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Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:05:53 PM »

Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1971.



Christopher Ironside's charming design features a macaque monkey, commonly known as a "Barbary ape".
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 11:06:47 PM »

Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1977.



This coin celebrates the Queen's Silver Jubilee: the 25th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

Christopher Ironside's charming design shows a wreath of macaque monkeys encircling Gibraltar's emblem.
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 11:08:40 PM »


Gibraltar, 5 pence, 1988.



Gibraltar issued its first modern circulation coins in 1988.
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 11:10:12 PM »


Gibraltar.  Circulation penny of 2004.
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 11:11:33 PM »


Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2005.
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 11:13:09 PM »


Gibraltar, 5 pence, 2010.



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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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 11:14:27 PM »


Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2014.
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 11:15:30 PM »

A Barbary partridge.
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 11:16:46 PM »


Gibraltar, 1 penny, 1988.



The reverse of the first modern circulation penny depicted a Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara).
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Re: Monkeys and partridges on the coins of Gibraltar
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2020, 11:19:13 PM »


Gibraltar, 1 penny, 2010.

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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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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2020, 11:20:33 PM »


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

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