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Coin: One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day

Commemorating Waitangi Day and the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Waitangi Day commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, on that date in 1840.

Two Waitangi Day dollars were struck in 1977: one in silver and one in copper-nickel. The silver coin is a proof coin and weighs 27.2 grams (0.81 oz ASW).

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (one year types)
Year1977 CurrentNo
Mintage117,000 (117000)
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint 117,000 (117000) No mint mark
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right ("Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND SILVER 1977 JUBILEE. To the left of the effigy, royal cypher E II R. To the right of the effigy, ACCESSION 6 Feb. 1952.


The house where the treaty was signed. Above, WAITANGI DAY 6 February; below the house, TREATY HOUSE WAITANGI; in tiny letters to the right of this, the designer's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry); around below, the denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse inscription


EdgeMilled Edge inscription


One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day: Known varieties
Silver proof 27,000 (included in main number)
One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 46
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 46a (Silver proof)
One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day: References to Information Used
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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