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Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar

Started by <k>, October 17, 2011, 08:36:28 PM

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#30
Gibraltar 1p 2004-.jpg



The penny showed a new design of the famous "Barbary ape".

The included a legend of "1704 - 2004", in common with all the other coins of the set.
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#31
Gibraltar 2p 2004-.jpg



The two pence design carried a design of a bunch of keys.

This symbolised Gibraltar's location as the key to the Mediterranean.

 
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#32
Gibraltar 5p 2004---.jpg



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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#33


Gibraltar 10p 2004---.jpg


The ten pence shows three officers during Operation Torch in 1942.

This saw the joint British and American invasion of French North Africa, as part of the effort to defeat the Nazis.

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#34
Gibraltar 20p 2004.JPG



The twenty pence commemorates the discovery of the Neanderthal skull in Gibraltar in 1848.

 
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#35
Gibraltar 20 pence 2004.jpg



The obverse of the 20 pence coin of 2004.

 
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#36
Gibraltar 50p 2004~~.JPG

The obverse of the 50 pence.



Gibraltar 50p 2004.JPG

The fifty pence commemorates British victory in the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
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#37
Gibraltar  1 pound 2004.jpg

Obverse of the 1 pound coin of 2004.


Gibraltar pound 2004.jpg



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.



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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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#38
Gibraltar 2 pounds 2004-.jpg



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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#39




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 that 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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#41
Gibraltar 5p 2005~.JPG



The Barbary ape now appeared on the reverse of the five pence.
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#42
Gibraltar 10p 2009-.jpg



And the ten pence now commemorated The Great Siege of 1779-83.
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#43
Gibraltar 20p 2005.jpg



The keys of Gibraltar now appeared on the twenty pence.

 
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#44
Gibraltar 50 pence 2005.jpg



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

Notice the rowing boats, above the word "OF".
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