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andyg

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New Zealand
« on: May 09, 2010, 03:08:00 PM »
New Zealand, some older coins

The first coins (silver 3d to 2/6) were issued in 1933, As in much of the rest of the pacific Australian and British coinage had been in use prior to this. The silver coinage followed the British specifications, but unlike Australia a half crown was issued.  ½d and 1d were first issued in 1940.  In 1967 New Zealand was decimalised with 1 Shilling being worth 10 Cents.  The orginal decimal 1, 2 and 5 Cents have been discontinued, whilst the 10, 20 and 50 cents were reduced in size from 2006.

1) ½d, 1963, Hei Tiki (an ornamental neck pendant of the Maori)
2) 1d, 1963, bird ?
3) ½ Crown, 1940, to commemorate the New Zealand centennial.
4) ½ Crown, 1934, coat of arms
5) 10 Cents or 1 Shilling 1967, Maori Mask, the 1 Shilling was dropped from 1970.
6) 20 Cents, 1969, Kiwi

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 03:15:05 PM »
New Zealand, a modern type set

1) 10 Cents, 2006, A Māori koruru, or carved head.
2) 20 Cents, 2006, Māori carving of Pukaki, a chief of the Ngati Whakaue
3) 50 Cents, 2006, HM Bark Endeavour and Mount Taranaki
4) 1 Dollar, 2002, Kiwi and silver fern
5) 2 Dollars, 2003, Kotuku (Great Eagret)

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Re: New Zealand
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 04:15:48 PM »
New Zealand, penny 1963: Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) or parson bird

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