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Coin: Shilling 1947
Description

In 1947 New Zealand moved away from employing silver in circulating coinage, adopting a copper-nickel alloy at the same time as Great Britain.

The issue of Cupro-Nickel coins replaced .500 fine silver coins. This proclamation was made under Section eight of the Coinage Act, 1933 and signed on 25th August 1947. Both metal types of coins were still considered to be legal tender. This change was due to the rising costs of mining and the price of silver.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (CuproNickel)
Year1947 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,800,020 (2.8 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Royal Mint London 2,800,020 (2.8 million) No mint mark
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

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

Obverse inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse

A figure of a Maori warrior in warlike attitude crouching to left carrying a taiahat; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, ONE SHILLING 1947; at left above ground line in small letters the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND ONE SHILLING 1947

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Shilling 1947: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Proof 20 (included in main number)
Shilling 1947: Photos
Shilling 1947: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947
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Notes: Proof.
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Shilling 1947: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Shilling 1947: Photo New Zealand 1947 shilling
New Zealand 1947 shilling
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Shilling 1947: Photo New Zealand 1947 shilling
New Zealand 1947 shilling
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Notes: Proof.
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Shilling 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 9a
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide123
Australian Coin ChartNB15
Shilling 1947: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Coin description link
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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Shilling 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 569.27 575.05 580.84
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 496.89 492.93 488.98
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 152.61 153.00 153.38
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 63.27 62.03 60.79
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 9.80 8.33 6.86
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 2.92 2.86 2.81
Shilling 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 236.02 236.41 236.80
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 80.35 79.43 78.50
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 34.83 34.37 33.90
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 7.54 7.19 6.83
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 1.06 1.05 1.05
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 531.74 556.61 581.48
Historic values in NZD for Shilling 1947 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1947 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1947 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Shilling 1947: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Shilling > 1947
Shilling 1947: Some useful external links
Museum Victoria Collections: Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947 New Zealand 1947 shilling - CoinFactsWiki
List of all (28) coins of type: New Zealand / Shilling
Shilling 1933 Shilling 1934 Shilling 1935 Shilling 1937 Shilling 1940 Shilling 1941
Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943 Shilling 1944 Shilling 1945 Shilling 1946 Shilling 1947
Shilling 1948 Shilling 1950 Shilling 1951 Shilling 1952 Shilling 1953 Shilling 1955
Shilling 1956 Shilling 1957 Shilling 1958 Shilling 1959 Shilling 1960 Shilling 1961
Shilling 1962 Shilling 1963 Shilling 1964 Shilling 1965