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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2016, 12:18:09 AM »
After that, there were no more significant changes to the Guernsey coinage in the 1980s.

In the 1990s, Guernsey followed the UK in changing the specifications of some of its coins.

In 1990, Guernsey reduced the size and weight of its 5p coin.

In 1992, it reduced the size and weight of its 10p coin.

In 1997, it reduced the size and weight of its 50p coin.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2016, 01:12:19 AM »



In 1997 Guernsey issued its first bimetallic two pound coin. However, it was not intended for circulation and appeared in mint sets only. The reverse design was by Robert Elderton and featured the flag, with lions or leopards appearing in the latent image. A Guernsey lily also appeared in each quarter.

The edge inscription on ALL Guernsey two pound coins reads: "BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY".

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2016, 01:13:13 AM »



The obverse featured the Maklouf portrait of the Queen.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #48 on: June 12, 2016, 01:16:25 AM »



The circulation version of the bimetallic two pound coin was issued in 1998.

The edge inscription on ALL Guernsey two pound coins reads: "BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY".

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2016, 01:21:22 AM »

Obverse of the Guernsey 2 pound coin of 1998.



In 1998 the UK adopted Ian Rank-Broadley's new effigy of the Queen for its circulation coins. Guernsey followed suit, as you see from the image above. It is difficult to find a Guernsey two pound coin in circulation, because the population does not like them, or pound coins, preferring to use Guernsey pound notes, which are still issued, along with Jersey pound notes.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #50 on: June 12, 2016, 01:32:03 AM »

The Rank-Broadley effigy on the 2 pence coin.



You may have noticed something interesting about the obverse of the Guernsey two pound coin: the coat of arms has been removed from the obverse. Yet it is still included on all the other denominations that use the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait, even though it has been considerably reduced in size. The coat of arms does however appear in the centre of the reverse of the 2 pound coin, as a latent image. Could it be that the arms will eventually disappear altogether from the obverse of Guernsey's circulation coins?
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2016, 01:35:31 AM »
Since 1998, there have been no more significant visible developments in Guernsey's coinage. I am excluding any references to metal changes. I will add any new significant developments as they occur.



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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2017, 01:18:42 PM »
NOTE: Collectors of Guernsey's coins should be aware of - and beware of - these fantasy pieces:

Guernsey fantasies



NOTE: Collectors of Alderney's coins (which are collector coins only and do not circulate) should be aware of - and beware of - these fantasy pieces:

Alderney fantasies



Sark is an autonomous dependency of Guernsey. It has never issued circulation coins or modern coins. Collectors should therefore be aware of - and beware of - this modern fantasy:

Sark fantasy

Fantasies are pieces of metal that pretend to be coins but are not coins. They are unofficial pieces of metal, made by private manufacturers, which in some cases have been produced ILLEGALLY.
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