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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, 2005.
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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.

Meanwhile, 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.jpg


Gibraltar 1 pound 2017-.jpg

Gibraltar, 1 pound, 2017.  Silver collector coin.  Macaque monkey.
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Gibraltar 2 pounds 2021-.jpg


Gibraltar 2 pounds 2021.jpg

Gibraltar, 2 pounds, 2021.  Silver collector coin.  Macaque monkey.
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Gibraltar 50 pence 2018.jpg


Gibraltar 50 pence 2018-.jpg

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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Barbary.jpg

My thanks to eurocoin for the photo of this monkey.

It is the one that appears on the collector coin shown in the previous post.
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