New Zealand: Coin Florin 1947 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Florin 1947
CoinFlorin 1947

In 1947 New Zealand moved away from employing silver in circulating coinage, adopting a copper-nickel alloy at the same time as Great Britain.

The issue of Cupro-Nickel coins replaced .500 fine silver coins. This proclamation was made under Section eight of the Coinage Act, 1933 and signed on 25th August 1947. Both metal types of coins were still considered to be legal tender. This change was due to the rising costs of mining and the price of silver.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Florin 1947 - obverse photo

Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, the monarch's legend GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below the neck truncation in small letters are the artist's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
New Zealand / Florin 1947 - reverse photo

A kiwi bird standing, facing left; around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the value and date ONE FLORIN 1947; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ONE FLORIN 1947
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Florin 1947: Known varieties
Variety Proof New Zealand / Florin 1947 / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Florin 1947 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 20 (included in total)
NotesMintage is estimated.
Florin 1947: References to Information Used
Florin 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 615.57 616.65 617.74 618.82
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 227.25 226.14 225.03 223.92
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 78.40 77.17 75.94 74.71
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 18.23 17.38 16.52 15.67
Royal MintFine (F) 2.94 2.89 2.85 2.80
Florin 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 641.41 644.11 646.80 649.50
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 136.79 128.37 119.96 111.54
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 53.79 49.61 45.43 41.26
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 25.37 24.38 23.39 22.40
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 8.93 8.74 8.56 8.37
Royal MintFine (F) 1.08 1.09 1.09 1.10
Historic values in NZD for Florin 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Florin 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Florin 1947 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Florin (23)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Florin 1933 2,100,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Florin 1934 2,850,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Florin 1935 755,364 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Florin 1936 150,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Florin 1937 1,190,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1940 500,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1941 820,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1942 150,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1943 1,400,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1944 140,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1945 515,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1946 1,200,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1947 2,500,020 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Florin 1948 1,750,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Florin 1949 3,500,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Florin 1950 3,500,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Florin 1951 2,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Florin 1953 257,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Florin 1961 1,500,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Florin 1962 1,500,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Florin 1963 100,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Florin 1964 2,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Florin 1965 9,475,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
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Florin 1947: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeFlorin (CuproNickel)
Issued1947
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,500,020 (2.5 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)28.5000
Mass (g)11.3000
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Florin 1947: Photos
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), New Zealand, 1947
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Proof Coin - Florin (2 Shillings), New Zealand, 1947
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New Zealand 1947 florin
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New Zealand 1947 florin
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Florin 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs