Guernsey (British Dependency). Large Copper 8 Doubles Coin. aXF-
Reference: KM-7. Denomination: 8 Doubles Condition: Edge-hit at 8 o’clock (reverse), minor deposits, otherwise about XF! Material: Copper Diameter: 32mm Weight: 9.38gm
Obverse: Value (8) above denomination (DOUBLES) and date (1889).
Reverse: Shield with national arms of Guernsey (three lions) above, topped by three leafs. Legend: GUERNSEY
Guernsey, officially the Bailiwick of Guernsey (French: Bailliage de Guernesey, IPA: [bajaʒ də ɡɛʁnəzɛ]), is a British Crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. As a bailiwick, Guernsey embraces not only all ten parishes on the Island of Guernsey, but also the islands of Alderney and Sark – each with their own parliament – and the smaller islands of Herm, Jethou and Lihou. Although its defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom, the Bailiwick is not, despite common belief, part of the United Kingdom, but, as its description suggests, a possession of the British Crown (British monarchy). Consequently, though it lies within the Common Travel Area of the European Union, it is not part of the European Union.
Together, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey form the geographical grouping known as the Channel Islands.