The Gibraltar pound is the official currency of Gibraltar since 1934. In 1988, the government of Gibraltar introduced coins in denominations of were introduced coin of 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p and 1£, followed by the 2£ in 1999, and a new 5£ coin in 2010. Although the Bank of England backs the notes and coins, they are only a legal tender within Gibraltar. Unlike the Bank of England, whose coins and notes also circulate in Gibraltar and are universally accepted and interchangeable with Gibraltarian issues. The official currency symbol: £/p (pre-decimal).
The 100 Gibraltar pounds commemorative coin front design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms) and the issue date. The reverse of the coin illustrates the Royal Arms crowned and supported by a crowned English lion on the left and a Scottish unicorn on the right; a royal pattern surrounds the entire figure. This coin is part of the 2016 commemorative series” Elizabeth II 90th Birthday”. Its rim is milled, and its color is silver and silver.
Text: ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REGINA, GIBRALTAR 2016, 100 POUNDS, HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE DIEU ET MON DROIT