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Rare 50 pence coins to be released in Guernsey

People in Guernsey may spot some rare 50 pence pieces on the run up to Christmas. Credit: ITV Channel TV

People in Guernsey may spot some rare 50 pence pieces on the run up to Christmas.

Twenty thousand coins with images from five popular pantomimes are to be released over the next few weeks.

Four-thousand of each design will be circulated after being delivered to high street banks in the coming weeks.

Guernsey's Treasury has authorised the coins as part of the Westminster Collection commemorative coin programme.

This is the first set of commemorative coins in Guernsey.

Currently there are around 3.4 million 50p coins in circulation in the island so finding one of the new ones will be rare.

– Lee De Carteret, Central Services Director