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Coin: Five Cents 1974
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value5 (x Cent) TypeFive Cents
Year1974 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage18,023,000 (18.0 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Australian Mint 18,023,000 (18.0 million) No mint mark
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.4300 Thickness (mm)1.2400
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Reverse

The last surviving member of an otherwise extinct family of reptiles, the tuatara (a lizard-like reptile), native only to New Zealand, is shown sitting on a coastal rock. Above in the background, a gull flying. Below, the denomination 5.

Reverse inscription

5

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Reserve Bank of New Zealand reports regular mintage of 18,023,000.
Krause breaks this up into 18,015,000 circulation coins and 8,000 proofs.

Judging by other years' patterns though, that's most probably 18,000,000 circulation coins, 15,000 in sets and 8,000 proofs.

Five Cents 1974: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
In sets 15,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof 8,000 (included in main number)
Five Cents 1974: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 34.1
Five Cents 1974: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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List of all (41) coins of type: New Zealand / Five Cents
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Five Cents 1973 Five Cents 1974 Five Cents 1975 Five Cents 1976 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1977 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1978
Five Cents 1979 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1980 Five Cents 1981 Five Cents 1982 Five Cents 1983 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1984 (mint sets only)
Five Cents 1985 Five Cents 1986 Five Cents 1987 Five Cents 1988 Five Cents 1989 Five Cents 1990 (mint sets only)
Five Cents 1990 (150th Anniversary) Five Cents 1991 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1992 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1993 (mint sets only) Five Cents 1994 Five Cents 1995
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