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Cygnian Sovereign
ISO 4217 code CYS
User(s) Cygnia
Inflation 0.92%, March 2016.
Subunit
1/100 Penny
Symbol §
Penny p
Nickname Quid
Plural sovereigns
Penny pence
Coins
Freq. used 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, §1, §2
Rarely used 1p, 2p,
Banknotes
Freq. used §5, §10, §20, §50, §100, §200, §500
Rarely used §1,000
Central bank Imperial Central Bank of Cygnia
Website icb.gov.cy
Printer Bureau for the Printing of Currency
Website moneyfactory.gov.cy
Mint Imperial Mint
Website mint.gov.cy

The Sovereign is the official currency of the Empire of the United Cygnian States. It is subdivided into 100 pence.

Banknotes

Polymer series
Image Value colours Description Date of circulation
Front Back Front Back
5Sov-CYG-GoN §5 Pink Foreground: Alexander I — The first Emperor of the Cygnians. Foreground: Congress Hall — The meeting place for the Imperial Congress of Cygnia. 2008 — present
Background: Barnes' Fleet — The exploration fleet led by Willem Janszoon responsible for the first European sighting of Cygnia.
§10 Blue Foreground: Banjo Paterson — Cygnian bush poet. Notable poetry include "Waltzing Matilda", "The Man from Snowy River" and "Clancy of the Overflow". Foreground: 2008 — present
Background: The bush.
§20 Red Foreground: Sir Frederick Northam — The first Chancellor of Cygnia. Foreground: 2008 — present
Background:
§50 Orange Foreground: Captain Willem Janszoon — Commanding officer of the Dutch fleet which first charted Australasia in 1606 and proclaimed the establishment of the first European Australasian colony at New Rotterdam in 1614. Foreground: 2008 — present
Background: Foundation Day — The proclamation of New Rotterdam establishment.
§100 Olive Foreground: Nancy Bird Walton — Famous Cygnian aviator. Foreground: 2008 — present
Background: Walton's plane.
§200 Yellow Foreground: Great Swan Emblem — Symbolises the national animal of Cygnia, the Black Swan. The same design also appears atop the Cygnian Imperial State Crown. Foreground: 2008 — present
Background:
§500 Purple Foreground: Coat of arms of the House of Stuart-Campbell. Foreground: 2008 — present
Background: The Outback.
§1,000 Green Foreground: Prince Theodore, Duke of Augusta — The first version of this note was designed and issued in 1838 to celebrate the investiture of the young Prince Theodore, who would become Theodore II, as the Duke of Augusta. This note continues to be circulated, but is rarely used. Foreground: 2008 — present
Background:

Coins

Polymer series
Image Value Obverse Reverse
Obverse Reverse
5p The reigning Emperor's profile, with Latin text surrounding it. The current Emperor, Theodore V, has the following inscription: THEODORUS V, POPULI ET CONSTITUTII GRATIA CYGNORUM IMPERATOR, FIDEI DEFENSOR which translates to "Theodore V, by the Grace of the People and the Constitution Emperor of the Cygnians, Defender of Faith." An echidna.
10p A superb lyrebird.
20p A platypus.
Cygnian 50p coin reverse 50p The Coat of arms of Cygnia.
Cygnian S1 coin reverse §1 A kangaroo.
§2 An Aboriginal elder.

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