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Title: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar
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Gibraltar.



From Wikipedia:

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. A peninsula with an area of 6.843 square kilometres (2.642 sq miles), it has a northern border with Andalusia, Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is the densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. The territory was subsequently ceded to Britain by Spain "in perpetuity" under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was an important base for the British Royal Navy; today its economy is based largely on tourism, financial services, and shipping.

The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory. Gibraltarians resoundingly rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in a 1967 referendum and again in 2002. Under Gibraltar constitution of 2006, Gibraltar governs its own affairs, though some powers, such as defence and foreign relations, remain the responsibility of the UK Government.

 
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Flag of Gibraltar.

From Wikipedia:

The flag of Gibraltar is an elongated banner of arms based on the coat of arms of Gibraltar, granted by Royal Warrant from Queen Isabella I of Castile on 10 July 1502. The flag is formed by two horizontal bands of white and red, with a three-towered red castle in the centre of the white band. Hanging from the castle gate is a gold key. The castle does not resemble any in Gibraltar but is supposed to represent the fortress of Gibraltar. Gibraltar was seen to be the key to Spain by the Moors and Spanish, and later as the key to the Mediterranean by the British.

 
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Gibraltar and the Iberian peninsula.



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Gibraltar and Spain.

 
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Map of Gibraltar.

 
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Gibraltar from the air.

 
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According to the Gibraltar Treasury:

After the capture of Gibraltar in 1704, ordinary British coins started to circulate in the City. However, to relieve an acute shortage of small change, a local merchant, Robert Keeling, started issuing copper tokens during 1802. This was, by then, a normal practice by many traders and shopkeepers in Britain. The Gibraltar Tokens were valued 1 and 2 Quarts or Quartos and it seems that they were traded at 192 quartos to the Spanish silver Dollar, which, in turn was worth 4 shillings and 4 pence. Other local traders or merchants also struck their own tokens in Gibraltar.

These tokens, although bearing the British Lion guarding the Key of the fortress were unofficial issues. Around 1816 the British Government started to reform its own currency and gradually the shortage of small change was alleviated. The ‘Gibraltar’ tokens were slowly withdrawn from circulation in 1820. It was not until 1839 that the then Colonial Administration decided that it would be most useful for Gibraltar to have small value coins for only local circulation. After much discussion the Royal Mint was approached and copper coins of half, one and two quarts were proposed.

During 1840-41 proofs were produced and finally the dies dated 1840 were manufactured. However, the actual introduction of the local coins was delayed until 1842, so the original dies were counter-punched to change the date to 1842. Likewise, the 2 quart coins of 1842 were overstruck on a die dated 1841. The coins of 1842 bore the young head profile of Queen Victoria by Thomas Wyon on the obverse and the Castle and key emblem of Gibraltar on the reverse.

There was no further issue for general circulation, although proofs for 1 and 2 quarts dated 1860 and proofs of all three coins dated 1861 are known to exist, albeit very rare. British coins were used exclusively thereafter.

 
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In the 1960s the UK pound sterling was still the only legal tender in Gibraltar. In 1968 the UK, in order to begin to familiarise the public with the decimal system, introduced circulation 5p and 10p coins. These co-circulated with the UK shilling and two shilling coins and the UK 5p and 10p versions. Five pence was equivalent to a shilling, ten pence to two shillings. Both coins included the word "NEW" in the denominational legend, in order to distinguish them from "old" pre-decimal pence. These coins also circulated in Gibraltar.

Though Gibraltar did not issue its own pre-decimal circulation coins, it became active in the collector market by issuing a collector crown (five shillings) in 1967. The reverse of this coin depicted the castle and key, the symbol of Gibraltar. The same design was reissued dated 1968, 1969 and 1970.

