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½ Penny - George VI 1st type

Features

Country New Zealand
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1940-1947
Value 1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480 NZP)
Currency Pound (1840-1967)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 25.4 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 12
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

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

A Hei-tiki (ornamental Māori pendant) with Māori ornamental scrolls on each side, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY
· 1940 ·

Engraver: L. C. Mitchell

Edge

Plain

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1940  3,432,000 1.09 11.67 20%
1940  5 0.4% Proof
1941  960,000 1.56 1.56 37%
1941  0.8% Proof
1942  1,920,000 1.09 3.73 24%
1944  2,035,200 0.27 7.32 20%
1945  1,516,800 1.04 9.70 19%
1945  0.4% Proof
1946  3,120,000 0.56 1.09 5.46 26%
1946  0.4% Proof
1947  2,726,400 1.36 4.75 25%
1947  1.1% Proof

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