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ISSUE OF A SILVER COLLECTOR COIN IN HONOUR OF THE POET VASILIS MICHAELIDES
The Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) announces the issue of a silver collector coin with a nominal value of €5 in proof condition, minted in 2017.
DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE
This coin is issued to commemorate the Cypriot poet Vasilis Michaelides on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death. Vasilis Michaelides, with the epic character of his poetry, has been recognised as the national poet of Cyprus. Having taken part in national struggles as a volunteer, he wrote excellent patriotic poems. Moreover, he has been distinguished as a leading lyric poet and as one of the most important idiomatic (vernacular) poets of Cyprus. The coin, which depicts a portrait of the poet, has been designed by George Stamatopoulos. The coin was minted by the Greek Mint.
The issue is limited to 2.000 coins. The selling price of each coin, including VAT, has been set at €42.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE COIN
Obverse: The emblem of the Central Bank of Cyprus, the words “ΚΥΠΡΟΣ”, “CYPRUS” and “KIBRIS” and the year “2017”.
Reverse: A composition depicting the portrait of the Cypriot poet with circular inscription from left to right of the phrase “ΒΑΣΙΛΗΣ ΜΙΧΑΗΛΙΔΗΣ ΠΟΙΗΤΗΣ 1849-1917”. The coin’s nominal value of €5 is also depicted.
Diameter: 38,61 millimeters
Weight: 28,28 grammes
Alloy: Silver (92,5%) and copper (7,5%)
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