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Coin: Half Crown 1962
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value2 1/2 (x Shilling) TypeHalf Crown (CuproNickel)
Year1962 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage600,000 (600000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 600,000 (600000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)32 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)14.1000
Obverse

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.

Obverse inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Reverse

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 1962; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN 1962
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Half Crown 1962: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Half Crown 1962: Photos
Half Crown 1962: Photo ELIZABETH II, Royal Mint proof halfcrown, 1962
ELIZABETH II, Royal Mint proof halfcrown, 1962
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
Notes: Proof.
source
Half Crown 1962: Photo ELIZABETH II, Royal Mint proof halfcrown, 1962
ELIZABETH II, Royal Mint proof halfcrown, 1962
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
Notes: Proof.
source
Half Crown 1962: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 29.2
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide181
Australian Coin ChartNHC19
Half Crown 1962: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Circulation mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Varieties Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Half Crown 1962 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 14.28 13.89 13.51 13.12
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 5.88 5.79 5.70 5.60
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 3.92 3.86 3.80 3.74
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.97 2.94 2.91 2.88
Royal MintFine (F) 2.94 2.89 2.85 2.80
Half Crown 1962 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal MintProofProof 399.09 385.36 371.63 357.90
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6.67 6.36 6.04 5.72
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 3.40 3.24 3.09 2.93
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.45 2.33 2.22 2.11
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 1.73 1.68 1.63 1.57
Royal MintFine (F) 1.29 1.29 1.29 1.29
Historic values in NZD for Half Crown 1962 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1962 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1962 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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List of all (21) coins of type: New Zealand / Half Crown
Half Crown 1933 Half Crown 1934 Half Crown 1935 Half Crown 1937 Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) Half Crown 1941
Half Crown 1942 Half Crown 1943 Half Crown 1944 Half Crown 1945 Half Crown 1946 Half Crown 1947
Half Crown 1948 Half Crown 1949 Half Crown 1950 Half Crown 1951 Half Crown 1953 Half Crown 1961
Half Crown 1962 Half Crown 1963 Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only)