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Coin - 1 New Penny, Guernsey, Channel Islands, 1971 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29777

1 New Penny, Issued by Guernsey, 1971
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
In preperation for decimal coinage the 5 and 10 new pence coins were introduced in 1968, followed by 50 new pence coins in 1969. Decimalization took place in 1971 and the ½, 1 and 2 new pence coins were introduced. These coins were the same size and composition as the corresponding British coins. The word "new" was dropped in 1977.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1986
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.62 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain - Guernsey
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1971 AD
Denomination: 1 New Penny
Obverse Description: A copy of the seal of the Baliwick of Guernsey granted by Edward I, a shield with three lions; around, S'BALLIVIE INSVLE DE GERNEREVE
Reverse Description: Gannet in flight; above, NEW 1 PENNY; below, 1971
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: States of Guernsey, Guernsey, Channel Islands, 1971
Mint: Royal Mint, London, 1971
References: KM#21
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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