|Coin||One Cent 1987|
The Australian one-cent coin is the smallest denomination coin of the Australian dollar. Coins issued in 1987 circulated for only five years before, together with coins of the two cent denomination, they were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992.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.
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint
||Mintage||127,000,000 (127.0 million)
Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).
Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987.
||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
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.
Krause catalogues list mintage of 122,000,000 circulation coins.