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
87th Annual Report of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Royal Mint, 1956, p.4-5

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