Illustrated is the Die 2 version of the 1896 New Zealand Queen Victoria issue Sixpenny (brown). the design was issued from 1882-1900 and multiple varieties exist. Die 1 was thought be unsatisfactory in some respects, the hair at the top of the head being badly defined. In 1891 advertisments were applied to the back of the issue, the ndiscontinued in 1893. Some colour and paper variations also exist.