1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 8
|Value||1 Penny (1/240)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Uncrowned head of King George facing left; circle legend with date below with ornamental stop before and after date
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT:OMN:REX
Translation: George V by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories
Engraver: Douglas Richardson
Plumper kookaburra with a long beak perched on a branch which is slightly curved up
Type: M8 / R8
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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