A Catalogue of Original Documents Relating
to the Monetary History of Guernsey
A catalogue of original documents relating
to the monetary history of Guernsey
By N.du Quesne-Bird
commenced publication in THE NUMISMATIC
CIRCULAR, Volume LXXXIII, No.5, May 1975
Copies to: Priaulx Library, St.Peter Port
Central Library, St.Helier
The documents listed and abstracted below are
intended to give a detailed picture of the currency
of Guernsey between 1535 and 1946. They were located
and copied in full with the help of the staff of the
Cour Royale, the Priaulx Library and the Guille-Allès
Library in St.Peter-Port.
A few of these documents were described by Lieutenant
Colonel Marshall-Fraser in his article The Coinages of
the Channel Islands, which appeared in the Report &
Transactions of the Société Guernesiaise for 1948. No
other catalogue has been traced.
Some pieces have been listed which could not be
located, but whose contents were clear from references
to them, generally in subsequent legislation.
A large body of documents, relating to the nineteenth
and twentieth century note issues, has not been listed.
These have already been described in the booklet
Currency Notes Issued by the States of Guernsey, put
out by the States Advisory and Finance Committee in 1971.
Documents relating to the introduction of new denominations
of notes, or to the demonetisation of certain denominations,
have been listed.
There must be further texts that have been overlooked,
and the writer would be extremely grateful to hear of any
others that might come to light.
1. 1535, 21st March. Ordinance prohibiting the striking of
2. 1537, 21st January. Ordinance giving values for the vache
and the carolus. ROCR.
3. 1553, 22nd January. Ordinance authorising Colas Guillemotte
to strike 'enseignes de pallyn'. ROCR.
4. 1581, 1st Monday after Michaelmas. Ordinance giving values
for the French and Flemish écu, the pistolet, tho double
ducat, tho double milreis, the French 'noble Henry', the
cruzado with the small cross, the cruzado with the cross
potent, the 'poll head' and the real. ROCR.
5. 1582, 1st Monday after Michaelmas. Ordinance giving the
values of the French and Flemish écu, the cruzado with the
small cross, the cruzado with the cross potent, and the
6. 1586, 21st January. Ordinance that French money should
continue current, and giving values for the French and
Flemish écu, the pistolet, the franc and the teston.
7. 1603, 3rd October. Ordinance that French money should
continue current, mentioning fractions of the écu, the
teston and the franc, and giving the value of the real.
8. 1619, 5th April. Ordinance prohibiting the coinage of
the freluque. ROCR.
9. 1623, 6th October. Ordinance authorising the coinage of
the freluque. ROCR.
10. 1626, 17th April. Ordinance, that in view of the excessive
import of the double tournois, it should not be given or
taken in change at more than two sous in the écu. ROCR.
11. 1639, 27th October. Ordinance, not found, probably that
coins should pass at their ordnained rates without being
weighed. See text of Act of 3.2.1640.
12. 1640, 22nd January. Ordinance, not found, probably as
that of 27.10.1639. See text of Act of 3.2.1640.
13. 1640, 3rd February. Act that coins should pass at their
ordained rates without being weighed. AE.
14. 1640, 26th February. Act that coin should in future be
15. 1643, 9th August. Session of States, in which the Deputy
Lieutenant is accused of trying to continue the currency
of light money. AS.
16. 1649, 4th January. Act, that the shilling should be
current at twelve sols. AE.
17. 1696, 16th June. Act, mentioning disorders caused by
the arrival of worn English silver, and describing
the degree of wear to be allowed on current coin. The
price of the écu is raised. A forced loan is authorised
to pay the garrison, for which bills of exchange are to
be given. AE.
18. 1696, 3rd September. Act, that the bills of exchange
(Act of 16.6.1696) are to be given at the rate of one
shilling for every twelve sols. AE.
19. 1713, 5th October. Ordinance, that in view of the
excessive imports of deniers, they should be current
at fifteen to the sol. ROCR.
20. 1718, 26th April. Ordinance, that there should be
fourteen deniers to the sol. ROCR.
21. 1723, 22nd April. Ordinance, that there should be
sixteen deniers to the sol. ROCR.
22. 1723, 19th June. Act, that the Court should seek to
prevent the coinage of liards and double liards, which
private individuals are seeking authority to undertake.
23. 1723, 2nd December. Ordinance, that there should be
twenty deniers to the sol. ROCR.
24. 1723, 7th December. Ordinance, that sols marqués should
not be current. ROCR.
