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Coin: One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive)
Description

Commemorating the opening of Parliament Building (known as the Beehive) and the 25th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (one year types)
Year1978 CurrentNo
Mintage156,000 (156000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 123,000 (123000)
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 33,000 (33000)
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
Obverse

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right ("Second portrait" by Arnold Machin); around, ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND; below, 1978; in field left, Royal Monogram E II R; in field right, CORONATION 2 June 1953.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1978 E II R CORONATION 2 June 1953
Reverse

New Zealand Parliament Building; below in street level, NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT; in exergue, ONE DOLLAR; artist's initials, JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) incuse at right on ground line.

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive): Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Silver proof (Royal Canadian Mint) 33,000 (included in main number)
One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 47
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 47a (Silver proof)
One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint Proof mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive): Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Dollar, New Zealand, 1978
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