New Zealand 1941 1/2 crown
This specimen was lot 23343 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $960. The catalog description noted, "NEW ZEALAND. 1/2 Crown, 1941. PCGS MS-65 Gold Shield. Fully lustrous and radiant, this impeccable Gem is tied with just one other specimen for the finest quality recorded for the date in the PCGS census. 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 although none were made in 1938-40. 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: 776,000 + proofs.
Specification: 14.14 g, .500 fine silver, 32 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-11.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.