Threepence 1955, Coin from New Zealand - detailed information

Threepence 1955, Coin from New Zealand (demonetised 1967)
CoinThreepence 1955

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage4,000,000 (4.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse

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

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 1955; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d 1955
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide 1966 notes:

"Reverse beading changed to denticles", from this year onward.

Threepence 1955: Known varieties
Variety Two dots on shoulder
Mintage unknown (included in total)
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Threepence 1955: References to Information Used
Threepence 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintTwo dots on shoulderUncirculated (UNC) 348.66 345.42 342.17 338.93
Royal MintTwo dots on shoulderAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 171.49 168.80 166.12 163.44
Royal MintTwo dots on shoulderExtra Fine (EF, XF) 73.50 72.34 71.19 70.04
Royal MintTwo dots on shoulderVery Fine (VF) 39.85 39.48 39.11 38.74
Royal MintTwo dots on shoulderFine (F) 17.64 17.36 17.09 16.81
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 35.69 35.67 35.65 35.63
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 20.23 20.18 20.12 20.06
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 9.93 9.83 9.72 9.61
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.94 2.89 2.85 2.80
Royal MintFine (F) 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14
Threepence 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProofProof 203.11 197.27 191.44 185.61
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 8.47 8.10 7.72 7.34
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 4.86 4.59 4.33 4.06
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 2.58 2.50 2.42 2.33
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.76 0.76 0.76 0.75
Royal MintFine (F) 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.08
Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1955 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1955 / Two dots on shoulder / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1955 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1955 / 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 1955: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Issued1955
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value3 (x Penny)
Total Mintage4,000,000 (4.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1967
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600
Mass (g)1.4138
OCC IDDANM-QEPY-CQZW-OJYG
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