New Zealand 1941 6 pence

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 23381
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This specimen was lot 23381 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $1,560. The catalog description[1] noted, "NEW ZEALAND. 6 Pence, 1941. PCGS MS-66+ Gold Shield. KM-8. Featuring steel gray surfaces with intensely radiating luster, this decided plus Gem stands alone in the PCGS census, the next closest being a "lowly" MS-64. From the Fenton Collection." This sixpence struck for George VI retained the huia bird reverse introduced with George V. This type was struck 1937-46 although none were made in 1938. In 1948, the obverse was revised from "GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR" to "KING GEORGE THE SIXTH." The denomination was terminated upon decimalization in 1965.

Recorded mintage: 440,000 + proofs, a tough date.

Specification: 2.83 g, .500 fine silver, 19.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-8.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The January 2020 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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