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Cyprus 4 1/2, 9 and 18 Piastres  1901 to 1921
Cyprus 4 1/2, 9 and 18 Piastres 1901 to 1921

These are neat coins from Cyprus when the island was a British colony. They have the ruling monarch on one side, Victoria, Edward, or George, depending on date, and a crowned arms with rampant lion on the other side. There are coins with other patterns, but this page applies only to those similar to the one shown in our picture. There are three denominations:

4 1/2 PIASTRES: 0.0841 troy ounces silver
9 PIASTRES: 0.1682 ounces silver
18 PIASTRES: 0.3364 ounces silver

These coins are quite rare and sought by collectors. All but the most damaged are worth more than silver value. Here are approximate catalog values:

4 1/2 PIASTRES VICTORIA (1901)
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $120

4 1/2 PIASTRES EDWARD (1921)
worn: $7 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $40
fully uncirculated: $120

9 PIASTRES VICTORIA (1901)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $200

9 PIASTRES EDWARD (1907)
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $500

9 PIASTRES GEORGE (1913)
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $500

9 PIASTRES GEORGE (1919 to 1921)
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100

18 PIASTRES VICTORIA (1901)
worn: $40 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $500

18 PIASTRES EDWARD (1907)
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $700
fully uncirculated: $1500

18 PIASTRES GEORGE (1913)
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $120
well preserved: $300
fully uncirculated: $750

18 PIASTRES GEORGE (1921)
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $400

These values are all approximate. Like any valuable coin, individual coins stand on their own merits. See our Important Terminology page for information about catalog values.

Coin: 21603 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: John, Wed, 12-Oct-2016 01:30:02 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 12-Oct-2016 01:31:58 GMT
Requester description: 1901 Rampant Lion CYPRUS VICTORIA PIASTRES
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