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Coin: One Cent 1972

The New Zealand one-cent coin was the smallest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from the currency's introduction in 1967 to its demonetisation, along with the two-cent coin, in 1990. With a diameter of 17.53 millimetres, it is the smallest coin ever issued of the dollar, and at 2.07 grams in mass the lightest as well. Coins issued in 1972 circulated for 18 years before they were demonetised on 1 May 1990.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Cent) TypeOne Cent
Year1972 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage10,063,045 (10.1 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 10,063,045 (10.1 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.5300 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.0700

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1972.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972

A curved fern leaf surrounding the figure 1 [cent] at lower right. The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are in tiny letters at the base of the leaf.

Reverse inscription1
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
One Cent 1972: Known varieties
Proof 8,045 (included in main number)
One Cent 1972: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 31.1
One Cent 1972: References to Information Used
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint Proof mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
One Cent 1972 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 11.22 10.93 10.64
Royal Australian MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 11.22 10.93 10.64
Royal Australian MintFine (F) 1.00 0.98 0.97
Historic values in NZD for One Cent 1972 / / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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List of all (22) coins of type: New Zealand / One Cent
One Cent 1967 One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) One Cent 1969 (mint sets only) One Cent 1970 One Cent 1971 One Cent 1972
One Cent 1973 One Cent 1974 One Cent 1975 One Cent 1976 One Cent 1977 (mint sets only) One Cent 1978
One Cent 1979 One Cent 1980 One Cent 1981 One Cent 1982 One Cent 1983 One Cent 1984
One Cent 1985 One Cent 1986 One Cent 1987 One Cent 1988 (mint sets only)