Gibraltar 1 Pound banknote 1988 Queen Elizabeth II

Gibraltar Banknotes 1 Pound banknote 1988 Queen Elizabeth II
Gibraltar money currency 1 Pound banknote 1988 Governor's residence
Gibraltar Banknotes 1 Pound banknote 1988 Queen Elizabeth II
Issued by the Government of Gibraltar under Authority of the Currency Note Ordinance CAP 39

Obverse: A portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the castle and key of the Gibraltar crest and the Rock of Gibraltar as seen from the sea (from the west). Dated 4 August 1988. Signature of Brian Traynor (as Financial and Development Secretary). Solid security thread. Two horizontal 6-digit serial numbers with single-letter prefix and numerals of the same size.
The back has an image of the Governor's residence, called "The Convent".
The official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1728, it was a convent of Franciscan Friars who took abode there in 1531. It is said that the Convent is haunted by the Grey Lady - a Franciscan Nun who was caught trying to elope with her sweetheart.
The adjacent King's Chapel formed part of this convent. It has been the garrison church since the British took Gibraltar and inside, beneath the colours of several British regiments, lie the remains of two British Governors.
Watermark: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Original size: 137 x 66 mm.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London England.

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