New Zealand 1934 shilling
This specimen was lot 4193 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "New Zealand. Shilling, 1934. George V. NGC graded MS-63." Coinage was first struck for New Zealand in 1933 and this type, struck 1933-35, quickly proved popular, being issued until the end of sterling coinage in 1965. The denomination was converted to copper-nickel in 1947. Most of the silver issues are expensive in high grade.
Recorded mintage: 3,400,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, 23.62 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.