New Zealand 1941 penny

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 3104
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3104 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $76.37. The catalog description[1] noted, "New Zealand. Penny, 1941 PCGS MS64 RB. George VI. PCGS graded MS-64 Red & Brown." 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 is a somewhat scarce date of a type struck 1940-47.

Recorded mintage: 1,200,000.

Specification: 9.6 g, bronze, 30.6 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-13.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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