Fifty Cents, Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

Fifty Cents, Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1967 - )
Coin TypeFifty Cents

The New Zealand fifty-cent coin is a coin of the New Zealand dollar. It was the largest by denomination, diameter and mass to have been introduced on the decimalisation of the currency on 10 July 1967, replacing the pre-decimal crown coin (five shillings).

On 31 July 2006, as part of a revision of New Zealand's coinage, the fifty cent was made smaller, lighter and of a cheaper alloy (nickel-plated steel). On 1 November of that year the previous larger fifty cent coin was demonetised.

Both the larger and smaller coin feature on their reverse the HMS Endeavour on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand, in October 1769. The obverse, as per all New Zealand coins, features the reigning monarch.

Obverse

Portrait of the monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

The reverse features the HMS Endeavour, the ship on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand in October 1769. Mount Taranaki is seen in the distance and the legend ENDEAVOUR is written on the bottom.

Reverse Inscription 50 ENDEAVOUR
EdgeEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Cents - (61) Coins
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Fifty Cents: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-types Fifty Cents (large)
Fifty Cents 150th Anniversary
Fifty Cents (Bimetallic)
Fifty Cents (small)
Fifty Cents (small, commemorative)
From1967
Face Value50 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Material
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size
Mass
Fifty Cents: Photos
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Fifty Cents: Photo 50 Cents 1967 50 Cents 1967
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Fifty Cents: Photo 50 Cents 150th Anniversary Design 50 Cents 150th Anniversary Design
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Notes: 1990 only.
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Fifty Cents: Photo 50 Cents 1994 Bi Metal Design 50 Cents 1994 Bi Metal Design
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Notes: 1994 only.
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Fifty Cents: Photo New Zealand, 50 Cents, 2015 New Zealand, 50 Cents, 2015
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Fifty Cents: Photo 50 Cents 1967 50 Cents 1967
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Second portrait (1967 - 1985).
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Fifty Cents: Photo 50 Cents 150th Anniversary Design 50 Cents 150th Anniversary Design
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Third portrait (1986 - 1998).
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Fifty Cents: Photo 50 Cents 1994 Bi Metal Design 50 Cents 1994 Bi Metal Design
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: 1994 only.
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Fifty Cents: Photo New Zealand, 50 Cents, 2015 New Zealand, 50 Cents, 2015
Copyright: NumisCorner.com
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