Halfpenny 1957, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Halfpenny 1957, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinHalfpenny 1957

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 1,440,000 (1.4 million) , Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
New Zealand / Halfpenny 1957 - 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 / Halfpenny 1957 - reverse photo

At centre, between two Māori scroll designs, a tiki (Māori carved figure); around, NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY; below, the date 1957.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY 1957
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Halfpenny 1957: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Halfpenny 1957: 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 1957: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeHalfpenny
Issued1957
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value1/2 (x Penny)
Total Mintage1,440,000 (1.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size25.4800 mm
Mass5.6699 g
OCC IDYMXK-DEKQ-CDLB-EWQJ
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Halfpenny 1957: Photos
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Halfpenny 1957: Photo Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1957 / thumbnail Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1957
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