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Coin - 1 Piastre, Cyprus, 1942 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12347

Summary:
1 Piastre, Issued by, Cyprus, 1942
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.234 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Percy Metcalfe, Coin Designer, (1895-1970), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Cyprus
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1942 AD
Denomination: 1 Piastre
Obverse Description: Crowned head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR; atist's initials, PM, below neck truncation
Reverse Description: At centre a large 1; around, . CYPRUS . ONE PIASTRE. 1942
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Scalloped
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Cyprus, 1942
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1942
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
References: Pridmore 45
KM#23a
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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