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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, New Zealand, 1937 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14259

Summary:
Proof 1/2 Crown, Issued by New Zealand, 1937
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First year of issue for King George VI
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.093 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, 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: 1937 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Crown
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: Shield of Arms of the Dominion of New Zealand on their shield (quartered with the Southern Cross, a wheat sheaf, a lamb suspended by a ribbon and mining hammers crossed divided by three ships) surmounted by the Royal Crown and surrounded by ornamentation inspired by Maori carvings; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN; below, 1937; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials K.G. ([George] Kruger Gray).
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1937
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1933
References: KM#11
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009, 1542 Pages

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