Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cyprus euro cents ...

* Obverse

* Reverse

Cyprus (or "ΚΥΠΡΟΣ" in Greek, or "KIBRIS" in Turkish) is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, south of Turkey and west of Syria and Lebanon.
Cyprus has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2008.
The obverse of Cyprus 20 and 50 cents euro coins show Kyrenia ship. The ancient Greek Kyrenia ship of 4th Century B.C., represents Cyprus's history and its character as an island as well as its importance in trade.

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