New Zealand 1955 Shilling 1s Proof PCGS PR66 Low Mintage


Coin Type:New Zealand Shilling
Grade:PCGS PR66 Proof
Mint:Royal Mint
Mass (approx):5.65g
Certificate Number:14067306
Obverse: Elizabeth II (Mary Gillick)
Reverse:Maori warrior (George Kruger Gray)

Unlisted in the current New Zealand catalogues. Renniks (1966) says “a limited number of proof specimens exist for many issues, but not necessarily in complete sets” and states the halfpenny and shilling proofs were minted for 1955. It is commonly assumed the mintage for the 1955 proof shilling is less than 20 but how many remain and what condition are they in?  This is the only 1955 shilling proof certified by PCGS with one also graded by NGC.