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Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« on: October 23, 2020, 09:58:22 AM »
Gibraltar will this year again release a Christmas 50p and will also issue a 2 pounds coin with the same design. The coins will depict Father Christmas flying through the sky in his sleigh with a few reindeers.
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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50 pence 2020
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 11:40:22 AM »
Gibraltar will this year again release a Christmas 50p. The coin will depict Father Christmas flying through the sky in his sleigh with a few reindeers.
Did I understand correctly that 2 pound coins will also be issued? With the same design? https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/uploads/legislations/gibraltar-coinage/Issue%20of%20Coins/2020=368.pdf
And what do you think-will it be bimetal or precious metals?

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50 pence 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 11:59:06 AM »
Did I understand correctly that 2 pound coins will also be issued? With the same design? https://www.gibraltarlaws.gov.gi/uploads/legislations/gibraltar-coinage/Issue%20of%20Coins/2020=368.pdf
And what do you think-will it be bimetal or precious metals?

The 2 pound coin will be bimetal.
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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 01:05:35 PM »
Hi eurocoin, thank you for this info. Do you know if it will be mass produced to circulation? Or only on very limited mintage like Hercules/Breast Cancer coins? I ask about 2£.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 08:24:52 PM »
Hi eurocoin, thank you for this info. Do you know if it will be mass produced to circulation? Or only on very limited mintage like Hercules/Breast Cancer coins? I ask about 2£.

Unfortunately I currently do not know this.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 04:53:57 PM »
Images of the coins. They will be minted by Tower Mint. The coins will have the new portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael David Maklouf on their obverse. This portrait was last year also used on the obverse of the Breast cancer 2 pound coin.

The coins will not be released into general circulation. According to the Government of Gibraltar they can only purchased by emailing them. To do so email: mandy.hayes@treasury.gov.gi



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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 10:41:04 AM »
I currently have the following information about the costs of the coins:

Loose 50p: 2 pounds
Loose 2 pound: 4 pounds
Carded 50p: 11 pounds
Carded 2 pound: 11 pounds

Orders are being taken if you call +350 200 48386‬. Note that this is a phone number in Gibraltar, so there may be costs involved.
Delivery will take approximately 2 weeks.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 05:10:01 PM »
Will all 2 pound coins be colored? (as in the photo)

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2020, 06:26:54 PM »
I do not know. Likewise I do not know if there will be a coloured version of the 50p.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2020, 07:59:50 PM »
I do not know if there will be a coloured version of the 50p.
Looks that will be coloured 50p too.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2020, 09:35:12 AM »
Residents of Gibraltar who are able to pick up their order from the local government building once it is available are allowed to pre-order by email. People who live outside of Gibraltar are now not allowed to pre-order (although some of their orders have initially been taken too  ::)). They will have to wait until the coins are available on the Gibraltar National Mint webshop.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2020, 09:38:01 AM »
Residents of Gibraltar who are able to pick up their from the local government building are allowed to pre-order. People who live outside of Gibraltar are not allowed to pre-order (although some of their orders have been taken too  ::)). They will have to wait until the coins are available on the Gibraltar National Mint webshop.

Yes, exactly. I wrote to GNM to order these coins few days ago and they asked if  I live in Gibraltar. If so, I will be added to the list and can pick-up coins, if not live in Gibraltar: "please visit our shop online in couple of weeks".

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #12 on: Today at 09:50:08 AM »
The coins are now available in the webshop of the Gibraltar National Mint. Unfortunately because of demand, the webshop appears to be broken.

Coin dealer Gibraltar Stamps and Coins started selling coins at midnight. A lot of coins they had in stock are already gone but what is left  will soon be available on their website.


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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #13 on: Today at 03:02:37 PM »
It appears that, in contrary to information released by the Government of Gibraltar, the coins will also be released into general circulation. It is the first time in years that Tower Mint produces coins of Gibraltar for general circulation. It is also the first time that the latest portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael David Maklouf will enter general circulation.

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Re: Gibraltar: Christmas 50p and 2 pounds 2020
« Reply #14 on: Today at 11:06:18 PM »
Maybe Treasury informed previously about coloured coins only - they seems to be issued only on cards, not for circulation...
I checked again Tower Mint news and it looks that they wrote in October about production of circulation coins (and gold 50p!) for Gibraltar:

https://www.towermint.co.uk/twas-two-months-before-christmas-and-santa-came-to-tower/

Please see also photo on bottom of article and the text on stand between two men. It confirm that Tower Mint os producent od circulation coins for Gibraltar.