New Zealand 1941 shilling

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the Stack's Bowers 2020 NYINC sale, lot 23369
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This specimen was lot 23369 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $95. The catalog description[1] noted, "NEW ZEALAND. Shilling, 1941. PCGS MS-63 Gold Shield. KM-9. A fully lustrous and choice example of the type, offering a faint peripheral tone. From the Fenton Collection." This shilling struck for George VI retained the Maori warrior reverse introduced with George V. This type was struck 1937-46 although none were made in 1938-39. 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: 360,000 + proofs, a tough date.

Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, 23.6 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-9.


  • 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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