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Yachts with Spinnaker Sails 5 Pence Bailiwick of Guernsey Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Sailboat) (Channel Islands)

Yachts with Spinnaker Sails 5 Pence Bailiwick of Guernsey Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Sailboat) (Channel Islands)

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Yachts with Spinnaker Sails 5 Pence Bailiwick of Guernsey Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Sailboat) (Channel Islands)

Reverse: Sailing boats: 2 yachts with spinnaker, sailing to the right, value and date around
Lettering: FIVE PENCE 1990

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Lettering: ELIZABETH II BAILIWICK OF GUERNSEY

Edge: Milled

Wikipedia:
A spinnaker is a sail designed specifically for sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a downwind, i.e. with the wind 90–180° off bow. The spinnaker fills with wind and balloons out in front of the boat when it is deployed, called flying. It is constructed of lightweight fabric, usually nylon, and is often brightly colored . It may be optimised for a particular range of wind angles, as either a reaching or a running spinnaker, by the shaping of the panels and seams.

The spinnaker is often called a kite, or a chute (as in cruising chute) because it somewhat resembles a parachute in both construction and appearance. This should not be confused with the spinnaker chute, which is a hull fitting sometimes used for launching and recovering the spinnaker. A purported etymology has the first boat to carry this sail being a Cowes yacht named Sphinx, from which "Sphinx's Acre" and eventually "Spinnaker".

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Wikipedia:
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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Trinity
Great addition to the collection

Great addition to the collection

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Norwood
Item as described, fast shipping and good...

Item as described, fast shipping and good packaging.

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Elmira H
NICE COIN, WELL PACKAGED AND QUICKLY DELIV...

NICE COIN, WELL PACKAGED AND QUICKLY DELIVERED