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Coins and banknotes of the islands of Alderney and Guernsey in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, English Channel Islands

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1829 - 1848 80 Guernsey Doubles = 1 French Franc
1848 - 1850 2040 Guernsey Doubles = 1 Pound Sterling (= gold Sovereign)
1870 - 1921 2016 Guernsey Doubles = 1 Pound Sterling (= gold Sovereign)
1921 - 1971 1920 Guernsey Doubles = 1 Guernsey Pound (banknote) = 1 Pound Sterling
1940 - 1945 1920 Guernsey Doubles = 7.00 - 9.60 German Reichsmarks
1971 - present 100 Guernsey (New) Pence = 1 Guernsey Pound = 1 Pound Sterling
A Catalogue of Original Documents Relating to the Monetary History of Guernsey
- especially interested during the Germany occupation 1940-5.

Has Guernsey the World's most boring coins?

8 Doubles 1834, rev
8 Doubles 1834

«-  No change in 100 years!  -»
Bronze coins replaced during
decimalization in 1971 were
little different from coppers
first issued in 1830.

Now things have changed ...

8 Doubles 1934, rev
8 Doubles 1934

Books of reference for Alderney & Guernsey coins,
and for Guernsey banknotes

Atkins, James. The Coins and Tokens of the Possessions and Colonies of the British Empire, London, Bernard Quaritch, 1889
Lowsley, B. The Coinages of the Channel Islands, London, Victoria Printing Works, 1897
Pridmore, F. The British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 1, European Territories, London, Spink & Son Ltd., 1960
Exley, W. Guernsey Coinage, A Historical & Numismatic Monograph, W. Exley, Guernsey, 1968
Howlett, C. J. History & Catalogue of Channel Islands Coinages, C. J. Howlett, Guernsey, 1968
Rimick, James and Dowle, Finn. The Guide Book and Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1649-1971, 3rd Ed., Winnipeg, Regency Coin and Stamp Co., 1971
du Quesne-Bird, N. A Catalogue of Original Documents Relating to the Monetary History of Guernsey, Bradford-on-Avon, 1974
McCammon, A. L. T. Currencies of the Anglo-Norman Isles, Spink, London, 1984; ISBN 0 907605 13 3
McCammon, A. L. T. Currencies of the Anglo-Norman Isles ii, Supplement, Spink, London, 1993; ISBN 0 907605 41 9
The A L T McCammon Collection of Channel Islands Coins, Tokens and Paper Money, catalogue of the sale held on 11th October 1999, London, Baldwin's Auctions Ltd, 1999
Lobel & Davidson. Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of the Coins of Scotland, Ireland, Channel Islands, & Isle of Man, London, Standard Catalogue Publishers Ltd, 1999; ISBN 0 9526228 74
Spink. Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Man & Lundy) Pre-decimal Issues, Second Edition, London, Spink, 2003;  ISBN 1 902040 47 3
Schön, Günter / Schön, Gerhard. Welt Münzkatalog 20, Jahrhundert bis heute (1900-2004), 33rd edition, (in German), Munich, 2004; ISBN 3-89441-557-6
Holloway, Edward. How Guernsey Beat the Bankers, Guernsey, Toucan Press, 1981; ISBN 0 85694 239 1
The following are published by Krause Publications ...
Bruce & Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1801-1900, 5th Edition;  ISBN 0-89689-373-1
Bruce & Michael, 2009 Standard Catalog of� World Coins 1901-2000, 36th Edition;  ISBN: 0-89689-630-7
Bruce & Michael, 2009 Standard Catalog of� World Coins 2001 to Date, 3rd Edition;  ISBN: 0-89689-631-5
Cuhaj, George S., Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, General Issues 1368-1960, 12th Edition;  ISBN: 0-89689-730-3
Cuhaj, George S., Standard Catalog of� World Paper Money, Modern Issues, 1961-Present, 14th Ed.;  ISBN: 0-89689-632-1

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