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Coin: Halfpenny 1940
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny
Year1940 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage3,432,005 (3.4 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 3,432,005 (3.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4800 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6699
Obverse

Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, the monarch's legend GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below the neck in small letters, the artist's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

At centre, between two Māori scroll designs, a tiki (Māori carved figure); around, NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY; below, the date 1940.

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY 1940
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint, 1939, p. 5.:

"To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 by which the native chiefs ceded the sovereignty of New Zealand to the British Crown, the New Zealand Government authorised the issue of a half-crown of special design. This occasion was also marked by the issue of penny and halfpenny coins to complete the series of New Zealand coins of distinctive design."

Halfpenny 1940: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 5 (included in main number)
Halfpenny 1940: Photos
Halfpenny 1940: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
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Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
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Notes: Proof.
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Halfpenny 1940: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 12
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide1
Australian Coin ChartNH1
Halfpenny 1940: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Circulation mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2006 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
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Halfpenny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 73.01 71.58 70.15
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 38.94 38.17 37.41
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 25.66 25.83 26.00
Royal MintFine (F) 4.42 4.61 4.79
Halfpenny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 39.30 38.68 38.06
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 19.65 19.34 19.03
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 7.52 7.25 6.98
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.49 0.48 0.48
Royal MintFine (F) 0.20 0.19 0.19
Royal MintProofProof 1239.39 1269.01 1298.63
Historic values in NZD for Halfpenny 1940 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1940 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1940 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Halfpenny 1940: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Halfpenny > 1940
Halfpenny 1940: Some useful external links
New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny - CoinFactsWiki Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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List of all (24) coins of type: New Zealand / Halfpenny
Halfpenny 1940 Halfpenny 1941 Halfpenny 1942 Halfpenny 1944 Halfpenny 1945 Halfpenny 1946
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Halfpenny 1960 Halfpenny 1961 Halfpenny 1962 Halfpenny 1963 Halfpenny 1964 Halfpenny 1965