4½ Piastres - Victoria

4½ Piastres - Victoria -  obverse4½ Piastres - Victoria -  reverse

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Issuer Cyprus
Queen Victoria (1879-1901)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1901
Value 4 1/2 Piastres (1/40)
Currency Pound (1879-1955)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 2.82 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 12472
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 5
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Crowned and veiled bust of Queen to the left. DeS (=De Saulles) in relief below and in circle inscription VICTORIA.DEI.GRA.BRITT.REG.FID.DEF.IND.IMP.


Engraver: George William de Saulles

George William de Saulles was a British medallist. He authored and designed the obverse of coins from the United Kingdom and its colonies under Queen Victoria and Edward VII of the United Kingdom


A crowned shield of arms with Lusignan lion on it which divides the date 1901. The crown rests on a scroll inscribed CYPRUS and the value is set out in words (FOUR AND HALF PIASTRES) around the lower edge of the design.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1901  400 000 $ 11 $ 27 99%
1901  1.4% Proof

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