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1 Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1965
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling (1/240 NZP)
Currency Pound (1840-1967)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.6 g
Diameter 31 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 24
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around.

Note: with or without shoulder strap (see below)

Lettering: QUEEN·ELIZABETH·THE·SECOND +

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

Tui Bird (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae, Māori name: tūī) standing in the branches of a kōwhai tree (Sophora sp.) with legend around and date below.

Lettering:
NEW ZEALAND · ONE PENNY
· 1964 ·

Engraver: L.C. Mitchell

Edge

Plain

Comments

Obverse die varieties:

KM#24.1 (1953-56) no shoulder strap;
KM#24.2 (1956-65) with shoulder strap.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  2,407,000 1.10 12% KM# 24.1
1953  0.4% KM# 24.1; Matte Proof
1953  1.2% KM# 24.1; Proof
1954  1,080,000 2.58 7% KM# 24.1
1954  0.4% KM# 24.1; Proof
1955  3,720,000 0.40 1.65 14% KM# 24.1
1955  0.4% KM# 24.1; Proof
1956  3,600,000 1.65 3.00 9% KM# 24.1
1956  1.28 5% KM# 24.2
1956  0.4% KM# 24.2; Proof
1957  2,400,000 0.32 2.94 10% KM# 24.2
1957  0.4% KM# 24.2 Proof
1958  10,800,000 0.30 0.74 3.31 25% KM# 24.2
1958  0.7% KM# 24.2; Proof
1959  8,400,000 0.40 2.21 21% KM# 24.2
1959  0.4% KM# 24.2; Proof
1960  7,200,000 1.30 2.76 18% KM# 24.2
1960  0.4% KM# 24.2; Proof
1961  7,200,000 1.33 1.33 1.96 17% KM# 24.2
1961  0.5% KM# 24.2;Proof
1962  6,000,000 0.80 2.23 15% KM# 24.2
1962  0.6% KM# 24.2; Proof
1963  2,400,000 0.80 14% KM# 24.2
1963  0.4% KM# 24.2 ; Proof
1964  18,000,000 0.93 0.93 2.08 2.44 34% KM# 24.2
1964  0.7% KM# 24.2 .Proof
1965  200,000 3.15 7% KM# 24.2
1965  10 0.4% KM# 24.2 Proof
1965  25,000 1.8% KM# 24.2; Prooflike

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