1/24 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1923
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Second type, wide shield

Obverse Description

Crowned and draped bust of the King facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:; the artist's initials, BM, on the bust truncation

Reverse Description

Plain shield charged with three lions, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another) dividing the date 1923; around above on ribbon, STATES OF JERSEY; around below on ribbon, ONE TWENTYFOURTH OF A SHILLING

Edge Description



During World War I a large quantity of French bronze coin came into circulation in Jersey. In 1923 these coins were removed, melted and re-struck as Jersey bronze pieces at the Royal Mint, London. A new reverse design was introduced apparently to mark this recoinage (although it was continued in the next issue, 1926, and not replaced until the issue after that, 1931)

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