A £3 circulating coin commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht was issued by H.M. Government of Gibraltar in 2013. The coin is made from a metal alloy called Alpaca which contains a combination of copper, zinc and nickel.
A design featuring the map of Western Europe with a representation of the Treaty of Utrecht document on the right and the Coat of Arms of the Province of Utrecht to the left is depicted on the reverse. The words “300th Anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht”, “1713”, “Gibraltar British Forever” and the value of the coin are also featured on the reverse.
The Treaty of Utrecht was signed as part of the settlement in the War of the Spanish Succession in the Dutch city of Utrecht in March and April 1713. The Treaty was agreed on by several European states, including Spain, Great Britain, France, Portugal, Savoy and the Dutch Republic.
In the Treaty, Spain ceded to Great Britain “the full and entire propriety of the town and castle of Gibraltar, together with the port, fortifications and forts thereunto belonging ... for ever, without any exception or impediment whatsoever”.Specifications:Denomination: Three PoundsYear: 2013
Type of Metal: Alpaca