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Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:50:50 PM »
Parent topic:  Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar


The parent topic (above) gives an overview of the coinage of the Gibraltar since decimalisation. Please post any comments, questions or corrections here.

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 12:16:29 AM »
1994 Europort coins to the best of my knowledge do not exist.

I have seen some strange coins from Gibraltar over the years, including a 2000 20p struck in Aluminium and a 1995 Christmas 50p in Bimetallic so nothing is beyond the realms of possibility.

If it's any use (don't think these circulated much)


My 1995 1994 1 is quite quite awful - but I kept it because it proves it was a circulation coin!
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 12:20:33 AM »
Thanks, Andy. I have three different designs of Gibraltar pound coins (1988, 1993 and 2003), all given to me in change in Croydon, and all well circulated.

I would love to see a scan of your bimetallic 50p if you ever have time.
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 12:30:28 AM »

I would love to see a scan of your bimetallic 50p if you ever have time.

Not mine - was outbid!
It ended whilst I was at work, so was unable to increase my bid.
I think it sold for 50 or so - but since it was a Christmas one I wasn't too bothered!

It was exactly the same as the normal sort, just struck with a Cu-Ni border / brass centre.
For some reason I neglected to keep a picture.
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 12:40:01 AM »
It's amazing to think that Hercules lived and worked in Gibraltar. I suppose that means he owned a British passport. He seems to have been a bit of a dodgy character though, and I'm sure MI5 will have kept him under surveillance.
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 12:43:30 AM »
Not mine - was outbid!
It ended whilst I was at work, so was unable to increase my bid.
I think it sold for 50 or so - but since it was a Christmas one I wasn't too bothered!

It was exactly the same as the normal sort, just struck with a Cu-Ni border / brass centre.
For some reason I neglected to keep a picture.

50 is not bad for such an item, though the Xmas designs are truly groan-worthy.

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 07:51:04 AM »
Some collectors are not convinced that this reduced size 1994 10 pence design exists, even though it is recorded by the Standard Catalog of World Coins. Do any of our members own one of these elusive beasts?

I have such one in my collection...

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 08:31:19 PM »
2001 2 and,
2002-2003 2....
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 08:45:18 PM »
2001 2 and,
2002-2003 2....

Yes, this is where it gets complex. I'm never sure whether they were intended to circulate. In the UK, of course, our different annual two pound designs most definitely do circulate, as I receive them in change often enough. When I've got to the end of the topic, I'll backtrack and fit those ones in.

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 08:53:30 PM »
Numismaster seems to think there is a difference between the 2005 and 2008 two pound coins. It calls the 2005 one KM 1073, whilst the 2008 version is KM 1092. I can see no difference between the 2005 and 2008 designs, obverse or reverse. Can you?

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011, 10:49:34 PM »
2005 to 2010, with 2005 on the left... err 2010,  no maybe 2005...
Anyway they all look the same to me!
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011, 10:58:20 PM »
2005 to 2010, with 2005 on the left... err 2010,  no maybe 2005...
Anyway they all look the same to me!

And to me. Would you like to inform Numismaster of their duplicate KM numbers?

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2011, 12:02:56 AM »
In 2010 the monkey decided that the '5' had gotten too uncomfortable to sit on, so when no one was looking he cunningly switched the '5' for the 'five pence'.  If you look closely you can see that he didn't quite make it back to the exact same sitting position he was in before the coin was struck.
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 12:37:18 AM »
In 2010 the monkey decided that the '5' had gotten too uncomfortable to sit on, so when no one was looking he cunningly switched the '5' for the 'five pence'.  If you look closely you can see that he didn't quite make it back to the exact same sitting position he was in before the coin was struck.

 ;D  Well, I tried to fit all the monkeys in here:

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,12037.msg81567.html#msg81567

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2011, 08:27:45 PM »
The main topic has been very interesting (thank you!), as have the connents here (thanks again!), but I think that there is much that we do not know about modern Gibraltar coins (which are circulation coins rather than collector coins, etc.) and official information is sadly lacking. A good start has been made with the main topic, but as this thread shows, there are gaps.

On account of the lack of detailed information on modern Gibraltar coins, I am trying to produce an Excel Workbook on the subject. The current version is based on information here plus the coins that I found circulating whilst I was in Gibraltar.

If you think that you might be able to assist, please see Project Gibraltar

Thanks,

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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