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50 Cents Abduction of Europa - Copper-Nickel

Features

Country Cyprus
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 Equilaterally curved heptagon (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-2008
References KM# 66
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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
· 1998 ·

Engraver: Antis Ioannides

Reverse

A composition based on a 4th century BC coin of the Cypriot Kingdom of Marion depicting the abduction of Europe 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

Smooth

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991  3,020,000 1.26 1.11 Small date,narrow date
1993  4,052,000 1.18 0.73 Large date
1994  In set only
1994  9,000,000 1.11 0.89 Large date
1996  6,000,000 0.19 1.26 0.96
1998  5,000,000 1.26 0.81
2002  7,000,000 0.42 1.03 2.56 Kremnica Mint
2004  In Sets only, three-ply folder, 2007 issue
2004  5,000,000 0.56 1.29 2.22 Kremnica Mint
2004  Kremnica Mint; In Sets only plastic case

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