New Zealand 10 Cents (One Shilling)  1967 to Date
New Zealand 10 Cents (One Shilling) 1967 to Date

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand's culture is mainly derived from M?ori, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, and early British settlers. At this point the M?ori has the largest minority in New Zealand (14.9%). Therefore, is expected to see elements of tribal art on coins, in this case, a M?ori mask.

1967 was the year of transition from the old British 'pence and pound' monetary system to the new British decimal system. One shilling and 10 cents were essentially the same coin, so, to be safe, both denominations appear on the coin between 1967 and 1969. Afterward the 'one shilling' does not appear.

These coins are made of copper-nickel and, for the most part, value is low. A collector may pay $1 or $2 US dollars for a specimen in uncirculated condition:

worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $1
fully uncirculated: $2

Over the years a few things have happened in this coin series. The coin catalog reports that many of the 1967-dated coins were melted in 2006, and this sends their price up a little bit over other dates. Then, apparently, all but a few of the 2005-dated coins were melted, and their price went way up, as follows:

worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $12
fully uncirculated: $25

Look for a 2005. It's a *good* one.

Coin: 18030 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: lena, Sat, 11-Oct-2014 06:05:58 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 11-Oct-2014 11:05:59 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 19-Jun-2017 00:22:10 GMT
Requester description: heads side is a portrait of a young queen Elizabeth, tails side is the face of a Maori carving, same as the New Zealand 10 cent coin with the words one shilling underneath.
Tags: new zealand 10 cents cent one shilling peny pennys pennies penny ones shillings scilling schillings heads head young queen elizabeth tails tail maori carving carve headed oneheaded queens elizabith elisabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizibeth lizabeth tailed carved


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