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Coin: Half Crown 1951
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling) TypeHalf Crown (CuproNickel)
Year1951 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage1,200,000 (1.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 1,200,000 (1.2 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)32 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)14.1000
Obverse

King's head, bare, facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; below neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse inscription KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Reverse

Shield of Arms of the Dominion of New Zealand on their shield (quartered with the Southern Cross, a wheat sheaf, a lamb suspended by a ribbon and mining hammers crossed divided by three ships) surmounted by the Royal Crown and surrounded by ornamentation inspired by Maori carvings; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN; below, 1951; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials K.G. ([George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN 1951
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The John Bertrand New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965, Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965-1966 and The Australian Coin Chart 1966 all list mintage of 400,000, which is at variance with the number provided by the statistics of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Half Crown 1951: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Half Crown 1951: Photos
Half Crown 1951: Photo New Zealand 1951 1/2 crown
New Zealand 1951 1/2 crown
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Half Crown 1951: Photo New Zealand 1951 1/2 crown
New Zealand 1951 1/2 crown
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Half Crown 1951: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 19
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide177
Australian Coin ChartNHC16
Half Crown 1951: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Varieties Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
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Half Crown 1951 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 113.85 115.01 116.17
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 99.38 98.59 97.80
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 58.40 57.26 56.12
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 29.20 28.63 28.06
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 4.87 4.77 4.68
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 2.92 2.86 2.81
Half Crown 1951 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 38.52 37.34 36.15
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 24.96 24.64 24.32
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 11.61 11.27 10.92
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 2.47 2.42 2.36
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 1.21 1.15 1.10
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 934.66 998.36 1062.07
Historic values in NZD for Half Crown 1951 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1951 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1951 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Half Crown 1951: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
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Half Crown 1951: Some useful external links
New Zealand 1951 1/2 crown - CoinFactsWiki
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List of all (21) coins of type: New Zealand / Half Crown
Half Crown 1933 Half Crown 1934 Half Crown 1935 Half Crown 1937 Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) Half Crown 1941
Half Crown 1942 Half Crown 1943 Half Crown 1944 Half Crown 1945 Half Crown 1946 Half Crown 1947
Half Crown 1948 Half Crown 1949 Half Crown 1950 Half Crown 1951 Half Crown 1953 Half Crown 1961
Half Crown 1962 Half Crown 1963 Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only)