• 10 Pence 1992-1997, KM# 112, Gibraltar, Elizabeth II
  • 10 Pence 1992-1997, KM# 112, Gibraltar, Elizabeth II
Description

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi) and is bordered to the north by Spain. The landscape is dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar at the foot of which is a densely populated city area, home to over 30,000 people, primarily Gibraltarians.

An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. The territory was ceded to Great Britain in perpetuity under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Mintmark below the portrait.

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

ELIZABETH II GIBRALTAR·1995
RDM
PM

Reverse

Depicts the business center Europort surrounded by the twelve stars of the European Union. Value divides a legend.

The name Europort applies to two streets and an area. The area is reclaimed land North of Upper town and East of North District. The area was originally thought of as a financial sector like the Docklands in London and Dublin, but it has turned out as a collection of general office and tourism sector buildings.

AA, AB, AC, AD, BC are dieletters. These letters used are all uppercase and they take their distinctive style from Hiberno-Norse runes. They always appear on the reverse of the coins. Dieletters tell what die to stamp the coin was used. When AA gets worn or broken it is replaced by AB and so on. So AA is most common, AB is scarcer, etc.

EURO 10 PORT
AA

Edge

10 Pence

3rd portrait
KM# 112
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 6.5 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Thickness 1.85 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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