Gibraltar COVID-19 50p Collection
At the end of 2019, news began to emerge from China that a deadly virus had been identified in the deaths of a significant number of people. As the days continued and the news of growing fatalities reached the rest of the world, it very quickly became clear that this was a serious disease that needed to be contained, and quickly to flatten the spiking curve of mortality.
In the coming weeks and months, the disease spread violently across the planet, and the subsequent effects changed the lives of everyone in Corona’s path. However, as people began to isolate themselves, to protect themselves and their loved ones, an army of key and essential workers were pushed to the very front lines of the day-to-day battle in efforts to protect, and treat those worst affected.
In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, and health care services around the world were put under unprecedented pressures dealing with the volume of patients. Others not on the front-line, but providing services that kept countries and nations functioning also went out of their way to adapt and help those most affected. Everyone from doctors, nurses, chemists, and NHS staff to supermarket grocers and school staff kept working whilst juggling tough isolation, distancing, and cleanliness measures, putting themselves at risk to keep daily life as normal as possible.
To pay tribute to the international workforce, Tower Mint Ltd working with our partner LPM Group and on behalf of the Gibraltar National Mint and the Government of Gibraltar – have issued a Coat of Arms commemorative 50p coin to celebrate all of the individuals that have played a part in ‘flattening the curve’, whether on the front lines, or staying at home.
Tower Mint Ltd. produced this Gibraltar Government approved Coat of Arms commemorative 50p coin in June 2020, by our dedicated minting team in London, United Kingdom.
The commemorative coin depicts representations of key workers, standing in front of a hospital, quite literally, on the front line. The coin includes an inscription, ‘to commemorate the global fight against COVID-19’ underlines by a message of strength, ‘WE UNITE AS ONE, 2020’.
Our partner LPM Group are the official distributor of the collection. Please visit OUR PARTNERS page for contact details.
We wish to thank our team, and all those involved for their contribution in completing this collection, and to all those who continue to fight against COVID-19.
Stay Safe and Take Care.
Please note that TML does not sell coins direct to the general public, so all sales and purchase enquiries should be directed to LMPG. Details above.