TMS Coins

Total Coin Registry Points: 692,292 Rank: 109
 


TMS Coins's Bio
I was born in the beautiful island of Cyprus and studied medicine in Greece and the United Kingdom.

Collecting stamps, watches, matchboxes and other collectibles for many years as a hobby, I went into collecting banknotes in 2008.

The passion for coin collecting started in 2009 when I virtually appreciated the art, beauty, rarity and the history behind the modern piastre coinage of Cyprus (1879-1949).

The big challenge was to accomplish a complete collection with coins in the best possible condition; the low mintage and rarity of these coins though, made this goal very difficult.

After completion I submitted all raw coins to NGC for grading, conserving most of them by NCS.

Cyprus was under British Administration from 1878 until 1960 when it became an independent Republic. During the period 1879-1949 the copper piastre was the unit of currency and was fixed at the rate of 180 to the British sovereign. The gold sovereign became the standard measure of value and remained legal tender throughout the period from 1878-1960. Due to this relation I started collecting gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns as well.

Being in NGC's Registry I submitted several collections to the competition in 2011.

I would like to thank NGC for awarding my "Cyprus Piastre Coinage Complete Collection 1879-1949" as one of the 2011 "Best World Sets" and the "Great Britain, Gold Half-sovereign Type Set 1817-2009" as one of the 2012 "Best World Sets". In 2015 the set "Great Britain, Gold Half-sovereign, Victoria, 1838-1901, Circulation Issues", and in 2017 the set "Great Britain, Gold Half-sovereign, 1817-2017, Complete Circulation Issues" got the "Best Presented Set" Award.

I would like to congratulate all other winners and to all members to give my best wishes for good luck and happy collecting.

THANK YOU



    

