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BRITISH COLONIAL COINAGE OF CYPRUS (KING EDWARD VII 1901-1910)

Coins with various denominations under King Edward VII were issued in Cyprus in 1902, 1905, 1907 and 1908 as follows:

QUARTER PIASTRE (BRONZE)

Obverse: Crowned bust to right. DeS (De Saulles) in relief below and in a circle the inscription: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR.

Reverse: 1/4 within a circle of beads and in a circle the inscription: · CYPRUS · QUARTER · 1902 · PIASTRE · (or 1905 or 1908).

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HALF PIASTRE (BRONZE)

Obverse: Crowned bust to right. DeS (De Saulles) in relief below and in a circle the inscription: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR.

Reverse: 1/4 within a circle of beads and in a circle the inscription: · CYPRUS · HALF PIASTRE 1908 ·

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ONE PIASTRE (BRONZE)

Obverse: Crowned bust to right. DeS (De Saulles) in relief below and in a circle the inscription: EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR.

Reverse: 1/4 within a circle of beads and in a circle the inscription: · CYPRUS · ONE PIASTRE 1908 ·

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NINE PIASTRES (SILVER)

Obverse: Crowned bust to right. DeS (De Saulles) in relief below and in a circle the inscription: EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR.

Reverse: A crowned shield of arms which divides the date 1907. The crown rests on a scroll inscribed CYPRUS and the value NINE PIASTRES around the lower edge of the design

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EIGHTEEN  PIASTRES (SILVER)

Obverse: Crowned bust to right. DeS (De Saulles) in relief below and in a circle the inscription: EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR.

Reverse: A crowned shield of arms which divides the date 1907. The crown rests on a scroll inscribed CYPRUS and the value EIGHTEEN PIASTRES around the lower edge of the design

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References: “The Coins of Cyprus” A.Fitikides, 2008

                       “Coins of Cyprus” Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 2010

                      “1801-1900, Standard Catalog of World Coins”, 2007 5th Edition

                      “1901-2000, Standard Catalog of World Coins”, 2010 37th Edition

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