New Zealand: Coin Threepence 1947 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Threepence 1947
CoinThreepence 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 / Threepence 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 / Threepence 1947 - 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 1947; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d 1947
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Threepence 1947: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage 20 (included in total)
NotesMintage is estimated.
Threepence 1947: References to Information Used
Threepence 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) 66.46 66.50 66.53 66.57
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 39.87 39.49 39.11 38.74
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 20.28 20.20 20.13 20.06
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 3.92 3.86 3.80 3.74
Royal MintFine (F) 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14
Threepence 1947 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 447.09 445.46 443.84 442.21
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 24.50 23.23 21.95 20.67
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 12.41 11.82 11.23 10.65
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 5.38 5.24 5.11 4.97
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.03
Royal MintFine (F) 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1947 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1947 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: Threepence (31)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Threepence 1933 6,000,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1934 6,000,020 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1935 40,364 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1936 2,760,000 Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1937 2,880,200 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1939 3,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1940 2,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1941 1,760,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1942 3,120,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1943 4,400,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1944 2,840,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1945 2,520,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1946 6,080,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1947 6,400,020 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR
Threepence 1948 4,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1950 800,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1951 3,600,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1952 8,000,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget KING GEORGE THE SIXTH
Threepence 1953 4,007,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1954 4,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1955 4,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1956 4,800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1957 8,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1958 4,800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1959 4,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1960 4,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1961 4,800,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1962 6,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1963 4,000,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1964 6,400,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
Threepence 1965 4,225,010 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) QUEEN · ELIZABETH · THE · SECOND +
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Threepence 1947: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Issued1947
MonarchKing George VI
EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage6,400,020 (6.4 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600
Mass (g)1.4138
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Threepence 1947: Photos
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Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Proof Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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New Zealand 1947 3 pence
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New Zealand 1947 3 pence
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Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1947
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Threepence 1947: Catalogue Reference IDs