Halfpenny 1940, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Halfpenny 1940, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinHalfpenny 1940

MintRoyal Mint Mintage3,432,005, Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
New Zealand / Halfpenny 1940 - obverse photo

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
New Zealand / Halfpenny 1940 - reverse photo

At centre, between two Māori scroll designs, a tiki (Māori carved figure); around, NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY; below, the date 1940.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY 1940
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

"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."

Halfpenny 1940: Known varieties
Variety Proof New Zealand / Halfpenny 1940 / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Halfpenny 1940 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 5 (included in total)
Halfpenny 1940: References to Information Used
Halfpenny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 73.50 72.34 71.19 70.04
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 40.15 39.96 39.77 39.57
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 39.20 38.58 37.97 37.36
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 25.17 25.03 24.88 24.73
Royal MintFine (F) 4.19 4.22 4.25 4.29
Halfpenny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 1,026.42 1,008.15 989.88 971.61
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 32.51 30.79 29.06 27.34
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 16.74 16.04 15.34 14.64
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 7.18 7.00 6.82 6.64
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.47
Royal MintFine (F) 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.18
Historic values in NZD for Halfpenny 1940 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1940 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1940 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (24) Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Halfpenny
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1940 3,432,005 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1941 960,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1942 1,920,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1944 2,035,200 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1945 1,516,800 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1946 3,120,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1947 2,726,400 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1949 1,766,400 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1950 1,425,600 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1951 2,342,400 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1952 2,400,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1953 727,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1954 240,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1955 240,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1956 1,200,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1957 1,440,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1958 1,920,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1959 1,920,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1960 2,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1961 2,880,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1962 2,880,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1963 1,680,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1964 2,880,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1965 5,225,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1940: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny
Issued1940
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Mintage3,432,005, Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4800
Mass (g)5.6699
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Halfpenny 1940: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
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New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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