Guernsey 2-PENCE (KM41) 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 decimal 2-pence coin in 1985, but facing left and with an added companion in the background.
This coin was issued from 1985 to 1997. It was replaced by KM96 in 1999, which features the same cow design, but an updated obverse portrait.
Thanks to Maria for the nice upgraded example!
- Diameter: 25.8 mm
- Composition: Bronze
- CAT#: KM41