• 20 Cents 1983-1988, KM# 57, Cyprus
  • 20 Cents 1983-1988, KM# 57, Cyprus
Description

Engraver: Clara Zacharaki-Georgiou

Obverse

Coat of arms, year of minting, country name in English, Greek and Turkish.

The coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus is a dove holding an olive twig, the independence year 1960, laurel twigs around.

CYPRUS·ΚΥΠPΟΣ·KIBRIS·
1960
·1983·

Reverse

Value, pied wheatear on olive branch.

The pied wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) is a wheatear, a small insectivorous passerine bird. This migratory central Asiatic wheatear occurs from the extreme southeast of Europe to China, and has been found wintering in India and northeastern Africa. The genus name Oenanthe is derived from the Ancient Greek oenos (οίνος) "wine" and anthos (ανθός) "flower".

From 1985 the value number framed by double line (KM# 57.2) instead of a single one (KM# 57.1).

20

Edge

20 Cents

KM# 57
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 7.75 g
Diameter 27.25 mm
Thickness 1.76 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 57.1, KM# 57.2

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