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[Collapse] Australia - Pre-Decimal
  Half Sovereign, George V, 1911-1918, Circulation Issue 1 AUSTRALIA , 1/2 SOVEREIGNS, 1911-1918, Circulation Issue, (GEORGE V), #1. 87 7 7 7 5679 0 7/13/2020784
  Half Sovereign, George V, 1911-1918, Circulation Issue 3 AUSTRALIA 1/2 SOVEREIGNS 1911-1918 62 5 5 5 2900 2900 7/13/202011
  Half Sovereign Type Set, 1855-1918, Circulation Issue 5 AUSTRALIA, GOLD HALF-SOVEREIGNS TYPE SET 14 1 1 1 870 -681 1/26/2018447
  Gold Sovereign, Victoria, 1855-1901, Circulation Issue 43 AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA SOVEREIGNS 1855-1901, Circulation Issue 0 1 1 1 1658 -1155 6/17/2016482
  Gold Sovereign, George V, 1911-1931, Circulation Issue 12 AUSTRALIA, GOLD SOVEREIGNS 1911-1931, KING GEORGE V. 5 3 3 3 3469 75 6/17/2016701
  Gold Sovereign Type Set, 1855-1931, Circulation Issue 27 AUSTRALIA, GOLD SOVEREIGN Type Set 1855-1931, Circulation Issue 11 1 1 1 1189 7 6/17/2016451
[Collapse] Canada
  Gold Sovereign, 1908-1919, Circulation Issue 6 CANADA, GOLD SOVEREIGNS 20 2 2 2 3322 -795 6/17/2016427
[Collapse] Canada - Type Sets
  Gold Type Set, 1908-1919, Circulation Issue 8 CANADA, GOLD TYPE SET, 1908-1919, CIRCULATION ISSUES 25 1 1 1 1832 -922 6/17/2016463
[Collapse] Cyprus
  1/4 Piastre, 1879-1926, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 1/4 PIASTRE 1879-1926, Circulation Issue. 100 17 17 17 13359 56 4/10/2012949
  1/4 Piastre, 1879-1926, Circulation Issue 4 CYPRUS, 1/4 PIASTRE 1879-1926, Circulation Issue. No.2 23 4 4 4 2946 0 6/23/2011871
  1/2 Piastre, 1879-1949, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 1/2 PIASTRE 1879-1949, Circulation Issue. 96 24 24 24 17844 50 7/11/20141284
  1/2 Piastre, 1879-1949, Circulation Issue 5 CYPRUS, 1/2 PIASTRE 1879-1949, Circulation Issue. No.2 8 2 2 2 1905 -131 9/28/2017550
  1/2 Piastre, 1879-1949, Proof Issue 3 CYPRUS, 1/2 PIASTRE 1879-1949, Proof Issue. 12 2 2 2 2495 -2241 9/24/2016598
  Piastre, 1879-1949, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 1 PIASTRE 1879-1949, Circulation Issue. 96 27 27 27 25426 0 11/6/20121038
  Piastre, 1879-1949, Circulation Issue 5 CYPRUS, 1 PIASTRE 1879-1949, Circulation Issue. No.2 10 3 3 3 2200 636 10/26/2012721
  Piastre, 1879-1949, Proof Issue 3 CYPRUS, 1 PIASTRE 1879-1949, Proof Issue. 5 1 1 1 1326 -2708 4/5/2019571
  4.5 Piastres, 1901-1938, Circulation Issue 2 CYPRUS, 4.5 PIASTRES 1901-1938, Circulation Issue. 100 3 3 3 1166 0 2/7/2011875
  4.5 Piastres, 1901-1938, Proof Issue 2 CYPRUS, 4.5 PIASTRES 1901-1938, Proof Issue. 50 1 1 1 1326 0 12/26/2012648
  9 Piastres, 1901-1940, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 9 PIASTRES 1901-1940, Circulation Issue. 100 7 7 7 3401 171 4/10/2012741
  9 Piastres, 1901-1940, Proof Issue CYPRUS, 9 PIASTRES 1901-1940, Proof Issue. 33 1 1 1 1403 0 12/26/2012343
  Shilling, 1947-1949, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 1 SHILLING 1947-1949, Circulation Issue. 100 2 2 2 342 0 8/22/2011695
  Shilling, 1947-1949, Circulation Issue 4 CYPRUS 1 SHILLING 1947-1949, Circulation Issue, No.2. 50 1 1 1 163 163 8/22/2011445
  18 Piastres, 1901-1940, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 18 PIASTRES 1901-1940, Circulation Issue. 100 6 6 6 5829 252 4/10/2012669
  18 Piastres, 1901-1940, Proof Issue 1 CYPRUS, 18 PIASTRES 1901-1940, Proof Issue. 33 1 1 1 1704 0 12/26/2012586
  2 Shillings, 1947-1949, Circulation Issue 2 CYPRUS, 2 SHILLINGS 1947-1949, Circulation Issue. 100 2 2 2 402 0 10/22/20111171
  2 Shillings, 1947-1949, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS 2 SHILLINGS 1947-1949, Circulation Issue, No.2. 50 1 1 1 234 22 8/31/2012390
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues 3 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues. 97 90 90 90 69352 50 7/11/20141162
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues 4 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues. No.2 13 12 12 12 8095 -131 9/28/2017644
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues 6 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues. No.3 1 1 1 1 749 -701 10/25/2011462
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues 6 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues. No.4 1 1 1 1 749 0 6/23/2011386
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues 7 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Circulation Issues. No.5 1 1 1 1 615 0 6/23/2011389
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Proof Issues 3 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Proof Issues. 12 7 7 7 9924 -2708 4/5/2019651
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Proof Issues 4 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Proof Issues. No.2 1 1 1 1 1670 0 6/23/2011462
  Piastre Coinage, 1879-1949, Complete Proof Issues 5 CYPRUS, PIASTRE COINAGE 1879-1949, Complete Proof Issues. No.3 1 1 1 1 1543 0 6/23/2011444
  Decimal Coinage (1955-1957), Complete, 3 Mils to 100 Mils, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, DECIMAL COINAGE 1955-1957, Complete, 3 MILS to100 MILS, Circulation Issue. 100 7 7 7 879 0 12/18/2013510
  Decimal Coinage (1955-1957), Complete, 3 Mils to 100 Mils, Circulation Issue 4 CYPRUS, DECIMAL COINAGE 1955-1957 Complete, 3 MILS to 100 MILS, CIRCULATION ISSUE, No.2. 28 2 2 2 170 0 12/17/2013197
  Decimal Coinage (1955-1957), Complete, 3 Mils to 100 Mils, Proof Issue 2 CYPRUS, DECIMAL COINAGE 1955-1957, Complete, 3 MILS to 100 MILS, Proof Issue. 71 5 5 5 635 12 11/8/2011576
  Decimal Coinage (1955-1957), Complete, 3 Mils to 100 Mils, Proof Issue 4 CYPRUS, DECIMAL COINAGE, 1955-1957, Complete, 3 MILS to 100 MILS, PROOF Issue No.2 14 1 1 1 123 123 9/19/2012273
  Mil, 1963-1972, Proof Issue 2 CYPRUS, 1 MIL 1963-1972, Proof Issue. 100 2 2 2 144 59 4/12/2011652
  5 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue 2 CYPRUS, 5 MILS 1963-1982, Proof Issue. 100 3 3 3 206 -53 2/13/2020677
  5 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue 3 CYPRUS, 5 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue No.2 33 1 1 1 111 111 8/31/2012349
  25 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue 3 CYPRUS, 25 MILS 1963-1982, Proof Issue. 100 2 2 2 125 -57 2/12/2020807
  25 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue 4 CYPRUS, 25 MILS 1963-1982, Proof Issue 50 1 1 1 106 0 9/11/2012374
  50 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue 3 CYPRUS, 50 MILS 1963-1982, Proof Issue. 100 2 2 2 112 -61 2/12/2020731
  100 Mils, 1963-1982, Proof Issue 2 CYPRUS, 100 MILS 1963-1982, Proof Issue. 100 2 2 2 133 6 10/4/2020751
  500 Mils, 1970-1981, Circulation Issue 3 CYPRUS, 500 MILS 1970-1981, Circulation Issue. 14 1 1 1 131 0 11/8/2011539
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