See also: Gibraltar crown 1967-70: Preliminary artwork (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,13280.0.html)

 
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On the 15th February the UK went decimal, and Gibraltar, because it used UK coinage, followed suit. Though it did not issue its own circulation coins, it did issue a 25 pence collector coin. The coin was designed by Christopher Ironside, who had designed the reverses of the UK's circulation coins, and it depicted a macaque monkey, more commonly known as a "Barbary ape". These monkeys are one of Gibraltar's tourist attractions.

 
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Post by: <k> on May 27, 2016, 12:54:36 AM
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Gibraltar issued several collector coins but no circulation coins of its own. Jersey and Guernsey had already issued their own decimal coinages in 1971, followed by the Falkland Islands in 1974. The UK demonetised its old predecimal sixpence only at the end of 1980, so that coin disappeared from Gibraltar too.

In 1982, the UK dropped the legend "NEW" from its decimal coins and introduced a circulation 20 pence coin in 1982, followed by a circulation pound coin in 1983. At the end of 1984, the halfpenny was demonetised in the UK. All these changes also took place in Gibraltar, since the UK pound sterling was still the legal currency and only UK coins and banknotes circulated there. Also in 1984, yet another British overseas territory adopted its own coinage: St Helena and Ascension.

In 1985 another major change took place in the British coinage, when the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Raphael Maklouf, replaced the one by Arnold Machin.

In 1988 Gibraltar became the last of Britain's territories and dependencies using the UK pound sterling to issue its own coinage. The banknotes and coinage of the UK are still legal tender in Gibraltar and circulate there.

The territory uses its own currency, the Gibraltar pound. It is a separate currency from the UK pound sterling, but it is pegged to the UK pound at a rate of one to one. The Gibraltar pound is created by the Gibraltar currency board and is fully backed, 100%, by reserves of the UK pound sterling, its anchor currency. For a fuller explanation of currency boards, read this topic: There are only four basic currency systems in the world (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6679.0.html).

The territory's coins are minted to the same specifications of size, shape, colour and weight as their UK counterparts. The UK removed any reference to "NEW" pence from its coinage in 1982, and because Gibraltar's coins were not minted until 1988, they also omitted that reference.

The reverses of the coins of Gibraltar carried designs of the local landmarks and wildlife.

All the reverse designs of 1988 - including those of the £2 and £5 collector coins, which did not circulate - were the work of local artist Alfred Ryman. 

See also: Gibraltar 1988: adopted and unadopted designs by Alfred Ryman (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38895.0.html).

 
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The obverse of the coinage carried the standard portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf, as used in the UK from 1985 to 1997.
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The reverse of the penny depicted a Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara).
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A Barbary partridge.
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The Europa Point Lighthouse appeared on the two pence.
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The Europa Point Lighthouse dates from 1841.
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A macaque monkey (Macaca sylvanus) - known locally as "the Barbary ape", even though it is not an ape - was portrayed on the reverse of the five pence, surrounded by a floral motif of candytuft, Gibraltar's floral emblem. This species of macaque is unique for its distribution outside Asia and for its vestigial tail. A local legend says that British rule over the Rock of Gibraltar will end if the macaques ever disappear.
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A Barbary ape in Gibraltar.

 
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The ten pence depicted the Moorish Castle, with the Mediaeval Tower of Homage.
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The Moorish Castle, Gibraltar.
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Statue of "Our Lady of Europe" at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned, Gibraltar.



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The Statue of "Our Lady of Europa" appeared on the reverse of the twenty pence.
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A candytuft, Gibraltar's floral emblem, adorned the reverse of the fifty pence.
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Iberis gibraltarica (Gibraltar candytuft) is a flowering plant of the genus Iberis and the family Brassicaceae. It is the symbol of the Upper Rock Nature Reserve in Gibraltar, but it is actually a native of North Africa. Gibraltar is the only place in Europe where it is found growing in the wild. The candytuft grows from crevices in the limestone, and is often seen growing in abundance from the north face of the Rock of Gibraltar. Its flowers range from pale violet to almost white, and can reach up to 8 cm (3.1 in) across.
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The pound coin featured Gibraltar's coat of arms. Gibraltar's official motto, "Montis insignia calpe", means "Insignia of the Mountain of Calpe", that is, the Rock of Gibraltar.  The edge of the coin has alternate milled and plain sections. There is no edge inscription.



