GIP – Gibraltar Pound

Monetary System

1898: 1 British pound = 20 shillings
1927: 1 Gibraltar pound = 20 shillings
1971: 1 Gibraltar pound (GIP) = 100 pence

2010 – 2011 Issues

Each note has a 6-digit serial number and fractional prefix. The prefix on each denomination starts at A/AA, and the second letter of the denominator advances alphabetically over time before advancing the first letter.

Description: 5.00 GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 135 x 70 mm

Green. Front: English text; Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: English text; crenellated castle tower; Upper Ward and Tower of Homage of the Moorish castle. Windowed security thread with demetalized 5. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype £5, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 135 x 70 mm. Paper.

Description: 10.00 GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 141 x 75 mm

Blue. Front: English text; Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: English text; crenellated castle tower; artist John Trumbull’s “The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar” depicting Spanish and English troops fighting and General George Eliott with officers attending to the dying Don José de Barboza during The Great Siege, 1779-83; General Eliott; rifles. Windowed security thread with demetalized 10. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype £10, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 141 x 75 mm. Paper.

Description: 20.00 GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 149 x 80 mm

Orange and purple. Front: English text; Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: English text; crenellated castle tower; HMS VICTORY RETURNING TO GIBRALTAR being towed by HMS Neptune after the Battle of Trafalgar. Windowed security thread with demetalized 20. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype £20, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 149 x 80 mm. Paper.

Description: 50.00 GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 155 x 85 mm

Red and brown. Front: English text; Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: English text; crenellated castle tower; Casemates Square buildings. Windowed security thread with demetalized £50. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype £50, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue).155 x 85 mm. Paper.

Description: 100.00 GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 163 x 90 mm

Purple. Front: English text; Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: English text; crenellated castle tower; King’s Bastion. Optiks security thread. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II, electrotype £100, and Cornerstones. Printer: (De La Rue). 163 x 90 mm. Paper.

2015 (2017) Commemorative Issues

This 100-pound banknote is dated 21 August 2015, the centenary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan. Nicknamed “Salvador” (Saviour), Sir Joshua was chief minister for a total of 22 years and is credited as being the most important architect of Gibraltar’s move towards self-determination.

Description: 100.00 GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 153 x 82 mm

Purple. Front: English text; Queen Elizabeth II; crenellated castle tower as registration device; coat of arms of castle with key. Back: English text; crenellated castle tower; Sir Joshua Hassan. Depth Image holographic stripe. Watermark: None. Printer: (De La Rue).153 x 82 mm. Polymer (Safeguard).

2018 Numismatic Products

To commemorate World Tourism in 2018, the Government of Gibraltar created an official replica of the 10-shilling note of 1934 with a nominal legal tender value of 50 pence (in 2018 only), and sold by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau for £2.50.

Description: 10.00 Shillings GIP-Gibraltar Pound Size: 130 x 75 mm

Blue, yellow, and purple. Front: English text; Rock of Gibraltar. Back: English text; coat of arms of castle with key. No security thread. Watermark: Keys pattern. Printer: MINCOVŇA KREMNICA. 130 x 75 mm. Paper.

Purchasing Uncirculated Notes

The Treasury Department of the Government of Gibraltar sells some uncirculated notes to collectors. For more information, visit https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/new/treasury-department.

Government of Gibraltar

For more information, visit www.gibraltar.gov.gi.