2 Quarts, Issued by Gibraltar, 1842
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Young head of the Queen facing left wearing ornamented band in her hair; around, VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:; below, 1842; artist's initials, W.W., incuse on neck truncation (the numeral 2 of the date is over a 1)
Castle of three towers; key in exergue below centre tower; around above, GIBRALTAR; around in exergue, TWO QUARTS
The name Gibraltar is derived from Gebel Tarik (hill of Tarek) so named after Tarik ibn Zeyed who captured the site in AD 711. The denominations of the coins are quarts after the Spanish copper coin cuarto which was current in Gibraltar at about 4 to the British penny.
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
28 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.032 g (Weight)
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.