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1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 10

Features

Country Australia
Type Pattern
Year 1920
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.88 g
Diameter 72 mm
Shape Square
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn17
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned head of George V to left, legend parallel to the rim

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

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

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Kookaburra plumage is coarse

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
ONE
PENNY

Edge

Plain

Comments

Type: M10 / R10

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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1 Penny - George V (Kookaburra Pattern - Type 10)