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Coin: Royal Visit Crown 1949
Description

A visit to New Zealand and Australia by King George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret was proposed for 1949. As the dates for the tour grew near, it became apparent that the King’s ill health would not allow it to occur.

This coin struck to commemorate the visit to New Zealand 200,020 had already been prepared by the Royal Mint, London. Of these 190,000 were shipped to New Zealand, while the New Zealand Government made arrangements for the balance to be distributed for collectors: 4020 in the UK, 1000 in Canada and 5000 in the USA.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Silver)
Year1949 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage200,020 (200020)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 200,020 (200020) No mint mark
MaterialSilver DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

King's head, bare, facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; below neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse inscription KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Reverse

At centre a silver fern leaf flanked by the four stars of the New Zealand Southern Cross; around, NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1949.

The reverse design was modelled by Mr. Metcalfe from sketches supplied by the New Zealand Government.

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1949

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

According to the Krause catalogues, mintage is 200,003 (200,000 regular and 3 proof).

Royal Visit Crown 1949: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 20 (included in main number)
Royal Visit Crown 1949: Photos
Royal Visit Crown 1949: Photo New Zealand 1949 crown
New Zealand 1949 crown
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Photo New Zealand 1949 crown
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Photo Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1949
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Photo Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1949
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 22
Davenport434
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide185
Australian Coin ChartNZC2
Royal Visit Crown 1949: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Combined mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Mintage Proof mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage Combined 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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Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 91.48 91.64 91.80
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 47.18 46.68 46.19
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 38.82 39.40 39.98
Royal Mint LondonGood Very Fine (gVF) 33.20 34.38 35.56
Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 43.53 42.98 42.43
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 27.97 28.07 28.17
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 18.18 18.34 18.51
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 15.89 16.26 16.63
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 7.50 7.50 7.50
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 13274.22 13339.53 13404.85
Historic values in NZD for Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Crown > 1949
Royal Visit Crown 1949: Some useful external links
New Zealand 1949 crown - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1949
List of all (3) coins of type: New Zealand / Crown
Waitangi Crown 1935 Royal Visit Crown 1949 Coronation Crown 1953