New Zealand Coins

Parent Category: Coins and Paper Money
Questions about the history and value of New Zealand coins. Please include as many of these criteria as possible in your question to ensure an accurate evaluation of a coin: the denomination, the country of origin, the year of minting and the condition.
A New Zealand 1954 bronze Halfpenny (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $350 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $7 to $75 NZD. There were 0.240 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able...
Current New Zealand coins are 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. Previously, the lowest denomination for a New zealand decimal coin was 1 cent. The lowest denomination ever for a New Zealand coin was a halfpenny (pre-decimal times). Unlike england, New Zealand has never had a farthing (equal to a...
A New Zealand 1952 cupro-nickel Threepence (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $30 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $10 NZD. There were 8 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
A New Zealand 199? Five Dollar note (Issue 5 - Governor D.T. Brash)(serial number BM), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to $20 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $15 to $18 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be...
A New Zealand (1955-56) Five Pound note (G Wilson)(serial 5Y 706320), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to $1,000 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from £70 to £400 GBP. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
The New Zealand Five Dollar note is mostly orange. The colours of banknotes are different to give a visual distinction of notes of different values.
A New Zealand 1935 50% silver Threepence (George V), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $3,500 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $220 to $1,000 NZD. There were 40,000 minted. A New Zealand 1935 50% silver...
A New Zealand 1940 Florin (Two Shillings), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $1,800 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $7 to $300 NZD. There were 0.5 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a...
A New Zealand 1945 One Pound note (T. P. Hanna)(depending on the serial number), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to $600 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $40 to $90 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be...
A New Zealand 1998 Two Dollar coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $5 NZD. There were 6.006 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof...
A New Zealand 1974 (Games) Proof FDC coin set in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $40 NZD. There were 8,000 sets minted. A New Zealand 1974 (Games) uncirculated coin set in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $20 NZD. There were 15...
A New Zealand 1986 large cupro-nickel One Dollar coin (Elizabeth II)(Royal Visit), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $6 NZD. There were 40,000 minted. A New Zealand 1986 large sterling silver One Dollar coin (Elizabeth II)(Royal Visit)(Proof), uncirculated and in...
The "face value" of any coin is whatever is inscribed on it. The face value of a Penny coin, is One Penny.
The most valuable New Zealand Sixpence would be the 1957 "Strapless" coin. Not all 1957 Sixpences were strapless, but about 200,000 of the 2.4 million minted show Queen Elizabeth with a bare right shoulder, ie. no garment strap. They are not especially rare, but if you disregard the normal 1957...
A New Zealand 1857 One Penny Tradermen's Token (Day and Mieville), circulated but still in good condition, might fetch anything from $20 to $100 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
All New Zealand 10 cent coins from 1967 to present have a 10 on them.
These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth Two Dollars. A New Zealand 2003 Two Dollar coin (QE II), uncirculated and in absolute mint...
The New Zealand Two Dollar coin is made from an aluminum and bronze alloy.
There are no New Zealand decimal coins that could be considered to be rare.
A New Zealand 1986 cupro-nickel 50 cent coin (QE II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $4 NZD. There were 5.2 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 50 cent coins are no longer legal...
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of this period show her with a bare shoulder but for a garment strap. Some of the 1956 New Zealand Pennies and Threepences and some of the 1957 Sixpences show Queen Elizabeth with a bare shoulder and no garment strap (strapless) due to an...
New Zealand has never issued a 20 Shilling coin.
A New Zealand 1986 5 cent coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $2 NZD. There were 18 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - All New Zealand 5 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for...
New Zealand's decimal currency was introduced on the 10th of July, 1967. All predecimal currency was progressively withdrawn from circulation from that date.
New Zealand did not have its own currency until 1933. New Zealand's decimal currency was introduced in 1967. There are no pre-1967 New Zealand One Dollar coins of any type. The general circulation One Dollar coin was first issued in 1990.
A New Zealand 2005 Two Dollar coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $5 NZD. There were 5 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or...
1954 and 1955 are good years for Halfpennies because there were so few minted, but 1942 would be the best year.. For Pennies, a 1956 variant is easily the best value, a 1945 variant a distant second and 1941 and 1942 coming third.
