500 Mills Hercules Coin


Issuer Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1975-1977
Value 500 Mills (0.5)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1955-1982)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 11147
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 44
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Cyprus coat of arms (A dove holding an olive twig and the independence year 1960), laurel twigs around with inscription Cyprus in Greek, Turkish and English and the date of issue 1975 (or 1977)

CYPRUS 1975 (or 1977)


The design is based on an ancient coin of king of Salamis Evagoras I. A legendary hero featuring Hercules is seating on the rock on which his lion's skin is spread, holding horn of plenty.

Lettering: 500

Engraver: Antis Ioannides




Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1975  300 000 $ 6.32 $ 5.23 $ 5.59 80%
1977  200 000 $ 5.57 $ 5.66 25%
1977  20 000 3% Proof

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