Island Games commemorated on new coins


13 July 2020
The 2019 Islands Games were hosted by Gibraltar and the £2, £1 and the 50p coins feature the logo of the International Island Games and some of the different sports that make up the unique sporting event.

In the beginning of the 1980s, the idea of organising “The Year of Sports” was first born, with the highlight of the year being the Islands Games. These Games provide an opportunity for the athletes from the different participating islands to compete internationally and to establish links between the different islands. 

To commemorate the Island Games which took place in 2019, Pobjoy Mint has released three coins on behalf of the Government of Gibraltar.

The three coins are in denominations of £2, £1 and the 50p, and come housed in their own themed and numbered pack making them even more desirable.  

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The design on the £2 coin shows the Cycling logo of the Games., the £1 features the Tennis logo, and the 50p coin shows the Sailing logo of the Island Games. 

The Island Games have grown from its original 700 participants, 15 islands and seven sports to now hosting 2,500 participants, 24 islands and 14 sports.

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