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Gibraltar - £100 Polymer Commemorative 2015(2017)

The release of this note was first announced by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo of Gibraltar on 18.08.2015. This commemorative note, dated 21.08.2015, honoured the centenary of the birth of Sir Joshua Hassan aka Salvador (Saviour) (b.21.8.1915-1.7.1997). Salvador was known as the Father of Modern Modern Gibraltar and was the first and third Chief Minister of Gibraltar for 22 years. He was also accredited as being the most important architect of Gibraltar's more towards self-determination. This commemorative is printed on polymer material with a portrait of the Queen printed on one side and the image of Sir Joshua on the other. This note was released on 23.01.2017. Gibraltar is now the first in Europe and among few other nations to have issued currencies in Paper material, Hybrid and now Polymer. Other countries that have done this are Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea. However only Gibraltar and Papua New Guinea have issued them with same denominations ie £100 and 100 Kina respectively.

It is reported that 250,000 pieces printed. However, it was also reported that those notes printed with serial number above C250000 are replacement.

Albert Mena (signature on the note) is the current Financial Secretary and Commissioner of Currency of Gibraltar.

One Hundred Pounds
Dated 2015
Reverse
One Hundred Pounds
Dated 2015
Reverse

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