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2 Pence - Elizabeth II 1967 Referendum Anniversary

2 Pence - Elizabeth II (1967 Referendum Anniversary) -  obverse2 Pence - Elizabeth II (1967 Referendum Anniversary) -  reverse

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Features

Country Gibraltar
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2017
Value 2 Pence
0.02 GIP = 0.025 USD
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 7.13 g
Diameter 25.90 mm
Thickness 2.06 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum

Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II · D · G · REGINA · GIBRALTAR · 2017
PM

Translation:
Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God · Gibraltar · 2017
PM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

The design of the reverse features the arms of Gibraltar which combines that of Her Majesty’s Government and Gibraltar’s coat of arms. HM Government of Gibraltar coat of arms consists of a quartered shield of which the first and fourth quarters show the passant guardian lions of England. The second quarter features the rampant lion and double treasure Flory counterflory of Scotland and in the third a harp for Ireland. The crest is a guardian lion wearing the St Edward’s Crown and the dexter supporter is a likewise crowned English lion. The sinister is a Scottish unicorn which, according to legend, is a very dangerous beast therefore the heraldic unicorn is chained. Gibraltar coat of arms consists of an escutcheon and a three-towered castle under which hangs a golden key. The significance of the keys is that they have come to symbolise the possession of the Fortress by Great Britain since the capture of The Rock in 1704.

Lettering:
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFERENDUM
- TWO PENCE -

Engraver: Philip Nathan

Edge

Smooth

Mint

PM Pobjoy Mint, Surrey, United Kingdom

Comments

The coin collection marks 50 Years of Gibraltar’s referendum which was held on the 10th September 1967. The result of the Gibraltar referendum was an overwhelming vote by its inhabitants to retain their links with Britain. Of the 12,762 Gibraltarians qualified to vote, no fewer than 12,138 voted to remain with Britain. Only 44 opted for the transfer of the Rock to Spanish sovereignty.
The voting slips were made out in Spanish and English, and voters had the choice of voting “to pass under Spanish, sovereignty following the terms proposed by the Spanish Government on May 18, 1966,” or “voluntarily to retain their link with the United Kingdom, with democratic local institutions and with the United Kingdom retaining its present responsibilities.”
Every year the Gibraltar Referendum is celebrated on the 10th September by “National Day” and the 50th Anniversary was marked also by the issuance of these coins.

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