For other pound coin issues, see: Gibraltar: Some 1, 2 and 5 pound commemoratives (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,35487.0.html).
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Post by: <k> on June 02, 2016, 07:07:04 PM
In 1990 the UK reduced the size and weight of its five pence coin, and Gibraltar followed suit, though it retained the design of the macaque monkey.
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The fifty pence coin with the reverse design of the candytuft flower had been issued in 1988 and 1989, but in 1990 a new reverse design was issued of five dolphins swimming in a circle. This was a superb design. It was also reminiscent of the three swirling dolphins seen on the unofficial flag of Anguilla and on its brief independence coinage of the late 1960s.

Designer: Leslie Lindsay.

 
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In 1992 the UK reduced the size and weight of its ten pence coin. Gibraltar followed suit, but this time it used the opportunity to replace the design with one of the Europort building. This reverse design was issued from 1992 until 2003. Curiously, a reduced version of the original ten pence design, showing the Moorish Castle, was also issued in 1994, for one year only. In 1994, then, the two different designs co-circulated.

 
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In 1997 the UK reduced the size and weight of its fifty pence coin, and again Gibraltar made the same change to its own fifty pence coin in the same year. Gibraltar kept the same dolphins design that it had used for the larger version of the fifty pence.
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In 1997 Gibraltar released a new circulating denomination: a bimetallic two pound coin. This was in line with the UK, which also tried to introduce its own two pound coin in 1997; however, the electronic signature of the UK coins was wrong, so their issue was postponed until 1998, although the 1997-dated UK coins were also eventually released.

The reverse of the Gibraltar two pound coin shows Hercules strangling the Nemean lion. I do not know to what extent this coin circulated; if Gibraltar had retained its one pound banknote, then it is likely that banknotes would have been more popular than coins, but I have no knowledge of the situation on the ground in Gibraltar at that time.

ALL two pound coins of Gibraltar have a reeded edge and NO edge inscription.



For other 2 pounds issues, see: Gibraltar: Some 1, 2 and 5 pound commemoratives (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,35487.0.html).
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In 1998 the UK introduced a new effigy of the Queen for use on the obverse of its circulation coins. The new portrait was created by Ian Rank- Broadley and replaced the one by Raphael Maklouf. Gibraltar also adopted the new effigy in 1998.
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The cannon of the Ince battery appeared on the reverse of the two pound coins of 2002 and 2003.



See also: Gibraltar: Some 1, 2 and 5 pound commemoratives (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,35487.0.html).

 
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In 2004, Gibraltar celebrated the 300th anniversary of British administration. To commemorate this, Gibraltar issued a one-year circulation set of special designs. Instead of using the current portrait of the Queen, by Ian Rank Broadley, they switched to one created by Raphael Maklouf in 1985, which was originally intended to be used only on commemorative coins. It is called an uncouped portrait, because it includes the Queen's shoulders. A couped portrait shows only the head and neck. Maklouf's uncouped portrait has been used on Gibraltar's circulating coinage since 2004. The initials RDM, seen next to the portrait, stand for Raphael David Maklouf.
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The penny showed a new design of the famous "Barbary ape", along with a legend of "1704 - 2004", in common with all the circulation coins of the set. All the reverse designs of the 2004 set were created by the renowned English sculptor and coin designer, Philip Nathan.
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The two pence design carried a design of a bunch of keys, symbolising Gibraltar's location as the key to the Mediterranean.

