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1 Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 11 (Renniks 13)

Features

Country Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Pattern
Year 1921
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.88 g
Diameter 72 mm
Shape Square with rounded corners
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# Pn22
  • 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; circle legend with date below with ornamental stop before and after the date

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

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

Engraver: Douglas Richardson

Reverse

Shows the only known style with the tail feathers of the kookaburra pointing upwards

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
ONE PENNY

Edge

Plain

Mint

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom

Comments

Type: M11 / R13

This perversely unknown type caused a sensation when it was discovered during a stocktake at the Science Museum of Victoria in the 1970s. The two known examples are believed to be from the former property of H.M. Le Souef, the late Deputy Master of the Melbourne Mint who left much of his collection to the museum.
"Ref" 2017 Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes By Greg McDonald, 23rd Edition, p105

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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