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23 Jan 2022

Proud Pennies from New Zealand

Coins-World | mrbrklyn

These big Pennies, based on the British Style of Coinage are BIG BRASH COPPER and RARE in high mint state with RB. The New Zealand environment doesn't encourage copper to remain in decent shape. But look at these coins! In the hand they are so impressive in their color and the engraving and strike. It is hard to imagine why they didn't abandon the large copper early, as they are hardly convenient. The bird Tui Bird in the branches is a daring design that impresses. Tuis are nectar eaters and native to the Islands an not extinct.

https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/tui/
They are about the size of a raven, 11-12 inches. In life their feathering sparkles, and they have this touch of white under the chin. ANd they are decent songsters

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/Prosthemadera_novaeseelandiae_vocalizations.ogv
Aside from that, this particular specimen is special. You have to enjoy the great depth of field in the engraving of the dies and balanced composition which is enhanced by the partial toning. Enjoy!


FWIW

KM# 13 PENNY

9.60 g., Bronze, 31 mm. Ruler: George VI Obv: Head left Rev Tui bird sitting on branch - Mintage 3,120,000

There is an error coin from 1945 where they struck them on British Blanks... Burnished..whatever that word means.


Comments

Kepi

Level 6

Very nice coin! ; )

AC coin$

Level 6

Nice coin .

Nice!

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Beautiful coin. Cannot imagine it freshly minted showing all red copper.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

good point

Longstrider

Level 6

Beautiful coin. I love ANACS holders. Thanks.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That's quite a nice coin. The holder is interesting too.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

A very nice coins and in a great grade too! Thanks for sharing!

$tarCollector

Level 4

That is true in my opinion as well.

Long Beard

Level 5

Wow! Yet another stunning example you've shared. You have a great eye in your selections. Red-browns, in my personal view, are so much more appealing than full reds. The darkening seems to make the details stand out.

mrbrklyn

Level 4

I really try to find coins that are more than filling a whole, but are asthetically special. This one fit the bill which is why I shared it.

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