Fifty Cents, Issued by New Zealand, 1967
Minted by Royal Mint, Wales

Obverse Description

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

Reverse Description

The barque Endeavour sailing south, with Mt. Taranaki (Egmont) in the background; above, 50; below, ENDEAVOUR; the atrist's initails, JB, on coastline to right of ship

Edge Description

Alternating milled and plain


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.

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