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Coin - 1/2 Penny, New Zealand, 1942 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 28247

Summary:
1/2 Penny, Issued by New Zealand, 1942
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1994
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.658 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: working strikes
DateEra: 1942 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Penny
Obverse Description: Bare head facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; 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, 1942
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1942
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1942
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain
Artist: Leonard Mitchell, New Zealand
References: KM#12
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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