New Zealand: Coin Five Cents 1973 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Five Cents 1973
CoinFive Cents 1973

The New Zealand five-cent coin was the lowest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from 1990 to 2006. The five-cent coin was introduced when the New Zealand dollar was introduced on 10 July 1967, replacing the New Zealand sixpence coin, which - having exactly the same dimensions - remained legal tender and in parallel use.

Coins issued in 1973 circulated for 33 years before they were demonetised on 1 November 2006.

MintRoyal Australian Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Five Cents 1973 - obverse photo

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1973.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Reverse
New Zealand / Five Cents 1973 - reverse photo

The last surviving member of an otherwise extinct family of reptiles, the tuatara (a lizard-like reptile), native only to New Zealand, is shown sitting on a coastal rock. Above in the background, a gull flying. Below, the denomination 5 [cents]. The designer's initials, JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are to the left of the lizard's tail.

Reverse Inscription 5
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list regular mintage of 4,038,999 plus 8,000 proofs. It also says that this is "the second hardest date to find after 2004".

Reserve Bank of New Zealand reports regular mintage of 4,043,000.

Five Cents 1973: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 8,000 (included in total)
Five Cents 1973: References to Information Used
Five Cents 1973 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 4.93 4.85 4.76 4.68
Royal Australian MintFine (F) 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.97
Five Cents 1973 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintProofProof FDC 3.49 3.45 3.41 3.38
Royal Australian MintProofProof 4.31 4.22 4.13 4.03
Royal Australian MintGem Uncirculated 1.99 1.97 1.95 1.93
Royal Australian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1.09 0.93 0.77 0.61
Historic values in NZD for Five Cents 1973 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Five Cents 1973 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Five Cents 1973 / Proof / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Five Cents (41)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1967 26,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
Five Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Five Cents 1969 10,310,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Five Cents 1970 11,172,020 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
Five Cents 1971 11,540,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
Five Cents 1972 20,023,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Five Cents 1973 4,051,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
Five Cents 1974 18,023,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Five Cents 1975 32,025,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
Five Cents 1976 (mint sets only) 27,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
Five Cents 1977 (mint sets only) 32,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
Five Cents 1978 20,038,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
Five Cents 1979 (mint sets only) 41,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
Five Cents 1980 12,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
Five Cents 1981 20,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
Five Cents 1982 50,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
Five Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Five Cents 1984 (mint sets only) 40,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
Five Cents 1985 14,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
Five Cents 1986 18,028,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
Five Cents 1987 40,028,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
Five Cents 1988 16,024,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
Five Cents 1989 36,023,500 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
Five Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Five Cents 1990 (150th Anniversary) 17,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
Five Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 35,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1991
Five Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1992
Five Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1993
Five Cents 1994 26,730,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1994
Five Cents 1995 33,290,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1995
Five Cents 1996 19,015,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1996
Five Cents 1997 14,006,282 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1997
Five Cents 1998 8,006,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1998
Five Cents 1999 25,044,999 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 1999
Five Cents 2000 26,004,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2000
Five Cents 2001 20,004,274 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2001
Five Cents 2002 40,504,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2002
Five Cents 2003 30,004,496 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2003
Five Cents 2004 15,004,550 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2004
Five Cents 2005 (mint sets only) 5,250 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2005
Five Cents 2006 (mint sets only) 5,100 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2006
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Five Cents 1973: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents
Issued1973
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage4,051,000 (4.1 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.4300
Thickness (mm)1.2400
Mass (g)2.8300
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Five Cents 1973: Photos
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Five Cents 1973: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 34.1