One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook, Coin from New Zealand
CoinOne Dollar 1969 Captain Cook

When decimal currency was introduced in New Zealand on 10 July 1967, there was no new circulating denomination with the size and specifications of the old one crown piece, in which only commemorative coins had been issued; the new (large) fifty cents were equivalent in value but not in size. New Zealand issued crown-sized commemoratives with the specifications of the old crown, based on the British pre-decimal Crown. Until the introduction of the smaller circulating dollar coin in 1990, these coins had a one dollar denomination; later issues were denominated as five dollars.

These coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation.

The 1969 large dollar coin commemorates the 200th anniversary (bi-centenary) of Captain Cook's voyage. Apart from the 1967 dollar, it is the only one of the series that has a lettered (incuse) edge.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage500,000
Obverse
New Zealand / One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin).

The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Rank-Broadley and the Gottwald portraits.

Around, the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
Reverse
New Zealand / One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook - reverse photo

At centre a map of New Zealand with Cook's passage around the islands marked; in field left, bust of Captain Cook; in field right, the barque Endeavour; around above, COOK'S CHART; around below, the denomination ONE DOLLAR.

The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are below the barque.

Reverse Inscription COOK'S CHART ONE DOLLAR
EdgePlain, incuse inscribedEdge InscriptionCOMMEMORATING COOK BI-CENTENARY 1769-1969
One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook: Known varieties
Variety Prooflike
Mintage Issued: 50,000 (included in total)
Variety No hyphen
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

No hyphen (BICENTENARY not BI-CENTENARY) in the edge inscription.

Variety No I
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

No I in B-CENTENARY in the edge inscription.

One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Prooflike, No hyphen, No I
One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintNo hyphenUncirculated (UNC) 5.97 5.92 5.86 5.81
Royal Australian MintProoflikeProof 14.94 14.80 14.66 14.52
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 3.88 3.77 3.66 3.56
One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintNo hyphenGem Uncirculated 3.99 3.94 3.90 3.86
Royal Australian MintNo hyphenUncirculated (UNC) 3.83 3.75 3.67 3.59
Royal Australian MintProoflikeGem Uncirculated 2.99 2.96 2.93 2.89
Royal Australian MintProoflikeBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2.87 2.81 2.75 2.69
Royal Australian MintGem Uncirculated 2.49 2.46 2.44 2.41
Royal Australian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1.25 1.23 1.22 1.21
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 1.14 1.00 0.85 0.71
Royal Australian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 0.96 0.94 0.92 0.90
Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / No hyphen / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / Prooflike / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / No hyphen / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook / Prooflike / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (32) coins of type: Crown Sized Commemorative
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Dollar 1967 300,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook 500,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
One Dollar 1970 Cook Islands 30,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
One Dollar 1970 Mount Cook (Royal Visit) 335,010 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
One Dollar 1971 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
One Dollar 1972 53,045 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
One Dollar 1973 53,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day 55,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
One Dollar 1974 Commonwealth Games 533,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
One Dollar 1975 50,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
One Dollar 1976 58,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
One Dollar 1977 Waitangi Day 117,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND SILVER 1977 JUBILEE E II R ACCESSION 6 Feb. 1952
One Dollar 1978 Opening of Parliament (Beehive) 156,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1978 E II R CORONATION 2 June 1953
One Dollar 1979 110,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1979
One Dollar 1980 Fantail 159,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1980
One Dollar 1981 Royal Visit 138,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1981
One Dollar 1982 Takahe Bird 100,000 Portrait by James Berry ELIZABETH II QUEEN OF NEW ZEALAND 1982
One Dollar 1983 Royal Visit 57,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
One Dollar 1984 Black Robin 95,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
One Dollar 1985 Black Stilt 85,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
One Dollar 1986 Royal Visit 52,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
One Dollar 1986 Kakapo 73,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
One Dollar 1987 National Parks 73,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
One Dollar 1988 Penguin 63,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Runner 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Gymnast 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Swimmer 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1989 XIV Commonwealth Games - Weightlifter 43,600 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1989
One Dollar 1990 Treaty of Waitangi 60,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1990
One Dollar 2009 Kiwi 17,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2009
Five Dollars 2013 Short-tailed Bat 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II 2013
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One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeCrown Sized Commemorative
Issued1969
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage500,000
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.800 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDQBVY-XOWR-CBKP-EJZN
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One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook: Photos
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One Dollar 1969 Captain Cook: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 40.1
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 40.2 (No hyphen)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 40.3 (No I)