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Coins of Alderney

Started by BC Numismatics, October 23, 2007, 12:23:17 AM

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BC Numismatics

Peter,here's a section that will be right up your street.It is about the medal-coins of Alderney,which have been issued from time to time since 1989,when a crown-sized 2 Pounds was issued to commemorate the Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Alderney.

The currency that is in use in Alderney is that of Guernsey,but the Pound Sterling is also legal tender there.



In a few years' time this tiny island will have issued more types of medal-coins than it has inhabitants. This policy has nothing to do with numismatics, it is utter financial piracy!
Over half a century of experience as a coin collector.
Money is like body fat: If there's too much of it, it always is in the wrong places.


Alderney has 2400 inhabitants, according to Wikipedia. The mintage of its first issue, "2 pounds" 1989 was 100 in gold, 5 000 in silver and an unknown number in copper-nickel. In fact, every single mintage figure in KM for non-gold issues is a multiple of the population of the island, 10 000 pieces (417% of the population) being the most popular.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Gerhard Schön

In the current edition of the Schön World Coin Catalogue, you can find 206 different types of Alderney coins (plus offstrikes, piedforts, gilt versions and the like).