Proof 45 Piastre, Issued by, Cyprus, 1928.
Minted at Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Crowned bust of George V left; around, GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP:; artist's initials, BM, on bust truncation

Reverse Description

Two heraldic lions, one above the other, to left, heads facing; around, + 1878 * CYPRUS * 1928 + FORTYFIVE PIASTRES; artist's initials, KG, below lions

Edge Description



The year 1928 was the 50th anniversary of British occupation of Cyprus, this coin was intended for circulation but was also to commemorate that anniversary. The denomination, 45 Piastres was included in the Coinage Order of 1900, but this was the first occasion when a coin of that denomination was issued. This coin is a Royal Mint Proof of Record striking.

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