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Can I use coins from Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom? Why are they made to the same specifications as British coins?

Coins of Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man are not legal tender in the United Kingdom.

The territories in question form part of what might be termed a ‘sterling area’ throughout which British coins are legal tender. In these territories British coins circulate side-by-side with local coins of independent design. As a result of this inter-relationship, the local coins are struck with similar specifications to their British counterparts.


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