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New Zealand did not receive her own coinage until 1933, British coins being used heretofore. Issue of pennies and half pennies did not begin until 1940. This type, with a visible shoulder fold in the queen's dress, was minted 1956-65. All dates are common but proofs are rare. The coinage was decimalized in 1967.

Recorded mintage: 1,440,000 + few proofs.

Specification: bronze, 5.6 g, 25.4 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 23.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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