Issue of the 2013 collector set of Cyprus euro coins

The Central Bank of Cyprus has recently announced the issue of a set of Cyprus euro coins in brilliant uncirculated condition and mint year 2013.
It will be the fourth in the series of Cyprus euro coin sets dedicated to the mosaics of Paphos, which are included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

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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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