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Coin: Penny 1940
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny
Year1940 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage5,424,005 (5.4 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 5,424,005 (5.4 million) No mint mark
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.5000
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1940.

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1940

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

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."

Penny 1940: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 5 (included in main number)
Penny 1940: Photos
Penny 1940: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1940: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Penny 1940: Photo New Zealand 1940 penny
New Zealand 1940 penny
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Penny 1940: Photo New Zealand 1940 penny
New Zealand 1940 penny
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Penny 1940: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 13
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide25
Australian Coin ChartNP1
Penny 1940: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum 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
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museum 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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Penny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 96.43 96.57 96.71
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 65.00 61.85 58.70
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 66.75 67.17 67.60
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 36.71 37.34 37.97
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 3.18 3.26 3.33
Penny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 43.35 42.29 41.23
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 24.56 24.18 23.79
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 6.66 6.02 5.39
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 0.49 0.48 0.48
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 0.21 0.22 0.22
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 1227.56 1226.04 1224.51
Historic values in NZD for Penny 1940 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1940 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1940 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Penny 1940: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Penny > 1940
Penny 1940: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940 New Zealand 1940 penny - CoinFactsWiki
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