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 - (57) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Fifty Cents 1967 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1967 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1967 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,300,010
Fifty Cents 1968 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 75,000
Fifty Cents 1969 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 100,000
Fifty Cents 1970 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 50,010
Fifty Cents 1971 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1971 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1971 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Australian Mint: 1,123,200
- Royal Mint: 20,000
Total Mintage: 1,143,200
Fifty Cents 1972 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1972 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1972 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,431,045
Fifty Cents 1973 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1973 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1973 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 2,531,000
Fifty Cents 1974 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 1,223,000
Fifty Cents 1975 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1975 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1975 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,825,000
Fifty Cents 1976 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,027,000
Fifty Cents 1977 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1977 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1977 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,032,000
Fifty Cents 1978 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 2,038,000
Fifty Cents 1979 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 2,441,000
Fifty Cents 1980 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1980 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1980 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 8,000,000
- Royal Mint: 44,000
Total Mintage: 8,044,000
Fifty Cents 1981 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1981 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1981 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 4,000,000
- Royal Mint: 43,000
Total Mintage: 4,043,000
Fifty Cents 1982 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 6,000,000
- Royal Mint: 43,000
Total Mintage: 6,043,000
Fifty Cents 1983 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 43,000
Fifty Cents 1984 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1984 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1984 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 2,000,000
- Royal Mint: 40,000
Total Mintage: 2,040,000
Fifty Cents 1985 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 2,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 32,000
Total Mintage: 2,032,000
Fifty Cents 1986 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1986 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1986 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 5,200,000
- Royal Mint: 28,000
Total Mintage: 5,228,000
Fifty Cents 1987 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1987 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1987 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 3,600,000
- Royal Mint: 28,000
Total Mintage: 3,628,000
Fifty Cents 1988 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1988 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1988 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Australian Mint: 8,800,000
- Royal Mint: 24,000
Total Mintage: 8,824,000
Fifty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 23,500
Fifty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 28,000
Fifty Cents 1990 150th Anniversary New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1990 150th Anniversary - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1990 150th Anniversary - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 17,000
Fifty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 35,000
Fifty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 24,000
Fifty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,000
Fifty Cents 1994 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1994 (mint sets only) - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 1994 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 63,000
Fifty Cents 1995 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 14,000
Fifty Cents 1996 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,719
Fifty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,282
Fifty Cents 1998 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,000
Fifty Cents 1999 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,999
Fifty Cents 2000 (mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,500
Fifty Cents 2001 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2001 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2001 - obverse photo Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 5,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 4,274
Total Mintage: 5,004,274
Fifty Cents 2002 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 3,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 4,500
Total Mintage: 3,004,500
Fifty Cents 2003 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,500,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 4,496
Total Mintage: 2,504,496
Fifty Cents 2004 Material: CuproNickel
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 2,000,000
- Royal Australian Mint: 4,550
Total Mintage: 2,004,550
Fifty Cents 2005 Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,005,250
Fifty Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) Material: CuproNickel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 5,100
Fifty Cents 2006 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2006 - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2006 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 70,200,000
Fifty Cents 2007 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2007 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Mintage: 9,000
Fifty Cents 2008 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2008 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 8,000
Fifty Cents 2009 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2009 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 20,000,000
- Perth Mint: 3,500
Total Mintage: 20,003,500
Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 3,500
Fifty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 4,700
Fifty Cents 2012 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2012 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 4,500
Fifty Cents 2013 (mint sets only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2013 (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 3,500
Fifty Cents 2014 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2014 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 8,000,000
Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Fifty Cents 2015 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2015 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 12,700,000
Fifty Cents 2016 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2016 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 6,000,000
Fifty Cents 2017 (proof only) New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2017 (proof only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Mintage: 750
Fifty Cents 2018 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 6,000,000
- Royal Dutch Mint: 1,000
Total Mintage: 6,001,000
Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice - reverse photo New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice - obverse photo Material:
Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Fifty Cents 2019 New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2019 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated steel
Mints:
- Royal Canadian Mint: 21,000,000
- Royal Dutch Mint: 1,000
Total Mintage: 21,001,000
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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
ImageDetails
50 Cents 1967
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
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50 Cents 150th Anniversary Design
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: 1990 only.
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50 Cents 1994 Bi Metal Design
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: 1994 only.
Source
New Zealand, 50 Cents, 2015
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50 Cents 1967
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Second portrait (1967 - 1985).
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50 Cents 150th Anniversary Design
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Third portrait (1986 - 1998).
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50 Cents 1994 Bi Metal Design
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: 1994 only.
Source
New Zealand, 50 Cents, 2015
Copyright: NumisCorner.com
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