 
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The five pence design carries a design of the Royal Mace, and the words "CONSTITUTION ORDER 1969".  That order guaranteed British sovereignty over Gibraltar to its people:

Whereas Gibraltar is part of Her Majesty’s dominions and Her Majesty’s Government have given assurances to the people of Gibraltar that Gibraltar will remain part of Her Majesty’s dominions unless and until an Act of Parliament otherwise provides, and furthermore that Her Majesty’s Government will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their freely and democratically expressed wishes.

 
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The ten pence shows three officers during Operation Torch in 1942, which saw the joint British and American invasion of French North Africa, as part of the effort to defeat the Nazis.
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The twenty pence commemorates the discovery of the Neanderthal skull in Gibraltar in 1848.

 
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Both sides of the 20 pence coin of 2004.

 
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The fifty pence commemorates British victory in the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
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The one pound coin commemorates The Great Siege, 1779-83, and depicts the Koehler Siege Gun, invented by Lieutenant Koehler.
 

Prior to 2004, the Pobjoy Mint produced Gibraltar's coins, and the edge of the pound coin had alternate milled and plain sections, and there was no edge inscription. In 2004, the Tower Mint took over the production of the coinage, and since then the pound coin has had a milled edge, but still without any inscription.



Wikipedia:

The Great Siege of Gibraltar was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France to capture Gibraltar from the British during the American War of Independence. This was the largest action fought during the war in terms of numbers, particularly the Grand Assault of 18 September 1782. It was the longest siege endured by the British Armed Forces, as well as being one of the longest continuous sieges in history.

 
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The two pound coin depicts the capture of Gibraltar by the British in 1704.

Prior to 2004, the Pobjoy Mint produced Gibraltar's coins, and the edge of the two pound coin had alternate milled and plain sections, and there was no edge inscription. All the two pound coins have a milled edge but no edge inscription.

 
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In 2005 Gibraltar continued the same themes as in 2004. However, most of the designs of 2004 were actually placed on different denominations in 2005. This is a phenomenon I have not noticed on the coins of any other country or territory. The Royal Mace now appeared on the reverse of the penny.
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The two pence now commemorated Operation Torch.
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The Barbary ape now appeared on the reverse of the five pence.
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And the ten pence now commemorated The Great Siege of 1779-83.
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The keys of Gibraltar now appeared on the twenty pence.

 
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The Capture of Gibraltar was now depicted on the fifty pence.

Notice the rowing boats, above the word "OF".
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The one pound coin commemorated the discovery of the Neanderthal skull.
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The Battle of Trafalgar scene that appeared on the fifty pence in 2004 now appeared on the two pound coin.
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Most of the 2005 set of circulation years continued to be issued for subsequent years. However, from 2006 until 2010 the Capture of Gibraltar design on the 50p, as seen in 2005, was replaced with a similar but different design.
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In 2010 Gibraltar issued a penny with a Barbary partridge on the reverse design.  This design was an amended version of the original penny design of 1988, except that the vegetation around the rim had been removed. The font used on the two designs is also different.
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Also in 2010, the 5 pence design, depicting the Barbary ape, was somewhat modified. Previously the literal version of the denomination, "FIVE PENCE", had appeared at the top of the coin, while the numeral had appeared at the bottom. On the new coin, their positions were reversed.
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Post by: <k> on June 02, 2016, 07:38:46 PM
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As of 2012, the obverse of Gibraltar's circulation coins carry a new legend, which now includes the words 'QUEEN OF GIBRALTAR'.
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:27:53 AM
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Reverse of 10 pence, 2013.



In 2013, Gibraltar issued an amended version of the cannon design on the 10 pence, in which the literals and numerals were reversed. "10" now appeared at the top of the design and "TEN PENCE" at the bottom.
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:28:33 AM
At the start of 2015, a new design Gibraltarian design series, dated 2014, began to appear. They are shown below.

 
Title: Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:28:52 AM
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Dama de noche flower (Cestrum nocturnum).  Known as "the lady of the night", this flower releases a strongly perfumed scent at night.



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Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2014.

 
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:29:02 AM
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Image © Daniel's Coin Zoo (http://www.coinzoo.net).



