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Coin: Penny 1955
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1 (x Penny) TypePenny
Year1955 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage3,720,000 (3.7 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 3,720,000 (3.7 million) No mint mark
MaterialBronze DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9.5000
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

A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1955.

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1955

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

The Queen's effigy on the 1953, 1954, 1955 and an estimated 50,000 of 1956 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible.

Penny 1955: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof unknown
Penny 1955: Photos
Penny 1955: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1955
Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1955
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Penny 1955: Photo Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1955
Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1955
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Penny 1955: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 24.1
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide39
Australian Coin ChartNP16
Penny 1955: 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
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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Penny 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 38.94 38.17 37.41
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 25.00 22.49 19.97
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 24.34 23.86 23.38
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 9.73 9.54 9.35
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 2.21 2.30 2.39
Penny 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 19.31 18.85 18.40
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 9.14 8.69 8.24
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.43 2.17 1.90
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 0.30 0.30 0.30
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 0.21 0.22 0.22
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 193.51 193.52 193.52
Historic values in NZD for Penny 1955 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1955 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1955 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Penny 1955: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Penny > 1955
Penny 1955: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1955
List of all (25) coins of type: New Zealand / Penny
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