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Proof Coin - 9 Piastres, Cyprus, 1907 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12293

Summary:
Proof 9 Piastres, Issued by, Cyprus, 1907
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29.8 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.677 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, George William De Saulles, Medallist (1862-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Cyprus
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1907 AD
Denomination: 9 Piastres
Obverse Description: Crowned and draped bust of the King facing right, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, EDWARDVS VII DEI GRATIA REX IMPERATOR; below the bust truncation, the artist's initials, DES
Reverse Description: At centre, crowned shield of arms featuring a lion rampant to left; below crown, a scroll inscribed, CYPRUS; the date 1907 divided by the shield; below, outside partial circle of beads, NINE PIASTRES
Edge Description: milled
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Cyprus, 1907
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1907
Artist: George de Saulles - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1901
References: Pridmore 11 (proof not listed)
KM#9
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, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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