1953 - 1965 QEII Pre-Decimal Coin Set

An affordable reminder of New Zealand's early currency heritage, we are delighted to unveil the Elizabeth II Predecimal Coin Set!

Highlights

  • An affordable reminder of New Zealand's early currency
  • Includes an overview of the first national currency system of New Zealand
  • This set includes the half crown, halfpenny, penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling and florin which were issued in 1953- 1965
  • Each coin is in highly collectable average circulated condition 

A definitive overview of the first national currency system of New Zealand, which issued its first distinctive national coinage in 1933, the 1953-65 Elizabeth II Predecimal Coin Set comprise examples of the nation's seven standard predecimal denominations. Headlined by the high denomination half crown, this set also includes the halfpenny, penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling and florin, with each coin in highly collectable average circulated condition.

In this case, the seven coins are secured within see-both-sides archival quality bubble, and then housed in a beautifully illustrated Mint Set style pack featuring extensive information on New Zealand's first national coinage.

The impressive presentation confirms the excellent collector value of the 1953-65 Elizabeth II Predecimal Coin Set.

Half-Crown Ensigns armorial of the Dominion on their shield (quarterings depicting the Southern Cross, a wheat sheaf, a lamb suspended by a ribbon and mining hammers crossed divided by three ships) surmounted by the Royal Crown and surrounded by ornamentation inspired by Maori carvings
Florin A kiwi (bird) facing left
Shilling A figure of a Maori warrior in warlike attitude carrying a taiaha
Sixpence A huia (bird) perched on a branch
Threepence Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached, with “3d” between their blades
Penny A tui (bird) perched in a setting of yellow kowhai blossoms
Halfpenny A Maori Hei-tiki (Maori charm) with Maori ornamental scrolls on each side

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Price: $51.50