New Zealand: James Berry's unadopted designs of 1940

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James Berry.


In 1940 New Zealand issued a half penny, a penny, and a centennial half crown.

James Berry produced designs for these new coins, but they were not accepted.
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Berrey's design for the half penny featured a fern leaf.
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His design for the penny depicted Captain Cook's ship H.M.S. Endeavour.
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Berry's design for the centennial half crown features the Meeting House at Waitangi.

It is bisected by the Captain James Cook memorial obelisk at Gisborne.
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The designs for the issued coins were very different.

Leonard Cornwall Mitchell designed the half penny and penny.





The halfpenny depicted a Tiki head.





The tui (parson bird) appeared on the penny.
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L. C. Mitchell also designed the centennial half crown of 1940.


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See: The Royal Mint Museum.