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Cyprus 45 Piastres (50th Anniversary)  1928
Cyprus 45 Piastres (50th Anniversary) 1928

In 1878, Great Britain gained control of Cyprus from the Ottoman Empire. 50 years later this great-looking coin was minted to commemorate the anniversary. The obverse shows King George V and the reverse has two very stylish lions posed above the denomination.

It was minted in sterling silver and has a diameter of 38mm. It weighs 28.275 grams with an ASW (actual silver weight) of 0.84 troy ounces. This means that no matter what condition the coin is in, it will always have a base silver value.

As of the time of this writing, the BV (base silver value) of this coin is $11.90 US dollars. For live silver prices check kitco.com and multiply the kitco price by 0.84 to get your BV.

Of course, this is a really cool coin that has collector appeal - so it will always have value above its base as long as the coin is in decent condition. Here are some approximate catalog values for this coin:

worn: BV + $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: BV + $40
well preserved: BV +$90
fully uncirculated: $250

Please note that all values on this page are catalog values. Be sure you understand how catalog values work. They are inflated values that are normally higher than actual buy and sell values. Refer to our Important Terminology page for a complete description of catalog values.

Coin: 19847 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Panos, Tue, 25-Aug-2015 00:36:12 GMT
Answered by: Todd, Wed, 26-Aug-2015 16:25:02 GMT
Requester description: 1928 1878 Georgivs v cyprus Fourty five PIASTRES Front. GEORGIVS V DEI GRA REX ET IND. IMP.
Back. 1878 CYPRUS 1928 FOURTYFIVE PIASTRES
Tags: cyprus piastres piastre th 50 anniversary piastries plastre piasters front georgivs george v dei gra rex et ind imp geroge stgeorge glorgivs georgius georgvs georgeivs georgious giorgi geroges geogius georg geogivs georgian geor gearge georgivis georgium georger georgia georgvis goerg georgevs rexm rexind rexx rexetind etind exind impc crown tiara lion tiger crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera lions cougar tigers

  

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