Penny 1940, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Penny 1940, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinPenny 1940

MintRoyal Mint Mintage5,424,005, Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
New Zealand / Penny 1940 - obverse photo

Bare head of King George VI facing left; around, the monarch's legend GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below the neck truncation in small letters are the artist's initials HP (for [Thomas] Humphrey Paget).

Obverse Inscription GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Reverse
New Zealand / Penny 1940 - reverse photo

A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1940.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1940
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint, 1939, p. 5.:

"To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 by which the native chiefs ceded the sovereignty of New Zealand to the British Crown, the New Zealand Government authorised the issue of a half-crown of special design. This occasion was also marked by the issue of penny and halfpenny coins to complete the series of New Zealand coins of distinctive design."

Penny 1940: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 5 (included in total)
Penny 1940: References to Information Used
Penny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 95.12 94.37 93.61 92.86
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 65.93 66.05 66.16 66.27
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 65.72 65.43 65.14 64.84
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 35.65 35.58 35.51 35.44
Royal MintFine (F) 3.08 3.08 3.08 3.08
Penny 1940 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 1,087.18 1,055.57 1,023.96 992.35
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 37.44 35.64 33.83 32.03
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 20.86 19.96 19.06 18.16
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 7.39 7.22 7.05 6.88
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.47
Royal MintFine (F) 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Historic values in NZD for Penny 1940 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1940 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1940 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (25) Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Penny
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Penny 1940 5,424,005 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1941 1,200,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1942 3,120,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1943 8,400,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1944 3,696,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1945 4,764,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1946 6,720,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1947 5,880,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1949 2,016,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1950 5,784,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1951 6,888,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1952 10,800,000 King George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1953 2,407,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1954 1,080,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1955 3,720,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1956 3,600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1957 2,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1958 10,800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1959 8,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1960 7,200,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1961 7,200,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1962 6,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1963 2,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1964 18,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1965 (mint sets only) 225,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Penny 1940: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypePenny
Issued1940
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Mintage5,424,005, Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8600
Mass (g)9.4498
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Penny 1940: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940
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