Australia: Coin One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) - detailed information

Australia: Coin One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)
CoinOne Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)

Australian one cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992.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 40th 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).

MintRoyal Australian Mint
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 Inscription 1
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 6,500.

One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Known varieties
Variety Restrike
Mintage unknown
One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: Australia, Type: One Cent (32)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Cent 1966 412,085,110 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
One Cent 1967 110,055,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1967
One Cent 1968 19,930,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968
One Cent 1969 8,793,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
One Cent 1970 72,575,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
One Cent 1971 102,465,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
One Cent 1972 82,410,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
One Cent 1973 140,720,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
One Cent 1974 131,733,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
One Cent 1975 134,798,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
One Cent 1976 172,956,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
One Cent 1977 153,485,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
One Cent 1978 97,292,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
One Cent 1979 130,375,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
One Cent 1980 137,960,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
One Cent 1981 223,986,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
One Cent 1982 134,390,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
One Cent 1983 205,705,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
One Cent 1984 74,796,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
One Cent 1985 45,900,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
One Cent 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
One Cent 1987 127,000,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
One Cent 1988 108,400,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
One Cent 1989 168,400,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
One Cent 1990 133,300,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
One Cent 1991 (mint sets only) 216,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
One Cent 2006 (mint sets only) 84,407 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait) 5,829 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
One Cent 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
One Cent 2011 (Silver) 6,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
One Cent 2012 (Gold) 2,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
One Cent 2016 (mint sets only) 10,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeOne Cent (NCLT)
Issued2006
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo
Mintage5,829
MaterialBronze
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.5300
Mass (g)2.5900
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One Cent 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 62a