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Coin: Shilling 1955
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling (CuproNickel)
Year1955 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage200,000 (200000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 200,000 (200000)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

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

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 1955; at left above the ground line in small letters the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse inscriptionNEW ZEALAND ONE SHILLING 1955
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The Queen's effigy on the 1953 and 1955 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible. Older versions of the Krause catalogues list a proof variety with a shoulder strap, but current editions do not.

Shilling 1955: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Shilling 1955: Photos
Shilling 1955: Photo New Zealand 1955 shilling
New Zealand 1955 shilling
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New Zealand 1955 shilling
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Shilling 1955: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 27.1
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide129
Australian Coin ChartNB23
Shilling 1955: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mint
Reserve Bank of New Zealand 15 Oct 2014 Mintage link Circulation mintage
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 Mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 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
Shilling 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 515.20 516.93 518.65 520.38
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 195.99 192.92 189.85 186.78
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 97.99 96.46 94.93 93.39
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 11.96 10.64 9.32 7.99
Royal MintFine (F) 3.92 3.86 3.80 3.74
Shilling 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
Royal MintProofProof 544.22 556.99 569.76 582.52
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 182.27 173.33 164.39 155.46
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 98.79 94.04 89.28 84.53
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 52.16 50.70 49.25 47.79
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 15.45 15.44 15.43 15.41
Royal MintFine (F) 2.07 2.07 2.06 2.06
Historic values in NZD for Shilling 1955 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1955 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Shilling 1955 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Shilling 1955: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
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Shilling 1955: Some useful external links
New Zealand 1955 shilling - CoinFactsWiki
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List of all (28) coins of type: New Zealand / Shilling
Shilling 1933 Shilling 1934 Shilling 1935 Shilling 1937 Shilling 1940 Shilling 1941
Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943 Shilling 1944 Shilling 1945 Shilling 1946 Shilling 1947
Shilling 1948 Shilling 1950 Shilling 1951 Shilling 1952 Shilling 1953 Shilling 1955
Shilling 1956 Shilling 1957 Shilling 1958 Shilling 1959 Shilling 1960 Shilling 1961
Shilling 1962 Shilling 1963 Shilling 1964 Shilling 1965