Platinum Ounce 2022 Gibraltar Castle, Coin from Gibraltar - detailed information

Platinum Ounce 2022 Gibraltar Castle, Coin from Gibraltar
CoinPlatinum Ounce 2022 Gibraltar Castle

Gibraltar is a small British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, bordered to the north by Spain. Its currency is the Gibraltar Pound, which is locally interchangeable with the Pound Sterling, to which it is pegged at par; however, the Gibraltar Pound is legal tender only in Gibraltar and not in the United Kingdom.

The territory has also authorised some mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These latter are usually in standard bullion sizes, such as one ounce of platinum.

This is the first release in a new platinum series by PAMP.

The Mint says about this coin:
Guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar has an unrivalled defensive position which has been fought over for centuries. Since the War of Spanish Succession in 1704 “The Rock” has remained a staunch British stronghold.

The official Coat of Arms of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is featured on the obverse, and the 11th century Moorish Castle on the reverse.

MintPAMP Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Gibraltar / Platinum Ounce 2022 Gibraltar Castle - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin displays at its centre the Coat of Arms of the Government of Gibraltar. It incorporates the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, being a shield which is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland. The crest is a statant guardant lion wearing St Edward's Crown, himself on another representation of that crown standing on a knight's helmet. The sinister (left) supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the dexter (right), a Scottish unicorn.

The motto of English monarchs, DIEU ET MON DROIT (God and my Right), which has descended to the present royal family, is in a ribbon below, while a Garter circlet which surrounds the shield is inscribed with the Order of the Garter's motto, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (from old French: Shame on he who thinks evil), partly obscured by the supporters.

Below the lower ribbon, the badge of Gibraltar - an escutcheon featuring a three-towered castle under which hangs a key.

Around above, the name of the territory: GIBRALTAR. Around below, the nominal face value FIVE POUNDS.

Obverse Inscription GIBRALTAR FIVE POUNDS
Reverse
Gibraltar / Platinum Ounce 2022 Gibraltar Castle - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features the main motif of the Coat of Arms of Gibraltar: a three-towered castle under which hangs a key. In a ribbon below, the inscription MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE ("Insignia of the Mountain of Calpe"; Mons Calpe was the Latin name of the Rock of Gibraltar).

The background has a swirl of small dots within a roped circle.

Around left and right, the precious metal content: PLATINUM 1 OZ FINE 999.5.

Around below, divided by the key, 2022 CASTLE.

Reverse Inscription PLATINUM 1 OZ FINE 999.5 2022 CASTLE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated.
Packaging: in tubes of 20, or in a monster box of 25 tubes (500 coins).

All (1) coins of type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz)
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Platinum Ounce 2022 Gibraltar Castle: Details
CountryGibraltar
CurrencyGibraltar Pound
Coin TypePlatinum Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Effigy / SymbolCoat of Arms of the Government of Gibraltar
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Mass31.100 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-JJNP-OLMD
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