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1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 13 (Renniks 12)

Features

Country Australia
Type Pattern
Year 1921
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.86 g
Diameter 72 mm
Shape Square
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn21
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT.OMN:REX
BM
1921

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

Well designed kookaburra. Branch is much shorter and thicker

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
ONE PENNY

Edge

Plain

Comments

Type: M13 / R12

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 13 (Renniks 12))