New Zealand 1965 6 pence

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This copper-nickel sixpence is the last date of a type struck 1956-65. In 1967, New Zealand abandoned the sterling coinage she had used since the days of Captain Cook and adopted the decimal dollar and cent. This date was saved in large numbers as a souvenir and is worthless in all grades. The huia bird on the reverse first appeared in 1933.

Recorded mintage: 8,000,000 plus 25,000 specimens for sets.

Specification: 2.83 g, copper-nickel, 19.3 mm diameter, designed by Mary Gillick and George Kruger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 26.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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