1 Piastre - George V


Issuer Cyprus
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1922-1931
Value 1 Piastre = ⅑ Shilling = 1⁄180 Pound
Currency Pound (1879-1955)
Composition Bronze
Weight 11.5 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 24242
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 18
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.


Bust of king George V facing left, surrounded by inscription in a clock-wise direction. Beaded ring on the rim.

Script: Latin


Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".


Denomination in the center, inside a beaded circle. Lettering around the inner circle in a clock-wise direction. Beaded ring on the rim.

Script: Latin



Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1922  54 000 35%
1927  127 000 57%
1927  5% Proof
1930  96 000 35%
1930  0% Proof
1931  45 000 16%
1931  0% Proof

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