New Zealand: Coin Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only)
CoinHalf Crown 1965 (mint sets only)

Not issued for general circulation; in mint sets only.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) - obverse photo

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
New Zealand / Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) - 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 1965; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN 1965
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Prooflike
Mintage 25,000 (included in total)
DetailsThis variety was listed as "proof" in older catalogues.
Variety Proof New Zealand / Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 10 (included in total)
Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof and prooflike mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof and prooflike
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 10.26 10.28 10.30 10.31
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 8.97 8.88 8.80 8.72
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 7.89 7.78 7.68 7.57
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 7.06 7.03 6.99 6.96
Royal MintFine (F) 6.86 6.75 6.64 6.54
Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProoflikeBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5.03 4.99 4.94 4.89
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 4.58 4.45 4.31 4.18
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 3.54 3.43 3.32 3.21
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.86 2.75 2.63 2.51
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.08 2.00 1.92 1.85
Royal MintFine (F) 1.28 1.27 1.27 1.26
Historic values in NZD for Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
Historic values in USD for Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only) / Prooflike / 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 1965 (mint sets only): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalf Crown (CuproNickel)
Issued1965
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage225,010
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)32
Mass (g)14.1000
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Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only): Photos
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New Zealand 1965 1/2 crown
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Notes: Proof.
Source
New Zealand 1965 1/2 crown
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Notes: Proof.
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Half Crown 1965 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs