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Prior to 1933 United Kingdom currency was
the official legal tender of New Zealand,
although Australian coins and notes were
also generally accepted.
The first New Zealand half penny was
minted in 1940. The half penny ran until
1965, when New Zealand stopped minting
pre-decimal coins in preparation for
decimilisation in 1967.
Dates not minted: 1933 - 1939, 1943, 1948, 1966
All Coin Values resource
1940 to 1965
What is a New Zealand halfpenny worth?
Values, specifications, and images for New Zealand half penny coins from
1940 to 1965.
The New Zealand halfpenny obverse
features the United Kingdom monarch
of the time.
The reverse shows a hei-tiki (Maori charm), with ornamental scrolls to either side.
The words 'NEW ZEALAND HALF PENNY' surround the hei-tiki, with the date below.
1 halfpenny = 1/2 of a penny
= 1/24 of a shilling = 1/480 of a pound
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