25. 1741, 11th June. Ordinance, that there should be thirteen
liards for each two sols. ROCR.
26. 1763, 3rd October. Ordinance, mentioning the export of
liards or grand-doubles, and making six liards equal to
the sol. ROCR.
27. 1796, 30th April. Ordinance, not found, probably making
illegal the export of French silver. See text of
Ordinance of 28.3.1797.
28. 1797, 18th March. Ordinance, not found, probably as that
of 30.4.1796. See text of Ordinance of 28.3.1797.
29. 1797, 28th March. Ordinance, that the French six livres
shall be worth five shillings and three ponce, and the
three livres in proportion. And that Spanish piastres or
dollars put into circulation by the Bank of England shall
be worth four shillings and nine pence. ROCR.
30. 1798, 22nd January. Ordinance, repealing that of
31. 1799, 30th September. Ordinance, prohibiting the export
of coined silver. ROCR.
32. 1799, 8th November. Act, that in view of the number of
false liards in circulation, tho States ought to devise
a coinage of their own, according to their right. AE.
33. 1800, 2nd April. Letter from Lt.General H.Dalrymple to
Mr.Secretary Dundas, that General the Count de Vilmeuil
complains of insufficient small coin for the use of the
Russian troops. W.O.1/604.
34. 1800, 9th April. Letter from Stephen Cottrell to Mr.
Huskission, that the Privy Council are unable to act
remedy the shortage of specie. PRO. P.C.2/4
35. 1802, 2nd January. Ordinance, renewing that of 28,3.1797.
36. 1802, 12th May. Ordinance, repealing that of 2.1.1802,
insofar as it relates to the French coins of six and
three livres. ROCR.
37. 1803, 17th January. Ordinance, prohibiting the use of
deniers or centimes for liards, and the making of
fraudulent rouleaux of liards. ROCR.
38. 1809, 5th August. Ordinance, prohibiting the export of
all coined silver. ROCR.
39. 1809, 2nd October. Ordinance, making illegal any tokens,
and specifically those recently introduced by private
40. 1810, 1st October. Ordinance, demanding increased
vigilance of officials, to prevent the illegal export
of currency. ROCR.
41. 1812, 18th November. Letter from Chetwynd to the Lt.
Governor of Jersey, mentioning complaints that Guernsey
merchants have offered higher prices for the coin in
circulation, causing it to be exported from Jersey,
OC (Jersey), 12.12.1812.
42. 1813, 9th March. Ordinance, making illegal the private
silver and copper tokens of English merchants. ROCR.
43. 1813, 26th April. Resolution of States, to apply to the
Privy Council to have copper coins struck by Boulton, of
one penny and a halfpenny, also tokens of a grand-double,
three grand-doubles, and one sou, to the sum of £2,000
44. 1813, 26th April. Ordinance, repealing those relating
to the export of coined silver, except insofar as they
relate to British and Irish coin, which it remains
illegal to export. ROCR.
45. 1813, 16th August. Petition from the Court to the
Privy Council, that leave be given to Matthew Boulton
to supply British pence and halfpence, and to strike
copper tokens in lieu of liards. AE 11.9.1813.
46. 1813, 19th August. Letter from Lt.General Doyle to
John Becket, recommending the petition of 16.8.1813.
PRO. HO 98/35. HOLPCI.
47. 1813, 20th September. Letter from F.H.Addington to
Lt.General Doyle, that the Royal Mint should undertake
the proposed coinage, and that the Privy Council should
be informed of the quantity of coin required.
PRO. HO 99/4. CISB.
48. 1813, 26th December. Notice in the "Mercure", that the
Privy Council has acceded to the request of the Court,
and that those who require a supply of pence, halfpence,
doubles or liards should apply to the Treasurer of the
States before the 13th November. "Star" 26.12.1913.
49. 1816, 6th July. Ordinance, that the écu of six francs
should be current for four shillings and ten pence, the
petit-écu for two shillings and four pence, the twenty-
four sous for ten pence, and the twelve sous for five
pence. Also that this does not apply to the worn-out
pieces, or to false shillings and half-shillings known
as Irish. ROCR.
50. 1816, 17th October. Resolution of States, that £4000
should be issued in one pound notes, to go towards the
coat of various public works. BE.
51. 1817, 24th April. Ordinance, that French coin should
continue current. Also that five and ten penny tokens
shall not be used for more than twenty shillings in ten
pounds, or for more than ten per cent of payments between
ten pounds and twenty pounds, or for more than five per
cent of payments above twenty pounds. ROCR.
