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IRA (N-17)

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Type Coin
Title IRA (N-17)
Date 1968
Country Bailliwick of Jersey
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Denomination 5p
Description Political statements stamped on BOJ coins are very rare. The seller of this example is a buyer and seller of job lots of coins and found it in one such lot. He told me that Jersey, Guernsey, or Isle of Man coins were rarely seen in circulation in the UK. One reason was that few shopkeepers would accept then though they were legal tender. He opines that these were used in vending machines because they couldn't be spent otherwise. The coins are the same size as English and Irish coins so would be accepted in these machines. Purchased from Sean Neligan / Liverpool, Lancashire, UK. (Sp. 3, 2019) ($3).

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