3 Mils - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

3 Mils - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse3 Mils - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cyprus
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1960)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1955
Value 3 Mils (0.003)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1955-1982)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 33
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to the right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

The value above a Greek archaic image of a flying fish along with the date below

Lettering:
GOVERNMENT OF CYPRUS+THREE MILS
3
+1955+

Engraver: William Maving Gardner

William Maving Gardner (25 May 1914 in Newcastle – 28 December 2000) was an English coin designer, engraver, calligrapher and writer who worked regularly for the Royal Mint over a 30-year period. He is notable for designing coins such as the British 20 Pence Coin and some of the coins of Cyprus, New Zealand, Jordan, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and the Falkland Islands.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  6,250,000 0.07 0.53 0.60 1.07 1.20 1.08 99%
1955  2,000 1.1% Proof

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