Gibraltar 10 Pounds banknote of 2002

30 Aug 2019  Fri

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast. It’s dominated by the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426m-high limestone ridge. First settled by the Moors in the Middle Ages and later ruled by Spain, the outpost ceded into the British territories by 1713. Layers of fortifications include the remains of a 14th-century Moorish Castle and the 18th century Great Siege Tunnels, which were expanded in WWII.

The currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound, issued by the Government of Gibraltar under the terms of the 1934 Currency Notes Act. These banknotes are legal tender in Gibraltar alongside Bank of England banknotes. Today we are looking at a 10 pound banknote issued in 2002. The note specifications are as follows:

Obverse: Portrait of HM Queen Elisabeth II to right; the official Coat of Arms to left; Lighthouse Europa Point to left centre; and a downwards firing cannon to left centre bottom.

Reverse: Main Street or Casemates Square in Gibraltar in centre; Butterflies to top left corner and the Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara) beneath them.

Image Courtesy: MA-Shops

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