Gibraltar Neanderthal Skull £1
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Gibraltar Neanderthal Skull £1


Gibraltar Neanderthal Skull £1

This £1 coin from Gibraltar was issued to celebrate the discovery of a Neanderthal skull in a quarry near the Rock of Gibraltar in 1848.

The Neanderthals in Gibraltar were some of the very first to ever be found and this particular skull is one of the oldest specimens known.

Designed by Philip Nathan, the reverse features the Neanderthal skull and lettering, "Discovery of Neanderthal skull in Gibraltar 1848". The obverse was designed by Raphael Makflouf and features the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II.

Gibraltar coinage is not legal tender in the UK, but the lower mintage figures of Gibraltar coins compared to UK mintages makes them particularly scarce and sought after.

The mintage figures are lower because of the significantly low population, Gibraltar has a population of only 34,500.

Please note this coin has been priced according to its scarcity and current market value.

Gibraltar Neanderthal Skull £1

Price £12.00 (+ £0.00 p&p)
Order Ref 185/821P/0
Price £12.00 (+ £0.00 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: Gibraltar
  • Year of Issue: 2009-2013
  • Coin Diameter: 22.5mm
  • Coin Weight: 9.5g
  • Obverse: Raphael D. Maklouf
  • Reverse: Philip Nathan
  • Metal: Nickel-Brass
  • Quality: Circulation

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.