New Zealand: Coin Sixpence 1947 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Sixpence 1947
CoinSixpence 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 / Sixpence 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 / Sixpence 1947 - reverse photo

A huia bird perched on a branch facing right; around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the denomination and date, SIXPENCE 1947; below the centre of the branch, in small letters, the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE 1947
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Sixpence 1947: Known varieties
Variety Proof New Zealand / Sixpence 1947 / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Sixpence 1947 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 20 (included in total)
NotesMintage is estimated.
Sixpence 1947: References to Information Used
Sixpence 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) 365.75 368.86 371.96 375.07
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 88.19 86.81 85.43 84.05
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 49.00 48.23 47.46 46.70
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 14.70 14.47 14.24 14.01
Royal MintFine (F) 1.96 1.93 1.90 1.87
Sixpence 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 430.28 432.22 434.17 436.12
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 65.63 62.26 58.88 55.51
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 32.49 30.74 28.98 27.23
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 17.08 16.47 15.87 15.27
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 5.19 5.19 5.18 5.18
Royal MintFine (F) 0.20 0.20 0.20 0.20
Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1947 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Sixpence (31)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1933 3,000,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1934 3,600,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1935 560,364 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1936 1,580,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1937 1,280,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1939 700,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1940 800,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1941 440,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1942 360,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1943 1,800,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1944 1,160,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1945 940,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1946 2,120,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1947 3,200,020 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1948 2,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1950 800,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1951 1,800,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1952 3,200,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1953 1,207,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1954 1,200,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1955 1,600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1956 2,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1957 2,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1958 3,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1959 2,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1960 1,600,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1961 800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1962 1,200,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1963 800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1964 3,800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1965 8,625,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Sixpence 1947: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Issued1947
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage3,200,020 (3.2 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19
Mass (g)2.9000
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Sixpence 1947: Photos
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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New Zealand 1947 6 pence
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New Zealand 1947 6 pence
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Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Sixpence 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs