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Reginald George James Berry’s design of the Queen’s head was incorporated on New Zealand commemorative large dollar coins from 1979 to 1982. The design was unique to New Zealand and depicted the Queen wearing the Russian Fringe Tiara, which was originally given by the "Ladies in Society" to Queen Alexandra on her Silver Wedding anniversary in 1888. Berry completed more than 1,000 stamp and coin designs in his lifetime.

List of 4 coins issued carrying effigy: Portrait by James Berry
New Zealand One Dollar 1979 1979 110,000
New Zealand One Dollar 1980 Fantail 1980 159,000
New Zealand One Dollar 1981 Royal Visit 1981 138,000
New Zealand One Dollar 1982 Takahe Bird 1982 100,000