New Zealand 1945 shilling

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 23374
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This specimen was lot 23374 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "NEW ZEALAND. Shilling, 1945. PCGS MS-65 Gold Shield. A bright Gem with cartwheel luster and incipient toning, this resounding example is exceeded in the PCGS census by just one specimen. From the Fenton Collection." This half crown struck for George VI retained the arms reverse introduced with George V. This type was struck 1937-46 tho none were made 1938-39. In 1948, the obverse was revised from "GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR" to "KING GEORGE THE SIXTH." The denomination was terminated upon decimalization in 1965.

Recorded mintage: 1,030,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, 0.500 fine silver, 23.62 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-9.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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