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Coin: Threepence 1955
Description

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Year1955 CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage4,000,000 (4.0 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 4,000,000 (4.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4138
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 inscriptionNEW ZEALAND 3d 1955
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide 1966 notes:

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

Threepence 1955: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Two dots on shoulder unknown (included in main number)
Proof unknown
Threepence 1955: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 25.1
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide70
Australian Coin ChartNT23
Threepence 1955: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description
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
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Threepence 1955 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: NZD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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: USD. See FAQ before use!
Years
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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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