Proof 8 Doubles, Issued by, Guernsey, Channel Islands, 1956
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

A copy of the seal of the Baliwick of Guernsey granted by Edward I, a shield with three lions; around, S'BALLIVIE INSVLE DE GERNEREVE

Reverse Description

Three florets of the Guernsey lilly their stem dividing the date 1956; around above, GUERNSEY; around below, EIGHT DOUBLES; artist's initials, P.V., below right flower

Edge Description



Prior to this year all coins for the Government of Guernsey had been struck at private mints in Birmingham

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