Once collectors introduce quality into their selection process, acquiring a 1921 Square Penny becomes a task that will take several years.
We are the only company to have handled all of the design types and the metals that make up the Square Penny series. And we have seen the full spectrum of qualities from the absolute best down to the very poorest. And this 1921 Type 11 Square Penny is amongst the very best. Acquired in 1995 by a Melbourne collector, the coin has been stored in a bank vault since the day it was bought.
This is a superb Type 11 Square Penny with a deeply etched design of a thin kookaburra resting on a twig. The coin has stunning proof-like surfaces and magnificent tone.
Technical comments: Two different designs were tested in 1921 and they are referenced as the Type 11 and 12.
For more information on Australia’s Square Coinage 1919 – 1921 view our latest Catalogue.