New Zealand: Coin Half Crown 1948 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Half Crown 1948
CoinHalf Crown 1948

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Half Crown 1948 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Reverse
New Zealand / Half Crown 1948 - reverse photo

Shield of Arms of the Dominion of New Zealand: a shield quartered with the Southern Cross, a wheat sheaf, a lamb suspended by a ribbon and mining hammers crossed divided by three ships, surmounted by the Royal Crown and surrounded by ornamentation inspired by Maori carvings; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN; below, the date 1948; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN 1948
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

After the independence of India, King George VI was no longer styled "Emperor" on coins. This is the first year with the new legend on New Zealand coins.

Half Crown 1948: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Half Crown 1948: References to Information Used
Half Crown 1948 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 671.31 674.14 676.96 679.78
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 272.86 269.82 266.77 263.72
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 88.87 87.72 86.58 85.43
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 8.43 7.73 7.03 6.33
Royal MintFine (F) 2.94 2.89 2.85 2.80
Half Crown 1948 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 449.24 434.68 420.12 405.55
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 170.67 163.30 155.92 148.55
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 101.05 96.81 92.56 88.32
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 28.82 28.38 27.94 27.49
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 5.19 5.19 5.18 5.18
Royal MintFine (F) 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.33
Historic values in NZD for Half Crown 1948 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1948 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1948 / 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 1948: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalf Crown (CuproNickel)
Issued1948
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage1,400,000 (1.4 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)32
Mass (g)14.1000
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