At the behest of the Commonwealth Government, the Melbourne Mint struck approximately 200 prototype kookaburra pennies and halfpennies over the course of 1919, 1920 and 1921. Whilst this project sprang from an initiative to find a lighter, more durable alternative to the bulky copper penny and halfpenny types inherited from Great Britain, the creation of the Kookaburra Square Patterns was also an expression of Australia’s developing national identity in the post WWI-era.
This 2019 Royal Australian Mint Release is a remake and reminder of those 3 rare square penny designs created 100 Years before this collection.
With a limited mintage of only 3,000 complete sets made. This is definitely a great keepsake for the amibitious coin collector