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Lot 1089    Session 5 (7:30pm Tuesday 31st July)    Aust. Commonwealth - Patterns & Proofs

Estimate $9,000
SOLD $12,000

GEORGE V, Melbourne Mint, pattern kookaburra square penny, 1921, in cupro-nickel (4.50g) by D.Richardson (R type 11; McD type 12). Evenly worn on the obverse, believed to be a Mint official's pocket piece, fine/very fine and rare.

Reported to be the coin A.M.Le Souef (Deputy Master of the Royal Mint Melbourne) carried in his wallet.

Ex Noble Numismatics, Sale 75 (lot 1533).

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