1/2 Piastre, Issued by, Cyprus, 1908
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Crowned and draped bust of the King facing right, the King is wearing the Imperial Crown and the ermine Robe of State, the Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath; around, EDWARDVS VII REX IMPERATOR; below the bust truncation, the artist's initials, DES
At center within beaded circle, 1/2 around, CYPRUS HALF PIASTRE 1908
The only year a 1/2 piastre coin was struck during the reign of Edward VII
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Type of item
27.5 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.861 g (Weight)
Pridmore 64 KM#11
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1960. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.