Halfpenny 1940, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

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

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 3,432,005 (3.4 million) , Rarity: C (Common)
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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
Images New Zealand / Halfpenny 1940 / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Halfpenny 1940 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 5 (included in total)
Halfpenny 1940: References to Information Used
All (24) coins of type: Halfpenny
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1940 3,432,005 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1941 960,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1942 1,920,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1944 2,035,200 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1945 1,516,800 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1946 3,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1947 2,726,400 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1949 1,766,400 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1950 1,425,600 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1951 2,342,400 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1952 2,400,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1953 727,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1954 240,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1955 240,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1956 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1957 1,440,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1958 1,920,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1959 1,920,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1960 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1961 2,880,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1962 2,880,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1963 1,680,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1964 2,880,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Halfpenny 1965 5,225,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Halfpenny 1940: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny
Issued1940
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Total Mintage3,432,005 (3.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size25.4800 mm
Mass5.6699 g
OCC IDQBVY-XOWR-CXVJ-EJZN
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940 / thumbnail Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940 / thumbnail Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny / thumbnail New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny / thumbnail New Zealand 1940 1/2 penny
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940 / thumbnail Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Halfpenny 1940: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940 / thumbnail Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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