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coin Cyprus 2 euro 2008
2 euro 2008 (2008- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
Coin value - 3-4 USD


coin Cyprus 1 euro 2008
1 euro 2008 (2008- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
Coin value - 2-3 USD


coin Cyprus 50 euro cent 2008
50 euro cent 2008 (2008- )

Coin value - ~1 USD


coin Cyprus 20 euro cent 2008
20 euro cent 2008 (2008- )

Coin value - <1 USD


coin Cyprus 10 euro cent 2008
10 euro cent 2008 (2008- )

Coin value - <1 USD


coin Cyprus 5 euro cent 2011
5 euro cent 2011 (2008- )

copper plated steel
Coin value - <1 USD


coin Cyprus 2 euro cent 2008
2 euro cent 2008 (2008- )

copper plated steel
Coin value - <1 USD


coin Cyprus 1 euro cent 2009
1 euro cent 2009 (2008- )

copper plated steel
Coin value - <1 USD



Commemorative euro of Cyprus - chart with prices

Year Face value Mintage Theme Alloy Diameter (mm) Weight (gr) Price in Euro
2009 2 1000000 10th anniversary of the Economic and Monetary Union bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2012 2 1000000 10 years of euro cash circulation bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2015 2 350000 30th anniversary of the European flag bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2017 2 450000 Paphos - Cultural Capital of Europe 2017 bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2020 2 400000 30 years of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4
2022 2 3000000 35th anniversary of the Erasmus program bimetallic 25,75 8,5 4



Cypriot euro coins description

Republic of Cyprus
Capital: Nicosia Area: 9250 km2
Population: 838.9 thousand people (2011, excluding the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
Official languages: Greek, Turkish
Currency before the introduction of the euro: Cypriot pound = 100 cents
Euro introduction date: January 1, 2008
Head of State: President
Form of government: republic



After the entry of the Republic of Cyprus into the European Union on May 1, 2004, this island state began preparations for the transition to a single currency.
The first stage was the accession to the European Financial Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) on May 2, 2005. At the same time, the Cypriot pound was fixed against the euro on April 29, 2005 as 0.585274 Cypriot pounds per 1 euro.
In July 2005, a competition was announced for the design of the national side of the Cypriot euro coins. Moreover, three topics were proposed in advance.

The obverse of the Cypriot euro coins in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 euro cents was to be decorated with the image of a mouflon - one of the largest representatives of the local fauna, symbolizing the pristine and unique nature of the island.
Mouflon is a ruminant artiodactyl animal of the ram family. It has been inhabiting Cyprus since the Neolithic period (5800-3000 BC), as evidenced by the findings of archaeological excavations. Scientists suggest that in those days the mouflon herds were quite numerous, and the largest population was found in the Troodos mountains. During the Greco-Roman period, hunting for moufflons was a favorite pastime of the nobility, evidence of which can be found in mosaics and manuscripts that have survived to this day.
With the development of forest roads and the advent of hunting rifles, the number of mouflons, whose meat is considered especially useful and tasty, began to decline. Contributed to the reduction in the number of herds and British aristocrats who hunted animals for fun, as well as hunters from among the locals. As a result, in the first half of the twentieth century. mouflons were on the verge of extinction. So, in 1938, the total number of animals on the island was only 15 individuals. The colonial British government passed a law prohibiting the hunting of mouflon, which by that time had become almost extinct. The territory of the forest near the city of Paphos was declared a protected area, and the surviving mountain sheep were moved to other areas of the island, protecting endangered animals as much as possible from potential hunters (in particular, shepherds). To date, according to the Forest Department, the population of Cypriot mouflon has already exceeded 3 thousand individuals.

On the national side of the coins in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 eurocents, an ancient sea vessel was supposed to be depicted: the Kyrenia ship, symbolizing the significant importance of Cyprus in the Mediterranean trade.
It is assumed that the Kyrenia ship was widely used by navigators as early as the 4th century BC. BC e. Near the northern coast of the island in 1967, a sunken circa 300 BC was found. e. Greek merchant ship. It was discovered by local divers at a depth of 18 m, one and a half kilometers from the port of Kyrenia, after which the ship was named.
Today the ship is in the Museum of Shipwrecks, located in the Kyrenia Castle. For the preservation of wood in the room, optimal indicators of temperature and humidity are maintained. The ship has retained its integrity by approximately 75%, which gives the right to consider it the best of the samples of the Greek ships of the Classical period.

On the coins of 1 and 2 euros, it was necessary to depict the idol of the village of Pomos - one of the best examples of prehistoric Cypriot art. Such a plot symbolizes several millennia of civilization, history and culture of Cyprus.
Near the village of Pomos, located in the province of Paphos, many stone age sculptures have been found dating from around 3000-2500 BC. BC e. According to the location they were called Pomos idols. The sculptures are similar in appearance to other cult symbols of that period of history found in other parts of the world.
Statues made of the mineral picrolite depict a woman with outstretched arms, while their height varies from a few centimeters to one and a half meters. Small figurines were most likely worn as an amulet around the neck. It is assumed that such sculptures symbolized abundance. Today, Pomos idols are on display at the Museum of Stone Age Art in Athens and the Archaeological Museum in Nicosia.

In addition, it was established that the name of the state should be indicated in two languages: Greek (KYnPOS) and Turkish (KIBRIS). This is due to the fact that the northern part of the island is controlled by the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Out of 46 projects submitted up to October 14, 2005, the Commission of the Central Bank of Cyprus has chosen a joint work of the Greek artist Tatiana Soteropoulos and the American artist Erik Maell. The final design of the coins was presented at the exhibition "From Pound to Euro", held on October 12, 2006 by the Central Bank of Cyprus and dedicated to the history of money circulation on the island.
On May 16, 2007, the European Commission confirmed the compliance of the Cypriot economy with all the Maastricht criteria. The decision to admit Cyprus and Malta to the Eurozone was confirmed on June 20, 2007 by the European Parliament and on June 21, 2007 by EU leaders. On July 10 of the same year, at a meeting of EU finance ministers, a decision was made to include Cyprus and Malta in the eurozone.
On January 1, 2008, the transition of Cyprus to the euro was carried out. Cash circulation of the Cypriot pound continued until January 31, 2008.