One Cent Proof Coin 1966
Mint: Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

The Canberra mint struck 146,457,000 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 identifies 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. This is a proof striking - 18,110 sets were made.

Physical Description

An round bronze proof 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.

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


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