New Zealand: Coin Type Shilling (Silver) - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Type Shilling (Silver) (issued 1933 - 1946)
Coin TypeShilling (Silver)

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

In total (counting known proof mintages), 12,540,604 (13 mln) silver shilling coins were minted in New Zealand.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Silver shillings were minted during the reigns of King George V and King George VI.

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

A figure of a Maori warrior in warlike attitude carrying a taiaha (close-quarters staff weapon made from either wood or whalebone).

Reverse InscriptionNEW ZEALAND SHILLING [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Shilling (Silver): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-type ofShilling
From1933
To1946
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
MaterialSilver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23
Mass (g)5.7000
Shilling (Silver): Photos
ImageDetails
New Zealand 1934 shilling Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Maori warrior (1933 - 1946).
Source
New Zealand 1934 shilling Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: King George V (1933 - 1935).
Source
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor (1937 - 1946).
Source