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Anyone know any more about such a coin? i received one off my granddad who got a few from a friend at a bank. I dont ave my collection with me at the moment, but they were issued for one of the outer Isles such as Guernsey or Isle of Man. i hear they didnt take off and were not issued for general circulation. They are a rounded square shape if i remember correctly.

 

I am not sure about all i have said, hence the post, curious though how many others there are out there

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The closest match would be a 1966 10/- or Ten Shillings from Jersey, commemorating the accession of William I(1066-1087) to the throne of England. Jersey and Guernsey are the only remaining parts of the realm that were part of the original Norman kingdom.

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Tha would make sense, I hate not having my collection with me but it weighs a tonne and is not so easy to move. Do you know any more about its circulation?

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To the best of my knowledge, the Guernsey 10/ of 1966 is the world's first base-metal high denomination coin.

 

Interesting, I'm suprised the UK never did one themselves, then again both Jersey (1982) & Isle Of Man (1978) had £1 coins before the UK.

 

Shame this shape of coin never really took off I'd imagine though that they would cause havock with vending machines

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Thats the one!

 

Thanks for the info, my granddad still has a few mint ones kept away somewhere but I am happy with my one.

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