Guernsey 10-PENCE (KM30) Guernsey Cow
When the militant monks sent by the Duke of Normandy came to Guernsey around 960, they brought the very best of French cattle. Over the centuries, they developed the Guernsey breed, which is known for its high-quality milk. The Guernsey Cow consumes 20-30% less food per gallon of milk compared to other larger breeds.
The Guernsey Cow first appeared on the 3-pence coin in 1956, and returned on the 10-new pence coin in 1968 (KM24). The design on this coin was modified to remove the "new" designation.
This coin was issued from 1977 to 1984.
Thanks to Maria for the nice upgraded example!
- Diameter: 28.5 mm
- Composition: Copper-Nickel
- CAT#: KM30