Currency in Cyprus

The Cyprus pound was replaced by the euro as official currency of the Republic of Cyprus on 1 January 2008.



The € 0.01 € 0.02 € 0.05 coins depict two mouflon a subspecies group of the wild sheep.




 


The € 0.10 € 0.20 € 0.50 coins depict the Kyrenia ship, the wreck of a 4th-century BC Greek merchant ship. 


It was discovered by Greek-Cypriot diving instructor Andreas Cariolou in November 1965 during a storm.


The € 1.00 € 2.00 coins depict the Idol of Pomos, a prehistoric sculpture from the Cypriot village of Pomos dating back to circa the 30th century BC. 






The sculpture is on display in the Cyprus Archeological Museum in Nicosia.