Sark Windmill 2 Pence Guernsey Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Sark Windmill 2 Pence Guernsey Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making
Obverse:Coat of arms--comprised of 3 Luparts, leopards (or lions)
Lettering: S'BALLIVIE INSVLE DE GERNERE VE
Translation: "The Bailiwick of the Island of Guernsey".
Reverse: Windmill from Sark
Lettering: TWO 2 PENCE
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 2 Pence
0.02 = USD 0.025
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-date)
Weight 7.12 g
Diameter 25.91 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5687
References KM# 28
S'BALLIVIE INSVLE DEGERNERE VE is the inscription on most Bailiwick of Guernsey coins from about 1956 to 1984. As close as I can find to a resonable translation is "The Bailiwick of the Island of Guernsey". A Bailiwick is the jurisdiction of a Bailiff. The expression seems to derive from one of the old languages spoken on Guernsey, Guernesiais (Guernsey Norman), Sercquiais (Sark-French), or Auregnais (Norman dialect of Alderney) which is no longer spoken. https://www.answers.com/Q/What_does_s%27ballivie_insvle_degernereve_mean
Sark Windmill was built in 1571 at the seigneur's expense. It is situated on the highest point on Sark (114 metres or 374 feet above sea level), called Le Moulin after the windmill. It is a three-storey tower mill with an ogee cap. In the early 19th century the mill was burned by Sark tenants protesting against the seigneurial system there, but it was later refitted with new machinery and heightened. It was working by wind until 1917 although the sails were removed during World War I. It was used as an observation tower during the German occupation. The mill had four double patent sails, and was winded by a fantail. The mill featured on the 1971 and 1977 2p coins issued by Guernsey.
Guernsey (/ˈɡɜːrnzi/ is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy that is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency.
It is the second largest of the Channel Islands, an island group roughly north of Saint-Malo and the Cotentin Peninsula. The jurisdiction consists of ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, three other inhabited islands (Herm, Jethou and Lihou), and many small islets and rocks.
It is not part of the United Kingdom, although defence and some aspects of international relations are managed by the UK. Although the bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to collectively as the Channel Islands, the "Channel Islands" are not a constitutional or political unit. Jersey has a separate relationship to the Crown from the other Crown dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, although all are held by the monarch of the United Kingdom.
The island has a mixed British-Norman culture, although British cultural influence is stronger, with English being the main language and the Pound sterling its primary currency. The island has a traditional local language known as Guernésiais.
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