Cyprus 1 Pound banknote of 1982

22 Jul 2019  Mon

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean.

The Cypriot Pound, also known as the ‘Lira’ was the currency of Cyprus. After the decimalisation of the pound, it was sub-divided into 100 cents. The Cypriot pound was replaced by the euro on 1 January 2008.

Today we are looking at a 1 Pound banknote issued in 1982. The obverse has a Mosaic of Nymph Acme; and Cyprus map outline. The reverse depicts the Bellapais Abbey, an early 8th century ruined monastery near Kyrenia in Northern Cyprus. This brown note has Mouflon's head as its watermark.

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