2013 50th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Cyprus Gold and Silver Coins

The design appearing on a new pair of gold and silver coins from the Republic of Cyprus recently caught my eye. The coins are issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Central Bank of Cyprus.

50th Anniversary of the Central Bank of Cyprus Silver Coin

The reverse design of the coin features a depiction of a young girl holding an olive branch with fruit. This is intended to symbolize hope for the new period following 50 years contribution of the Central Bank of Cyprus to the Cypriot economy. The background includes alternating symbols of the Cyprus pound and the euro, which were the official currencies during the 50 year period.

obverse

The obverse design of the coin contains the emblem of the Central Bank of Cyprus with the anniversary dates “1963-2013”.

The same designs are featured on both a 5 Euro Silver Coin and a 20 Euro Gold Coin. The silver coin is struck in 92.5% purity with a weight of 28.28 grams, diameter of 38.61 mm, and mintage of 4,000 pieces. The gold coin is struck in 91.7% purity with a weight of 7.9881 grams, diameter of 22.05 mm, and mintage of 1,000 pieces.

The coins were minted by the Greek Mint and designed by George Stamatopoulos, who has also designed the 2014 COTY winner for most historical coin and more recently a pair of Greek Coins featuring Hippocrates.

The 2013 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Central Bank Coins went on sale November 25, 2013. The Central Bank of Cyprus has an eshop where the coins are shown as available for €40.00 for the silver coin and €600.00 for the gold coin.

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  1. fmtransmitter says

    This coin comes out to 33,90 euros, with shipping and insurance to USA. It came to $61 and change to USA. Just an fyi.

  2. fmtransmitter says

    Just received Gladiatrix coin #2 in Gladiators of Ancient Rome in antique matte finish. I was just curious as to other members thoughts because they really push the edge numbering and limited mintage of 999. Which is really why I like this series other than the subject and beauty of the coins with the odd shape etc. My comment is the serial number on this one has 4 digits! My other one was 843 out of 999. This one is stamped 0041 on the edge. Why the extra digit? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Happy New Year all!

  3. fmtransmitter says

    Thank you for your email and your inquiry. The Gladiator series has proven to be quite popular. The mintage limit for the second in the series remains 999, per the government of Fiji, the certificates accompanying the coins, and all ancillary information. We do not know why the serial number is expressed as a four digit number on the edge of the coin – this was not our decision nor do we manufacture the coins. However, a placeholder zero is common enough in both mathematics and on the certificates of many mints that issue serialized certificates. We regret that we do not know which mint was contracted by Fiji to strike these coins.

  4. says

    I’ve been trying to find out the mint for my site as well. Hopefully know soon. The third coin, Murmillo, should be out this year. I bought the first one and think they’re really nice. Will get the second shortly.

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