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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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Gibraltar 1 pound 2005.jpg



The one pound coin commemorated the discovery of the Neanderthal skull.
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#46
Gibraltar 2 pounds 2005.jpg



The Battle of Trafalgar scene that appeared on the fifty pence in 2004 now appeared on the two pound coin.
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#47
Gibraltar 50p 2006.JPG



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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#48



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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#49
Gibraltar 5p 2011.jpg



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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#50
Gibraltar 2 pence 2012.jpg



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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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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#52
At the start of 2015, a new design Gibraltarian design series, dated 2014, began to appear. They are shown below.

The design series of 2014 did not include a penny or two pence coin. In the UK, there was already some debate as to the usefulness of these coins and whether they should be phased out.
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#53

Dama de noche flower (Cestrum nocturnum).  Known as "the lady of the night", this flower releases a strongly perfumed scent at night.



Gibraltar 5p 2016.jpg

Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2014.

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#54
Gibraltar 10p 2015.jpg



Gibraltar, 10 pence, 2014.  Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara).
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#55




Gibraltar, 20 pence, 2014. Candytuft flowers.
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#56



Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2014.  Macaque monkey, also known as "the Barbary ape" - though it is not an ape.
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Gibraltar, 1 pound, 2014.  Dragon tree (Dracaena draco).
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Gibraltar, 2 pounds, 2014.  Three dolphins.
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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. Of the people who cast their vote, 99%  voted to remain British. Interestingly, the 1 penny and 2 pence coins are included in the series. These denominations were not included in the standard circulating coin series had been issued from 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.