Half Crown 1963, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Half Crown 1963, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinHalf Crown 1963

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 400,000
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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 1963; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN 1963
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Half Crown 1963: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Half Crown 1963: References to Information Used
All (21) coins of type: Half Crown
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Half Crown 1933 2,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1934 2,720,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1935 612,364 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1937 672,200 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1940 (Centennial) 100,800 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1941 776,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1942 240,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1943 1,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1944 180,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1945 420,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1946 960,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1947 1,600,020 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Half Crown 1948 1,400,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1949 2,800,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1950 3,600,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1951 1,200,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Half Crown 1953 127,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1961 80,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1962 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1963 400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) 225,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
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Half Crown 1963: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalf Crown (CuproNickel)
Issued1963
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage400,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size32.0000 mm
Mass14.1000 g
OCC IDJWMR-AEQP-CNXZ-OYPL
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