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Coin: Sixpence 1957
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value6 (x Penny) TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Year1957 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,400,000 (2.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint London No mint mark 2,400,000 (2.4 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.9000
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 huia (bird) perched on a branch facing right; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, SIXPENCE 1957; below centre of branch in small letters the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscription

NEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE 1957

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide 1966:

"1956. The obverse master die was re-designed with shoulder strap and the design made slightly smaller. 1957 sixpences have been reported without shoulder strap."

These are estimated to be around 200,000.

Sixpence 1957: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
No shoulder strap 200,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof unknown
No shoulder strap, Proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Sixpence 1957: Photos
Sixpence 1957: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
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Sixpence 1957: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
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Sixpence 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 26.2
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide103
Australian Coin ChartNS25 and NS25a (No shoulder strap)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 26.1 (No shoulder strap)
Sixpence 1957: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 Varieties No shoulder strap
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Varieties Proofs: Regular and No shoulder strap
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
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Sixpence 1957 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 43.48 44.51 45.53
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 34.54 34.19 33.85
Royal Mint LondonAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 14.37 14.05 13.73
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 7.67 7.49 7.32
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 2.96 2.93 2.90
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 1.92 1.87 1.83
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1196.93 1181.73 1166.54
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapUncirculated (UNC) 1490.65 1478.80 1466.94
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 730.06 715.77 701.48
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapExtra Fine (EF, XF) 110.70 84.63 58.55
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapVery Fine (VF) 29.20 28.63 28.06
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapFine (F) 15.78 16.27 16.75
Sixpence 1957 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade201620172018
Royal Mint LondonBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 8.97 8.45 7.93
Royal Mint LondonUncirculated (UNC) 4.40 4.10 3.80
Royal Mint LondonExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.78 2.66 2.54
Royal Mint LondonVery Fine (VF) 0.19 0.18 0.17
Royal Mint LondonFine (F) 0.10 0.10 0.10
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 647.14 640.79 634.43
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapUncirculated (UNC) 392.97 386.80 380.63
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapExtra Fine (EF, XF) 147.36 145.05 142.74
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapVery Fine (VF) 16.76 16.31 15.86
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strapFine (F) 4.74 4.59 4.44
Royal Mint LondonNo shoulder strap, ProofProof 589.46 580.20 570.95
Royal Mint LondonProofProof 196.49 193.40 190.32
Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1957 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1957 / No shoulder strap / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / No shoulder strap / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / No shoulder strap, Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / Proof / Royal Mint London / (generated 10/2016). Inflation-corrected to 2015.
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Sixpence 1957: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Sixpence > 1957
Sixpence 1957: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
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