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Guernsey 8 doubles 1885


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Catawiki number: 2894079
Category: Coins
Guernsey 8 doubles 1885
Country: Guernsey
Face value: 8 doubles
Year: 1885
Variety / overstrike:  
Era: Guernsey - British Dependency (1066-present)
Head of State: Victoria of the United Kingdom (1837-1901)
Type: Coin
Theme: Coat of Arms (heraldic)
Material: Bronze
Gold- or silver content:  
Weight: 9.6
Diameter: 31,6
Shape: Round
Obverse: 8 DOUBLES 1885 H
Privy mark: None
Mint mark: H (Heaton, Birmingham)
Number produced: 70.000
Krause and Mishler number: KM# 7
Catalogue number:  
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Until the early 19th century, Guernsey used predominantly French currency. Coins of the French livre were legal tender until 1834, with French francs used until 1921. In 1830, Guernsey began production of copper coins denominated in doubles. The double was worth 1/80 of a French franc. The name "double" derived from the French "double deniers", although the value of the coin was equal to the liard (3 deniers piece) still circulating. Coins were issued in denominations of 1, 2, 4 and 8 doubles. The 8 double coin was a "Guernsey penny", with twelve to the "Guernsey shilling" (worth 1.2 francs). However, this shilling was not equal to the British shilling (worth 1.26 francs, as the exchange rate according to the respective gold standards was 25.22 francs = 1 pound sterling).
Submission date: 11-07-2012 14:03:07
Submitted by: eric-t
Last updated on: 10-10-2014 11:52:58
Last updated by: NdV
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MS (mint state/mint condition): € 60.00
EF (extremely fine): € 15.00
VF (very fine): € 5.00
F (fine): € 2.50
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