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Coin: One Cent 2012 (Gold)
Description

Australian one cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in February 1992. However, they were not demonetised and are still legal tender. In 2012, the Royal Australian Mint struck some in gold as an item for collectors. They are "mini coins" (0.5g of 0.9999 gold, diameter of 11.15 mm) and are part of an eight-coin proof set.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent (NCLT)
Year2012 CurrentNo
Mintage2,000 (2000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 2,000 (2000)
MaterialBronze DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.6500 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.6000
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). 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 Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
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 2012 (Gold): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 2032
One Cent 2012 (Gold): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mint
McDonald, Australian Coins and Banknotes Mintage
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One Cent 2012 (Gold)