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½ Crown - George VI 2nd type

½ Crown - George VI (2nd type) -  obverse½ Crown - George VI (2nd type) -  reverse

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Features

Country New Zealand
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1947
Value 1/2 Crown = 2 Shillings 6 Pence (1/8 NZP)
Currency Pound (1840-1967)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 11a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Uncrowned portrait of King George VI left, legend around.

Lettering:
GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
HP

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Crowned shield from New Zealand coat of arms within Māori ornamental design, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
NEW·ZEALAND HALF·CROWN
·1947· KG

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

½ Crown - George VI (2nd type) -  obverse

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1947  1,600,000 4.83 4.83 99%
1947  20 1.4% Proof

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