New Zealand: Coin Sixpence 1957 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Sixpence 1957
CoinSixpence 1957

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Sixpence 1957 - obverse photo

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
New Zealand / Sixpence 1957 - reverse photo

A huia bird perched on a branch facing right; around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the denomination and date, SIXPENCE 1957; below the centre of the branch, in small letters, the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE 1957
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide 1966:

"1956. The obverse master die was re-designed with shoulder strap and the design made slightly smaller. 1957 sixpences have been reported without shoulder strap."

These are estimated to be around 200,000.

Sixpence 1957: Known varieties
Variety No shoulder strap
Mintage 200,000 (included in total)
DetailsThe Queen's effigy on the 1953, 1954, 1955 and an estimated 200,000 of 1957 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible.
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Variety No shoulder strap, Proof
Mintage unknown
DetailsProof with the "no shoulder strap" die.
Sixpence 1957: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
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 No shoulder strap
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Varieties Proofs: Regular and No shoulder strap
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Sixpence 1957 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintNo shoulder strapUncirculated (UNC) 1,570.04 1,584.30 1,598.56 1,612.82
Royal MintNo shoulder strapAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 734.95 723.45 711.94 700.44
Royal MintNo shoulder strapExtra Fine (EF, XF) 105.87 87.20 68.54 49.87
Royal MintNo shoulder strapVery Fine (VF) 29.40 28.94 28.48 28.02
Royal MintNo shoulder strapFine (F) 16.07 16.39 16.70 17.02
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 36.58 36.89 37.20 37.51
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 14.70 14.47 14.24 14.01
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 7.84 7.72 7.59 7.47
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.97 2.94 2.91 2.88
Royal MintFine (F) 1.96 1.93 1.90 1.87
Sixpence 1957 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintNo shoulder strapBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 554.21 530.29 506.37 482.45
Royal MintNo shoulder strapUncirculated (UNC) 340.35 328.19 316.03 303.87
Royal MintNo shoulder strapExtra Fine (EF, XF) 133.23 129.63 126.03 122.43
Royal MintNo shoulder strapVery Fine (VF) 17.09 16.91 16.73 16.55
Royal MintNo shoulder strapFine (F) 5.19 5.19 5.19 5.19
Royal MintNo shoulder strap, ProofProof 532.13 513.82 495.50 477.19
Royal MintProofProof 177.38 171.27 165.17 159.06
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 8.13 7.70 7.27 6.83
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 4.12 3.92 3.72 3.52
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.47 2.37 2.27 2.17
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.18
Royal MintFine (F) 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.09
Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1957 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1957 / No shoulder strap / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / No shoulder strap, Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1957 / No shoulder strap / 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 1957: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Issued1957
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Face Value6 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
Mintage2,400,000 (2.4 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19
Mass (g)2.9000
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Sixpence 1957: Photos
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Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
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Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1957
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Sixpence 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 26.2
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide103
Australian Coin ChartNS25 and NS25a (No shoulder strap)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 26.1 (No shoulder strap)