52. 1821, 1st October. Ordinance, that in view of the
excessive import of liards and doubles, there should be
seven liards to the sou. ROCR.
53. 1822, 5th February. Letter to the "Star" entitled
"Metallic Currency"; that French money is current whether
or not of full weight, and that the French half-crown
circulates at about one per cent higher than in France.
Also that the public ought to refuse the bad five and ten
penny pieces, and the Jersey tokens.
54. 1826, 12th May. Resolution of States, that £1000 in
five pound notes be put out, partly for Sark on account
of impost, and partly for public works. BE.
55. 1829, 9th April. Petition, not found, to the Bailiff
from the Constables, Douzainiers and public of St.Peter
Port, relating to the price of the écu of six francs.
See text of Ordinance of 9.4.1829.
56. 1829, 15th April. Ordinance, repealing that of 6.7.1816,
in response to the Petition of 9.4.1829. ROCR.
57. 1829, 27th April. Ordinance, that until 1st January 1834,
the écu of three livres shall be current at two shillings
three pence halfpenny, after which it shall cease to be
legal tender. Also, that the now French money shall be
legal tender, at the rate of ten Guernsey pence for each
58. 1829, 12th October. Report in the "Star", mentioning the
prosecution of a forger who had silvered liards and passed
them for five penny pieces.
59. 1830, 27th February. Session of States, in which the
quantity of worn out and decried coin in circulation was
mentioned, and it was felt that the nominal value of the
five and ten penny pieces ought to be reduced, so that
the new francs and half-francs could find their way into
60. 1830, 26th April. Session of States, in which the Finance
Committee states its responsibility for the substitution
of now francs and half-francs for the ten and five penny
pieces, and also for removing from circulation the worn
copper, and replacing it with new doubles. BE.
61. 1834, 4th January. Notice in the "Gazette" that the
Treasurer of the States will receive the old small écus
at their present rate until 1st April.
62. 1834, 11th January. Notice in the "Gazette" that French
duodecimal silver will cease to be current after 1st April,
but will be accepted by the French Government until 1st
July, afterwards being only redeemable by weight at the
mints, according to the tarif of 17th Prairial, Year 11.
63. 1834, 3rd May. Notice in the "Gazette" quoting the
"Moniteur", that French duodecimal silver will cease to
be legal tender in France after 1st October, but will be
accepted by the French Government until 30th November,
and by the mints until 31st December.
64. 1836, 21st September. Session of States, in which, a
Committee was nominated to guard the public interest, with
respect to paper money. BE.
65. 1836, 8th October. Letter from Priaulx, Le Marchant
& Company and tho Commercial Banking Company, to the
Bailiff, that the States should cease all banking
activities, and restrict their note issue to £40,000.
66. 1848, 1st May. Ordinance, that the new French money
should be current at the rate of ten Guernsey pence
to the franc. Also that English coin and Bank of
England notes should be legal tender, and that the
pound sterling should be worth one pound one shilling
and three pence. BOCR.
67. 1848, 6th May. Article in the "Gazette", that the Bank
of France has received 100,000 francs specie, and that
centimes are being struck. Also that although forty
million francs in five franc pieces have recently been
struck, these are being hoarded privately and are not
seen in commerce.
68. 1850, 21st January. Ordinance, repealing that of
69. 1866, 22nd January. Ordinance, that after 8th April
the eight and four double pieces coined before 1864,
will be worth six and three doubles respectively.
70. 1868, 5th October. Ordinance, that the eight and four
double pieces coined before 1864 will cease to be legal
tender after 31st December. Also that the French silver
two francs, franc, fifty centimes and twenty centimes
struck in accordance with the (French) Law of 25th May
1864, will cease to be legal tender in France after
1st October, and will be collected until 31st December.
71. 1870, 10th and 15th June. Session of States, in which
letters were presented, relating to the assimilation of
tho copper coinage to British standard. These came from
the Home Department and the Treasury, thence to the
Bailiff via the Lt.Governor. BE.
72. 1870, 3rd September. Ordinance, that English coin shall
be legal tender, and that the English shilling shall be
worth twelve and a half pence. ROCR.
This was in response to a petition from the banks (not
73. 1873. 6th October. Ordinance, that Bank of England notes
shall be legal tender. ROCR.
74. 1895, 24th April. Resolution of States, that all the
States Notes in circulation shall be withdrawn and
replaced, as forgeries have been discovered. BE.
75. 1899, 8th February. Petition, of twenty-nine Members
of the States, that British money should be adopted.
