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Coin: Two Cents 1967 (no date, Bahamas mule)

Mule with 5 Cents from the Bahama Islands. Obverse from the Bahamas, reverse from New Zealand.

This mule is listed under New Zealand everywhere because all these coins were found in New Zealand shortly after release, and were apparently minted at the Royal Mint as part of the regular New Zealand coinage of the year, then shipped there accordingly.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value2 (x Cent) TypeTwo Cents
Year1967 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage50,000 (50000)
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 50,000 (50000)
MaterialBronze DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21.0800 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)4.1400

Diademed bust of Queen Elizabeth II right (portrait by Arnold Machin, known as the "Second portrait"). Around (in error), BAHAMA ISLANDS.


Two kowhai flowers and leaves surrounding the figure "2". In tiny letters, the designer's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry).

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription



Mintage is estimated, and is included in the regular mintage for 1967.

Two Cents 1967 (no date, Bahamas mule): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 33
Two Cents 1967 (no date, Bahamas mule): References to Information Used
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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Two Cents 1967 (no date, Bahamas mule): Some useful external links
1967 New Zealand 2c Bahama Islands 5c Mule - The Australian Coin Collecting Blog
List of all (23) coins of type: New Zealand / Two Cents
Two Cents 1967 Two Cents 1967 (no date, Bahamas mule) Two Cents 1968 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1969 Two Cents 1970 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1971
Two Cents 1972 Two Cents 1973 Two Cents 1974 Two Cents 1975 Two Cents 1976 Two Cents 1977
Two Cents 1978 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1979 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1980 Two Cents 1981 Two Cents 1982 Two Cents 1983
Two Cents 1984 Two Cents 1985 Two Cents 1986 (mint sets only) Two Cents 1987 Two Cents 1988 (mint sets only)