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1 Florin - George VI 1st type

1 Florin - George VI (1st type) -  obverse1 Florin - George VI (1st type) -  reverse

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Features

Country New Zealand
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1937-1946
Value 1 Florin = 2 Shillings (0.1 NZP)
Currency Pound (1840-1967)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.58 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 10-31-2006
References KM# 10
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

Kiwi bird left, legend above, denomination and date below.

Note: varieties exist, see below

Lettering:
NEW·ZEALAND
ONE·FLORIN·1940
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

Comments

Reverse die varieties:

KM#10.1 (1937-46) Kiwi with rounded back;
KM#10.2 (1946 only) Kiwi with flat back;

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  1,190,000 13.02 16.37 37% KM# 10.1
1937  200 0.6% KM# 10.1; Proof
1940  500,000 11% KM# 10.1
1940  0% KM# 10.1; Proof
1941  820,000 12.37 32% KM# 10.1
1941  0.8% KM# 10.1; Proof
1942  150,000 12.82 20% KM# 10.1
1943  1,400,000 16.37 28% KM# 10.1
1944  140,000 6% KM# 10.1
1944  0% KM# 10.1; Proof
1945  515,000 7.69 12% KM# 10.1
1945  0% KM# 10.1; Proof
1946  0% KM# 10.1; Proof
1946  1,200,000 14% KM# 10.1; rounded back
1946  300,000 8% KM# 10.2; flat back

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