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Proof Coin - 6 Pence, New Zealand, 1947 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14318

Summary:
Proof 6 Pence, Issued by New Zealand, 1947
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
In 1947 New Zealand moved away from employing silver in circulating coinage, adopting a copper-nickel alloy at the same time as Great Britain.

'In 1947 the issue of Cupro-Nickel coins replaced .500 fine silver coins. This proclamation was made under Section eight of the Coinage Act, 1933 and signed on 25th August 1947. Both metal types of coins were still considered to be legal tender. This change was due to the rising costs of mining and the price of silver.' http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/currency/money/0094086.html
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.827 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, huia birds, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), 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: 1947 AD
Denomination: 6 Pence
Obverse Description: King's head, bare, facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget)
Reverse Description: A huia (bird) perched on a branch facing right; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, SIXPENCE 1947; below centre of branch in small letters the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray)
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1947
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1933
References: KM#8a
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 1541 Pages

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