New Zealand: Coin Shilling 1947 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Shilling 1947
CoinShilling 1947

In 1947 New Zealand moved away from employing silver in circulating coinage, adopting a copper-nickel alloy at the same time as Great Britain.

The issue of Cupro-Nickel coins replaced .500 fine silver coins. This proclamation was made under Section eight of the Coinage Act, 1933 and signed on 25th August 1947. Both metal types of coins were still considered to be legal tender. This change was due to the rising costs of mining and the price of silver.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Shilling 1947 - 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 / Shilling 1947 - reverse photo

A figure of a Maori warrior in warlike attitude crouching to left carrying a taiaha (traditional Maori weapon); around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the denomination and date ONE SHILLING 1947; at left above the ground line in small letters the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND ONE SHILLING 1947
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Shilling 1947: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 20 (included in total)
NotesMintage is estimated.
Shilling 1947: References to Information Used
Shilling 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 517.42 519.97 522.53 525.08
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 150.37 149.24 148.11 146.98
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 63.70 62.70 61.70 60.70
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 9.57 8.51 7.45 6.40
Royal MintFine (F) 2.94 2.89 2.85 2.80
Shilling 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 424.01 424.75 425.49 426.23
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 176.05 164.39 152.72 141.05
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 65.33 61.87 58.40 54.93
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 30.55 29.57 28.59 27.61
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 7.99 7.94 7.90 7.85
Royal MintFine (F) 1.08 1.09 1.09 1.10
Historic values in NZD for Shilling 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1947 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Shilling (28)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Shilling 1933 2,000,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1934 3,400,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1935 1,680,364 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1937 890,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1940 500,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1941 360,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1942 240,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1943 900,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1944 480,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1945 1,030,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1946 1,060,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1947 2,800,020 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1948 1,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1950 600,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1951 1,200,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1952 600,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1953 207,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1955 200,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1956 800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1957 800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1958 1,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1959 600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1960 600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Shilling 1961 400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1962 1,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1963 600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1964 1,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1965 4,525,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Shilling 1947: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeShilling (CuproNickel)
Issued1947
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,800,020 (2.8 million)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23
Mass (g)5.6500
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Shilling 1947: Photos
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947
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Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1947
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New Zealand 1947 shilling
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New Zealand 1947 shilling
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Shilling 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs