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The 1942 New Zealand shilling obverse

features the bare head of King George VI

facing left. The surrounding legend reads:


The reverse shows a crouching Maori

warrior, holding a taiaha (staff weapon).

'NEW ZEALAND' is above the main design,

and 'ONE SHILLING' and the date below.

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Values are in New Zealand Dollars

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1942 'broken back' New Zealand Shilling Specifications
Monarch King George VI
Edge Reeded
Weight 5.65 grams
Diameter 23.6 mm
Composition 50% silver
Mintage approx. 80,000
Scarcity considered semi scarce


1942 'broken back' New Zealand Shilling Design
Obverse Thomas Paget
Reverse George Kruger Grey
1942 'broken back' New Zealand Shilling value
VG F VF EF aUnc Unc
$22 $49 $253

Notes: - images courtesy of L. Vazquez

   - small of back does not extend to belt line

   - view 1942 shilling main page

1942 New Zealand shilling reverse, broken back

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1942 New Zealand shilling obverse, broken back

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Values, specifications, and images for the 1942 New Zealand shilling.

(broken back variety)

1942 shilling value - New Zealand

1942 broken back

New Zealand


King George V

(1933 - 1936)

King George VI

(1937 - 1952)

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(1953 - 1965)

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Abbreviation guide
VG Very Good
F Fine
VF Very Fine
EF Extremely Fine
aUnc about Uncirculated
Unc Uncirculated