The Gibraltar National Mint has commissioned a special limited edition set of Fine Gold .999 24ct coins, which have been created in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The first set (00) was presented by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo to HRH The Princess Royal as a gift to Her Majesty on behalf of the people of Gibraltar.
In tribute to Her Majesty on her 90th Birthday, renowned sculptor, Raphael Maklouf, has created a new 2016 effigy and this effigy is seen throughout the set.
The special set, numbered 01-90, comprises seven 24ct gold coins held within a beautifully designed bespoke wooden case and acrylic capsule, both engraved with the Gibraltar Crest depicting the Rock of Gibraltar coin design within its centre. Each coin has a supporting Certificate of authenticity.
The collection begins with the Half Crown with the obverse design depicting the new 2016 Queen Elizabeth effigy and the reverse design [which is used on the half and full crown coin] inspired by the five shilling coin, symbolised by the shields of the Royal Arms, the three lion passant, Lion Rampant, the Hard and St Edwards Crown. The set then moves to five One Crowns, each depicting the effigies created throughout the Queen’s Reign; complete with the new 2016 effigy by Raphael Maklouf. The final coin within the set is the Double Crown using the Maklouf 2016 Effigy on the obverse and then being completed with the Royal Coat of Arms on the reverse.
This limited edition set is offered for sale in Gibraltar at a special price of £10,000. Anyone interested in ordering a set can do so through the Gibraltar National Mint at the Gibraltar Savings Bank building, 206 – 210 Main St, where a £500 deposit will be required for pre-order.