What is the value of a 1988 New Zealand Shilling?
The last New Zealand Shilling was minted in 1965.
A New Zealand Shilling, depending on the year and condition might get anything from $3 to $1,500 NZD. New Zealand changed to decimal currency on the 10th of July, 1967, and all Pre-decimal currency was progressively withdrawn from circulation, and demonetised in 1990. Prior to that, New Zealand issued shilling coins from 1933 to 1965. At the change-over in 1967, the Shilling converted to 10 cents.
The Maori warrior on the reverse of the New Zealand Shilling does not represent a particular individual. All New Zealand coins have a uniquely New Zealand image, or something relevant to New Zealand history on the reverse. The reverse of the New Zealand One Shilling coin shows a crouching Maori warrior carrying a taiaha.
The last New Zealand Shilling containing any silver at all, was minted in 1946. From 1947 onwards, all New Zealand Shillings were made from a copper-nickel alloy. The last New Zealand Shilling was minted in 1965. The 10 cent coins that replaced them had ONE SHILLING marked on them in 1967, 1968 and 1969.