Cyprus – 5 Euro Silver PROOF, EU Presidency, 2012

The coin is issued on the occasion of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The depiction on the coin is a motif from a “lefkaritiko” lace, the traditional embroidery of Lefkara village. The lefkaritiko embroidery is included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is a characteristic example of Cyprus’s cultural tradition and reflects the island’s hospitality. The wavy circles around the motif symbolise the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Cyprus.

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