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Gibraltar 2014 - New 1 pound type - Drago
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Re: Gibraltar 2014 - New 1 pound type - Drago
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2015, 01:05:21 PM »
Broccoli on coins, hmm, is that a first?

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Gibraltar 2014 - New 1 pound type - Drago
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2015, 04:21:39 PM »
Which tree is depicted on Yemen 1 Riyal bimetallic? I guess it's the same?

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Re: Gibraltar 2014 - New 1 pound type - Drago
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2015, 05:21:26 PM »






The Dragon Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari) is a Dragon Tree unique to Socotra Island, Yemen.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 08:48:59 AM »
Following Wikipedia entries, the Yemen tree is different from the Canarian... Dracaena cinnabari vs Dracaena draco. There are many subspecies, in fact:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_%28plant%29

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2015, 08:55:47 AM »
Seems that annual mint set of 2014 is out...(Image taken from eBay)

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Re: Gibraltar 2014 - New 1 pound type - Drago
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 07:43:36 PM »
^^ Yes, and people appear to be paying more on eBay than they would by ordering from: http://www.gibraltar-stamps.com/index.php?controller=coins&action=coindetails&id=1439

What's intriguing about this (other than the new coin designs themselves) is the fact that the 1p and 2p are missing from the set.  Is Gibraltar planning to withdraw them from circulation?  I wouldn't have thought they would do this until the UK does (if and when that happens) but why no new designs for these two denominations?