5 New Pence, Issued by Guernsey, 1968
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
A Guernsey lilly flower; above, NEW 5 PENCE; below, 1968
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, 31 Jan 1990
Type of item
24 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.65 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2009. 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000.