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Coin type: Crown
Description

Commemorative crowns (full crowns, or five shillings, or two half crowns) were minted in 1935, 1949, and 1953 for the Treaty of Waitangi, a royal visit, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, respectively. All were one-year types.

A total of 458,148 coins of the denomination were minted, of them 201,148 silver and 257,000 cupronickel.

According to Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966, the original specifications for the coin were (in measurement units of the time):

Diameter of Coin: 1.525 inches
Standard Weight: 436.36363 grains
Remedy Allowance (margin of error in weight): 2.000 grains

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types Crown (Silver)
Crown (CuproNickel)
Face value5 (x Shilling)
Years produced1935 - 1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Monarchs for whom crowns were minted were King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. No coins were minted for King Edward VIII during his short reign.

Obverse inscription
Reverse

Reverse inscription
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Crown: Photos

Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1935
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Notes: Waitangi Crown, 1935.
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New Zealand 1949 crown
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Notes: Royal Visit Crown, 1949.
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Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
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Notes: Coronation Crown, 1953.
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Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1935
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Notes: King George V, 1935.
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New Zealand 1949 crown
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Notes: King George VI, 1949.
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Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, 1953.
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List of 3 coins of type: Crown from New Zealand
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Waitangi Crown 1935 1,128 King George V Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Royal Visit Crown 1949 200,020 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Coronation Crown 1953 257,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Crown: Some useful external links
Crowns | New Zealand (pre-decimal) | Trade Me Wikipedia: New Zealand Pound
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