in Official Case with COA Certificate Of Authenticity,
issued to commemorate the
Cyprus Presidency of the Council of
the European Union.
The silver coin carries a "lefkaritiko" motif.
Mintage: 8000 only!
Design and other characteristics
Motif from a “lefkaritiko” lace, the traditional embroidery of Lefkara village.
Wavy circles symbolising the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Cyprus
Designer: Ms Ioanna Kalli
Mint: Greek Mint
Silver Proof - Limited issue: Only 8000
€5 (five euro)
The original emblem of the Republic of Cyprus, which coincides with the emblem of the Central Bank of Cyprus, the words “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ”, “CYPRUS” and “KIBRIS” and the year “2012”.
A composition depicting a daisy enclosed in wavy circles. The daisy is a motif from a “lefkaritiko” lace, the embroidery of Lefkara village. The lefkaritiko embroidery is included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is a characteristic example of the folklore tradition of Cyprus and reflects Cyprus’ hospitality. The wavy circles around the motif symbolise the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Cyprus. The coin’s nominal value of €5 and the wording “CYPRUS EU PRESIDENCY” are also depicted.