New Zealand: Coin Type Crown - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Type Crown (issued 1935 - 1953)
Coin TypeCrown

Commemorative crowns (full crowns, or five shillings, or two half crowns) were minted in 1935, 1949, and 1953 for the Treaty of Waitangi, a royal visit, and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, respectively. All were one-year types.

A total of 458,148 coins of the denomination were minted, of them 201,148 silver and 257,000 cupronickel.

According to Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966, the original specifications for the coin were (in measurement units of the time):

Diameter of Coin: 1.525 inches
Standard Weight: 436.36363 grains
Remedy Allowance (margin of error in weight): 2.000 grains

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Monarchs for whom crowns were minted were King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. No coins were minted for King Edward VIII during his short reign.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Crown: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-types Crown (Silver)
Crown (CuproNickel)
From1935
To1953
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000
Mass (g)
Crown: Photos
ImageDetails
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1935
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Waitangi Crown, 1935.
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New Zealand 1949 crown
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Author:
Notes: Royal Visit Crown, 1949.
Source
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Coronation Crown, 1953.
Source
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1935
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V, 1935.
Source
New Zealand 1949 crown
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Author:
Notes: King George VI, 1949.
Source
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, 1953.
Source