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

Half Crown (Silver), Coin Type from New Zealand (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
All Coins of Type: Half Crown (Silver) (11)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Half Crown 1933 New Zealand / Half Crown 1933 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1933 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,000,020
Half Crown 1934 New Zealand / Half Crown 1934 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1934 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,720,020
Half Crown 1935 New Zealand / Half Crown 1935 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1935 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 612,364
Half Crown 1937 New Zealand / Half Crown 1937 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1937 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 672,200
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) New Zealand / Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 100,800
Half Crown 1941 New Zealand / Half Crown 1941 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1941 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 776,000
Half Crown 1942 New Zealand / Half Crown 1942 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1942 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 240,000
Half Crown 1943 New Zealand / Half Crown 1943 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1943 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,120,000
Half Crown 1944 New Zealand / Half Crown 1944 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1944 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 180,000
Half Crown 1945 New Zealand / Half Crown 1945 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1945 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 420,000
Half Crown 1946 New Zealand / Half Crown 1946 - reverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1946 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 960,000
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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
ImageDetails
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).
Source
Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1940
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Centennial Half Crown (1940).
Source
Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1933
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George V (1933 - 1935).
Source
Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1940
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor (1937 - 1946).
Source