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New Zealand: Coin Half Crown 1940 (Centennial)
CoinHalf Crown 1940 (Centennial)

To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 by which the native chiefs ceded the sovereignty of New Zealand to the British Crown, the New Zealand Government authorised the issue of a half-crown of special design. This occasion was also marked by the issue of penny and halfpenny coins to complete the series of New Zealand coins of distinctive design.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse

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

A Maori woman standing facing with hands outstretched and radiant sun behind her head; on the left two Maori buildings, a warefuni (thatch hut) and a puhara (look-out stage) reflecting on the pre-white settlement era; on the right a skyscraper building representing New Zealand's commercial development; below, a scroll bearing the dates, 1840 1940; around above, NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: HALF CROWN.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: HALF CROWN 1840 1940
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Original reference:

Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint, 1939, p. 5.

Half Crown 1940 (Centennial): Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial): References to Information Used
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 153.45 153.55 153.66 153.76
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 79.07 78.08 77.09 76.09
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 39.87 39.49 39.11 38.74
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 37.45 38.14 38.83 39.53
Royal MintFine (F) 25.49 25.39 25.29 25.19
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 4,590.71 4,449.16 4,307.62 4,166.07
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 51.10 48.86 46.63 44.39
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 30.12 28.95 27.77 26.60
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 19.73 19.39 19.05 18.71
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 13.38 13.21 13.05 12.88
Royal MintFine (F) 13.27 13.54 13.81 14.08
Historic values in NZD for Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Half Crown (21)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Half Crown 1933 2,000,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1934 2,720,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1935 612,364 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1937 672,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) 100,800 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1941 776,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1942 240,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1943 1,120,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1944 180,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1945 420,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1946 960,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1947 1,600,020 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1948 1,400,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1949 2,800,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1950 3,600,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1951 1,200,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1953 127,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1961 80,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1962 600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1963 400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) 225,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
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Half Crown 1940 (Centennial): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalf Crown (Silver, Commemorative)
Issued1940
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage100,800
MaterialSilver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)32
Mass (g)14.1000
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial): Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1940
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1940
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New Zealand 1940 1/2 crown
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New Zealand 1940 1/2 crown
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Half Crown 1940 (Centennial): Catalogue Reference IDs