Cyprus Euro Coins

On 10 July 2007, the Council of the European Union approved Cyprus' application to join the euro area on January 1, 2008. The euro (EUR) replaced the Cyprus pound (CYP) at the irrevocably fixed exchange rate of €1 = CYP 0.585274. The prompt pre-distribution of euro cash to professional third parties prior to 1 January 2008 helped to ensure a smooth cash changeover, alleviate the logistical burden and reduce the costs of dual currency circulation. The pre-distribution of euro banknotes to banks commenced on November 19, 2007; while coins were pre-distributed as from October 22, 2007. In addition, the Central Bank of Cyprus, banks and co-operative credit societies started selling euro coin starter kits to the public on December 3, 2007.

As from 1 February 2008, only euro banknotes and coins may be used for payments in Cyprus, but banks and co-operative credit societies will be able to exchange Cyprus pound banknotes and coins free of charge at the fixed conversion rate until June 30, 2008. Fees are charged if the amount per customer and transaction exceeds CYP 1,000 for banknotes, and CYP 50 for coins. Thereafter, it will still be possible to exchange Cyprus pound banknotes for ten years and coins for two years at the Central Bank of Cyprus. Please take a look at The Cyprus Mint.

The official public contest for the design of the Cypriot euro coins ended on October 14, 2005 and defined what the required motifs of the respective coins should encompass. 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
  • Finally, the €1 and €2 coins picture the Idol of Pomos, a cross-shaped idol dating back to the Cypriot chalcolithic period (3000 B.C.), found in Pomos, a village in the district of Paphos. It is a characteristic example of prehistoric art in Cyprus, representing the island's antiquity, culture and civilization

American artist Erik Maell and Greek artist Tatiana Soteropoulos were chosen by the Central Bank of Cyprus to create and illustrate the designs to be used for the final coins, who were awarded a prize of CYP 5,000.

The Cypriot 2 euro coin edge inscription

Edge
The edge of the Cypriot euro coins
 
The sequence "2 EYPΩ 2 EURO" repeated twice (2 EURO in Greek and Turkish)

Mintmarks on Cypriot euro coins

MintmarkDescription
FiRepresents the Finnish Mint, were the coins were minted (Rahapaja Oy)
Image of Cyprus 2 euros coin
Cyprus 2 euros - The Idol of Pomos

The coin depicst a cruciform idol from the Chalcolithic period (3000 BC). This characteristic example of the island's prehistoric art reflects Cyprus's place at the heart of civilisation and antiquity. The sculpture represents a woman with her arms spread. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 3.95 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 3.60 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 3.75 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2011 200,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 3.40 Buy
2009 4,985,000 pieces € 3.60 Buy
2008 16,000,000 pieces € 3.60 Buy
Image of Cyprus 1 euro coin
Cyprus 1 euro - The Idol of Pomos

The coin depicst a cruciform idol from the Chalcolithic period (3000 BC). This characteristic example of the island's prehistoric art reflects Cyprus's place at the heart of civilisation and antiquity. The sculpture represents a woman with her arms spread. ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 2.00 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 2.00 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2011 200,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2009 3,985,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
2008 20,000,000 pieces € 1.80 Buy
Image of Cyprus 50 cents coin
Cyprus 50 cents - The Kyrenia ship

The coin depicts a Kyrenia ship, a trading vessel which dates back to the fourth century BC and a symbol of Cyprus's seafaring history and its importance as a centre of trade. The Kyrenia ship is the wreck of a 4th-century BC Greek merchant ship. It ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 1.05 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 1.25 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 0.95 Buy
2011 200,000 pieces € 1.00 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 0.90 Buy
2009 985,000 pieces € 0.95 Buy
2008 30,000,000 pieces € 1.10 Buy
Image of Cyprus 20 cents coin
Cyprus 20 cents - The Kyrenia ship

The coin depicts a Kyrenia ship, a trading vessel which dates back to the fourth century BC and a symbol of Cyprus's seafaring history and its importance as a centre of trade. The Kyrenia ship is the wreck of a 4th-century BC Greek merchant ship. It ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.80 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 0.60 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 0.70 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 0.55 Buy
2011 200,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2009 985,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2008 65,000,000 pieces € 0.65 Buy
Image of Cyprus 10 cents coin
Cyprus 10 cents - The Kyrenia ship

The coin depicts a Kyrenia ship, a trading vessel which dates back to the fourth century BC and a symbol of Cyprus's seafaring history and its importance as a centre of trade. The Kyrenia ship is the wreck of a 4th-century BC Greek merchant ship. It ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.65 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 2.80 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2011 200,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 0.40 Buy
2009 985,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2008 70,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
Image of Cyprus 5 cents coin
Cyprus 5 cents - The muflon

The coin shows the muflon, a species of wild sheep found on Cyprus and representative of the island's wildlife. Mouflon were introduced to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Rhodes, and Cyprus during the neolithic period, perhaps as feral domesticated ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.40 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 0.70 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2011 30,200,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2009 5,985,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2008 60,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
Image of Cyprus 2 cents coin
Cyprus 2 cents - The muflon

The coin shows the muflon, a species of wild sheep found on Cyprus and representative of the island's wildlife. Mouflon were introduced to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Rhodes, and Cyprus during the neolithic period, perhaps as feral domesticated ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.35 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 1.50 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2011 200,000 pieces € 0.35 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 0.20 Buy
2009 985,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
2008 100,000,000 pieces € 0.30 Buy
Image of Cyprus 1 cent coin
Cyprus 1 cent - The muflon

The coin shows the muflon, a species of wild sheep found on Cyprus and representative of the island's wildlife. Mouflon were introduced to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Rhodes, and Cyprus during the neolithic period, perhaps as feral domesticated ... [ More ]

Year Mintage Price Shop
2015 Unknown € 0.30 Buy
2014 100,000 pieces € 0.45 Buy
2013 90,000 pieces € 1.90 Buy
2012 988,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2011 15,200,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2010 200,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2009 19,985,000 pieces € 0.25 Buy
2008 26,000,000 pieces € 0.50 Buy