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1 Shilling 1920

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Front: George V (1865-1936), King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India 1910-1936

Back: Fancy design

Courtesy ebay auctions

 

5 Pounds 1936

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Front: George V (1865-1936), King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India 1910-1936

Back: Royal Seal

Courtesy archive international auctions

 

1 Shilling 1944

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Front: George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British dominions beyond the seas 1936-1952

Back: Fancy design

Courtesy notescoins4u

 

3 Piastres 1943

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Front: George VI (1895-1952), King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the British dominions beyond the seas 1936-1952

Back: Fancy design

Courtesy portugaltotal2

 

5 Shillings, 1952

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1952, age 26

Back: Fancy design

Courtesy ybnotes

 

250 Mils, 1960

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations 1952-present

Date of portrait: 1952, age 26

Back: Coat of Arms

Courtesy ybnotes

 

250 Mils, 1979

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500 Mils, 1979

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50 Cents, 1988

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Front: Seated Cypriot woman

Back: Yermasoyia Dam

 

Yermasoyia Dam

Yermasoyia Dam

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1 Pound, 1982

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Front: Mosaic of nymph Acme

Back: Bellapais Abbey in Kyrenia

 

Ballapais Abbey

Ballapais Abbey

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1 Pound, 2004

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Front: Cypriot girl

Back: Handcrafts and Kato Drys village scene

 

Cypriot Girl

 

5 Pounds, 1997

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Front: Archaic limestone head of young man

Back: Peristerona Church and Turkish mosque

 

Peristerona Church and Turkish mosque

Peristerona Church and Turkish mosque

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10 Pounds, 2003

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Front: Marble head of Artemis, one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities

Back: Ruppell's warbler; green turtle; butterfly; mouflon; tulip; cyclamen

Courtesy banknotes-worldwide-gr

 

20 Pounds, 2004

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Front: Bust of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love

Back: Phoenician sailboat at Kyrenia

Courtesy omar-yalcinkaya

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Cyprus, an island situated in the eastern Mediterranean Sea 44 miles south of Turkey, and 60 miles west of Syria, was a British colony from 1925 to 1960. It became independent in 1960. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Cyprus.

Beginning on January 1, 2008 Euro becomes the official currency for Cyprus.

 

 

 

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