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

Sixpence (Silver), Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1933 - 1946)
Coin TypeSixpence (Silver)

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

In total (counting known proof mintages), 18,340,404 (18 mln) silver sixpence coins were minted in New Zealand.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

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

Obverse Inscription
Reverse

A huia bird perched on a branch.

Reverse InscriptionNEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Sixpence (Silver): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-type ofSixpence
From1933
To1946
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19
Mass (g)2.9000
Sixpence (Silver): Photos
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New Zealand 1940 6 pence
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Notes: Huia (bird) on a branch (1933 - 1946).
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1935
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Notes: Notes: King George V (1933 - 1936).
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1937
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Notes: King George VI, Emperor (1937 - 1946).
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