|The Year Set consists of: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros marking the 10th anniversarry of the common european currency (unc).
Euro banknotes and coins were introduced in 12 Member States of the European Union. The introduction of the euro cash was an unprecedented challenge, but it went smoothly, and billions of banknotes and coins started to circulate in a matter of days.
The Cypriot euro coins bear the name Cyprus written in both Greek and Latin alphabets, representing the two national languages of Greek and Turkish. The 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent coins picture the Mouflon, the most characteristic species of fauna in Cyprus, representing the island's nature and wildlife, the 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent coins picture the Kyrenia ship of 4th Century B.C., representing Cyprus's history and its character as an island as well as its importance in trade, and the 1 euro coin pictures the Idol of Pomos, a cross-shaped idol dating back to the Cypriot chalcolithic period (3000 B.C.)