New Zealand 6 Pence  1937 to 1965
New Zealand 6 Pence 1937 to 1965

That's a Huia Bird, Tyler.

Six pence coins from New Zealand are not very valuable. The modern ones, after 1946, are made of copper-nickel and are worth a few dollars only if in very good numismatic (coin collector) condition. Pre-1947 coins run approximately as follows:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $80

A few post-1946 dates are slightly more valuable, as follows:

1950 catalogs for $15 in average circulated condition
1957 no shoulder strap (see picture) catalogs for $17 in average circulated condition and $400 in fully uncirculated condition

In general, coins with Queen Elizabeth without a shoulder strap are worth more than coins with a shoulder strap. The 1957 date is the most valuable of the strapless variety.

As always, CoinQuest quotes catalog value and you must convert these values to actual buy and sell values, which are lower. See our Important Terminology page (link at upper left) for an explanation.

Coin: 8072 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Tyler, Tue, 05-Jul-2011 17:03:29 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 24-Apr-2014 11:24:47 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Mon, 02-Dec-2013 03:03:32 GMT
Requester description: 1939 small bird on branch
Tags: new zealand 6 pence bird branch hula


the king on the back of my coin seems to have a square head. like he has a turban on? - vicki
vicki you have 6 Pence with king George V, New Zealand from 1933-1936. I recommend to make a appraisal for this coin. - CoinQuest (Andrei)

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