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Guernsey 1, 2, 4, and 8 Doubles  1830 to 1949
Guernsey 1, 2, 4, and 8 Doubles 1830 to 1949

Guernsey produced these nice-looking, large, bronze coins from 1830 to 1949. The double denomination is worth less than a penny, like a farthing in the UK, with 8 doubles in one penny. There are variation in the design, but all the coins on this page have the shield with 3 lions, at least one wreath (sometimes two), and the denomination spelled out in large letters.

Not surprising, the older coins are worth more than the newer coins. But, all in all, these are not trememdously valuable coins. If you can find fully uncirculated examples, which is a tough thing to do, then the values go up.

Here are some approximate catalog values for these neat coins.

1 DOUBLE BEFORE 1869
worn: $5 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $100
1 doubles dated 1868 are worth about twice these values

1 DOUBLE AFTER 1868
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: $4
fully uncirculated: $8

2 DOUBLES
worn: $4 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $8
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $30
2 doubles dated 1929 are worth about one-quarter of these values
2 doubles dated 1868, 1874, and 1917 are worth about three times these values

4 DOUBLES BEFORE 1875
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $6
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100

4 DOUBLES AFTER 1874
worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $2
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $25

8 DOUBLES BEFORE 1875
worn: $8 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $280

8 DOUBLES AFTER 1874
worn: $3 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $10
fully uncirculated: $30
8 doubles dated after 1934 are worth one-half these values

As always on CoinQuest, these values are catalog values and are subject to interpretation as outlined on our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 13451 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: christine, Mon, 31-Dec-2012 04:52:06 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 31-Dec-2012 15:05:58 GMT
Requester description: 1868 obverse= guernesey with a crest topped with 3 leaves, containing 3 lions. There are 2 boughss, like olive branches, attached at bottom with a bow nearly encircling the crest (save for the word along the top). reverse=8 DOUBLES 1868 in center of coin with the same boughs form obverse underneath (larger and with more detail in bow) 8 doubles
Tags: guernsey 1 2 4 8 doubles double doubled doubble twoheaded obverse guernesey crest coat 3 leaves leaf lions lion olive branches branch bow encircling circle center offcenter boughs bough larger large anverse gurnsey arms coats crests insignia creast leafs leave leaved leafed leafy leavs tiger cougar twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branched circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed off centers centered largish shield wreath

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