5 Cent

More information on the 5 cent coin varieties in the NZ Numismatic Journal No 87 March 2008  available from the royal numismatic society of NZ

 1967

1. Missing Tail Minor (Tail has very weak strike)

2. Missing Tail

3. No Sea to right

4. Forked Tail

Off Center strikes provided by Lawrence

 1968

Missing Sea error in sets.

Photos of what I think is the progression of this error only found in 1968 sets.  Interesting to see the seagull gets smaller from photos 1-3

 

 

1971

Circulating (left) and Set comparison

1971 Marked the first year New Zealand coinage was minted at two different mints with the General circulating coins minted at the Canberra Mint and the Non-Circulating (set) coins made at the Royal Mint Llantrisant.  As both mints seem to use different fonts styles for the numbers it made the circulating coins more sort after by collectors as to get uncirculated examples they could not just be cut from sets like the previous years.  Between 1972 and 1979 all coins were made at the one mint for both circulation and sets so this difference does not appear again until 1980.

Die crack through seagull

Photos provided by trademe user Chefman1

1972

Photos provided by Paul B

1973

Photos provided by Paul B

1974

Photos provided by Paul B

1975

Clipped

Wrong Planchet

Die crack between II and Small Cud on the Tuatara’s nose Photos provided by Paul B

1977

Field Damage

1980

Circulating (left) and Set comparison

Clipped

Splitting Planchet?

This coin and i almost put it in the scrap pile until I looked a little closer at the milled edge.  It appears the milling was missed just before this huge crack let me know what you think

1981

Circulating (left) and Set comparison

 

1982

Circulating (left) and Set comparison

 

Photos provided by Paul B

Missing date 1967-1982

Filled Die

 

1985

Circulating (left) and Set comparison

 

Missing Waves

Broken Chin

 1988

1989

Sneezing Queen

1990

150th Anniversary Design

1994

Ghost Queen

1995

Dripping 5

1996

Flannel Queen

Dripping 5

Coin also has a small cud on the Tuatara’s chin (more to come about this when I have time)

1997

Ship on Horizon

Also faults on the all the letters known as thick legends.

Thick legends

 

1999

Wart Nose

Type 1 A

For now this is type 1 and shows a large metal cud on the Queens nose also smaller cuds on a number of letters on the obverse

Type 1 B

Type 2 sees all the cuds getting bigger with the addition of two lines out of the hair and Queens neck

Type 2

Still investigating more but another die with different die faults and rotation has been notes

Dripping 5

Metal cuds on the 5

Type 1

Type 2

Type 3

Letter Cuds

This appears to be the same obverse as Dripping 5 Type 3 above but with a new reverse die

Rim Cuds

Multiple cuds on the reverse

Small Dot

older photos

 2000

Die Crack under JB from Tail to Rim

These are the older photos set to be redone to show the full coin

 2001

2002

Splinters

Cud In Hairline

Filled Die

old to be redone

 2003

 2004

Manhattan Die Clash

Unicorn

Arrow

Also called shooting seagull on other years where a die crack line intersects with the seagull

Cigarette

A very small die crack from the Queens mouth

5th Scale Spike