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Gibraltar

The British colony of Gibraltar is located at the tip of Spain

that is just above Morocco, in Northern Africa.

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Area of 2.25 square miles (6.5 square Kilometres).

The Spanish 'Real' was the official currency of Gibraltar

until 1825 and circulated alongside other Spanish

 and British currencies until 1898.

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Some token coinage was made between 1802 and 1820

by shop keepers due to the lack of small change.

These coins were in the denomination of Quarto(s)

issued by Robert Keeling, Richard Cattons & James Spittles.

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British Colony - Token Coinage

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Token coinage was used and accepted at various stores

within the town.

Mainly by the British troops stationed there.

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This example is for use at

Robert Keeling & Son's

It appears that Robert Keeling was the owner of a wine store

possibly in the Cooperage district with a personal address

in Governor's Lane.

      

GIB 1810 - 2 Quartos - Obv.

 

GIB 1810 - 2 Quartos - Rev.

GIB 1810  2 Quartos - Token coinage payable at Robert Keeling & Son's

                                       Date: Small height at 4 mm.

                                       Grade:  Very Fine + or better.   Price:  30.00  - 1 only.

      
     

GIB 1820  2 Quartos - Token coinage payable at James Spittles

                                       Rev. Several small indents. (It seems that many Gibraltar coins suffer from indents !!)

                                       Grade:  Fine or better.   Price:  15.00  - 1 only.

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In 1825 circulating coins were pegged to the British Pound

A Quart = 1 Farthing

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In 1841 The 1st Regular coinage for Gibraltar was made

with currency coins struck in 1842 using the proof dies.

A total of 387,072 quarts were struck worth

436 (Pounds) & 16 Shillings or 2016 Spanish dollars.

Issued as 1/2 Quart, 1 Quart & 2 Quarts.

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The 1842 2 Quarts are nothing special but the

1 Quart and Half Quart are in better grades.

 

1842  2 Quarts

     
GIB 1842  2 Quarts obv. (No. 1)   GIB 1842  2 Quarts rev  (No. 1)

GIB 1842  2 Quarts - Obv. A couple of dark patches and slight edge bruises.

                                    Date: 2 over 1. 

                                    Grade:  Fine of possibly slightly better !?  Price:  15.00  (No. 1) - 1 only

     
GIB 1842  2 Quarts obv. (No. 2)   GIB 1842  2 Quarts rev  (No. 2)

GIB 1842  2 Quarts - Very slightly edgy !

                                     Date: 2 over 1.

                                    Grade:  Fine of possibly slightly better !?  Price:  20.00  (No. 2) - 1 only

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GIB 1842  2 Quarts - Obv. Edge bruise at 10 o'clock. Several small indents in the field and head.

                                    Date: 2 over 1.

                                    Grade:  Fair  Price:  8.50  (No. 3) - 1 only

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1842  1 Quart

     
GIB 1842  1 Quart  obv. (No. 1)   GIB 1842  1 Quart  rev  (No. 1)

GIB 1842  1 Quart - Obv. A couple of slight indents on Victoria's lower cheek.

                                    Date: 2 over 0. 

                                    Grade:  Very Fine.  Price:  40.00  (No. 1) - 1 only

      
GIB 1842  1 Quart  obv. (No. 2)   GIB 1842  1 Quart  rev  (No. 2)

GIB 1842  1 Quart - No problems !

                                    Date: 2 over 0. 

                                    Grade:  Extremely Fine.   Price:  85.00  (No. 2) - 1 only

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1842  Half (1/2) Quart

      
GIB 1842  Half Quart  obv. (No. 1)   GIB 1842  Half Quart  rev  (No. 1)

Very Special offer (No. 1)

I managed to purchase a few examples of the Half Quart in better than Very Fine,

(VF+) which I can offer at a special price !

Normal price would be 35.00

My offer at 25.00 - while stocks last.

GIB 1842  Half Quart - Grade:  Very Fine +.   Price:  25.00  (No. 1)

      
GIB 1842  Half Quart  obv. (No. 2)   GIB 1842  Half Quart  rev  (No. 2)

Very Special offer (No. 2)

I also managed to purchase a few examples of the Half Quart in

Virtually Extremely Fine (EF?)

which I can also offer at a special price !

Normal price would be 50.00

My offer at 40.00 - while stocks last.

GIB 1842  Half Quart - Grade:  EF ?.   Price:  40.00  (No. 2)

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In 1872 the Spanish currency became the sole legal tender

currency in Gibraltar. However in 1898 the Spanish Peseta

dropped in value and the British Pound Sterling again replaced

Spanish coins and became the sole currency.

The British imported both British coins and banknotes.

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In 1967 the British inhabitants votes overwhelmingly to

remain under British rule and a commemorative Crown

(5 Shillings) was issued.

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In 1988 new 'decimal' coins were struck for Gibraltar by

the Pobjoy Mint (Private British Mint) and continue to issue

the coins for Gibraltar up to today !

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