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Jersey and Guernsey will not issue their own new £1 coins
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:58:56 PM »
Interesting news: https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2019-01-07/jersey-and-guernsey-decline-1-coin-offer/

Guernsey and Jersey say not to mint their own versions of new 1 pound coin... ::)
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 12:14:01 AM by Alan71 »
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Re: Jersey and Guernsey will not issue their own new £1 coins
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 12:40:58 AM »
Of the six, I’m not sure about Jersey and Guernsey.  Neither have jumped on the commemorative 50p/£2 coin bandwagon, and neither seem that interested in commemoratives generally (the £5 coins use their names but aren’t often for events relating to their territories).

I just remembered Bimat's post from Feb. 2017
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38146.0.html

So, it's indeed quite possible that Guernsey and Jersey will not issue their version of the 12 Sided £1 coin anytime soon.

Jostein’s post confirms no surprises from Jersey and Guernsey then.

Neither have issued currency sets since 1997 (Guernsey did do one in 2003 but it re-used the 1997 packaging and were standard circulation quality coins rather than Brilliant Uncirculated or Proof).  Both, along with Alderney, issued commemorative 50p coins in 2003 (four for each island, though Alderney’s were only in silver) to mark the Queen’s 50th anniversary of the Coronation, but as with most of their modern commemorative issues, they weren’t specific to the islands.  There was a sense that their names were being used (by permission) but that was the only connection.

The Royal Mint remains their coin producers, and as with the Falklands and St Helena-Ascension, there seems little interest in exploiting interest in their coinages.  Isle of Man and Gibraltar, with commercial coin producers (and now the Falklands for commemorative issues only) are much more eager.

Of course, despite being completely separate Bailiwicks, if one changed their mind and decided to issue their own £1 coin designs, the other would almost certainly immediately follow suit.