One Dollar 1972, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

One Dollar 1972, Coin from New Zealand
CoinOne Dollar 1972

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.

In some years, there were commemorative designs on the reverse; in other years, the large dollar coins (usually released as part of the annual mint sets) had the Coat of Arms of New Zealand on the reverse. The design is by William Gardner, who also designed the UK "English" shilling (1953 - 1970), the UK "Scottish" shilling (1953 - 1970), and the first decimal 20 pence piece (1982 - 2008).

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage53,045
Obverse
New Zealand / One Dollar 1972 - 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 1972.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
Reverse
New Zealand / One Dollar 1972 - reverse photo

Within a border of small waves, the reverse of the coin depicts the Ensigns armorial of the Dominion of New Zealand on their shield, as granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.

The shield is quartered: the first quadrant depicts the four stars on the national flag, representing the constellation of the Southern Cross; the second quadrant depicts a golden fleece, representing the nation's farming industry; the third depicts a sheaf of wheat for agriculture; and the fourth quadrant depicts crossed hammers for mining. The "pale" (a vertical strip in the middle) depicts three ships, representing the importance of sea trade, and the immigrant nature of all New Zealanders.

The shield is surmounted by the Royal Crown (St. Edward's Crown), from which fern fronds drop to surround the shield.

Below the shield, the value and denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse Inscription ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
One Dollar 1972: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 8,045 (included in total)
Variety Proof, in RAM case
Mintage Issued: 3,000 (included in total)
One Dollar 1972: References to Information Used
One Dollar 1972 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintProofProof 51.41 43.82 36.24 28.66
Royal Australian MintProof, in RAM caseProof 97.99 104.58 111.16 117.75
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 5.77 5.56 5.36 5.16
One Dollar 1972 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Australian MintProofProof FDC 9.96 9.86 9.75 9.65
Royal Australian MintProofProof 9.57 9.37 9.17 8.96
Royal Australian MintProof, in RAM caseProof FDC 29.89 29.57 29.25 28.94
Royal Australian MintProof, in RAM caseProof 28.72 28.11 27.50 26.89
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) 1.30 1.03 0.76 0.49
Royal Australian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 1.91 1.87 1.83 1.79
Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1972 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1972 / Proof, in RAM case / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1972 / Proof / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1972 / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1972 / Proof, in RAM case / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1972 / Proof / 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 1972: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeOne Dollar, Coat of Arms
Issued1972
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin
ReverseCoat of Arms of New Zealand
Face Value1 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage53,045
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerWilliam Gardner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.800 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDJWMR-AOQP-CNVM-EYPL
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One Dollar 1972: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 38.2