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Coin: Sixpence 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 value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Year1947 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage3,200,020 (3.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 3,200,020 (3.2 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.9000
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 huia (bird) perched on a branch facing right; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, SIXPENCE 1947; below centre of branch in small letters the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE 1947

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence 1947: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 20 (included in main number)
Sixpence 1947: Photos
Sixpence 1947: Photo Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Notes: Proof.
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Sixpence 1947: Photo Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Proof.
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Sixpence 1947: Photo New Zealand 1947 6 pence
New Zealand 1947 6 pence
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Notes: Proof.
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Sixpence 1947: Photo New Zealand 1947 6 pence
New Zealand 1947 6 pence
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Notes: Proof.
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Sixpence 1947: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Sixpence 1947: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Sixpence 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 8a
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide94
Australian Coin ChartNS15
Sixpence 1947: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Coin description link
Museums 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 1988 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums 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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Sixpence 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) 797.58 870.19 942.79
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 347.82 345.05 342.29
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 87.61 85.89 84.18
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 48.67 47.72 46.77
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 14.60 14.32 14.03
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 1.95 1.91 1.87
Sixpence 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) 80.35 79.43 78.50
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 38.52 37.34 36.15
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 19.26 18.67 18.07
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 4.45 4.08 3.70
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 0.21 0.21 0.21
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 579.06 613.39 647.73
Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1947 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1947 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1947 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Sixpence 1947: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Sixpence > 1947
Sixpence 1947: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947 Museums Victoria: Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
New Zealand 1947 6 pence - CoinFactsWiki
List of all (31) coins of type: New Zealand / Sixpence
Sixpence 1933 Sixpence 1934 Sixpence 1935 Sixpence 1936 Sixpence 1937 Sixpence 1939
Sixpence 1940 Sixpence 1941 Sixpence 1942 Sixpence 1943 Sixpence 1944 Sixpence 1945
Sixpence 1946 Sixpence 1947 Sixpence 1948 Sixpence 1950 Sixpence 1951 Sixpence 1952
Sixpence 1953 Sixpence 1954 Sixpence 1955 Sixpence 1956 Sixpence 1957 Sixpence 1958
Sixpence 1959 Sixpence 1960 Sixpence 1961 Sixpence 1962 Sixpence 1963 Sixpence 1964
Sixpence 1965