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1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 4

Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Pattern
Year 1919
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.89 g
Diameter 72 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn9
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
GEORGE V D.G.BRITT.OMN:REX
1919

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

Engravers: Stokes, Son

Reverse

Different style of kookaburra with a longer and thinner perched on a short section of tree branch

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
ONE
PENNY

Edge

Plain

Comments

Type: M4 / R4

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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Coins Australia 1 Penny - George V (Kookaburra Pattern - Type 4)