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1953 New Zealand 1/2 Crown - Chocolate (Very Odd Toning)

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This is a 1953 New Zealand 1/2 Crown. It has a small mintage of only 120,000 (that's about 5,000 examples of this coin per collector of New Zealand coinage). smirk.gif


The toning is extremely odd. It looks like a copper coin, but it is actually a copper-nickel. It's toned an amazing chocolate color with lots of undertones of blue and gold. The luster is nice. I was a little unsure if NGC would slab this coin due to the very odd color.


Like so many of the toned foreign I own, this coin sat for decades in a Kraft-like coin envelope.



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Looks like these coins made out of chocolate. I remember JJ sold a brass (?) coin once that was so red, that NGC decided to add the RD designation, or something like it. A BN designation would have made this a money coin. takeit.gif

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