Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC, Coin from New Zealand
CoinFifty Cents 2015 ANZAC

The ANZAC 50 Cents coloured coin was launched in February 2015 to honour the spirit of ANZAC (the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) that was formed 100 years earlier.

It is the first time in New Zealand's history that a coloured circulating coin has been produced. The coin was released for circulation but has since been avidly hoarded by collectors. The mintage figure of one million represents the size of the New Zealand population in 1914, of which 10 percent served in the First World War.

MintRoyal Canadian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million)
Obverse
New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC - obverse photo

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 2015.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Reverse
New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC - reverse photo

The Anzac coin design features a New Zealand and Australian soldier standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance. The mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern symbolises strength and determination, and the silver fern reflects New Zealand’s national identity.

To represent New Zealand’s national colours, the mangopare is coloured white on the coin, with the background coloured black. Around below the souldiers' feet, the dates 1915 - 2015.

Around above in the outer ring, · THE SPIRIT OF ANZAC · WE WILL REMEMBER THEM ·; around below, the value and denomination 50 CENTS.

Reverse Inscription · THE SPIRIT OF ANZAC · WE WILL REMEMBER THEM · 1915 - 2015 50 CENTS
EdgeEdge InscriptionNone
Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC: References to Information Used
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All (57) Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Fifty Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Cents 1967 10,300,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Fifty Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Fifty Cents 1969 (mint sets only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Fifty Cents 1970 (mint sets only) 50,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Fifty Cents 1971 1,143,200 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Fifty Cents 1972 1,431,045 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Fifty Cents 1973 2,531,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Fifty Cents 1974 1,223,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Fifty Cents 1975 3,825,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Fifty Cents 1976 2,027,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Fifty Cents 1977 2,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Fifty Cents 1978 2,038,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Fifty Cents 1979 2,441,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Fifty Cents 1980 8,044,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Fifty Cents 1981 4,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Fifty Cents 1982 6,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Fifty Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Fifty Cents 1984 2,040,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Fifty Cents 1985 2,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin 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 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Fifty Cents 2000 (mint sets only) 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Fifty Cents 2001 5,004,274 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Fifty Cents 2002 3,004,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Fifty Cents 2003 2,504,496 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Fifty Cents 2004 2,004,550 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Fifty Cents 2005 1,005,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Fifty Cents 2006 (large, mint sets only) 5,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Fifty Cents 2006 70,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
Fifty Cents 2007 (mint sets only) 9,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2007
Fifty Cents 2008 (mint sets only) 8,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2008
Fifty Cents 2009 20,003,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Fifty Cents 2010 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2010
Fifty Cents 2011 (mint sets only) 4,700 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2011
Fifty Cents 2012 (mint sets only) 4,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2012
Fifty Cents 2013 (mint sets only) 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
Fifty Cents 2014 8,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2014
Fifty Cents 2015 12,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Fifty Cents 2016 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2016
Fifty Cents 2017 (proof only) 750 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Fifty Cents 2018 6,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Fifty Cents 2019 21,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2019
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Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeFifty Cents (small, commemorative)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Total Mintage1,000,000 (1.0 million)
CurrentYes
Material
DesignerDave Burke
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
OCC IDYMXK-DOKQ-CRRQ-OWQJ
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