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50 Cents Abduction of Europa - Copper-Nickel

Features

Country Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1991-2004
Value 50 Cents (Sent) (0.5 CYP)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1983-2007)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 7 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2008
References KM# 66
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

The coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus (a dove holding an olive twig, the independence year 1960, laurel twigs around).
Country name in English, Greek and Turkish.

Lettering:
CYPRUS · ΚΥΠΡΟΣ · KIBRIS
1960

Engraver: Antis Ioannides

Reverse

A composition based on a 4th century BC coin of the Cypriot Kingdom of Marion depicting the abduction of Europa by Zeus transfigurated into a bull.
"King Timocharis" written in Cypriot syllabary (characters not supported here).

Lettering: 50

Translation:
King (pasi)
Timocharis (timokariwose)
50

Engraver: Antis Ioannides

Edge

Plain

Comments

large + narrow date:


There are several official sets issued for this coins
Set of coins in brilliant uncirculated(BU) condition, 1994 issue, in a brochure.

Set of uncirculated condition coins, 2004 issue, in a rigid plastic case.

Set of coins in uncirculated condition, minted in 2004, in a three-ply folder.  It was issued in 2007 as the set of the last Cyprus pound coins.


Subject: Abduction of Europa

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1991  3,005,000 0.53 1.13 1.13 25% Small date, narrow date
1993  300,000 0.85 0.85 17% Large date
1994  0.3% In set only
1994  500,000 0.38 0.73 0.83 0.83 40% Large date
1996  6,000,000 0.28 1.12 0.95 0.95 25%
1998  5,000,000 1.06 1.06 20%
2002  7,000,000 0.56 0.76 0.76 2.55 18% Kremnica Mint
2004  0.17% In Sets only, three-ply folder, 2007 issue
2004  5,000,000 0.56 1.31 2.14 19% Kremnica Mint
2004  1.9% Kremnica Mint; In Sets only plastic case

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