Cyprus 1919 9 piastres

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34578
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 34578 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $129. The catalog description[1] noted, "CYPRUS. 9 Piastres, 1919. NGC AU-58." This silver nine piastres was struck during the reign of George V, king of Great Britain 1911-36. Tho denominated in piastres, it is the same size and weight as a British shilling. Two other dates, 1913 and 1921, exist.

Recorded mintage: 400,000.

Specification: 5.66 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 13.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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