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Coin: One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage
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 1983 there were two large one dollar coin issued; this one commemorates 50 years since the introduction of New Zealand coinage.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Face value1 (x Dollar) TypeOne Dollar (one year types)
Year1983 CurrentYes
Mintage100,000 (100000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Canadian Mint No mint mark 100,000 (100000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerPhilip Nathan
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 1983.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
Reverse

Crowned Coat of Arms of New Zealand supported by two standing figures (European female carrying a flag and a Māori warrior carrying a spear). Below, various historic New Zealand coins - the designs of five pre-decimal and four decimal coins (half crown, florin, shilling, threepence, sixpence, two cents, ten cents, twenty cents, fifty cents).

Around above, 1933 NEW ZEALAND COINAGE 1983. Below the Coat of Arms, the denomination ONE DOLLAR.

Reverse inscription1933 NEW ZEALAND COINAGE 1983 ONE DOLLAR
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Silver proof 35,000 (included in main number)
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 53
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 53a (Silver proof)
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage: 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
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Canadian MintSilver proofProof 34.43 33.17 31.91 30.65
Royal Canadian MintUncirculated (UNC) 6.97 6.91 6.84 6.77
One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal Canadian MintSilver proofProof FDC 21.92 21.69 21.45 21.22
Royal Canadian MintSilver proofProof 40.07 42.89 45.71 48.52
Royal Canadian MintGem Uncirculated 4.48 4.44 4.39 4.34
Royal Canadian MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 2.49 2.46 2.44 2.41
Royal Canadian MintUncirculated (UNC) 1.67 1.30 0.93 0.56
Royal Canadian MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 0.96 0.94 0.92 0.90
Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage / Royal Canadian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage / Silver proof / Royal Canadian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage / Royal Canadian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage / Silver proof / Royal Canadian Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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One Dollar 1983 50 Years NZ Coinage: Some useful external links
1983 New Zealand Dollar KM 53 Prices & Values | NGC
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