Description

Guernsey is a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a Crown dependency. Situated in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, the jurisdiction embraces not only all ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, but also the much smaller inhabited islands of Herm, Jethou and Lihou together with many small islets and rocks. The jurisdiction is not part of the Commonwealth of Nations. However, defence and most foreign relations are handled by the British Government.

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of Guernsey surrounded by the inscription "Bailiwick Island of Guernsey".

The coat of arms of Guernsey is a shield with three lions (historically described as leopards) passant guardant surmounted by a small branch of leaves. It is very similar to the arms of Normandy, Jersey and England.

S'BALLIVIE INSVLE DE GERNERE VE

Reverse

Depicts a cow, surrounded by the value, date below.

The Guernsey is a breed of cattle (colloquially cows) used in dairy farming. It is orange/red and white in colour, and is particularly renowned for the rich flavour of its milk, as well as its hardiness and docile disposition.

Engraver: Paul Vincze

10
1977
TEN PENCE

Edge
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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