1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 5
|King||George V (1910-1936)|
|Value||1 Penny (1/240)|
|Shape||Square with rounded corners|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Uncrowned head of King George facing left within a circle legend
GEORGE V D.G.BRITT.OMN:REX
Translation: George V by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories
Engraver: Douglas Richardson
Similar to type four except for slightly different design of the kookaburra which appears to be slightly thinner. Kookaburra has shorter beak
Type: M5 / R5
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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