New Zealand: Coin Penny 1949 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Penny 1949
CoinPenny 1949

With the independence of India on 15 August 1947, King George VI ceased to be Emperor of India. On the New Zealand bronze coinage of 1949, the first bronze issue struck since independence, the obverse legend was changed from GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR to KING GEORGE THE SIXTH.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Penny 1949 - obverse photo

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

Obverse Inscription KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Reverse
New Zealand / Penny 1949 - reverse photo

A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1949.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1949
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Penny 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Penny 1949: References to Information Used
Penny 1949 / 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) 65.05 64.52 63.99 63.46
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 38.60 37.42 36.25 35.07
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 40.55 40.40 40.26 40.11
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 14.70 14.47 14.24 14.01
Royal MintFine (F) 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14
Penny 1949 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 444.25 449.05 453.85 458.64
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 20.32 19.24 18.16 17.09
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 9.52 8.78 8.05 7.31
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 4.28 4.10 3.92 3.75
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.39 0.38 0.37 0.36
Royal MintFine (F) 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Historic values in NZD for Penny 1949 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1949 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1949 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Penny (25)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Penny 1940 5,424,005 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1941 1,200,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1942 3,120,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1943 8,400,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1944 3,696,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1945 4,764,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1946 6,720,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1947 5,880,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1949 2,016,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1950 5,784,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1951 6,888,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1952 10,800,000 Portrait 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 1949: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypePenny
Issued1949
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage2,016,000 (2.0 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)30.8600
Mass (g)9.4498
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Penny 1949: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1949
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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1949
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New Zealand 1949 penny
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New Zealand 1949 penny
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Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1949
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Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1949
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Penny 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs