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Coin: One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day
Description

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 fifty cents were equivalent in value but not in size). Until the introduction of the smaller circulating dollar coin in 1990, New Zealand issued crown-sized commemoratives with a one dollar denomination such as this one. Later crown-sized commemoratives are denominated at five dollars.

In 1974 there were two types of large dollar. This one commemorates New Zealand Day.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (one year types)
Year1974 CurrentNo
Mintage55,000 (55000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 55,000 (55000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.8000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

Crowned and draped young bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (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: ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
Reverse

The reverse features an eastern great egret (Ardea alba modesta; in Māori: kotuku). It is sacred to New Zealand's indigenous Māori people, and highly endangered within the country, only inhabiting the Okarito Lagoon on the South Island. The image of the bird is the same as the one later used for two dollar coins, but flies to the left. Around above, NEW ZEALAND DAY 6 Feb..

Below the bird, the sun rising over waves. Below the sun in tiny letters, the designer's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry).

Around below, the denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND DAY 6 Feb. ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 5,000 (included in main number)
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day: Photos
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day: Photo New Zealand Dollar 1974
New Zealand Dollar 1974
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One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day: Photo New Zealand Dollar 1974
New Zealand Dollar 1974
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One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 45
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Mint link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Australian MintProofProof 51.10 40.99 30.89 20.78
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 7.39 6.91 6.43 5.95
One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Australian MintProofProof FDC 34.88 34.50 34.13 33.76
Royal Australian MintProofProof 38.29 37.48 36.67 35.86
Royal Australian MintGem Uncirculated 5.98 5.91 5.85 5.79
Royal Australian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 5.45 4.46 3.46 2.46
Royal Australian MintUncirculated (UNC) 2.44 2.03 1.62 1.20
Royal Australian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.87 2.81 2.75 2.69
Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day / Proof / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1974 New Zealand Day / Proof / Royal Australian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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