Threepence 1937, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Threepence 1937, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinThreepence 1937

First New Zealand coinage bearing the portrait of King George VI.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,880,200 (2.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
New Zealand / Threepence 1937 - 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 / Threepence 1937 - reverse photo

Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached; between their blades, the value and denomination 3d (abbreviation for "three pence"); above, NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1937; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d 1937
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Threepence 1937: Known varieties
Variety Proof New Zealand / Threepence 1937 / Proof - obverse photo New Zealand / Threepence 1937 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 200 (included in total)
Notes

Mintage is estimated.

Threepence 1937: 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 Circulation mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage Circulation mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage Circulation mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 2001 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Threepence 1937 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 93.67 94.33 94.98 95.64
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 60.83 60.61 60.39 60.17
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 30.75 30.76 30.77 30.77
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 8.25 8.26 8.28 8.30
Royal MintFine (F) 3.08 3.08 3.08 3.08
Threepence 1937 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 354.75 342.54 330.34 318.13
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 35.83 33.77 31.71 29.65
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 16.52 15.74 14.95 14.17
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 8.51 8.20 7.88 7.57
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29
Royal MintFine (F) 1.16 1.18 1.19 1.21
Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1937 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1937 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1937 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All (31) Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Threepence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1933 6,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1934 6,000,020 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1935 40,364 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1936 2,760,000 King George V - Crowned Bust, by Percy Metcalfe GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1937 2,880,200 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1939 3,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1940 2,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1941 1,760,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1942 3,120,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1943 4,400,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1944 2,840,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1945 2,520,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1946 6,080,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1947 6,400,020 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1948 4,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1950 800,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1951 3,600,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1952 8,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1953 4,007,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1954 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1955 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1956 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1957 8,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1958 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1959 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1960 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1961 4,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1962 6,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1963 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1964 6,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1965 4,225,010 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Threepence 1937: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeThreepence (Silver)
Issued1937
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyKing George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Total Mintage2,880,200 (2.9 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600
Mass (g)1.4138
OCC IDRDKL-MOMK-CMRM-ONZB
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Threepence 1937: Photos
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Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1937
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Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
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Threepence 1937: Catalogue Reference IDs