Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Cyprus


Official Name: Republic of Cyprus
National Name: Kypriaki Dimokratia—Kibris Cumhuriyeti
Monetary Units: 1 pound sterling (£) = 1,000 mils. In 1977, the Cyprus pound (£C) replaced the pound sterling. Currently, 1 Cyprus pound (£C) = 100 cents.
Location: Middle East; an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey.
Mineral Resources: Copper, pyrite, asbestos, gypsum, salt, marble, clay earth pigment.



Cyprus Scott 913 Cyprus Scott 914
Quartz (var. Jasper)
Cyprus
Scott 913
10 cents
Pyrite
Cyprus
Scott 914
15 cents
 
Cyprus Scott 915 Cyprus Scott 916
Gypsum
Cyprus
Scott 915
25 cents
Quartz (var. Chalcedony)
Cyprus
Scott 916
30 cents

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 9 Mar 1998.
All stamps show illustrations of natural, unpolished specimens;
except Scott 913, which shows a natural, stream-polished specimen.



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