3 Pence, Issued by New Zealand, 1945
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Head of King George VI facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below neck truncation the artist's initials HP (Hugh Paget)

Reverse Description

Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached; between their blades, 3d; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, 1945; the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray) are below the centre of the crossed weapons. Die crack from base of numeral 1 in date to rim.

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