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Coin: Shilling 1953
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (CuproNickel)
Year1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage207,000 (207000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 207,000 (207000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
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 figure of a Maori warrior in warlike attitude crouching to left carrying a taiahat; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, ONE SHILLING 1953; at left above ground line in small letters the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND ONE SHILLING 1953
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The Queen's effigy on the 1953 and 1955 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible.

Krause catalogues report proof mintage of 14,000.

Reference to original information:

84th Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1953, p.8.:

"New Zealand - 250,000 crowns, 120,000 halfcrowns, 250,000 florins, 200,000 shillings, 1,200,000 sixpences, 4,000,000 threepences, 2,400,000 pennies and 120,000 halfpence were struck.

All bore on the obverse the uncrowned effigy of Her Majesty by Mrs. Gillick, O.B.E., together with the inscription "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND". The reverse designs of the denominations from the halfpenny to the halfcrown were unchanged, but the reverse design of the crown was new.

It consisted of a Maori carving, surmounted by the crowned Royal Cypher, all between five-pointed stars, representing the Southern Cross, and the inscription "NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1953". Mr. T.H. Paget modeled the design in plaster according to a drawing from New Zealand. The design is illustrated in Plate A, Fig. 9.

7,000 specimen sets of all denominations were also supplied in cases."

Shilling 1953: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 7,000 (included in main number)
Matte proof unknown
Shilling 1953: Photos
Shilling 1953: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1953
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1953
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Shilling 1953: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1953
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1953
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Shilling 1953: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 27.1
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide128
Australian Coin ChartNB21
Shilling 1953: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Mint 1953 Mint
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Royal Mint 1953 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Combined mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
Royal Mint 1953 Varieties Proof
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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Shilling 1953 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 71.73 69.33 66.94
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 79.50 78.87 78.24
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 48.67 47.72 46.77
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 29.20 28.63 28.06
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 9.26 8.76 8.26
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 3.89 3.82 3.74
Shilling 1953 / 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) 11.79 11.60 11.42
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 4.74 4.59 4.44
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 1.39 1.33 1.27
Royal Mint LondonMatte proofProof 122.80 120.88 118.95
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 7.86 7.74 7.61
Historic values in NZD for Shilling 1953 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1953 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1953 / Matte proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1953 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Shilling 1953: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
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Shilling 1953: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1953
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List of all (28) coins of type: New Zealand / Shilling
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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