76. 1902, 8th March. Ordinance, that after 7th April, the
only copper money which shall be legal tender shall be
English, and that issued by the States after 1863.
77. 1903, 5th October. Provisional Ordinance, that the only
French money which is legal tender, is the gold and
silver which is legal tender in France. See text of
Ordinance of 5.10.1908.
78. 1907, 30th September. Provisional Ordinance, probably
as that of 5.10.1903. See text of Ordinance of 5.10.1908.
79. 1908, 5th October, Ordinance, that the only French money
which is legal tender, is the gold and silver which is
legal tender in France. ROCR.
80. 1911. Petition to the Bailiff, from 2,390 islanders, that
British money should be introduced in time to celebrate
the Coronation of George Vth. BE 24.5.1911.
81. 1911, July. Petition to the Bailiff, from twelve Members
of the States, on behalf of the Currency Reform Committee,
that the States ought to decide whether or not a change
ought to be made in the monetary system. BE 4.10.1911.
82. 1914, 4th August. Ordinance, making States Notes a legal
tender. "Star", 5.8.1954.
83. 1914, 4th August. Agreement, not found, between the States
and the local banks, that the latter would not increase
their note issue beyond the volume of their issue of that
date, the States to issue any additional notes required.
Also that the States would legislate to make the notes of
local banks a legal tender. See text of letter to the
Bailiff from J.Esten de Jersey, 20.11.1920.
84. 1914, 5th August. Article in the "Star" that an issue of
States Notes of less than one pound would be issued.
85. 1914, 4th September. Letter from the Treasurer of the
States to the Bailiff, describing the circumstances under
which he caused notes of one pound, ten shillings and
five shilling notes to be issued, and asking for
authority to put out notes of lower denominations should
these be needed. BE 7.10.1914.
86. 1914, 30th September. States Resolution, that the
Treasurer may issue such notes as he feels are needed.
87. 1918, 15th March. Petition, to the Bailiff from the Chamber
of Commerce, that British money should be adopted.
88. 1918, 22nd May. Letter from the Treasurer of the States
to the Bailiff, asking that new arrangements with the
local banks might be considered, and that they should
be asked to withdraw their notes. BE 23.10.1918.
89. 1918, 22nd June. Ordinance, that after 24th June the
French silver two francs, franc and fifty centimes
bearing the effigy of Napoleon III, shall no longer be
legal tender. ROCR.
90. 1919, letter, from the President of the Finance Committee
to the Bailiff, requesting consideration of new arrangement!
with the local banks. BE 26.3.1919.
91. 1920, 17th and 24th March. States Resolutions that a
committee be nominated to examine the monetary system.
92. 1920, 5th April. Letter from William Venables Vernon, the
Bailiff's Chambers, Jersey, to A.M.Drake, the President of
the Currency Reform Committee, outlining the steps taken
in Jersey to reform the currency. BE 14.12.1920.
93. 1920, 12th April. Letter from Joseph Addison, at the British
Embassy in Paris, to Mr.A.M.Drake, that the French are not
recalling their silver, but that the Paris Chamber of
Commerce will shortly be issuing one franc and fifty centime
notes, to be current in Paris and the surrounding area only.
94. 1920, 23rd July. Letter from the French Ministry of Finance
to Henry de Follenay, Editor of the "Gazette Officielle",
that French silver is not being withdrawn, that Swiss five
franc pieces will remain legal tender in France until 1st
October, and that demonetised French silver still in use in
Guernsey may still be presented to any Caisse Publique and
exchanged for paper francs. BE 14.12.1920,
95. 1920, 16th August. Letter from A.M.Drake to R.G.Hawtrey, of
H.M.Treasury, asking to what extent the financial position of
the island is endangered by the depressed value of the francs
in circulation there, and how these might be disposed of, ard
also what arrangements might be made for obtaining English
silver to replace the French. BE 14.12.1920.
96. 1920, 3rd September. Memorandum from R.G.Hawtrey to A.M.Drake
answering the questions raised in his letter of 16.8.1920.
97. 1920, 7th October. Letter from A.M.Drake to the Bailiff,
asking him to enquire of the British Government, whether they
will be prepared to exchange British silver for French, weight
for weight. BE 14.12.1920.
98. 1920, 20th November. Letter from O.E.Niemayer of H.M.Treasury,
to the Bailiff, that the Lords Commissioners are prepared to
make the exchange proposed in his letter of 7.10.1920, if this
could be done within three months. BE 14.12.1920.
