Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice, Coin from New Zealand
CoinFifty Cents 2018 Armistice

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the guns fell silent along the Western Front. The First World War had effectively ended. To commemorate this important centenary and honour those who served, a series of official stamps and legal tender commemorative coins have been issued.

The Armistice 50 Cents coloured coin is the second circulating coloured commemorative 50 cents coin, after the 2015 ANZAC 50 Cents.

The coin features the red poppy of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RNZRSA) at its centre. The three silver ferns on the wreath surrounding the poppy represent the three services (Navy, Air Force and Army) within the New Zealand Defence Force. They also symbolise past, present and future. The unfolding koru pattern evokes new beginnings.

MintRoyal Canadian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintage2,000,000
Obverse
New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice - 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 2018.

Obverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Reverse
New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice - reverse photo

The central motif of the obverse is the red poppy of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RNZRSA). Around it is a "Remembrance wreath" of green leaves and three silver ferns representing the three services (Navy, Air Force and Army) within the New Zealand Defence Force. They also symbolise past, present and future. All of these are in a central circle with a black background.

The central circle is enclosed within another circle which features two larger ferns on an unfolding koru pattern (decorative spiral shape typical of Māori art). The ribbon below has the dates 1918 - 2018.

In the external circle around that, the inscription · ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH · around above, and the value and denomination 50 CENTS around below.

Reverse Inscription 1918 - 2018 · ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH · 50 CENTS
EdgeEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

In order to give more people the chance to get these coins, the majority of them (about 1.6 mln) were released into circulation directly, after 1 October 2018. The other part was sold through the official distribution partner, New Zealand Post in either mint rolls (20 coins per roll) or mint bags (5 coins per bag), with a limit of 20 coins (i.e. one roll or four bags) per customers. Some were also released carded and in PNCs.

Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice: Known varieties
Variety In Collectable Pack New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice / In Collectable Pack - reverse photo
Mintage unknown (included in total)
Details

In Commemorative Circulating Coin Collectable Pack. This collectable pack includes one circulating 50 cent coin and a message from New Zealand’s Governor-General, Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM, QSO.

Variety In Commemorative Stamp and Coin Pack New Zealand / Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice / In Commemorative Stamp and Coin Pack - reverse photo
Mintage unknown (included in total)
Details

In Commemorative Stamp and Coin Pack. This philatelic numismatic first day cover features one 50 cent circulating commemorative coin and one cancelled $3.60 stamp - both displaying the RNZRSA poppy. Issue price: NZ$17.90.

Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice: 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 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 12,700,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2015
Fifty Cents 2015 ANZAC 1,000,000 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 2017 (proof only) 750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2017
Fifty Cents 2018 6,001,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice 2,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2018
Fifty Cents 2019 21,001,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2019
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Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeFifty Cents (small, commemorative)
Issued2018
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Cent)
Mintage2,000,000
CurrentYes
Material
DesignerDave Burke
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)
Mass (g)
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Fifty Cents 2018 Armistice: Photos
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Commemorative Stamp and Coin Pack
Copyright: New Zealand Post
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Commemorative Circulating Coin Collectable Pack
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Armistice Day coin
Copyright: Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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Armistice Day coin
Copyright: Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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