New Zealand: Coin Threepence 1957 - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin Threepence 1957
CoinThreepence 1957

MintRoyal Mint
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
New Zealand / Threepence 1957 - 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 1957; the artist's initials KG (for [George] Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons.

Reverse Inscription NEW ZEALAND 3d 1957
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Most coins (called "Type A" by John Bertrand's New Zealand Coin and Banknote Catalogue) have 87 dots around the rim; a variety discovered in 2013 ("Type B") has 86 dots. In 2014, the 87 dot (regular) coins were listed as the more expensive variety; subsequently the 86 dot variety is listed as expensive.

Threepence 1957: Known varieties
Variety 86 dots New Zealand / Threepence 1957 / 86 dots - reverse photo
Mintage unknown (included in total)
DetailsDue to a change in the die, most 1957 and all subsequent coins have 87 dots around the border and not 86 as before. Some 1957 threepences still had 86 dots though.
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
Threepence 1957: References to Information Used
Threepence 1957 / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal Mint86 dotsUncirculated (UNC) 79.85 79.20 78.55 77.90
Royal Mint86 dotsAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 49.90 49.50 49.09 48.69
Royal Mint86 dotsExtra Fine (EF, XF) 29.94 29.70 29.45 29.21
Royal Mint86 dotsVery Fine (VF) 7.98 7.92 7.85 7.79
Royal Mint86 dotsFine (F) 2.99 2.97 2.95 2.92
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 15.52 15.60 15.68 15.75
Royal MintAlmost Uncirculated (aUNC) 5.88 5.79 5.70 5.60
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 4.47 4.62 4.78 4.94
Royal MintVery Fine (VF) 3.05 3.05 3.05 3.05
Royal MintFine (F) 2.10 2.11 2.13 2.14
Threepence 1957 / 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) 3.25 3.08 2.91 2.73
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 1.59 1.49 1.40 1.30
Royal MintExtra Fine (EF, XF) 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.47
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 1957 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in NZD for Threepence 1957 / 86 dots / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1957 / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
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Historic values in USD for Threepence 1957 / 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 1957: Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Pound
Coin TypeThreepence (CuproNickel)
Issued1957
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1967)
Mintage8,000,000 (8.0 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)16.2600
Mass (g)1.4138
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Threepence 1957: Photos
ImageDetails
3d 1957 86 Dot
Copyright: New Zealand Coin Errors and Varieties
Notes: 86 dot variety.
Source
Threepence 1957: Catalogue Reference IDs