The Triton collection was issued to mark Cyprus' accession to the EU in 2004. The whole collection is presented here for sale, a rare lot, and currently the only collection for sale on eBay. All coins are in uncirculated condition.
The collection contains 1 gold proof coin with a denomination of £20, 1 silver proof coin with a denomination of £1, and two cupronickel coins also with a denomination of £1.
It should be mentioned that the collector coin issued to mark Cyprus’s accession to the European Union and which depicts Triton trumpeting through a sea shell the birth of Aphrodite, has received worldwide acclaim. It was awarded first prize in a competition held in 2005 at the Numismatic Exhibition of Vicenza in Italy, gaining the title “Finest Coin in the World minted in 2004”. Furthermore, it gained the title “Best Crown of the World” in a competition organised in 2006 by Krause Publications, publishers of World Coin News.
Design and other characteristics
The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cyprus and the year of issue, 2004.
Triton trumpeting the birth of Aphrodite and the nominal value of the coin.
Designer : Clara Zacharaki-Georgiou
Mint : Polish State Mint
Gold coin : £20 (Twenty pounds)
Diameter: 22.05 mm
Weight: 7.9881 g
Alloy: Gold (91.67%), Copper (8.33%)
Quality of minting: Proof
Quantity: 1500 pieces
Silver and Cupronickel coins : £1 (One pound)
Diameter : 38,61 mm
Weight : 28,28 g
Edge : Plain
Silver coin: Silver (92.5%) and copper (7.5%)
Cupronickel coins: Copper (75%) and nickel (25%)
Quality of minting
Silver coin: Proof
Cupronickel coins: Uncirculated
Silver coin: 3000 Pieces
Cupronickel coins: 3000 pieces in presentation cases, 3000 pieces loose
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