Cyprus 1908 1/4 piastre
This specimen was lot 32895 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "British Colony. Edward VII 1/4 Piastre 1908 XF45 Brown NGC. The scarcest date of a three year type and seldom encountered in any grade." This three year type, slightly more than a British farthing, is scarce, along with the matching half piastre and one piastre.
Recorded mintage: 36,000.
Catalog reference: KM 8.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.