New Zealand, Proof Florin 1953
Coronation issue, mintage 7,000.
Obverse: Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II right.
Engraver: Mary Gillick, M.G. initials on truncation.
Legend: + QUEEN·ELIZABETH·THE·SECOND
Reverse: Kiwi bird left, legend above, denomination and date below.
Engraver: George Kruger Gray, K.G initials after the date.
Catalogue: KM# 28.1
Royal mint, Tower Hill, London.
Coppe-Nickel, 11.31g, 28.58mm, milled edge.
These coins were issued in Coronation sets, the coins were not protected in capsules so were prone to movement, resulting in less than perfect proof conditions.