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Coin: Fifty Cents 1988
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value50 (x Cent) TypeFifty Cents (large)
Year1988 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage8,824,000 (8.8 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 8,800,000 (8.8 million)
Royal Mint No mint mark 24,000 (24000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)31.7500 Thickness (mm)2.3300
Mass (g)13.6100
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (by Raphael David Maklouf, known as the "Third portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
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 inscription

50 ENDEAVOUR

EdgeMilled (interrupted, in five sections) Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause says:

"Two die varieties known."

Fifty Cents 1988: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In sets (Royal Mint) 15,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof (Royal Mint) 9,000 (included in main number)
Fifty Cents 1988: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 63
Fifty Cents 1988: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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
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