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Coin: Coronation Crown 1953
Description

Commemorating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the third and final crown issued for New Zealand and the only one in copper-nickel. It is common.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (CuproNickel)
Year1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage257,000 (257000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 257,000 (257000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerRobert Maurice Conly
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the effigy by Mary Gillick known as the "First portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G., appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation. The monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND + runs continuously all around the bust.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Reverse

At centre, the crowned royal monogram E II R; below, a Maori carving; all within New Zealand Southern Cross represented by four stars; around, NEW ZEALAND CROWN + 1953.

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND CROWN + 1953
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

From New Zealand Coin Catalogue, First Edition 1965:

"Total 7,000 proof sets containing crown, half-crown, florin, shilling, sixpence, threepence, penny and halfpenny. The remaining 250,000 crowns, enclosed in small plastic cases, were released to the public through the trading banks at five shillings and sixpence each."

Reference to original information:

84th Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1953, p.8.:

"New Zealand - 250,000 crowns, 120,000 halfcrowns, 250,000 florins, 200,000 shillings, 1,200,000 sixpences, 4,000,000 threepences, 2,400,000 pennies and 120,000 halfpence were struck.

All bore on the obverse the uncrowned effigy of Her Majesty by Mrs. Gillick, O.B.E., together with the inscription "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND". The reverse designs of the denominations from the halfpenny to the halfcrown were unchanged, but the reverse design of the crown was new.

It consisted of a Maori carving, surmounted by the crowned Royal Cypher, all between five-pointed stars, representing the Southern Cross, and the inscription "NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1953". Mr. T.H. Paget modeled the design in plaster according to a drawing from New Zealand. The design is illustrated in Plate A, Fig. 9.

7,000 specimen sets of all denominations were also supplied in cases."

Coronation Crown 1953: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 7,000 (included in main number)
Matte proof 10 (hover mouse for text)
Coronation Crown 1953: Photos
Coronation Crown 1953: Photo Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
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Coronation Crown 1953: Photo Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953
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Notes: Proof.
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Coronation Crown 1953: Photo New Zealand Crown 1953
New Zealand Crown 1953
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Coronation Crown 1953: Photo New Zealand Crown 1953
New Zealand Crown 1953
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Coronation Crown 1953: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 30
Davenport453
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide186
Australian Coin ChartNZC3
Coronation Crown 1953: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Mint 1953 Mint
Royal Mint 1953 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Combined mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Matte proof mintage
Royal Mint 1953 Varieties Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Matte proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Design
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Coronation Crown 1953 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal MintProofProof FDC 147.71 144.74 141.76 138.78
Royal MintProof FDC 148.71 147.19 145.67 144.16
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 14.28 12.23 10.18 8.13
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 16.47 15.72 14.98 14.23
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 9.86 8.65 7.43 6.22
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 6.88 5.99 5.11 4.22
Royal MintGood Very Fine (gVF) 5.50 4.82 4.14 3.46
Coronation Crown 1953 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal MintMatte proofProof 371.92 370.74 369.56 368.38
Royal MintProofProof 80.72 79.76 78.81 77.85
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 11.46 11.12 10.79 10.45
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 8.66 8.35 8.03 7.72
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 6.01 5.86 5.72 5.58
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 4.29 4.11 3.94 3.77
Historic values in NZD for Coronation Crown 1953 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Coronation Crown 1953 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Coronation Crown 1953 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Coronation Crown 1953 / Matte proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Coronation Crown 1953 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Coronation Crown 1953: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
Coins New Zealand > NZ Pre Decimal coins (1933 to 1965) > Crown > 1953
Coronation Crown 1953: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1953 New Zealand 1953 crown - CoinFactsWiki
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List of all (3) coins of type: New Zealand / Crown
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