Home / Coins by Country / Coins from New Zealand / One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day

Detailed information about Coin: One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day from New Zealand

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)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 117,000 (117000)
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
For Sale ads by our members
It seems none of our members is selling this coin now. If you have one to sell, sign up and advertise it for free.
List of all (55) coins of type: New Zealand / One Dollar
One Dollar 1967 One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook One Dollar 1970 Cook Islands One Dollar 1970 Mount Cook (Royal Visit) One Dollar 1971 One Dollar 1972
One Dollar 1973 One Dollar 1974 Commonwealth Games One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day One Dollar 1975 One Dollar 1976 One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day
One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive) One Dollar 1979 One Dollar 1980 Fantail One Dollar 1981 Royal Visit One Dollar 1982 Takahe Bird One Dollar 1983 Royal Visit
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage One Dollar 1984 Black Robin One Dollar 1985 Black Stilt One Dollar 1986 Royal Visit One Dollar 1986 Kakapo One Dollar 1987 National Parks
One Dollar 1988 Penguin One Dollar 1989 Runner One Dollar 1989 Gymnast One Dollar 1989 Swimmer One Dollar 1989 Weight lifter One Dollar 1990 Treaty of Waitangi
One Dollar 1990 One Dollar 1991 One Dollar 1992 (mint sets only) One Dollar 1993 (mint sets only) One Dollar 1994 (mint sets only) One Dollar 1995 (mint sets only)
One Dollar 1996 (mint sets only) One Dollar 1997 (mint sets only) One Dollar 1998 (mint sets only) One Dollar 1999 (mint sets only) One Dollar 2000 One Dollar 2001 (mint sets only)
One Dollar 2002 One Dollar 2003 One Dollar 2004 One Dollar 2005 One Dollar 2006 (mint sets only) One Dollar 2007 (mint sets only)
One Dollar 2008 One Dollar 2009 (mint sets only) One Dollar 2010 One Dollar 2011 (mints sets only) One Dollar 2012 (mints sets only) One Dollar 2013
One Dollar 2015