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Guernsey 1889H 4 Doubles Coin

I picked up this coin at the September 2013 Dallas Coin Club Auction, where the club sold a large collection of items bequested from the estate of a former member. I’m not very familiar with coins from Guernsey, but would grade this to be between Very Good & Fine.

The center of the obverse is dominated with the crest of Guernsey – a shield with 3 lions passant to the left. There are dots all around the inside rim. I tried counting them but lost count 5 or 6 times & gave it up as a lost cause. From 8:00 to 4:00 along the inside of the border is the legend “Guernsey”.

Guernsey 4 Doubles 1889 Obverse

Guernsey 4 Doubles 1889 Obverse

On the reverse, the 4 Doubles has the same border of dots, with the denomination in the center “4 Doubles” over the mintage date “1889”.

Guernsey 4 Doubles 1889 Reverse

Guernsey 4 Doubles 1889 Reverse

Identification code: KM-5 (1864-1911)

Date: 1889

Mint Mark: H (Heaton)

Mintage: 104,000

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Composition: Bronze

Size: 26.1 mm

Weight: 4.8g

Estimated Value: $5-10

1889 Guernsey Coin 4 Doubles Obverse

1889 Guernsey Coin 4 Doubles Obverse

1889 Guernsey Coin 4 Doubles Reverse

1889 Guernsey Coin 4 Doubles Reverse