Coin Type Specifications
Region: Australia
Denomination: 1C
Diameter: 17.65 (mm)
Coin Metal Composition:
Copper [97%] 2.522 (g)
Zinc [2.5%] 0.065 (g)
Tin [0.5%] 0.013 (g)
Total Mass: 2.6 (g)

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1966-1984 - Elizabeth II - One Cent
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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Collection is made up of coins from the Australia region and specializes in 1966-1984 - Elizabeth II - One Cent coins from coin category One Cent . If you are looking for coin facts, numismatic data or simple melt value composition of the Australia - 1966-1984 - Elizabeth II - One Cent coin, you can find it here at Obscure Finds.

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Coin Type Coins
1966-1984 - Elizabeth II - One Cent Coin Composition
Composition Totals From 5 Coins
Copper : 12.61 Grams
Zinc : 0.325 Grams
Tin : 0.065 Grams
Total Mass : 13 Grams

Metal USD/Pound USD/Troy Ounce USD/Gram Grams/Coin USD/Coin
Copper $2.091 $0.143 $0.005 2.522 g $0.012
Zinc $1.048 $0.072 $0.002 0.065 g $0.000
Tin $6.619 $0.454 $0.015 0.013 g $0.000
Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For Each Coin: $0.012
Combined Precious and Base Metal Melt Value For 5 Coins: $0.06
- Precious Metal prices updated on 07-25-2024
5 Example Coins Found...


Coin Type Description
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Years Minted: 1966-1984
Mint Marks:
Denomination: 1C
Obverse Design: Young bust with tiara right Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA YEAR
Obverse Designer: Arnold Machin
Reverse Design: A representation of a feather tailed glider designed and sculpted by Stuart Devlin. Lettering: 1 SD
Reverse Designer: Stuart Devlin
1966-1984 - Elizabeth II - One Cent

The Australian one-cent coin was the lowest-denomination coin of the Australian dollar, introduced in 14 February 1966 on the decimalisation of Australian currency until it was withdrawn from circulation in 1992 (along with the two-cent coin).


Australia One Cent Production Locations

RAM = Royal Australian Mint
RMM = Royal Mint, Melbourne
RMP = Royal Mint, Perth
RMLL= Royal Mint, Llantrisant

Australian one cent coin

The 1 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966.
One cent coins were produced by the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Mint, Melbourne, the Royal Mint, Perth and the Royal Mint, Llantrisant. Production of 1966-dated 1 cent coins commenced at the Royal Mint, Melbourne in 1964.

The cessation of issue of one and two cent coins was announced by the Treasurer in his Budget Speech of 21 August 1990.

Nominal specifications
composition 97% copper 2.5% zinc 0.5% tin
shape circular
edge plain
mass (grams) 2.60
diameter (millimetres) 17.65


Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1983 Reg. No: NU 16482

Summary: Australia One Cent coin 1983
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra
Mintage: The Canberra mint 205,625,000 one cent pieces in 1983

Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.597 g (Weight)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1983 AD
Denomination: 1 Cent
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1983
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin


Australian one-cent coin

Value 0.01 AUD
Mass 2.60 g
Diameter 17.65 mm
Edge Plain
Composition 97% copper 2.5% zinc 0.5% tin
Years of minting 1966–1991, 2006 and 2010
Design Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia
Designer Arnold Machin
Design date 1966
Design Feathertail Glider (Acrobates pygmaeus)
Designer Stuart Devlin
Design date 1966


1 Cent - Elizabeth II

KM# 62
Country Australia
Years 1966-1984
Value 1 Cent
0.01 AUD = 0.0078 USD
Metal Bronze
Weight 2.6 g
Diameter 17.65 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

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