Guernsey 1-NEW PENNY (KM21) Northern Gannet
The Northern Gannet is the largest seabird in the North Atlantic. They like to live on steep cliffs and off-shore islands. Two-thirds of the world's population lives in the United Kingdom, with the rest living in Canada, Ireland, and Norway. A small population lives in Northern France, and presumably on the island of Guernsey, since they appear on the coins.
In 1971, Guernsey (along with Great Britain) finally switched to decimal coinage, with 100 pence to the pound. To avoid confusion, the first issues were called 'New Penny'. This new penny coin was issued in 1971 only.
- Diameter: 20.3 mm
- Composition: Bronze
- CAT#: KM21