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10 Pence Gibraltar, Europort?
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:31:06 PM »
Hi,

Anybody knows anything about Europort from the reverse of 10 Pence Gibraltar KM# 112? Is it a business centre building or something else? Why Euro? Why port? :)

Here is the link to the coin: https://coin-brothers.com/catalog/coin5375

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Re: 10 Pence Gibraltar, Europort?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 10:37:43 PM »
Yes, it's a business centre. And it's in Europe, so: Euro. Europort

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Re: 10 Pence Gibraltar, Europort?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 11:03:10 PM »
Kind of strange idea to put a business center on a coin :) Thanks a lot!
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Re: 10 Pence Gibraltar, Europort?
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 11:23:17 PM »
Gibraltar is very small. Its scope for subjects is therefore not large.

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Re: 10 Pence Gibraltar, Europort?
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 11:38:29 PM »
The name Europort applies to two streets and an area. The area is reclaimed land North of Upper town and East of North District. I was told that the area was originally thought of as a financial sector like the Docklands in London and Dublin, but it has turned out as a collection of general office and tourism sector buildings. Perhaps some tenants being named in the Panama papers had an influence.

One street is described here. The high-rise on the coin may be the Atlantic suites, the building on the corner of Europort road and Europort avenue that houses the restaurant "The Atlantic", though the backdrop of the Rock doesn't fit.

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Re: 10 Pence Gibraltar, Europort?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2018, 06:19:32 AM »
Thanks a lot, Peter!
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