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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 02:01:09 PM »
I can confirm that UK coins can and do circulate in Gibraltar. In fact, what little change I got there was British (but that's not a representative sample).

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 03:13:10 PM »
Thanks Peter.  I thought that might be the case but I wasn't sure.  I've been to Gibraltar once but that was just a day trip back in 1999.  So they definitely would have an issue with counterfeit coins then. 

The arrogance/naïveté of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories always astounds me.  What they really mean is that, whilst thousands of transactions involving counterfeit £1 coins must take place in these territories every day, ultimately it isn't their problem as they can just send UK coins back at intervals.  As with Jersey and Guernsey, the majority of coins circulating are British anyway, so I do wonder how often they really do send any back.

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 03:39:04 PM »
There is no news on it which is not really strange as the commemoration of the referendum and most of the events surrounding it still have to take place.

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2017, 11:57:40 AM »
The 50th anniversary of the referendum is under two months away (10 September) and as it's not dependent on anyone remaining alive, there wouldn't be any harm in announcing anything before it happens.

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2017, 02:24:46 PM »
The 50th anniversary of the referendum is under two months away (10 September) and as it's not dependent on anyone remaining alive, there wouldn't be any harm in announcing anything before it happens.

Your message does not make any sense to me. The unveiling of the new coins is obviously part of the celebrations, the celebrations have yet to take place so why would they give any information in advance?

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2017, 09:37:29 PM »
The Royal Mint do it every year!  When new sets are released, coins marking anniversaries that have yet to happen are common-place.  I appreciate Gibraltar is different and it's not the Royal Mint, but to say my post makes little sense is a slight over-reaction. 

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Re: Gibraltar 2017: New series of circulating coins
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 03:11:43 PM »
Making sense and making sense to eurocoin is not necessarily the same. Both of you, try re-reading before you post, please. It is easy to give offence and easy to react in a prickly way, but it's no fun for anyone and this site is about having fun.

Peter
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