New Zealand: Coin Royal Visit Crown 1949 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Royal Visit Crown 1949
CoinRoyal Visit Crown 1949

A visit to New Zealand and Australia by King George VI, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret was proposed for 1949. As the dates for the tour grew near, it became apparent that the King’s ill health would not allow it to occur.

This coin was struck to commemorate the visit to New Zealand; 200,020 copies had already been prepared by the Royal Mint, London. Of these 190,000 were shipped to New Zealand, while the New Zealand Government made arrangements for the balance to be distributed for collectors: 4020 in the UK, 1000 in Canada and 5000 in the USA.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Royal Visit Crown 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 / Royal Visit Crown 1949 - reverse photo

At centre a silver fern leaf flanked by the four stars of the New Zealand Southern Cross; around, NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1949.

The reverse design was modelled by Mr. Metcalfe from sketches supplied by the New Zealand Government.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND CROWN 1949
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

According to the Krause catalogues, mintage is 200,003 (200,000 regular and 3 proof).

Royal Visit Crown 1949: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 20 (included in total)
Royal Visit Crown 1949: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Combined mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mintage Proof mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage Combined mintage
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
Royal Visit Crown 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) 68.82 65.42 62.03 58.63
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 66.14 64.29 62.44 60.58
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 41.93 40.46 38.98 37.51
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 33.50 32.73 31.95 31.18
Royal MintGood Very Fine (gVF) 28.17 28.08 27.98 27.89
Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 13,595.99 13,696.15 13,796.31 13,896.48
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 39.77 38.82 37.86 36.91
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 25.95 25.74 25.54 25.33
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 17.50 17.51 17.51 17.52
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 15.82 16.09 16.35 16.62
Royal MintFine (F) 7.31 7.22 7.13 7.04
Historic values in NZD for Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Royal Visit Crown 1949 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeCrown (Silver)
Issued1949
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage200,020
MaterialSilver
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000
Mass (g)28.2800
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Photos
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Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), New Zealand, 1949
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Royal Visit Crown 1949: Catalogue Reference IDs