Square pattern Halfpenny, 1920
Type 1
Mint: Melbourne

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.

Physical Description

A square nickel pattern coin with rounded corners (14.5 mm across, plain edge) featuring a bare head of George V facing left with the legend around GEORGE V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX 1920. The reverse features a Kookaburra seated facing right on small branch; curved above, AUSTRALIA; below at right in two lines and large letters, HALF PENNY

Obverse Description

Bare head of George V facing left; around in a circle, GEORGIVS S D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX 1920

Reverse Description

Kookaburra standing on small branch facing right; above, AUSTRALIA; below in two lines, HALF PENNY

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