99. 1920, 20th November. Letter from the Treasurer of the
States to the Bailiff, requesting that a new arrangement
be made with the the local banks, and that the States
Note issue be raised to £50,000. BK 8.12.1920.
100. 1920, 14th December. Session of States, in which the
Report of the Currency Reform Committee was presented,
advising that the British monetary system should be
adopted. BE 14.12.1920.
101. 1921, 30th March. Provisional Ordinance, that after 3rd
April, the only legal tender shall be British coin, Bank
of England and Treasury notes, and the copper money and
notes of the States of Guernsey. That the copper money of
the States shall have the same value as the British copper
money. Also that all sums of money in excess of one shilling
shall be converted according to the formula "20 new currency
equals 21 old currency". ROCR.
102. 1921, 31st March. Notice in the "Star" that the banks will
accept French silver at its local value until the end of
103. 1921, 1st April. Notice in the "Star" that French silver
should be taken to the banks before April 30th, and
exchanged for British silver at the rate of 25.20 francs
to the pound British.
104. 1921, 20th April. Projet de Loi, as the Provisional
Ordinance of 30th March 1921. BE 20.4.1921.
105. 1921, 9th July. Order in Council, as the Provisional
Ordinance of 30th March 1921. OC.
106. 1921, 31st December. States General Account, showing the
quantities of coin imported and exported, and tho profit
made on the copper coin in hand on 3.4.1921. BE 13.9.1922.
107. 1932, 18th January. Ordinance, removing the provisional
status from that of 30.3.1921. ROCR.
108. 1940, 20th June. Provisional Ordinance, that until the
Chief Pleas after Christmas, withdrawals from banks are
restricted to twenty pounds per person per week. ROCR.
109. 1940, 2nd July. Order, that the pound shall be worth five
Reichsinarks. "Star", 3.7.1940.
110. 1940, 4th July. Ordinance, setting up and determining the
functions of the Reichskreditkasaen, and describing the
notes issued by its authority. VBFG, A, No.1, Paris.
111. 1940, 9th July. Notice in the "Star" that the pound is
worth eight marks.
112. 1940, 15th July. Notice in the "Star" that the mark is
worth two shillings and ten pence halfpenny.
113. 1940, 7th August. Ordinance, that German coin and notes
must be accepted during the period of occupation by
German forces. ROCR.
114. 1940, 15th August. Notice, in the "Gazette Officielle",
that only Reichskreditkassenscheine with the marking
"Hauptverwaltung der Reichskreditkassen" are to be
accepted, and that all Reichsbank notes in circulation
must be presented to the banks for exchange.
115. 1940, 27th August. Notice in "VOBIF", describing the ten
and five Reichspfenning coins issued by the Reichskredit-
116. 1940, 3rd September. Notice in the "Star" that from midnight
on 3rd September, the pound will be worth 9.60 Reichsmarks
117. 1941, 17th November. Notice in the "Gazette Officielle",
that only notes of the Reichskreditkassen, and coins of
one, two, five and ten Reichspfennig are permitted in
circulation, apart from English and Guernsey notes.
118. 1942, 11th March. Order, that copper coins of one and two
Pfennig, Rentenpfennig or Reichspfennig shall cease to be
legal tender after 1st March, but will be accepted at their
nominal value at the Reich and Provincial Cashiers' Office
until 30th April 1942. OGC.
119. 1942, 29th September. Notice, in the "Gazette Officielle",
that by order of the OKW, the pound will be worth 9.36
Reichsmarks from 21st August 1942.
120. 1942, 2nd October. Article in the "Evening Press", entitled
"Guernsey's Trade and Currency Problems", advocating the
use of a single system of currency, the Reichsmark, since
that is the only effective system.
121. 1942, 15th October. Notice, in the "Gazette Officielle",
that in dealing with the army, all prices must be indicate
122. 1942, 19th November. Notice, in "VOBIF", that certain
Roichskreditkassen notes of one, two and five Relclisniark,
were issued in Denmark and Norway, without the control
123. 1942, 18th December. Order, of the Militarbefehlshaber
in Frankreich, containing currency and exchange control
124. 1942, 28th December. Notice, put out by the Guernsey Gas
Light Company Limited, that due to the shortage of shillings
for operating meters, the gas ration will have to be paid
for in marks before it is used.
125. 1943, 27th January. Letter, from the Bailiff to the
Greffier, that the "VOBIF" notice of 19.11.1942,
relating to unsealed Reichskreditkassonscheine, should
be registered but not published. OGC.
