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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

Features

Country New Zealand
Type Common coin
Years 1986-1998
Value 50 Cents (0.5 NZD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 13.61 g
Diameter 31.75 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-07-2006
References KM# 63
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Portrait to the right, date below

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND
1988

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

HMS Endeavour, boat commanded par James Cook for his first exploration of the Pacific in 1769-1771, sailing to the right, passing in front of Mount Taranaki. Name below, value above left.

Lettering:
50
ENDEAVOUR

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

Interrupted Reeded

Comments

Two die varieties for 1988 issue known. Die B (right) lacks a rope in the rigging and has a different lettering for the signature JB.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1986  5,200,000 0.77
1986  18,000 In Sets only
1986  10,000 Proof
1987  3,600,000
1987  18,000 In Sets only
1987  10,000 Proof
1988  8,800,000 die variety A
1988  die variety B
1988  15,000 In Sets only
1988  9,000 Proof
1989  15,000 In Sets only
1989  8,500 Proof
1990  18,000 In Sets only
1990  10,000 Proof
1991  20,000 In Sets only
1991  15,000 Proof
1992  15,000 In Sets only
1992  9,000 Proof
1993  15,000 In Sets only
1993  10,000 Proof
1995  10,000 In Sets only
1995  4,000 Proof
1996  5,150 In Sets only
1996  2,569 Proof
1997  4,150 In Sets only
1997  2,132 Proof
1998  4,000 In Sets only
1998  2,000 Proof

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