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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1967-1985
Value 5 Cents (0.05 NZD)
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.43 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 11-01-2006
References KM# 34
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND
1972

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Tuatara Lizard with denomination.

Lettering: 5

Engraver: George James Berry

Reginald George James Berry OBE was a New Zealand artist, noted for creating a large number of postage stamp and coin designs. He was born in London in 1906, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Obverse die varieties:
KM#34.1 (1967-85) Rounded high relief portrait;
KM#34.2 (1985 only) Die recut, low relief portrait;

1967 reverse die varieties:
with sea line right of Tuatara, common:

without sea line right of Tuatara, rare:


1980 obverse die varieties:
Business strike for circulation ovoid 0 in date;
BU & Proof strike for set issue round O in date;


1982 obverse die varieties:
Blunt 2 in date:

Pointed 2 in date (in sets):

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1967  1.1% KM#34.1 (no tail, triangle under chin)
1967  26,000,000 0.07 0.26 0.26 0.31 0.31 0.83 26% KM#34.1 (with sea line right of Tuatara)
1967  1.0% KM#34.1 (without sea line right of Tuatara)
1967  10 0.7% KM#34.1; Proof
1967  50,000 0.96 2% KM#34.1; Prooflike
1968  35,000 1.40 1.8% KM#34.1; BU
1968  40,000 0.8% KM#34.1; Prooflike
1969  10,260,000 0.30 0.45 1.13 13% KM#34.1
1969  50,000 1.2% KM#34.1; Prooflike
1970  11,202,000 0.42 0.93 13% KM#34.1
1970  20,010 0.7% KM#34.1; Prooflike
1971  11,520,000 0.18 0.51 12% KM#34.1 (serifs on date numerals)
1971  15,000 0.7% KM#34.1; BU (no serifs on date numerals)
1971  5,000 0.3% KM#34.1; Proof
1972  20,015,000 0.23 0.26 17% KM#34.1
1972  8,000 0.5% KM#34.1; Proof
1973  4,038,999 0.42 6% KM#34.1
1973  8,000 0.5% KM#34.1; Proof
1974  18,015,000 0.15 0.23 0.70 15% KM#34.1
1974  8,000 0.5% KM#34.1; Proof
1975  32,015,000 0.28 0.28 0.45 0.65 22% KM#34.1
1975  10,000 0.7% KM#34.1; Proof
1976  16,000 1.0% KM#34.1; BU
1976  11,000 0.6% KM#34.1; Proof
1977  20,000 1.0% KM#34.1; BU
1977  12,000 0.5% KM#34.1; Proof
1978  20,023,000 0.24 0.35 0.35 14% KM#34.1
1978  15,000 3.38 0.8% KM#34.1; Proof
1979  25,000 0.9% KM#34.1; BU
1979  16,000 0.7% KM#34.1; Proof
1980  12,000,000 0.31 0.31 0.37 9% KM#34.1 (oval 0 in date)
1980  27,000 0.6% KM#34.1; BU (round O in date)
1980  17,000 0.7% KM#34.1; Proof (round O in date)
1981  20,000,000 0.17 0.32 0.48 0.97 14% KM#34.1 (oval hole in 8)
1981  25,000 1.3% KM#34.1; BU (round hole in 8)
1981  18,000 0.7% KM#34.1; Proof
1982  50,000,000 0.30 0.34 0.41 0.51 27% KM#34.1 (blunt 2 in date)
1982  25,000 1.0% KM#34.1; BU (pointed 2 in date)
1982  18,000 0.7% KM#34.1; Proof
1983  25,000 0.7% KM#34.1; BU
1983  18,000 0.4% KM#34.1; Proof
1984  25,000 0.7% KM#34.1; BU
1984  15,000 0.5% KM#34.1; Proof
1985  20,000 1.0% KM#34.1; BU
1985  12,000 0.3% KM#34.1; Proof
1985  14,000,000 0.34 0.34 11% KM#34.2

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