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Coin type: Fifty Cents (large)
Description

The New Zealand fifty-cent coin is a coin of the New Zealand dollar. It was the largest by denomination, diameter and mass to have been introduced on the decimalisation of the currency on 10 July 1967, replacing the pre-decimal crown coin (five shillings).

On 31 July 2006, as part of a revision of New Zealand's coinage, the fifty cent was made smaller, lighter and of a cheaper alloy (nickel-plated steel). On 1 November of that year the previous larger fifty cent coin was demonetised.

Both the larger and smaller coin feature on their reverse the HMS Endeavour on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand, in October 1769. The obverse, as per all New Zealand coins, features the reigning monarch.

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.

The edge has "five equally spaced 6.35mm plain segments separated by milling".

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-type ofFifty Cents Sub-types
Face value50 (x Cent)
Years produced1967 - 2005 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)31.7500 Thickness (mm)2.3300
Mass (g)13.6100
Obverse

Portrait of the monarch, legend.

Obverse inscription
Reverse

The reverse features the barque Endeavour sailing south. HMS Endeavour was the ship on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand in October 1769. Mount Taranaki (Egmont) is seen in the distance; above, the denomination 50 (cents); below, ENDEAVOUR; the atrist's initails JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry), in tiny letters on coastline to right of ship.

Reverse inscription50 ENDEAVOUR
EdgeMilled (interrupted, in five sections) Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Cents (large): Photos

50 Cents 1967
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50 Cents 1967
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List of 39 coins of type: Fifty Cents (large) from New Zealand
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1967 10,300,010 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Fifty Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Fifty Cents 1969 (mint sets only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Fifty Cents 1970 (mint sets only) 50,010 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Fifty Cents 1971 1,143,200 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Fifty Cents 1972 1,431,045 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Fifty Cents 1973 2,531,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Fifty Cents 1974 1,223,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Fifty Cents 1975 3,825,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Fifty Cents 1976 2,027,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Fifty Cents 1977 2,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Fifty Cents 1978 2,038,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Fifty Cents 1979 2,441,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Fifty Cents 1980 8,044,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Fifty Cents 1981 4,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Fifty Cents 1982 6,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Fifty Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Fifty Cents 1984 2,040,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Fifty Cents 1985 2,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Fifty Cents 1986 5,228,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Fifty Cents 1987 3,628,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Fifty Cents 1988 8,824,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Fifty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) 23,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Fifty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Fifty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Fifty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Fifty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Fifty Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 14,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Fifty Cents 1996 (mint sets only) 7,719 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Fifty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) 6,282 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Fifty Cents 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Fifty Cents 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Fifty Cents 2000 (mint sets only) 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Fifty Cents 2001 5,004,274 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Fifty Cents 2002 3,004,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Fifty Cents 2003 2,504,496 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Fifty Cents 2004 2,004,550 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Fifty Cents 2005 1,005,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II
Fifty Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006