Sixpence 1959, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Sixpence 1959, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 2006)
CoinSixpence 1959

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
New Zealand / Sixpence 1959 - 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 1959 - reverse photo

A huia bird perched on a branch facing right; around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the denomination and date, SIXPENCE 1959; below the centre of the branch, in small letters, the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE 1959
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Sixpence 1959: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Sixpence 1959: References to Information Used
Sixpence 1959 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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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) 4.96 4.85 4.75 4.64
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.97 2.94 2.91 2.88
Royal MintFine (F) 1.96 1.93 1.90 1.87
Sixpence 1959 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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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) 1.03 1.02 1.00 0.99
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.16 0.16 0.16 0.16
Royal MintFine (F) 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.09
Historic values in NZD for Sixpence 1959 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1959 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Sixpence 1959 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (31) Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Sixpence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1933 3,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1934 3,600,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1935 560,364 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1936 1,580,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1937 1,280,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1939 700,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1940 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1941 440,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1942 360,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1943 1,800,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1944 1,160,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1945 940,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1946 2,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1947 3,200,020 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1948 2,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1950 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1951 1,800,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1952 3,200,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1953 1,207,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1954 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1955 1,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1956 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1957 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1958 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1959 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1960 1,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1961 800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1962 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1963 800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1964 3,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1965 8,625,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Sixpence 1959: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Issued1959
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Total Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2006
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19
Mass (g)2.9000
OCC IDRDKL-MEMK-CMLM-ENZB
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Sixpence 1959: Photos
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Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1959
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Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1959
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