Nomenclature: Named after the Greek word Kyprios which is the name of the island of Cyprus, which once produced this metal.
Industrial Uses: Copper ore.
Additional Notes: Also referred to as native copper. Usually found, in its natural state, coated with green, crusty, alteration products.
Canada : Scott 1436 : 42 cents : 21 Sep 1992
Congo Democratic Republic : Scott 634 : 6 makuta : 2 May 1969
United States : Scott 2701 : 29 cents : 17 Sep 1992