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Coin - 1 Cent, Australia, 1966 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16300

One Cent coin 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

The Canberra mint struck 146,457,000 coins for the introduction of decimal coinage on 14 February 1966. Although there was no formal mint mark, the products of the Melbourne, Perth and Canberra mints can be identified by comparison of the whiskers on the animals left. The Melbourne coins have the first whisker (nearest the rim) blunted; Perth coins have the second whisker blunted while Canberra pieces show no blunting.
An round bronze coin (17.5 mm diameter plain edged) featuring on the obverse a crowned head of Elizabeth II facing right, around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966. The reverse features a feather-tail glider; the denomination numeral 1 is left of the head and the artist's initials SD below it's body.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1982
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 17.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.579 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: decimal currency, feather-tail gliders, possums, price, coat of arms city of camberwell
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1966 AD
Denomination: 1 Cent
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse Description: Feather-tailed Glider; at left, the denomination numeral, 1
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Reverse: 1 SD
Shape: Round
Material: bronze
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, 1966
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin


Arminda Camacho Posted on 11 Feb 2012 1:14 PM
my mom has a coin just like that but it doesn't have the letters SD next to the second whisker

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