Gibraltar pound

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The Gibraltar pound (currency sign: £; banking code: GIP) is the currency of Gibraltar.wikipedia
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The Gibraltar pound (currency sign: £; banking code: GIP) is the currency of Gibraltar.
The same symbol is used for other currencies called pound, such as the Gibraltar pound, the Egyptian pound, and the Syrian pound.

ISO 4217

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The Gibraltar pound (currency sign: £; banking code: GIP) is the currency of Gibraltar.

Pound sterling

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It is pegged to – and exchangeable with – the British pound sterling at par value. In 1898, the British pound was made sole legal tender, although the Spanish peseta continued in circulation until the Spanish Civil War.
The pound sterling is also used in Gibraltar (alongside the Gibraltar pound), the Falkland Islands (alongside the Falkland Islands pound), Saint Helena and Ascension Island in Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (alongside the Saint Helena pound).

Gibraltar

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The Gibraltar pound (currency sign: £; banking code: GIP) is the currency of Gibraltar.
The currency of Gibraltar is the Gibraltar pound, issued by the Government of Gibraltar under the terms of the 1934 Currency Notes Act.

Currency symbol

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The Gibraltar pound (currency sign: £; banking code: GIP) is the currency of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar real

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Until 1872, the currency situation in Gibraltar was complicated, with a system based on the real being employed which encompassed British, Spanish and Gibraltarian coins.
In 1898, the Spanish–American War made the Spanish peseta drop alarmingly and the pound was introduced as the sole currency of Gibraltar, initially in the form of British coins and banknotes.

Penny

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From 1825, the real (actually the Spanish real de plata) was tied to the pound at the rate of 1 Spanish dollar to 4 shillings 4 pence (equivalent to 21.67 pence today).

Coins of the pound sterling

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British coins and Bank of England notes also circulate in Gibraltar and are universally accepted and interchangeable with Gibraltarian issues.
The currencies of the British overseas territories of Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and Saint Helena/Ascension — namely the Gibraltar pound, Falkland Islands pound and Saint Helena pound — are pegged one-to-one to the pound sterling but are technically separate currencies.

Barbary macaques in Gibraltar

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George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield

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General Eliott has been commemorated on a Gibraltar pound banknote; his portrait has appeared since 1995 on the £10 notes issued by the Government of Gibraltar.

Par value

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It is pegged to – and exchangeable with – the British pound sterling at par value.

Government of Gibraltar

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Coins and banknotes of the Gibraltar pound are minted or printed by the Government of Gibraltar.

Spanish real

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From 1825, the real (actually the Spanish real de plata) was tied to the pound at the rate of 1 Spanish dollar to 4 shillings 4 pence (equivalent to 21.67 pence today).

Spanish dollar

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From 1825, the real (actually the Spanish real de plata) was tied to the pound at the rate of 1 Spanish dollar to 4 shillings 4 pence (equivalent to 21.67 pence today).

Shilling

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From 1825, the real (actually the Spanish real de plata) was tied to the pound at the rate of 1 Spanish dollar to 4 shillings 4 pence (equivalent to 21.67 pence today).

Spanish–American War

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In 1898, the Spanish–American War made the Spanish peseta drop alarmingly and the pound was introduced as the sole currency of Gibraltar, initially in the form of British coins and banknotes.

Spanish peseta

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In 1898, the Spanish–American War made the Spanish peseta drop alarmingly and the pound was introduced as the sole currency of Gibraltar, initially in the form of British coins and banknotes.

Spanish Civil War

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In 1898, the British pound was made sole legal tender, although the Spanish peseta continued in circulation until the Spanish Civil War.

Decimalisation

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Gibraltar decimalised in 1971 at the same time as the UK, replacing the system of 1 pound = 20 shillings = 240 pence with one of 1 pound = 100 (new) pence.

Decimal Day

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Gibraltar decimalised in 1971 at the same time as the UK, replacing the system of 1 pound = 20 shillings = 240 pence with one of 1 pound = 100 (new) pence.

Legal tender

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Although Gibraltar notes are denominated in "pounds sterling", they are not legal tender anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Truck Acts

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Under the Currency Notes Act 2011 the notes and coins issued by the Government of Gibraltar are legal tender and current coin within Gibraltar.

Bank of England note issues

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British coins and Bank of England notes also circulate in Gibraltar and are universally accepted and interchangeable with Gibraltarian issues.

Labours of Hercules

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The £2 coin has featured a new design every year since its introduction, as it depicts each of the 12 Labours of Hercules.