Guernsey 1 Pound banknote of 1991-1995 series

22 Jan 2019  Tue

Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel near the French coast and is a self-governing British Crown dependency. It's known for beach resorts like Cobo Bay and the scenery of its coastal cliffs. Castle Cornet, a 13th-century harbour fortification in the capital of St. Peter Port, now contains history and military museums. The Hauteville House is the lavish former home of French writer, Victor Hugo.

The pound is the currency of Guernsey. Since 1921, Guernsey has been in currency union with the United Kingdom and the Guernsey pound is not a separate currency but is a local issue of banknotes and coins denominated in pound sterling, in a similar way to the banknotes issued in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. It can be exchanged at par with other sterling coinage and notes.

The note depicted in the image beside is a 1 Pond banknote of 1991-1995 series. The obverse has the Seal of The States of Guernsey; The Market (French Halles) now Market Square or Market Place at Saint Peter Port in Guernsey. The reverse has Guernsey Lily (Nerine sarniensis); Royal Court of St. Peter Port, 1840; Daniel De Lisle Brock (1762-1842) - Bailiff of Guernsey; Unidentified Arms.

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