Proof 3 pence, Issued by New Zealand, 1937
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

King's head, bare, facing left; around, GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR; below neck truncation in small letters the artist's initials HP ([Thomas] Humphrey Paget)

Reverse Description

Two carved patu (Maori weapons) crossed with lanyards or throngs attached, between their blades, 3d; above, NEW ZEALAND; below, 1937; the artist's initials KG (Kruger Gray) below the centre of the crossed weapons

Edge Description



First New Zealand coinage bearing the portrait of King George VI

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