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Modern European coins except the euro => Spain, Portugal => Gibraltar => Topic started by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:05:53 PM

Title: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:05:53 PM
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Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1971.




Christopher Ironside's charming design features a macaque monkey, commonly known as a "Barbary ape".
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:06:47 PM
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Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1977.




This coin celebrates the Queen's Silver Jubilee: the 25th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Christopher Ironside's charming design shows a wreath of macaque monkeys encircling Gibraltar's emblem.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:08:40 PM
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Gibraltar, 5 pence, 1988.




Gibraltar issued its first modern circulation coins in 1988.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:10:12 PM
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Gibraltar.  Circulation penny of 2004.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:11:33 PM
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Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2005.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:13:09 PM
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Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2010.




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.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on January 05, 2020, 11:14:27 PM
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Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2014.

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Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on September 23, 2021, 11:26:06 PM
Gibraltar, 1 pound, 2017.  Silver collector coin.  Macaque monkey.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on September 23, 2021, 11:27:29 PM
Gibraltar, 2 pounds, 2021.  Silver collector coin.  Macaque monkey.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on September 23, 2021, 11:39:18 PM
Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2018.  Barbary ape.  (Macaque monkey).

The animal is in fact a monkey and not an ape, but "Barbary ape" is its colloquial name.
Title: Re: Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar
Post by: <k> on September 24, 2021, 12:11:15 AM
My thanks to eurocoin for this photo of the monkey that appears on the collector coin shown in the previous post.