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Coin - 3 Pence, New Zealand, 1933 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14324

Summary:
3 Pence, Issued by New Zealand, 1933
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.41 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1933 AD
Denomination: 3 Pence
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of George V facing left (extends to rim); around, GEORGE V KING EMPEROR (by Percy Metcalf)
Reverse Description: Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached, between their blades, 3d; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, 1933; (the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray) were omitted from the reverse of the threepence until the 1937 issue when they were placed below the centre of the crossed weapons)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1933
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1933
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1932
References: KM#1
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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