126. 1943, 2nd February. Notice, from the Militarbefehlshaber
in Frankreich, that from 15th March 1943, the zinc
Becihspfennig, the aluminium-bronze five and ten Reichs-
pfennig, the zinc five and ten Reichspfenning, and the
five and ten Rentenpfennig, shall no longer be legal
tender in France, with the exception of the Channel
127. 1943, 26th November. Notice, in "VOBIF", that notes of
the Reichskreditkassen will be withdrawn on 1st December
in exchange for French notes.
128. 1943, 28th November. Notice, supplementary to the "VOBIF"
notice relating to withdrawal of Reichskreditkassenscheine,
that those will remain legal tender in the Channel
129. 1944, 11th March. Order, in the "Gazette Offlcielle",
containing currency and exchange control regulations.
As the Order of 18.12.1942.
130. 1945, 8th May. Proclamation of Lt.Governor Carey, in the
"Evening Press", that for a short period the States will
exchange German notes into sterling at the rate of two
shillings per Reichsmark, and that the coins of ten and
five pfennig will remain legal tender for the time being.
131. 1945, 8th May. Order, in the "Evening Press", restricting
the use of Reichskreditkassen notes to holders of
Guernsey identity cards only.
132. 1945, 8th May. Notice, in the "Evening Press", that ten
and five pfennig coins will circulate as legal tender at
the rates of two pence halfpenny and a penny farthing
respectively. Also that the issue of States Notes in
exchange for Reichskreditkassen notes must be restricted
to twenty pounds per person, the excess to be credited to
bank accounts, or exchanged for post-dated States Warrants,
133. 1945, 26th May. Ordinance, that all one pound and ten
shilling States Notes issued on or before 9th March 1940,
shall cease to be legal tender after 31st May. ROCR.
131. 1945, 21st June. Notice, in the "Star", that notes of the
Bank of France and supplemental notes issued to Allied
Forces have been called in, and should be deposited at any
135. 1945, 3rd July. Notice, in the "Star", that all Bank of
France notes of fifty francs or more, should be taken to
the French Consulate before 5th July.
136. 1946, 23rd March. Ordinance, that notes of six pence,
one shilling, one shilling and three pence, two shillings
and six pence, and five shillings, shall cease to be
legal tender after 31st May. ROCR.
137. 1946, 18th May. Ordinance, that five pound notes dated
1st January 1945, shall cease to be legal tender after
8th June. ROCR.
138. 1969, 17th December. Ordinance, that trespassing fines
should be calculated in sterling and not in pounds
1. AE - "Actes des Etats, 1605-1845", Guernsey 1851-1938.
2. BE - "Billets d'Etat, 1812-date", Guernsey 1812-date.
3. CIEB - "Channel Islands Entry Book", Public Records
4. "Evening Press", Press Room, Guille-Allès Library.
5. "Gazette de Guernesey", Press Room, Guille-Allès Library.
6. "Gazette Officielle", appears in the "Evening Press" and
the "Star" on the dates listed.
7. HOLPCI - "Home Office Letters & Papers, Channel Islands",
Public Records Office.
8. OC - "Receuil d'Ordres en Conseil, 1800-date", Guernsey
1903-date. Priaulx Library.
9. OC Jersey - "Ordres du Conseil et Pieces Analogues, 1536-
1834", Jersey 1837-1901. Central Library, St.Helier.
10. OGC - "Orders of the German Commandant, 1940-1945",
Greffe Office, Guernsey.
11. ROCR - "Receuil d'Ordonnances de la Cour Royale, 1533-date"
Guernsey 1852-date. Priaulx Library.
12. "Star", Press Room, Guille-Allès Library.
13. VBFG - "Verordnungablatt fur die besetzen frahzösischen
Gebeite", Paris 1940. Greffe Office, Guernsey.
14. VOBIF - "Verordnungsblatt dea Militarbefehlshabers in
Frankreich", Paris 1940-1943. Greffe Office, Guernsey.
1, 3, 8, 9, These coins have not been identified
2 The vache is probably the vaquette de
22, 32, These coinages appear not to have been
39 These were the silver five shilling
tokens of Abraham Bishop and Henry de
Jersey, who established a Bank of
Guernsey, circa 1804-1811
44, 47, 48 These coinages appear not to have been
50 These were the first States Notes
54 These were the first five pound notes
84 These were the first five shilling (six
franc) and ten shilling (twelve franc)
85 Lower denomination notes were not needed
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