|The current set is the third in the series of Cyprus euro coin sets dedicated to the mosaics of Paphos which are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. These mosaics decorated the floors of the houses of wealthy residents in the Roman Period in Cyprus (58 BC – 330 AD).
The Blister contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent coins and 1, 2 euros (unc), along with a semi-proof commemorative 2 euro coin issued in 2012 on the occasion of ten years of euro banknotes and coins. The coins are presented in a three - ply brochure placed in a sleeve. The brochure and sleeve present mosaics from the House of Orpheus which has been named after the large mosaic panel of “Orpheus and the Beasts”
Citizens and residents of the euro area selected the winning design for this euro coin, issued by all euro area countries to commemorate ten years of euro banknotes and coins. Using web-voting, they had five designs to choose from which had been pre-selected by a professional jury. The winning design symbolises the way in which the euro has become a true global player over the past ten years, as well as its importance in day-to-day life, with various aspects being depicted: ordinary people (the family of four), trade (the ship), industry (the factory) and energy (the wind power stations).
Issue date: 2 October 2012