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1 Cent - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse1 Cent - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1967-1985
Value 1 Cent (0.01 NZD)
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.05 g
Diameter 17.5 mm
Thickness 1.18 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 04-30-1990
References KM# 31
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND
1970

Engraver: Arnold Machin

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

Reverse

Silver fern leaf and denomination

Lettering:
1
JB

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

Plain

Comments

Silver fern or silver tree-fern or ponga tree (Cyathea dealbata) is endemic to New Zealand.

Obverse die varieties:
KM#31.1 (1967-85) Rounded high relief portrait;
KM#31.2 (1984-85) Die recut, low relief portrait;

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1967  120,000,000 0.15 0.22 0.21 0.21 0.67 46% KM# 31.1
1967  10 0.5% KM# 31.1; Proof
1967  50,000 0.78 4% KM# 31.1; Prooflike
1968  35,000 1.9% KM# 31.1; BU
1968  40,000 0.8% KM# 31.1; Prooflike
1969  50,000 1.96 3% KM# 31.1; BU
1969  50,000 1.5% KM# 31.1; Prooflike
1970  10,060,000 0.33 0.33 0.98 11% KM# 31.1
1970  20,010 0.9% KM# 31.1; Prooflike
1971  15,000 1.1% KM# 31.1 (no serifs on date numerals)
1971  10,000,000 0.19 11% KM# 31.1 (with serifs on date numerals)
1971  5,000 0.3% KM# 31.1; Proof
1972  10,055,000 0.40 7% KM# 31.1
1972  8,045 0.3% KM# 31.1; Proof
1973  15,055,000 0.09 0.09 0.30 0.30 12% KM# 31.1
1973  8,000 0.4% KM# 31.1; Proof
1974  35,035,000 0.23 0.23 15% KM# 31.1
1974  8,000 0.6% KM# 31.1; Proof
1975  60,015,000 0.11 0.27 0.39 23% KM# 31.1
1975  10,000 0.8% KM# 31.1; Proof
1976  20,016,000 0.12 0.32 11% KM# 31.1
1976  11,000 0.8% KM# 31.1;Proof
1977  20,000 1.0% KM# 31.1; BU
1977  12,000 0.5% KM# 31.1; Proof
1978  15,023,000 0.22 0.22 8% KM# 31.1
1978  15,000 2.17 0.8% KM# 31.1; Proof
1979  35,025,000 0.39 13% KM# 31.1
1979  16,000 1.1% KM# 31.1; Proof
1980  40,000,000 0.37 15% KM# 31.1 (oval 0 in date)
1980  27,000 0.7% KM# 31.1; BU (round O in date)
1980  17,000 0.6% KM# 31.1; Proof (round O in date)
1981  10,000,000 0.37 5% KM# 31.1 (oval hole in 8)
1981  25,000 0.9% KM# 31.1; BU (round hole in 8)
1981  18,000 0.5% KM# 31.1; Proof (round hole in 8)
1982  10,000,000 0.46 5% KM# 31.1 (blunt tipped 2)
1982  25,000 0.6% KM# 31.1; BU (round tipped 2)
1982  18,000 0.5% KM# 31.1; Proof (round tipped 2)
1983  40,000,000 0.25 0.31 12% KM# 31.1 (round top 3)
1983  25,000 0.8% KM# 31.1; BU (flat top 3)
1983  18,000 0.5% KM# 31.1; Proof (flat top 3)
1984  25,000 0.7% KM# 31.1; BU
1984  15,000 0.5% KM# 31.1; Proof
1984  30,000,000 0.22 0.31 11% KM# 31.2
1985  20,000 0.9% KM# 31.1; BU
1985  12,000 0.4% KM# 31.1; Proof
1985  40,000,000 0.10 0.36 13% KM# 31.2

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