New Zealand 3 Pence  1933 to 1965
New Zealand 3 Pence 1933 to 1965

Those are two patus, a weapon and pounding club used by the M?ori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, on the reverse side of this three pence coin. The obverse, or 'heads' side, has the British ruling monarch, since New Zealand is a parliamentary state of Great Britain.

These coins were minted in 50% pure silver between 1933 and 1946. After that it was non-precious copper-nickel.

The coin in our picture is in beautiful uncirculated condition, and CoinQuest thanks SivesaCoins, a respected eBay seller, for use of the photo. It's a beauty!

Here is what the coin catalogs say about NZ 3 pence minted from 1933 to 1965:

worn: less than $1 US dollar catalog value
average circulated: $1 catalog value
well preserved before 1947: $5
well preserved after 1946: $2.50
fully uncirculated before 1943: $50
fully uncirculated after 1942: $10

These are catalog values and must be properly interpreted to derive actual buy and sell values. For this interpretation, please view our Important Terminology page.

There are a few dates that break away from the general value pattern outlined above. These are:

1935: catalog value $200 in well preserved condition
1941: $10 in well preserved condition

Coin: 4747 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Kristine, Tue, 06-Jul-2010 01:18:22 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 17:26:41 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 30-Aug-2015 01:22:37 GMT
Requester description: 1933 1933 New Zealand King George V
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I have a very good condition well preserved NZ 3d Pence Piece dated 1946, is this Coin worth anything ? - Trevor Gillespie
Hey Trevor - 1946 is one of the later dates in the series, and these coins did not get to circulate for as long as the earlier dates. This means that more of them are found in better condition. When well preserved, a collector might pay around $4 to $7 US dollars to buy the coin from you, depending on its eye-appeal. - CoinQuest (Chris)

I have two 1935 3D coins. Patu & Mere on the face and George V King Emperor on the back, please are these of any value?..Thank you - Barbara
Please read the page. 1935 is a 'good date.' If you want to send pictures we can give a more accurate assessment of value. To send, use the Contact button at the top of the home page to start an e-mail exchange. - CoinQuest (Paul)

I have a 1933 3D Coin, with George v king emperor on back, just wandering if this is of any value ?
- Finn
Please read the page. 1933 is a 'common date.' - CoinQuest (Andrei)

I have a 1939 nz 3D coin with the two patus and George vi king emperor. Can u tell me if it's worth much?
Thanks Sid
Hey Sid -- the values are right on this page. - CoinQuest (Todd)





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