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 Important Terminology page (link at upper left) 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
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., 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 5 cents
Tags: new zealand 5 cents cent peny pennys pennies penny front tuatara rock sea ocean bird queen elizabith elizabeth two rocks mare mari queem queens elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth lizard lizards




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