Shilling 1947, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Shilling 1947, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 2006)
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 Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 2,800,020 (2.8 million)
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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
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Shilling 1947: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 20 (included in total)
Notes

Mintage is estimated.

Shilling 1947: References to Information Used
All (28) coins of type: Shilling
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Shilling 1933 2,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1934 3,400,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1935 1,680,364 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1937 890,200 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1940 500,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1941 360,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1942 240,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1943 900,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1944 480,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1945 1,030,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1946 1,060,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1947 2,800,020 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Shilling 1948 1,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1950 600,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1951 1,200,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1952 600,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Shilling 1953 207,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1955 200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1956 800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1957 800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1958 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1959 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1960 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Shilling 1961 400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1962 1,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1963 600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1964 1,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND +
Shilling 1965 4,525,010 Queen Elizabeth II - 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
EffigyKing George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage2,800,020 (2.8 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2006
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size23.0000 mm
Mass5.6500 g
OCC IDXYRV-PEVR-CWZM-EDQG
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