Proof 1/2 Crown, 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

Shield of Arms of the Dominion of New Zealand on their shield (quartered with 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; around, NEW ZEALAND HALF CROWN; below, 1937; in small letters to right of date the artist's initials K.G. ([George] Kruger Gray).

Edge Description



First year of issue for King George VI

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