New Zealand 1934 shilling

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4193
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This specimen was lot 4193 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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