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Proof Coin - 18 Piastres, Cyprus, 1938 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12277

Summary:
Proof 18 Piastres, Issued by, Cyprus, 1938
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.314 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), 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: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1938 AD
Denomination: 18 Piastres
Obverse Description: Crowned head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA. REX ET IND. IMP.; the artist's initials, PM, below the neck truncation
Reverse Description: Two heraldic lions to left (two lions passant guardant); around, + CYPRUS + EIGHTEEN PIASTRES . 1938; the artist's initials, KG, in field below lions
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Cyprus, 1938
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1938
Artist: Percy Metcalfe - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1937
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1938
References: Pridmore 6A
KM#26
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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