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Coin: Halfpenny 1954
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1/2 (x Penny) TypeHalfpenny
Year1954 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage240,000 (240000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 240,000 (240000)
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.7000
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II right; around, + QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; artist's initials incuse on neck truncation, MG (Mary Gillick).

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Reverse

At centre, between two Maori scroll designs, a tiki; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY; below, 1954.

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY 1954

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

The Queen's effigy on the 1953, 1954 and 1955 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible.

Halfpenny 1954: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Halfpenny 1954: Photos
Halfpenny 1954: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1954
Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1954
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Halfpenny 1954: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1954
Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1954
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Halfpenny 1954: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 23.1
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide13
Australian Coin ChartNH15
Halfpenny 1954: 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
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
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Halfpenny 1954 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 472.78 480.87 488.96
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 207.88 210.56 213.24
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 67.39 64.91 62.42
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 6.96 6.70 6.44
Halfpenny 1954 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 123.66 122.10 120.54
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 84.36 83.42 82.47
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 39.30 38.68 38.06
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 5.55 5.31 5.07
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 2.78 2.66 2.54
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 93.70 93.79 93.87
Historic values in NZD for Halfpenny 1954 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1954 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1954 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Halfpenny 1954: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Halfpenny > 1954
Halfpenny 1954: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1954
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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
Halfpenny 1947 Halfpenny 1949 Halfpenny 1950 Halfpenny 1951 Halfpenny 1952 Halfpenny 1953
Halfpenny 1954 Halfpenny 1955 Halfpenny 1956 Halfpenny 1957 Halfpenny 1958 Halfpenny 1959
Halfpenny 1960 Halfpenny 1961 Halfpenny 1962 Halfpenny 1963 Halfpenny 1964 Halfpenny 1965