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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, New Zealand, 1940 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14344

Summary:
Proof 1 Penny, Issued by New Zealand, 1940
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
'To commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 by which the native chiefs ceded the sovereignty of New Zealand to the British Crown, the New Zealand Government authorised the issue of a half-crown of special design. This occasion was also marked by the issue of penny and halfpenny coins to complete the series of New Zealand coins of distinctive design.' Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint, 1939, p. 5.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 9.519 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, tui birds, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1940 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Bare head of the king facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below neck in small letters the artist's initials, HP (Humphrey Paget)
Reverse Description: A tui (bird) perched facing left in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms; around, NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY 1940
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1940
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
Artist: Leonard Mitchell, New Zealand
References: KM#13
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 1539 Pages

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