New Zealand: Coin Threepence 1956 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Threepence 1956
CoinThreepence 1956

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
New Zealand / Threepence 1956 - 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 / Threepence 1956 - 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 1956; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d 1956
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Renniks New Zealand Coinage Guide 1966:

"The obverse master die was re-designed with shoulder strap, but a few varieties of 1956 threepences are to be found without re-designed strap."

These are estimated to be around 300,000.

Threepence 1956: Known varieties
Variety No shoulder strap
Mintage 300,000 (included in total)
DetailsThe Queen's effigy on the 1953, 1954, 1955 and an estimated 300,000 of 1956 coins has a small variation from the standard in that there are no shoulder straps visible. The Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649 - 1971, 1971 lists 153,000.
Variety No shoulder strap, proof
Mintage unknown
DetailsProof with the "no shoulder strap" die.
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Threepence 1956: 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
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1966 Mintage
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 Varieties No shoulder strap
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Varieties Proof, No shoulder strap proof
John Bertrand, New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue 1965 - Valuations
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide 1965 - 1966 Valuations
Threepence 1956 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintNo shoulder strapUncirculated (UNC) 936.69 943.27 949.84 956.42
Royal MintNo shoulder strapAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 440.97 434.07 427.17 420.26
Royal MintNo shoulder strapExtra Fine (EF, XF) 244.98 241.15 237.31 233.48
Royal MintNo shoulder strapVery Fine (VF) 15.08 15.00 14.91 14.83
Royal MintNo shoulder strapFine (F) 7.84 7.72 7.59 7.47
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 31.40 31.69 31.97 32.26
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 15.10 15.02 14.93 14.84
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 4.90 4.82 4.75 4.67
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 2.02 2.01 2.00 2.00
Royal MintFine (F) 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14
Threepence 1956 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintNo shoulder strapBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 332.02 315.87 299.72 283.58
Royal MintNo shoulder strapUncirculated (UNC) 184.98 177.56 170.13 162.71
Royal MintNo shoulder strapExtra Fine (EF, XF) 103.63 99.67 95.72 91.77
Royal MintNo shoulder strapVery Fine (VF) 6.12 6.09 6.06 6.03
Royal MintNo shoulder strapFine (F) 2.56 2.54 2.53 2.52
Royal MintNo shoulder strap, proofProof 268.83 260.59 252.36 244.12
Royal MintProofProof 203.11 197.27 191.44 185.61
Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 6.50 6.16 5.81 5.47
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 3.35 3.21 3.07 2.93
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 1.01 1.00 0.99 0.99
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.13
Royal MintFine (F) 0.10 0.10 0.09 0.09
Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1956 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1956 / No shoulder strap / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1956 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1956 / Proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1956 / No shoulder strap, proof / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1956 / No shoulder strap / 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 1956: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Issued1956
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage4,800,000 (4.8 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600
Mass (g)1.4138
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Threepence 1956: Photos
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Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1956
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Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1956
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New Zealand 1956 3 pence
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Notes: No shoulder strap variety.
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New Zealand 1956 3 pence
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Notes: No shoulder strap variety.
Source
Threepence 1956: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 25.2 (regular specimens)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 25.1 (No shoulder strap variety)
Renniks, New Zealand Coinage Guide71
Australian Coin ChartNT24 (regular), NT24a (No shoulder strap variety)