Sixpence 1960, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Sixpence 1960, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 2006)
CoinSixpence 1960

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 1,600,000 (1.6 million) , Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
New Zealand / Sixpence 1960 - 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 1960 - reverse photo

A huia bird perched on a branch facing right; around above, NEW ZEALAND; around below, the denomination and date, SIXPENCE 1960; below the centre of the branch, in small letters, the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray).

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND SIXPENCE 1960
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Sixpence 1960: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide reports matte proof - not sure if this is the same?

Sixpence 1960: References to Information Used
All (31) coins of type: Sixpence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1933 3,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1934 3,600,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1935 560,364 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1936 1,580,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1937 1,280,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1939 700,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1940 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1941 440,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1942 360,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1943 1,800,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1944 1,160,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1945 940,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1946 2,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1947 3,200,020 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Sixpence 1948 2,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1950 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1951 1,800,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1952 3,200,000 King George VI - Bare Head KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Sixpence 1953 1,207,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1954 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1955 1,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1956 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1957 2,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1958 3,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1959 2,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1960 1,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1961 800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1962 1,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1963 800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1964 3,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Sixpence 1965 8,625,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Sixpence 1960: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeSixpence (CuproNickel)
Issued1960
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value6 (x Penny)
Total Mintage1,600,000 (1.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2006
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size19.0000 mm
Mass2.9000 g
OCC IDKLBR-PERR-CRJK-EMNY
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Sixpence 1960: Photos
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Sixpence 1960: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1960 / thumbnail Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1960
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Sixpence 1960: Photo Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1960 / thumbnail Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1960
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Sixpence 1960: Catalogue Reference IDs