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Coin: Fifty Cents 1985

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (large)
Year1985 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,032,000 (2.0 million)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 2,000,000 (2.0 million)
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 32,000 (32000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)31.7500 Thickness (mm)2.3300
Mass (g)13.6100

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985

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 inscription


EdgeMilled (interrupted, in five sections) Edge inscription


Fifty Cents 1985: Known varieties
In sets (Royal Australian Mint) 20,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof (Royal Australian Mint) 12,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Canada reverse mule unknown (hover mouse for text)
Fifty Cents 1985: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 37.2 (circulation coins)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 37.1 (proofs and coins in sets)
Fifty Cents 1985: References to Information Used
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint Proof and sets mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof and sets
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 2016 Varieties Canada reverse mule
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