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Gibraltar 1/2, 1, and 2 Quart  1842 to 1861
Gibraltar 1/2, 1, and 2 Quart 1842 to 1861

Tiny Gibraltar is a British Colony. Today they issue hundreds of different types of coins, mostly for collectors and not for circulation, because collectors are willing to pay high prices for coins from exotic locations.

Back in 1842, Gibraltar issued only three types of coins: the 1/2, 1, and 2 quart. These carry nice catalog values, as follows.

1/2 QUART
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $200

1 QUART
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $140
fully uncirculated: $350

2 QUARTS
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $200
fully uncirculated: $550

The coin in our primary picture (with both front and back) comes from Noble Numismatics in Australia. It sold for $140 in 2012. You can see the importance of good condition for good price by comparing the two half quarts below.

A: average circulated, sold for $18 on eBay
B: almost fully uncirculated, sold for $140 by Noble Numismatics



Coin: 15019 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Ian, Wed, 24-Jul-2013 17:25:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 24-Jul-2013 21:36:03 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 11-Jul-2015 14:33:07 GMT
Requester description: 1842 I've got a coin from Gibraltar. On one side it says 'Gibraltar, Half Quart' and there is a tower and a key. On the other side there is a head of queen Victoria (VICTORIA D:G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F:D: 1842) Half Quart
Tags: gibraltar 1 2 quart quarts i ve one half tower key head queen victoria britanniar britainniar regina ones keys queem queens victoriad viktoria victotia vicoria brittaniar brittanniar btritannair reginaf castle building buildin bulding barn dwelling buliding buildings architecture house cabin houses hut

  

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