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Proof Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1949 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14362

Summary:
Proof 1/2 Penny, Issued by New Zealand, 1949
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
With the independence of India on 15 August 1947, King George VI ceased to be Emperor of India. On the New Zealand bronze coinage of 1949, the first bronze issue struck since independence, the obverse legend was changed from GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR to KING GEORGE THE SIXTH.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.676 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, maori carvings, 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: 1949 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: Bare head of the king facing left; around, KING GEORGE THE SIXTH; below neck in small letters the artist's initials, HP (Humphrey Paget)
Reverse Description: At centre, between two Maori scroll designs, a tiki; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY; below, 1949
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1949
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1949
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
Artist: Leonard Mitchell, New Zealand
References: KM#20
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 1539 Pages

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