New Zealand 1935 shilling

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25216
New Zealand 1935 shilling rev Heritage 3019-25216.jpg

This specimen was lot 25216 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $1,207.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V Shilling 1935, Proof 65 NGC, aged gray and gold patina, very attractive. Elusive in Proof with a mintage of 364 and superior to most seen in the market." 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: 1,680,000 plus 364 proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, .090 troy oz ASW, 23.62 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 3.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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