Centenary of the Kookaburra Pattern Pieces 2019 25c Square 1/4oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Set

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Centenary of the Kookaburra Pattern Pieces 2019 25c Square 1/4oz Silver Proof 3-Coin Set

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  • 3-coin set featuring designs inspired by the Kookaburra Square Pennies issued in 1919-1921
  • ¼ oz of 99.9% pure silver
  • Limited mintage of just 3,000!
  • Australian Legal Tender coins struck to Proof quality
  • Complete with a Certificate of Authenticity

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This limited-edition Centenary of the Kookaburra Pattern Silver Proof Coin Set provides an insight to a penny type ‘that might have been’.

As a consequence of a Commonwealth Government initiative to find a lighter and more durable alternative to the copper penny, a variety of different Kookaburra Pattern coins were struck during the years 1919 to 1921. The total number of Pattern coins struck was approximately 200 all square in shape and between 14-18mm in diameter.

Unfortunately, Treasurer William Watt who initiated the Square Kookaburra Pattern later resigned following a dispute with Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes. His successor did not have the same enthusiasm for the project and the planned Square Penny was never issued for circulation. The remaining Kookaburra Square Pennies are highly collectible and valued by numismatists.

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue2019
Denomination25c
Weight (g)7.7759
Mintage3000
MetalSilver
QualityProof
Issued ByRoyal Australian Mint
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