½ Penny - George V Kookaburra Pattern - Type 1
|King||George V (1910-1936)|
|Value||1/2 Penny (1/480)|
|Shape||Square with rounded corners|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Uncrowned head of King George facing left; circle legend with date below and a stop before and after the 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
Kookaburra of inferior design as a result of being spoilt by the reducing machine. Bird perched on a long thin section of a tree branch.
Type: M1 / R1
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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