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Coin - 1 Shilling, New Zealand, 1956 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 28200

1 Shilling, Issued by New Zealand, 1956
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
Shoulder strap added to obverse design
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1994
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.65 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: maoris, british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: New Zealand
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1956 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Laureate bust right; around, + QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; artist's initials incuse on neck truncation, MG (Mary Gillick)
Reverse Description: A figure of a Maori warrior in warlike attitude crouching to left carrying a taiahat; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, ONE SHILLING 1956; at left above ground line in small letters the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray)
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Cupro-Nickel
Issued By: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand, 1956
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1956
Artist: Mary Gillick, Great Britain, 1953
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1933
References: KM#27.2
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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