'Queen of Gibraltar' in new coin

The new Gibraltar £5 coin will be placed in circulation shortly - and the description 'Queen of Gibraltar' appears in the coin for the first time.

The Government says it is delighted that Her Majesty the Queen has approved her description in the coin as “Queen of Gibraltar”. This is the first time that the Palace has approved of the description of Her Majesty in such coinage as “Queen of” the issuing country in her realm.

One side of the new £5 coin depicts the effigy of Her Majesty with the words “Elizabeth II Queen of Gibraltar” and the year. The other side depicts the Rock of

Gibraltar with the words “Gibraltar” above it and the words “five pounds” below it.