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


Bradford-on-Avon, 1974


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
      freluques. ROCR.

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
      pistolet. ROCR.

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.
      ROCR.

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.
      ROCR.

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
      weighed. AE.

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.
      AE.

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
      28.3.1797. ROCR.

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.
      ROCR.

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
      individuals. ROCR.

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
      sterling. AE

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
      franc. ROCR.

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
      circulation. AE.

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.
      BE 29.3.1837.

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
      1.5.1848. ROCR.

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.
      ROCR.

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.
      ROCR.

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
      found).

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.
      BE. 29.3.1899.

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.
      ROCR.

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.
      BE.

87.   1918, 15th March. Petition, to the Bailiff from the Chamber
      of Commerce, that British money should be adopted.
      BE 24.5.1918.

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.
      BE 14.12.1920.

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.
      BE 14.12.1920.

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.
      BE 14.12.1920.

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
      April.

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-
      kassen.

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
      in Reichsmarks.

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
      seals.

123.  1942, 18th December. Order, of the Militarbefehlshaber
      in Frankreich, containing currency and exchange control
      regulations. OGC.

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
      Islands. OGC.

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
      Islands. OGC.

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
      bank.

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
      tournois. ROCR.




Sources


1.    AE - "Actes des Etats, 1605-1845", Guernsey 1851-1938.
      Priaulx Library.

2.    BE - "Billets d'Etat, 1812-date", Guernsey 1812-date.
      Priaulx Library.

3.    CIEB - "Channel Islands Entry Book", Public Records
      Office.

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.




Notes


1, 3, 8, 9,   These coins have not been identified

2             The vache is probably the vaquette de
              Béarn

22, 32,       These coinages appear not to have been
              undertaken

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
              undertaken

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)
              notes

85            Lower denomination notes were not needed
              until 1941
  

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