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Offline <k>

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2020, 07:24:04 PM »



Above you see New Calpe House as it appears on the reverse of a Gibraltarian 20 pence coin of 2018.

Below you see a photo of New Calpe House in Norfolk Square, London.

Can you spot the difference.

The coin design of New Calpe House is surely the most egregious misnomer in the history of numismatics.

What happened? Did the Russians or Chinese cyberhack the Pobjoy Mint?

And should Gibraltar be punished for this? Given back to Spain and forced to use the euro and speak French?  :o
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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #61 on: December 19, 2020, 08:49:49 PM »
And you call that a "milestone"? Hehehe.

Well, that thing on the coin is not the house in the sense of building – it is the Calpe House logo. My impression is that this logo should convey the idea of a rock that is also a home, namely Gibraltar, with a large sun, and a small ship. :)

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #62 on: December 19, 2020, 09:13:32 PM »
Interesting. I knew it was the logo of Calpe House, somehow didn't notice that the houses are in the shape of the Rock before.

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Re: Comments on "Milestones in the decimal coinage of Gibraltar"
« Reply #63 on: December 19, 2020, 09:27:01 PM »
Yes, well spotted, chrisild.  8)
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