Double: coin from Bailiwick of Guernsey (1830-1966); 1/8 penny


8 doubles, 1956: Bailiwick of Guernsey

8 doubles, 1956: Bailiwick of Guernsey


EIGHT DOUBLES (analog of one penny: 8 doubles = 1 penny).

Three Guernsey lilies.

Microsymbol "PV" (engraver: Paul Vincze — famous Jewish-Hungarian sculptor, designer of coins and medals).

S'BALLIVIE INSVLE DE GERNEREVE: Bailiwick of the Island of Guernsey.

Coat of arms of Guernsey: red shield depicting three British lions; at the top of the coat of arms in the center is a golden sprout. At the same time it resembles the coats of arms of Normandy, England and Jersey.

Mint: Royal Mint (London, United Kingdom).

Mintage: 500.000.

  • Bronze: 31 mm - 9.7 g
  • Reference price: 1.2$

COIN DOUBLE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY (1830-1966): double = 1/8 penny = 1/1920 pound

About the name of the coin double: first introduced in 1830 Guernsey double coin was named after the old French coin "double denier" (although the value of this new coin was equal to the liard — ie not two, but three deniers).