20 Cents, Issued by New Zealand, 1967

Obverse Description

Diademed and draped bust of the Queen facing right; around, ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, 1967

Reverse Description

Kiwi facing right; at right and curving above, a fern bush; below head, 20; the artist's initials, JB, in base of fern

Edge Description



In 1959, a committee was set up to study and report on the introduction of decimal coinage in New Zealand and in 1963 it was announced that the change to a decimal system would take place. The Decimal Currency Act, 1964 prescribed the designs, diameters, and standard weights of the decimal coins, which first appeared in circulation on 10th July 1967. The reverses of the new decimal coins were all designed by Reginald George James Berry (known as James) of Wellington. The obverse design was by Arnold Machin.

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