The winning designs, approved by the Council of Ministers of Cyprus, were jointly created by Tatiana Soteropoulos and Erik Maell.
- The €1 and €2 coins reproduce the idol of Pomos, a cross-shaped idol dating back to the Chalcolitic period (ca. 3000 BC), representing the country’s contribution to civilisation since prehistoric times.
- The 10, 20 and 50-cent coins feature the Kyrenia ship (4th century BC), a Greek merchant ship, the wreck of which is considered to be the oldest from the classical period found to date. It is a symbol of Cyprus’ island nature and its historical importance as a trade hub.
- The 1, 2 and 5-cent coins show the mouflon, a species of wild sheep representative of the island’s wildlife.