cent 1987 One Cent 1988 One Cent 1989
One Cent 1990 One Cent 1991 (mint sets only) One Cent 2006 (mint sets only) One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) One Cent 2009 Decimal Pattern One Cent 2011 (Silver)
One Cent 2012 (Gold)