The printing of the £1 banknote is divided into two main areas, each drawing on elements of the anniversary. The note features Mont Orgueil Castle as the main image and also includes the 1204-2004 logo, featured above the castle. The printing includes the crest of Jersey, featuring the three lions; a detail from the original charter of 1341 confirming the island’s privileges by Edward III; the silver-gilt mace, presented to the Bailiff as a perpetual reminder of his fidelity to King Charles II; the original seal that was granted to the Bailiwick of Jersey in 1279 by King Edward I and medieval figures capturing the revelry of the anniversary celebrations.
Further features of the new banknote include the use of gold ink for the denomination in the top right corner; the printing of the commemorative logo in red and gold and the inclusion of a three character numbering prefix ‘J8C’ to signify Jersey 800.
Nigel Quérée Chairman of the 1204-2004 celebrations said: ‘We are very grateful to the Finance & Economics Committee for supporting the celebrations through the issue of this commemorative £1 note. The note will act as a reminder of this special year and we are sure that many will be kept as a souvenir, by locals and visitors alike. We are issuing a special presentation pack, which will be available on our website, of the low numbered notes for collectors.’
Terry Le Sueur, president of the Finance & Economics Committee expressed his support for the year’s celebrations: ‘The new £1 banknote not only acts as a reminder of the importance of this year but is also a long-term symbol of the special relationship we have with the English Crown.’