A New Zealand 1945 bronze Penny (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $90 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $2 to $25 NZD. A New Zealand 1945 bronze Penny (burnished)(George VI), uncirculated and in...
There was no 1936 New Zealand Halfcrown minted.
A New Zealand 1975 cupro-nickel 5 cent coin (QE II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $3.50 NZD. There were 32.025 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - All New Zealand 5 cent coins are no longer legal...
A New Zealand 198? One Dollar note (Chief Cashier H. R. Hardie - Serial AGV), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to $9 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $5 to $7 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give...
These coins are no longer in circulation since Irelands changeover to the Euro in 2002. Unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they have little or no value.
New Zealand puts famous or historically significant New Zealanders on the front of most of its banknotes. The reverse has distinctly New Zealand flora and fauna. The Kokako (or Blue wattled crow), is a large native bird. The variety on the Fifty Dollar note is the North Island Kokako.
A New Zealand 2005 20 cent coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $30 NZD. There were 4 million minted, but only 178,000 released. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 20 cent coins are no longer legal...
A New Zealand 1941 50% silver Sixpence (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $850 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $5 to $200 NZD. There were 440,000 minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
A New Zealand 1950 cupro-nickel Florin (Two Shillings)(George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $100 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $3 to $30 NZD. There were 3.5 million minted. A reputable coin dealer...
New Zealand produced no coins made of silver in 1947 - like Britain, it changed that year to copper-nickel. If your question is regarding silver-colored coins, New Zealand produced 5 different ones in 1947 - 3 Pence, 6 Pence, Shilling, Florin, and 1/2 Crown. The value depends on the denomination...
A New Zealand 1978 cupro-nickel One Dollar coin (Elizabeth II)(25th Anniversary of QE II coronation and opening of Parliament building), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $6 NZD. There were 100,000 minted. A New Zealand 1978 sterling silver One Dollar coin ...
A New Zealand 1964 cupro-nickel Shilling (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $6 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $3 to $4 NZD. There were 1.4 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able...
A New Zealand 1964 cupro-nickel Threepence (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $3 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything to $1 NZD. There were 6.4 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give...
A New Zealand 2002 50 cent coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $2 NZD. There were 3 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 50 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are...
Not sure what you are asking, but if you are referring to the shape of the post-2006 20 cent coins from New Zealand (which have 7 indentations, or "vents", around the edge), the shape is referred to as " Spanish Flower " milling (the Spanish 50 peseta coin being the first to use the shape).
The New Zealand Twenty Dollar note is mostly green. The colours of banknotes are different to give a visual distinction of notes of different values.
The New Zealand One Hundred Dollar note is mostly red or crimson. The colours of banknotes are different to give a visual distinction of notes of different values.
There was no 1947 New Zealand Crown (Five Shillings) minted. New Zealand Crowns were only minted in 1935, 1949 and 1953.
A New Zealand Ten Shilling note (Issue 2 - Serial 6S - Chief Cashier R. N. Fleming), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to $150 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $18 to $65 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be...
The current New Zealand Fifty Dollar note is mostly purple. The colours of banknotes are different to give a visual distinction of notes of different values.
No general circulation New Zealand decimal coin contains any silver. New Zealand 50 cent coins were made from a copper nickel alloy from 1967 until 2006.
NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 10 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. A New Zealand 1967 cupro-nickel 10 cent coin (marked ONE SHILLING on the reverse)(Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could...
A New Zealand 1946 bronze Halfpenny (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $35 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $2 to $12 NZD. There were 3.12 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
The New Zealand 5 cent coin was withdrawn and demonetised on the 1st of November, 2006. All New Zealand pre-2006 5 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Unless they are part of a Proof or uncirculated mint set or are...
A New Zealand 1953 Proof set (Coronation of Elizabeth II)(Average), in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $150 NZD. A New Zealand 1953 Proof set (Coronation of Elizabeth II)(Superior), in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $300 NZD. ...
