2020 Cyprus BU set officialy announced
- June 04, 2020
This is the second of three sets of the three-ply collector coin set series dedicated to the national side of the Cyprus euro coins. The set is dedicated to the «Kyrenia ship» (4th century B.C.), one of the best-preserved ancient wrecks in the world.
This ship is the wreck of a 4th century BC Greek merchant ship discovered close to Kyrenia city, Cyprus. Research has determined that the ship had a long period of use, about 80 years long, before sinking, probably due to a pirate attack.
Τhe «Kyrenia ship» is depicted on the national side of the Cyprus euro coins with denominations €0,10, €0,20 and €0,50 representing the importance of the sea, trade and shipping in Cyprus’s history over time.
The set also presents Cyprus as a modern maritime centre.
2020 Coin set specifications
Year mark: 2020
Quality: Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Mintage: 5.000 sets
Weight: 43,18 grams
Mint: Bank of Greece
Sources: Cyprus Central Bank and NUMISMAG.