Obverse:||King GEORGE VI - Design by Thomas Humphrey Paget.|
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Reverse:||Kangaroo - Design by George Kruger Gray.|
Legend: AUSTRALIA - PENNY - 1937
|Weight:||9.45 grams (145.8 grains).|
|Size:||30.8 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||Bronze - 97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin|
|Mintage:||Pattern - 12 only - London.|
1937 Double Sided Pattern PENNY
High quality forgeries of this pattern coin exist. See the forgeries article for more information.
In 1997, the 60th anniversary of the striking of the 1937 pattern penny was celebrated by the Perth Mint with the release of a privy marked 2 ounce silver bullion coin.
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