NOTE - All New Zealand 5 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. A New Zealand 1967 cupro-nickel 5 cent coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $1 NZD. There were 26.3 million...
The New Zealand 50 cent coin is round. From 1967 to 2006, the New Zealand 50 cent coin, has a silver appearance, weighs 13.61 grams and was 31.73 mm in diameter, is 2.33 mm thick, has an inerrupted milled edge and is made from 75% copper and 25% nickel. From 2006 to present, the New Zealand 50...
From 1967 to 1989, the Kiwi was featured on the reverse of the New Zealand 20 cent coin. In 1990, a commemorative 20 cent coin was issued featuring the ship HMS Tory. From 1990 to present, a Hei Tiki Maori carving is featured on the reverse of the New Zealand 20 cent coin.
A New Zealand "Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit to NZ childrens souvenir 1901" medal/medallion in excellent condition might fetch up to $45 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
A New Zealand 1947 bronze Penny (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $50 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to to $15 NZD. There were 5.88 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give...
No. All New Zealand predecimal coins and notes were withdrawn from circulation shortly after the introduction of decimal currency in 1967 and subsequently demonetised. The 1967, 1968 and 1969 New Zealand 10 cent coins carried the words "ONE SHILLING" on the reverse along with the "10", but these...
A New Zealand 1955 cupro-nickel Threepence (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $30 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $10 NZD. There were 4 million minted. A New Zealand 1955 cupro-nickel...
These coins are potentially still in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth Two Dollars. A New Zealand 1991 bronze-aluminium Two Dollar coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated...
The New Zealand 2 cent coin was no longer released for circulation after 1987 and was progressively withdrawn from use. The 1 and 2 cent coins were demonetised on the 30th of April, 1990. The 1 and 2 cent coins are no longer considered legal tender. NOTE - All New Zealand 2 cent coins are no...
The two related links below show New Zealand's predecimal coins and New Zealand's current coins.
NOTE - All New Zealand 1 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. A New Zealand 1976 bronze 1 cent coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $2 NZD. If it has been circulated but still...
A New Zealand 1944 50% silver Halfcrown (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $2,200 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $30 to $300 NZD. There were 180,000 minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
A New Zealand 1963 cupro-nickel Halfcrown (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $15 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $3 to $5 NZD. There were 0.4 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "New Zealand" Threepences minted prior to 1933. Any Threepences circulating in New Zealand prior to 1933 would have been mostly British Threepences and some Australian Threepences.
A New Zealand 1985 10 cent coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $10 NZD. There were 8 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 10 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are...
A New Zealand 1965 Shilling (Proof), does not get a valuation in any catalogue. There were only 10 minted, so that puts into the category of extremely rare and therefore unattainable. A New Zealand 1965 Shilling (Proof like), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $10 NZD. ...
New Zealand has issued four different Twenty Dollar notes. The first from 1967 to 1981 featured Queen Elizabeth II facing to the left. The reverse has a Wood Pigeon or kereru (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) and the Miro (Prumnopitys ferruginea), a large tree. The second from 1981 to 1991 featured...
A New Zealand 1965 coin set (last pre-decimal)(toned), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and packaging could fetch up to $18 NZD. A New Zealand 1965 coin set (last pre-decimal)(superior), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and packaging could fetch up to $25 NZD. There were...
Five Pound notes from England, Australia and New Zealand only had the serial number on the front. Can you give any further details of the Five Pound note, like the country of origin and design on both sides?
A New Zealand 1947 cupro-nickel Halfcrown (George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $650 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $3 to $90 NZD. There were 1.6 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able...
The highest value general circulation New Zealand Threepences would be the - 1941 1942 (one dot variant) 1950 1956 (strapless variant) This is for Mint Uncirculated coins only, the high value does not necessarily extend down to worn or even circulated coins. The "One Dot" variant refers to dots...
A New Zealand 1972 "Coat of Arms" Uncirculated (Toned) coin set , uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $8 NZD. A New Zealand 1972 "Coat of Arms" Uncirculated (Superior) coin set , uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and original packaging,...
