Half Crown (CuproNickel), Coin Type from New Zealand - detailed information

Half Crown (CuproNickel), Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1947 - 1965)
Coin TypeHalf Crown (CuproNickel)

The composition of the New Zealand cupronickel half crown coins (1947 to 1965) was 75% copper 25% nickel.

In total (counting known proof mintages), 12,032,030 (12 mln) cupronickel half crown coins were minted in New Zealand.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Cupronickel half crowns were minted during the reigns of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

After the Independence of India in 1947, the title "Emperor" was dropped from the legend of King George VI.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

Shield of Arms of the Dominion of New Zealand on their shield (quartered with the Southern Cross, a wheat sheaf, a lamb suspended by a ribbon and mining hammers crossed divided by three ships) surmounted by the Royal Crown and surrounded by ornamentation inspired by Maori carvings; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN; below, the date; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials K.G. ([George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN [year]
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Half Crown (CuproNickel): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-type ofHalf Crown
From1947
To1965
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size32.000 mm
Mass14.100 g
Half Crown (CuproNickel): Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Shield of Arms of New Zealand (1947 - 1965).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor (1947).
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New Zealand 1948 1/2 crown
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1948 - 1951).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1965).
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