20 Euro Cents

Features

Issuer Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2008-2023
Value 20 Euro Cents
0.20 EUR = USD 0.22
Currency Euro (2008-date)
Composition Nordic gold (89% Copper, 5% Aluminium, 5% Zinc, 1% Tin)
Weight 5.74 g
Diameter 22.25 mm
Thickness 2.14 mm
Shape Spanish flower
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
2177
References KM# 82,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 95
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Kyrenia ship, a trading vessel which dates back to the fourth century BC and a symbol of Cyprus’s seafaring history and its importance as a centre of trade

Scripts: Greek, Latin

Lettering: ΚΥΠΡΟΣ·2008·KIBRIS

Engravers: Tatiana Sotiropoulou, Erik Maell

Born in Cyprus, she moved with her family to Greece after the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus in 1974. After regular studies she obtained a bachelor's degree at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and specialised in illustration. She returned to Cyprus and taught in Nicosia and became an arts inspector at the Cypriot Ministry of Education. She illustrated 20 children's books and in 2005 collaborated with US illustrator Erik Maell to design the Cypriot euro coins, which entered circulation in 2008.
Erik Maell is an American illustrator from Columbus, Ohio. He and Greek Cypriot artist Tatiana Soteropoulos are known for designing the euro coins of Cyprus issued in 2008.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin shows a geographical image of Europe; it also features the numerals 20 and the inscription EURO CENT.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
20
LL
EURO
CENT

Engraver: Luc Luycx Read more on Wikipedia

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Smooth with seven indentations ("Spanish flower")

20 Euro Cents -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)
The National Mint of the Bank of Greece (Νομισματοκοπείο - ΙΕΤΑ), Athens, Greece (1972-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2008  64 930 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.55 $ 0.55 89%
2008  70 000 $ 1.40 4% BU set, mint of Finland
2009  985 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.43 $ 0.57 9%
2009  15 000 $ 1.10 1.0% BU set, mint of Finland
2010  200 000 $ 0.39 $ 0.52 $ 0.56 7%
2011  190 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.53 $ 0.69 6%
2011  10 000 $ 1.60 0.9% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2012  1 000 000 $ 0.78 $ 0.78 $ 0.78 6%
2012  12 000 $ 1.50 0.8% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2013  90 000 $ 0.54 4%
2013  10 000 $ 1.60 0.8% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2014  100 000 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 $ 0.66 6%
2014  7 000 $ 1.50 0.9% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2015  100 000 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 $ 0.62 5%
2015  7 000 $ 2.00 0.8% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2016  100 000 $ 0.65 4%
2016  7 000 $ 1.80 0.7% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2017  95 000 $ 0.51 4%
2017  5 000 $ 1.50 0.7% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2018  95 000 $ 0.54 3%
2018  5 000 $ 1.70 0.6% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2019  6 095 000 $ 0.48 $ 0.59 $ 0.59 5%
2019  5 000 $ 1.60 0.3% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2020  4 295 000 $ 0.44 3%
2020  5 000 $ 1.50 0.4% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2021  4 800 000 $ 0.43 2%
2021  5 000 $ 1.50 0.4% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2022  5 165 000 $ 0.54 2.0%
2022  5 000 0.4% BU set, mint Bank of Greece
2023  245 000 0.7%
2023  5 000 0.17% BU

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