Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the effigy by Mary Gillick known as the "First portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G., appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation. The monarch's legend QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND + runs continuously all around the bust.
||QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
A kiwi bird standing, facing left; around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the value and date ONE FLORIN 1964; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).
||NEW ZEALAND ONE FLORIN 1964
Krause and other catalogues list mintage of 7,000,000 which is at variance with the official figure from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.