New Zealand: Coin Halfpenny 1942 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Halfpenny 1942
CoinHalfpenny 1942

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Halfpenny 1942 - 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 1942 - reverse photo

At centre, between two Māori scroll designs, a tiki (Māori carved figure); around, NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY; below, the date 1942.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY 1942
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

The John Bertrand New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 and The Australian Coin Chart 1966 list mintage of 1,960,000.

Halfpenny 1942: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Halfpenny 1942 / 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) 440.97 434.07 427.17 420.26
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 204.66 206.15 207.63 209.12
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 199.37 197.47 195.57 193.68
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 71.34 71.35 71.37 71.39
Royal MintFine (F) 3.92 3.86 3.80 3.74
Halfpenny 1942 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
See FAQ before use! This is not a proper prediction!
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 181.76 171.03 160.30 149.57
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 85.09 82.05 79.01 75.97
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 27.12 26.43 25.75 25.06
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.54 2.52 2.51 2.50
Royal MintFine (F) 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05
Historic values in NZD for Halfpenny 1942 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Halfpenny 1942 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Halfpenny (24)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Halfpenny 1940 3,432,005 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1941 960,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1942 1,920,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1944 2,035,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1945 1,516,800 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1946 3,120,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1947 2,726,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Halfpenny 1949 1,766,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1950 1,425,600 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1951 2,342,400 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Halfpenny 1952 2,400,000 Portrait 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 +
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Halfpenny 1942: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny
Issued1942
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage1,920,000 (1.9 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)25.4800
Mass (g)5.6699
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Halfpenny 1942: Photos
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Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1942
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