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Coin: One Cent 1991 (mint sets only)

The Australian one-cent coin is the smallest denomination coin of the Australian dollar. In 1991, no circulation coins were issued; they were only produced for mint sets (regular coins and proofs). The denomination was withdrawn from circulation the next year, in February 1992. However, it was not demonetised and these coins remain legal tender.

Silver proofs weigh 3.01 grams and are sterling silver (0.925, 0.0889 oz. ASW).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent
Year1991 CurrentNo
Mintage216,000 (216000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 216,000 (216000)
MaterialBronze DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.6000

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 1991.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991

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 1991 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Proof 41,000 (included in main number)
Silver proof 25,000 (included in main number)
One Cent 1991 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 78, 78a (Silver proof)
One Cent 1991 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Varieties Silver proof
Wild Winds Ancient Coins
Wild Winds Ancient Coins
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