This year is not like most, it is the sort of year that makes the history books but not for the right reasons.
Throughout the hardships, the illness, and the lockdowns alike, each year no matter what, as the months roll through from spring and summer to autumn, when winter creeps in there is always Christmas to look forward to.
The magic of Christmas transcends borders and beliefs throughout western culture and is celebrated religiously and commercially around the world. So many identify the festive season with gift giving and the idea of a magical man, most likely rather portly and dressed in red, and this figure, along with his antlered friends has become synonymous with Christmas.
Santa Claus has a rich and long history and comes in many forms and is recognised through many names; Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa.
This year, with the Government of Gibraltar, Tower Mint struck a commemorative 50p and £2 coin collection, with the CEO of Gibraltar National Mint, Albert Poggio initiating the strike of all circulating coins, and struck the worlds first solid gold 2020 Christmas 50p. As part of the collection, a colour printed brilliant uncirculated version of both specifications have also been struck and will be presented in special edition collectors packs. For more details follow the links below.
The commemorative Christmas 50p has been a long-standing tradition for Gibraltar, with the very first in the series struck by The Hon Minister Sir Joe Bossano in 1988.
Due to the current climate with COVID-19 and restrictions on travel, Sir Bossano was unable to attend the Mint to strike the collection this year, but Mr. Poggio, alongside Tower Mint’s managing director, Mr. Elliot Dawson, initiated the production of this years collection.
🎅 For more details and to purchase the coins, please visit: HM Government of Gibraltar 🎅
🎁 For more details please visit: The Gibraltar Chronicle 🎁