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

Threepence (CuproNickel), Coin Type from New Zealand (issued 1947 - 1965)
Coin TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)

The specifications for the coin were (in measurement units of the time):
Diameter of Coin: 0.642 inches
Standard Weight: 21.81818 grains
Remedy Allowance (margin of error in weight): 0.212 grains

The composition of the metal was 75% copper and 25% nickel.

In total (counting known proof mintages), 85,832,030 (86mln) cupronickel threepence coins were minted in New Zealand.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Cupronickel threepences 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

Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached; between their blades, the value and denomination 3d (abbreviation for "three pence"); above, NEW ZEALAND; below, the date; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d [year]
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

References to additional information:

[Book] Pepping, Robert. 2017. New Zealand History Coined. Wellington, New Zealand. pp 97-109.

Coin Type: Threepence (CuproNickel) - (18) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1947 6,400,020 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1948 4,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1950 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1951 3,600,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1952 8,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1953 4,007,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1954 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1955 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1956 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1957 8,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1958 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1959 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1960 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1961 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1962 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1963 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1964 6,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1965 4,225,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Threepence (CuproNickel): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Sub-type ofThreepence
From1947
To1965
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size16.2600 mm
Mass1.4138 g
Threepence (CuproNickel): Photos
ImageDetails
Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Two carved patu reverse, K.G designer's initials (1947 - 1965).
Source
Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor (1947).
Source
Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1948
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1948 - 1952).
Source
Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1965).
Source