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Gibraltar

 

1 Pound, 1975 (1978)

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1960, age 34

Back: The Covenant of Gibraltar

 

5 Pounds, 1988

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1960, age 34

Back: The Covenant of Gibraltar

 

5 Pounds, 2000
Commemorates the new Millennium

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1992, age 66

Back: Gibraltar monkey, city and harbor view

 

50 Pounds 2006

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1992, age 66

Back: Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister 1940-45, 1951-55

 

5 Pounds, 2011

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: The oldest part of the Moorish Castle date back to the 11th century. The castle consisted of three wards rising from the area of what is today Casemates Square to the Tower of Homage, which was built in the 14th century. Even today it dominates the old City. The Upper Ward of the castle and the Tower of Homage are featured on the back.

Courtesy of Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd.

 

Moorish Castle

Moorish Castle

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10 Pounds, 2010

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar painting by John Trumbull

The Great Siege of 1779-1783 was the 14th and last attempt to take Gibraltar by force, by means of a siege. The heroic defense of Gibraltar under General Eliott against the might of France and Spain resonated throughout Europe.

Courtesy of Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd.

 

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar

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20 Pounds, 2011

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Admiral Lord Nelson called at the port of Gibraltar on a number of occasions prior to the famous Battle of Trafalgar of 1805, fought close to Gibraltar, where he won a great victory but lost his life. The back shows the dismasted HMS Victory, the Admiral's flagship, being towed to Gibraltar after the battle, bearing the body of the dead Admiral.

Courtesy of Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd.

 

HMS Victory, Painting by Clarkson Stanfield

HMS Victory

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50 Pounds, 2010

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Casemates Square originally formed part of the Lower Ward of the Moorish Castle. It was the heart of La Barcina, part of the 15th century Spanish city, at the confluence of the roads leading to the Land and Sea Gates to Gibraltar. The British built a large Barracks at this strategic point, Casemates Barracks, that gave the square its present name. It is now a gastronomic, shopping and leisure hub.

Courtesy of Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd.

 

Casemates Square

Casemates Square

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100 Pounds, 2011 Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: The King's Bastion stands at the centre of the medieval seawall that protected the old City. It was fortified by General Boyd (who is buried in the Bastion) in 1773 in time for it to play a key role in the defence of Gibraltar during the Great Siege. Gibraltar's first electricity generating plant was sited in the courtyard of the Bastion. The Generating Station was demolished to give way to today's leisure centre, a stunning innovative use for a historical military fortification.

Courtesy of Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau Ltd.

 

The King's Bastion

The King's Bastion

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100 Pounds, (2017) Polymer

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1977, age 51

Back: Joshua Hassan (1915-1997), Chief Minister of Gibraltar 1964-1969, 1972-1987

Courtesy yuri111

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Gibraltar is a British colony located at the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Gibraltar.

 

 

 

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