Penny 1954, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Penny 1954, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinPenny 1954

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,080,000 (1.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
New Zealand / Penny 1954 - 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 1954 - reverse photo

A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1954.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1954
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.

Penny 1954: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Penny 1954: References to Information Used
Penny 1954 / 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) 359.89 360.37 360.85 361.34
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 179.66 181.33 183.00 184.67
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 178.25 177.91 177.56 177.22
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 71.30 71.16 71.03 70.89
Royal MintFine (F) 2.94 2.89 2.85 2.80
Penny 1954 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 189.13 183.51 177.88 172.25
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 94.08 88.36 82.64 76.93
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 41.71 39.92 38.12 36.33
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 21.30 20.55 19.80 19.05
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 3.06 3.04 3.03 3.02
Royal MintFine (F) 1.03 1.03 1.03 1.03
Historic values in NZD for Penny 1954 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1954 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Penny 1954 / 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 1954: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypePenny
Issued1954
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Total Mintage1,080,000 (1.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialBronze
DesignerLeonard Cornwall Mitchell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size30.860 mm
Mass9.450 g
OCC IDKLBR-PERR-CRGK-EMNY
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