Three Lions Norman Conquest of 1066 Battle of Hastings 900th Anniversary 1/12th Shilling Jersey Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry
Three Lions Passant Guardant 900th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings 1/12th Shilling Jersey Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Norman Conquest)
Commemorative issue: 900th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. (1066 is the commemorated date, the coin was made (but not dated) in 1966)
Reverse: Arms of Jersey, three lions passant to left on shield, dates on either side and legend above and below.
Lettering: BAILIWICK OF JERSEY
ONE TWELFTH OF A SHILLING
Obverse: Crowned bust of Elizabeth II right, wearing necklace
Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Value 1/12 Shilling (1/240)
Currency Pound (1834-1971)
Weight 9.4 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 27 December 1971
Number N# 6935
References KM# 26
The colours and objects on the coat of arms carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The three gold lions (lions passant guardant) are identical to the royal arms of England. Coupled with the dynastic crown on the flag, this represents the loyalty of the people of Jersey to the House of Plantagenet.
The Channel Islands were part of the Duchy of Normandy until 1204, when the Kingdom of England lost sovereignty over the duchy but retained control of the islands. These were subsequently split into the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey later that century. They have been governed by the English Crown ever since, save for five years during World War II.
The widespread usage of the royal arms of England on the islands led many residents to consider the arms a symbol of Jersey. The claimed usage by the island of the arms was sanctioned by Edward VII in 1907. During the German occupation in the Second World War, the dependency was allowed to print its own postage stamps for the first time given its inability to access supplies from mainland Britain. However, it was barred from utilising the image of the monarch or any reference of Jersey's connection to the United Kingdom. One inhabitant, N. V. L. Rybot, suggested employing the island's coat of arms instead. This design was approved – with the Germans apparently unaware that it was also the royal arms of the monarch – and the stamps were first issued on 1 April 1941.
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