1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 7

Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Pattern
Year 1920
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.81 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn14
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Uncrowned head of King George facing left; circle legend with date below with ornamental stop before and after date

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX
1920

Translation: George V by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories

Engraver: Douglas Richardson

Reverse

Kookaburra plumage is coarse

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
ONE
PENNY

Edge

Plain

Comments

Type: M7 / R7

Dies prepared by the Royal Mint, London

Between 1919 and 1921 a series of experiments were undertaken for a square coinage in nickel to replace the large bronze penny and halfpenny coins.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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