New Zealand 1967 50 cents
In 1967, New Zealand abandoned the sterling coinage she had used since the days of Captain Cook and adopted the decimal dollar and cent. This 50 cents was struck in 1967-85 altho for some years, no circulation strikes were made. Coinage, formerly obtained exclusively from the London mint, is divided among that mint and the Canberra mint and Ottawa mint.
Recorded mintage: 10,000,000 plus 50,000 specimens for sets.
Specification: 13.61 g, copper-nickel, 38 mm diameter, designed by Arnold Machin and William Gardner.
Catalog reference: KM 37.1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.