5 euro: Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU

Series: Cyprus: Silver 5 euro coins

5 euro Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU - 2012 - Series: Silver 5 euro coins - Cyprus

It's a composition depicting a daisy enclosed in wavy circles. The daisy is a motif from a “lefkaritiko” lace, the 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 the folklore tradition of Cyprus and reflects Cyprus’ hospitality. The wavy circles around the motif symbolise the Mediterranean Sea surrounding Cyprus. The coin’s nominal value of €5 and the wording “CYPRUS EU PRESIDENCY” are also depicted.