A NEW Gibraltar Gold Sovereign Coin has been launched at Berlin’s World Money Fair.
‘The Bicentenary of the Modern Sovereign’ was unveiled by Minister Joe Bossano.
Bossano also spoke about the significance of the 50th anniversary of the referendum for circulating new coins in Gibraltar.
Around 15,000 people visited the Gibraltar stall this year.
The new coin was struck by the Tower Mint to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Benedetto Pistrucci’s Saint George and the Dragon Sovereign.
The 2017 Gibraltar sovereign has been recreated by Pistrucci’s great-great-great grandniece, Angela Pistrucci.
“The Gibraltar National Mint are extremely proud to have been able to be a part of such a historic occasion,” a spokesperson said.
She has worked with master sculptor Raphael Maklouf to create the coin.