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Country: Guernsey or Guernesey? [solved]

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edduns
Joined: 17-Oct-2013
Posts: 683
On the coin it is spelled Guernesey and every place I search it is spelled Guernsey (E Bay & Numista). What's up with this?
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/guernesey-1.html
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
Joined: 3-Jan-2011
Posts: 5404
As this was originally a French site, the page links have French spelling.
So German States appears on page, but has etats_allemands in the link, for example.
My collections >
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13560800
also 13750057 also 15924495 also 15995337
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=16060326
superman43
Joined: 30-Jun-2013
Posts: 637
It depends whether you mean the link or the first coins it shows.

As for the former, ZacUK answered it.
As for the latter, Guernsey was formerly using French coins and the regional languages (Guernesiais, Sercquiais, Auregnais) are closely related to French language, therefore it´s spelled Guernesey on coins during 1830-1949.
January First-of-May
Joined: 10-Apr-2016
Posts: 543
For completeness' sake, the 1971-1984 coins use the spelling Gernereve (not sure of the origin, could be Latin). Everything else is Guernsey.
superman43
Joined: 30-Jun-2013
Posts: 637
More correctly... 1956-1984 used lettering S´BALLIVIE INSVLE DE GERNERE VE and it does mean Bailiwick of the Island of Guernsey. Post-1984 Bailiwick of Guernsey.
edduns
Joined: 17-Oct-2013
Posts: 683
Thanks all - I believe I understand now. Ed
Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can't are both right.
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