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Coin: One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)
Description

Australian one cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. However, they were not demonetised and are still legal tender.

In 2006, the Royal Australian Mint produced some for mint sets (regular coins and proofs), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the denomination.

Unlike all other coins of the same year, silver proofs have Her Majesty's "Second Portrait" (by Arnold Machin), which was last used in Australia in 1984. They have a diameter of 17.53mm, weigh 2.6g and are of 0.999 purity (0.0835 oz. ASW).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent (NCLT)
Year2006 CurrentNo
Mintage5,829 (5829)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 5,829 (5829)
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 2006.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
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
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 6,500.

One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Restrike unknown
One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 62a
One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mint
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mintage
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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)
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