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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 penny was minted in
1940. The penny ran until 1965, when
New Zealand stopped minting pre-decimal
coins in preparation for decimilisation
Dates not minted: 1933 - 1939, 1948, 1966
All Coin Values resource
1940 to 1965
What is a New Zealand penny worth?
Values, specifications, and images for New Zealand penny coins from
1940 to 1965.
The New Zealand penny obverse features
the United Kingdom monarch of the time.
The reverse shows a tui bird perched on a
blossoming kowhai branch.
The words 'NEW ZEALAND ONE PENNY'
surround the main design, with
the date below.
1 penny = 1/12 of a shilling
= 1/240 of a pound
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