Penny 1953, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Penny 1953, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinPenny 1953

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,407,000 (2.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
New Zealand / Penny 1953 - obverse photo

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the effigy by Mary Gillick known as the "First portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G., appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation. The monarch's legend QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND + runs continuously all around the bust.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Reverse
New Zealand / Penny 1953 - reverse photo

A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1953.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1953
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The Queen's effigy on the 1953, 1954, 1955 and an estimated 50,000 of 1956 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible.

Reference to original information:

84th Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint 1953, p.8.:

"New Zealand - 250,000 crowns, 120,000 halfcrowns, 250,000 florins, 200,000 shillings, 1,200,000 sixpences, 4,000,000 threepences, 2,400,000 pennies and 120,000 halfpence were struck.

All bore on the obverse the uncrowned effigy of Her Majesty by Mrs. Gillick, O.B.E., together with the inscription "QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND". The reverse designs of the denominations from the halfpenny to the halfcrown were unchanged, but the reverse design of the crown was new.

It consisted of a Maori carving, surmounted by the crowned Royal Cypher, all between five-pointed stars, representing the Southern Cross, and the inscription "NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1953". Mr. T.H. Paget modeled the design in plaster according to a drawing from New Zealand. The design is illustrated in Plate A, Fig. 9.

7,000 specimen sets of all denominations were also supplied in cases."

Penny 1953: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images New Zealand / Penny 1953 / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Penny 1953 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 7,000 (included in total)
Variety Matte proof
Mintage Issued: unknown (included in total)
Penny 1953: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Royal Mint 1953 Mint
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Royal Mint 1953 Mintage Circulation and proof mintage
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Combined mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
Royal Mint 1953 Varieties Proof
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Penny 1953 / 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) 39.20 38.58 37.97 37.36
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 24.61 24.18 23.75 23.33
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 24.50 24.12 23.73 23.35
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 1953 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintMatte proofProof 97.47 94.21 90.95 87.68
Royal MintProofProof 8.87 8.56 8.26 7.95
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 16.26 15.39 14.53 13.67
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 8.23 7.84 7.44 7.04
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 4.17 3.99 3.81 3.63
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 1953 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1953 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1953 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1953 / Matte proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (25) coins of type: Penny
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Penny 1940 5,424,005 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1941 1,200,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1942 3,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1943 8,400,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1944 3,696,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1945 4,764,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1946 6,720,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1947 5,880,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Penny 1949 2,016,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1950 5,784,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1951 6,888,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1952 10,800,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Penny 1953 2,407,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1954 1,080,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1955 3,720,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1956 3,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1957 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1958 10,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1959 8,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1960 7,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1961 7,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1962 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1963 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1964 18,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Penny 1965 (mint sets only) 225,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Penny 1953: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypePenny
Issued1953
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Total Mintage2,407,000 (2.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size30.860 mm
Mass9.450 g
OCC IDRDKL-MEMK-CMDM-ENZB
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