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Gibraltar to introduce 12-sided pound coin
« on: September 26, 2017, 12:50:50 PM »
Gibraltar will be issuing a new 12-sided 1 pound coin. A date has not yet been set as The Royal Mint does not yet have a sufficient amount of blanks available. The Royal Mint will produce the blanks and then send these to Tower Mint for the minting.

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Re: Gibraltar to introduce 12-sided pound coin
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 01:11:44 PM »
The Government of Gibraltar hopes that The Royal Mint will have stock by the end of this year and so that the 2018 coin set of Gibraltar will have the new 12-sided 1 pound coin.

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Re: Gibraltar to introduce 12-sided pound coin
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 06:04:38 PM »
Thanks for the news eurocoin.

Just as expected...  ;)
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Re: Gibraltar to introduce 12-sided pound coin
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 08:40:04 PM »
Thanks for the news eurocoin.

Just as expected...  ;)

Why has it been expected?
Jersey and Guernsey have gotten rid off their 1 coins -- withdrawing them from circulation and ''replacing'' them with their 1 bank-note and the UK 1 coin resp.

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Re: Gibraltar to introduce 12-sided pound coin
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2017, 01:48:47 PM »
Look at the pound-using territories, and you'll see that the Isle of Man and Gibraltar have always been highly commercially and collector-oriented in their coin issuance. They want to please the collectors in order to earn money from them. In recent years the Falkland Islands have also been heading in that direction. These territories use - or have used - the more commercially-oriented mints, e.g. the Pobjoy Mint and Tower Mint, so that all makes sense.

Meanwhile, the Channel Islands and St Helena-Ascension have usually been more conservative in their issuing policies.

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Re: Gibraltar to introduce 12-sided pound coin
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 08:08:13 PM »
Look at the pound-using territories, and you'll see that the Isle of Man and Gibraltar have always been highly commercially and collector-oriented in their coin issuance. They want to please the collectors in order to earn money from them. In recent years the Falkland Islands have also been heading in that direction. These territories use - or have used - the more commercially-oriented mints, e.g. the Pobjoy Mint and Tower Mint, so that all makes sense.

Meanwhile, the Channel Islands and St Helena-Ascension have usually been more conservative in their issuing policies.

Thanks for the explanation. Learnt something today.  :)