New Zealand: Coin Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only)
CoinFifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only)

The New Zealand small fifty cent coin has been in circulation since 2006, when the earlier large 50 cent coins were demonetised.

There were no 50 cent coins issued for circulation in 2010. Some were struck for the mint sets and proof sets of the year only, in copper-nickel with mass of 5.6g.

MintRoyal Dutch Mint
Obverse

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Reverse

The reverse features the barque Endeavour sailing south. HMS Endeavour was the ship on which Captain Cook became the first Briton to reach New Zealand in October 1769. Mount Taranaki (Egmont) is seen in the distance; above left, the denomination 50 [cents]; below, ENDEAVOUR.

The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are in tiny letters on the coastline to the right of ship.

Reverse Inscription 50 ENDEAVOUR
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 1,500 (included in total)
Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Fifty Cents (54)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1967 10,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Fifty Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Fifty Cents 1969 (mint sets only) 100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Fifty Cents 1970 (mint sets only) 50,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Fifty Cents 1971 1,143,200 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Fifty Cents 1972 1,431,045 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Fifty Cents 1973 2,531,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Fifty Cents 1974 1,223,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Fifty Cents 1975 3,825,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Fifty Cents 1976 2,027,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Fifty Cents 1977 2,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Fifty Cents 1978 2,038,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Fifty Cents 1979 2,441,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Fifty Cents 1980 8,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Fifty Cents 1981 4,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Fifty Cents 1982 6,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Fifty Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Fifty Cents 1984 2,040,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Fifty Cents 1985 2,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Fifty Cents 1986 5,228,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Fifty Cents 1987 3,628,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Fifty Cents 1988 8,824,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Fifty Cents 1989 (mint sets only) 23,500 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Fifty Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Fifty Cents 1990 150th Anniversary 17,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Fifty Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Fifty Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Fifty Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Fifty Cents 1994 (mint sets only) 63,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Fifty Cents 1995 (mint sets only) 14,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Fifty Cents 1996 (mint sets only) 7,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Fifty Cents 1997 (mint sets only) 6,282 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Fifty Cents 1998 (mint sets only) 6,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Fifty Cents 1999 (mint sets only) 4,999 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Fifty Cents 2000 (mint sets only) 4,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Fifty Cents 2001 5,004,274 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Fifty Cents 2002 3,004,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Fifty Cents 2003 2,504,496 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Fifty Cents 2004 2,004,550 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Fifty Cents 2005 1,005,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Fifty Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Fifty Cents 2006 70,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Fifty Cents 2007 (mint sets only) 9,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Fifty Cents 2008 (mint sets only) 8,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
Fifty Cents 2009 20,003,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Fifty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) 4,700 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Fifty Cents 2012 (mint sets only) 4,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Fifty Cents 2013 (mint sets only) 3,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Fifty Cents 2014 8,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC 1,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Fifty Cents 2015 12,700,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Fifty Cents 2016 6,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Fifty Cents 2018 6,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeFifty Cents (small)
Issued2010
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Mintage3,500
MaterialNickel-plated steel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)24.7500
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.1500
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Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 119b