1/2 New Penny, Issued by Guernsey, 1971
Minted by Royal Mint, London
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
At centre, 1/2; above, NEW PENNY; below, 1971
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.
Donation from Mr John P. Sharples - Museum Victoria, 22 May 1995
Type of item
17 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.77 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.