Monkeys on the coins of Gibraltar

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Gibraltar, 25 pence, 1971.




Christopher Ironside's charming design features a macaque monkey, commonly known as a "Barbary ape".
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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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Gibraltar, 5 pence, 1988.




Gibraltar issued its first modern circulation coins in 1988.
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Gibraltar.  Circulation penny of 2004.
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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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Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2014.

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Gibraltar, 1 pound, 2017.  Silver collector coin.  Macaque monkey.
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Gibraltar, 2 pounds, 2021.  Silver collector coin.  Macaque monkey.
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Gibraltar, 50 pence, 2018.  Barbary ape.  (Macaque monkey).

The animal is in fact a monkey and not an ape, but "Barbary ape" is its colloquial name.
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My thanks to eurocoin for this photo of the monkey that appears on the collector coin shown in the previous post.
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