New Zealand 1941 florin
This specimen was lot 4367 in Goldberg sale 104 (Los Angeles, June 2018), where it sold for $60. The catalog description noted, "New Zealand. Florin, 1941. George VI. Reverse: Kiwi bird. PCGS graded MS-63." New Zealand did not receive her own coinage until 1933, British coins being used heretofore. Issue of pennies and half pennies did not begin until 1940. Florins (two shillings) were struck for George VI in .500 fine silver 1937-46, then copper-nickel for 1947. 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: 820,000, a common date.
Specification: 11.31 g, .500 fine silver, 28.58 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-10.1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 104: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.