Gibraltar, 10 pence, 2014.  Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara).
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:29:23 AM
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Gibraltar, 20 pence, 2014. Candytuft flowers.
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:29:43 AM
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Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2014.  Macaque monkey, also known as "the Barbary ape" - though it is not an ape.
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:29:59 AM
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Gibraltar, 1 pound, 2014.  Dragon tree (Dracaena draco).
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:30:27 AM
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Gibraltar, 2 pounds, 2014.  Three dolphins.
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Post by: <k> on June 09, 2016, 09:30:45 AM
The design series of 2014 did not include a penny or two pence coin. In the UK, there is already some debate as to the usefulness of these coins, and whether they should be phased out.
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Post by: eurocoin on February 22, 2020, 02:18:48 PM
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In 2017, Gibraltar issued a special series of circulating coins for the 50th anniversary of the referendum that was held in 1967. In the referendum, Gibraltarian citizens were asked if they wanted to stay under British sovereignty or become under Spanish sovereignty. 99% of the people who casted their vote voted to remain British. Interestingly the 1p and 2p coins are included in the series. These denominations were not included in the standard circulating coin series that was being issued since 2014. For the first time since 2003, the circulation coins of Gibraltar were again produced at Pobjoy Mint. A portrait that is exclusive to Pobjoy Mint can be seen on the obverse of the coins. On their reverses the coat of arms of Gibraltar is depicted.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:27:41 PM
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The 1 penny coin.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:28:58 PM
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The 2 pence coin.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:30:24 PM
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The 5 pence coin.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:31:01 PM
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The 10 pence coin.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:33:19 PM
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The 20 pence coin. It is the only denomination in the series that also depicts the denomination in figures.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:34:00 PM
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The 50 pence coin.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 07:43:50 PM
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The 1 pound coin.
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Post by: eurocoin on March 24, 2020, 08:02:32 PM
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The 2 pound coin.
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Post by: <k> on March 24, 2020, 08:26:53 PM
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Post by: <k> on October 12, 2020, 01:05:31 PM
Western Europe: Some pre-euro coinages issued after 1945.

01] Austria: pre-euro coinage from 1946 to 2001 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43846.0.html).

02] Belgian franc: from 1948 until the euro (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45431.0.html).

03] Coinage of Switzerland (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45897.0.html).

04] Cyprus: final coinage under British rule (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,49443.0.html).

05] Finland: Wildlife series of the 1990s (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,25942.0.html).

06] French coins from the 1950s until the introduction of the euro (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,47843.0.html).

07] German coinage of the Allied occupation, 1945 to 1948 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,46863.0.html).

08] Greece 1973: the fascinating story behind Series A and B (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,14985.0.html).

09] Icelandic marine series, 1981 to date (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,14175.0.html).

10] Italy's final pre-euro coinage (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43868.0.html).

11] Luxembourg's coinage after World War 2 but before the euro (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,47910.0.html).

12] Malta's pre-euro coinage, 1972-2007 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9100.0.html).

13] Milestones in the coinage of the Netherlands (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,35965.0.html).

14] Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12037.0.html).

15] Milestones in the decimal coinage of Guernsey (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11469.0.html).

16] Milestones in the decimal coinage of Ireland (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,43366.0.html).

17] Milestones in the decimal coinage of Jersey (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11503.0.html).

18] Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,11994.0.html).

19] Milestones in the decimal coinage of the UK (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12072.0.html).

20] Norwegian wildlife series, 1958 to 1973 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,14248.0.html).

21] Portugal's final pre-euro coin series (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,44163.0.html).

22] Pre-euro Coinage of the Federal Republic of Germany (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,45480.0.html).

23] Pre-euro coinage of the Republic of Greece, 1976 to 2001 (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,49456.0.html).

24] Republic of Cyprus: pre-euro coinage (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,49444.0.html).

25] Spain: pre-euro coinage of King Juan Carlos I (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,49513.0.html).