New Zealand: Coin Type Half Crown (Silver) - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Type Half Crown (Silver) (issued 1933 - 1946)
Coin TypeHalf Crown (Silver)

The composition of the New Zealand silver half crown coins (1933 to 1946) was 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% zinc and 5% nickel.

In total (counting known proof mintages), 9,801,404 (10 mln) silver half crowns coins were minted in New Zealand.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Silver half crowns were minted during the reigns of King George V and 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 InscriptionNEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Half Crown (Silver): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-type ofHalf Crown
Sub-types Half Crown (Silver, Commemorative)
From1933
To1946
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
MaterialSilver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)32
Mass (g)14.1000
Half Crown (Silver): Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1933
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Shield of Arms of New Zealand (1933 - 1937, 1941 - 1946).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1940
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Notes: Centennial Half Crown (1940).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1933
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V (1933 - 1935).
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1940
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor (1937 - 1946).
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