New Zealand 1967 5 cents
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 five cents was struck 1967-85 in large numbers. It is the same module as the old sixpence. A more mature bust of the queen was used 1986-98. Coinage, formerly obtained exclusively from the London mint, is divided among that mint and the Canberra mint and Ottawa mint.
Recorded mintage: 28,000,000 plus 50,000 prooflike plus 10 proofs.
Specification: 2.83 g, copper-nickel, 19.43 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 34.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.