1/2 Quart, 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: 1842
Castle of three towers; key in exergue below centre tower; around above, GIBRALTAR; around in exergue, HALF QUART
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 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), A.H. Baldwin & Son Ltd, 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
18 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.649 g (Weight)
KM#1 Pridmore 10 Hocking 3037
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[Book] Hocking, William J. 1906. Catalogue of the Coins, Tokens, Medals, Dies and Seals in the Museum of the Royal Mint., 246-247 Pages