New Zealand 5 Cents  1967 to Date
New Zealand 5 Cents 1967 to Date

There are no circulating coins today, Finn, that are made of silver. There are non-circulating coins made for collectors and investors that contain silver, but regular circulating coinage today contains no precious metal. Too bad.

As such, the 5 cent coin with the tuatara lizard is made of copper nickel and is worth face value.

If you can find a fully uncirculated specimen, a collector might be willing to buy it from you for a few US dollars.

However, there is a twist with NZ 5 cents dated 1967. If you are lucky, your coin may be the 'no sea' variety. Check the side-by-side comparison image below. If you have a 'no sea' coin, then catalog values run like this:

worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated: $40

As always on CoinQuest, these are catalog values and must be adjusted to obtain actual buy and sell values. Read our Terminology page to understand how to make this conversion.

Coin: 15226 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Finn, Sun, 18-Aug-2013 05:03:51 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 19-Aug-2013 04:13:22 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 06-Aug-2015 02:54:16 GMT
Requester description: 1967 Front: tuatara on rock with 5 imprinted on rock sea behind rock with bird flying above tuatara Back: queen elizabith two with words new zealand and elizabith two aroun outside
Tags: new zealand 5 cents cent peny pennys pennies penny tuatara rock sea ocean bird queen elizabith elizabeth two rocke rocks oceanic oceania oceanie queens elisabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizibeth lizabeth lizard lizards


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