Coinage Proclamation 1953

  • revoked
  • Coinage Proclamation 1953: revoked, on 12 May 2011, by clause 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99).

as at 12 May 2011

Coinage Proclamation 1953

(SR 1953/33)

  • Coinage Proclamation 1953: revoked, on 12 May 2011, by clause 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Treasury Department.

PURSUANT to the Coinage Act 1933, I, Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie, the Governor-General of New Zealand, hereby proclaim as follows:—

  • This Proclamation may be cited as the Coinage Proclamation 1953.

  • There may be made and issued cupro-nickel coins of the denomination of a crown.

  • Every crown shall have for the obverse impression the uncrowned effigy of Her Majesty the Queen with the legend Queen Elizabeth the Second, and for the reverse impression the characters EIIR surmounted by a crown with a representation of Maori carving below, all between four five-pointed stars representing the constellation of the Southern Cross and surrounded by the legend New Zealand Crown and the date of the year.

  • The crown shall be circular with a graining upon the edge, and shall have a diameter of 1.525 in.

  • The weight and composition of the crown and the amount of the remedy to be allowed in the making thereof shall be as specified in the Schedule hereto.

New Zealand cupro-nickel crown

Standard Weight Remedy Allowance.
Imperial WeightMetric WeightStandard CompositionWeight Per Piece.Composition
GrainsGrammes Imperial GrainsMetric Grammes 
436.3636328.27590Three-quarters copper, one-quarter nickel.2.0000.12961 percent.


Issued under the authority of the Regulations Act 1936.

Date of notification in Gazette: 1 April 1953.


  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Coinage Proclamation 1953. The eprint incorporates all the amendments to the proclamation as at 12 May 2011. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the eprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Regulatory Reform (Revocations) Order 2011 (SR 2011/99): clause 3