A New Zealand 1960 bronze Halfpenny (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $20 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $1 to $6 NZD. There were 2.4 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
The smallest mintage of New Zealand predecimal general circulation coins was the 1961 Halfcrown with only 80,000 minted. The smallest mintage of New Zealand decimal general circulation coins was the 1997 Two Dollar coin with only 1,008,000 minted.
A New Zealand 198? One Dollar note (Chief Cashier S. T. Russell - Serial AMG), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything up to $8 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $4 to $6 NZD. A reputable coin dealer will be able to...
A New Zealand 1953 Sixpence, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $45 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $2 to $20 NZD. There were 1.2 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate...
The plant on the reverse of the New Zealand 2 cent coin is the kowhai, a small woody legume tree native to New Zealand. The New Zealand 2 cent coin was no longer released for circulation after 1987 and was progressively withdrawn from use. The 1 and 2 cent coins were demonetised on the 30th of...
The first New Zealand 50 cent coin was minted in 1967.
A New Zealand 1993 Five Dollar coin (1.41oz gold)(40th Anniversary of Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and original packaging, could fetch up to $2,400 NZD. There were 210 minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation.
The last New Zealand Halfpenny was minted in 1965. New Zealand converted to decimal currency in 1967.
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), New Zealand has never issued a Farthing coin. Any Farthings circulating in New Zealand would have been British Farthings.
New Zealand issued two different Two Dollar notes prior to the note being replaced by a Two Dollar coin in 1990. The first from 1967 to 1981 featured Queen Elizabeth II facing to the left. The reverse has a Rifleman or titipounamu (Acanthisitta chloris), a New Zealand native bird and a Mistletoe ...
A New Zealand 1954 Ten Shilling note (Issue 2)(Chief Cashier T.P. Hanna - depending on the serial number), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch anything from $800 up to $1,600 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $50 to $600 NZD....
NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 50 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. A New Zealand 1979 cupro-nickel 50 cent coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $6 NZD. There were 2.441...
A New Zealand 1970 coin set (Mt. Cook), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and packaging could fetch up to $20 NZD. There were 30,000 sets issued. A New Zealand 1970 coin set (Mt. Cook)(Proof polished), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition and packaging could fetch up to $30...
These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or Uncirculated mint set or are individual Proof or Uncirculated coins and in absolute mint condition, they are worth One Dollar. A New Zealand 2003 copper-aluminium-nickel One Dollar coin (Elizabeth II),...
A New Zealand 1951 cupro-nickel Florin (Two Shillings)(George VI), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $110 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything from $3 to $30 NZD. There were 2 million minted. A reputable coin dealer...
A New Zealand 1983 bronze 1 cent coin (QE II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $2 NZD. If it has been circulated but still in good condition, it might fetch anything up to $1 NZD. There were 40 million minted. The New Zealand 1 cent coin was no longer released for...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), New Zealand has never issued a Farthing coin. Any Farthings circulating in New Zealand would have been British Farthings.
The value of any coin would depend on the year and the condition. Most New Zealand decimal coins, unless they are in mint uncirculated condition, would be worth face value only. NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 50 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the...
A New Zealand 2006 20 cent coin, uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $20 NZD. There were 116.6 million minted. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. These coins are still potentially in circulation so, unless they are part of a Proof or...
With the possible exception of traders tokens (with the traders business name on them), there were no "New Zealand" Halfpennies minted prior to 1940. Any Halfpennies circulating in New Zealand prior to 1940 would have been mostly British Halfpennies and some Australian Halfpennies.
The design of coinage and banknotes in New Zealand is under the control of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. New Zealands coins and banknotes are designed to feature native New Zealand flora and fauna and historically significant or famous New Zealand people.
NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 50 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. A New Zealand 1976 cupro-nickel 50 cent coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $5 NZD. There were 2.027...
NOTE - All New Zealand pre-2006 20 cent coins are no longer legal tender, but they are redeemable for face value at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. A New Zealand 1986 cupro-nickel 20 cent coin (Elizabeth II), uncirculated and in absolute mint condition could fetch up to $3 NZD. There were 12.5...
The first New Zealand 1 cent coin was issued in 1967.