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5 Cents Type 1 coat of arms; solid value number

Features

Country Cyprus
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1983
Value 5 Cents (Sent) (0.05 CYP)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1983-2007)
Composition Nickel-brass
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-31-2008
References KM# 55.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 55
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Cyprus coat of arms (A dove holding an olive twig and the independence year 1960), laurel twigs around.
Country name (Cyprus) in Greek, Turkish and English.

Lettering:
CYPRUS·ΚΥΠΡΟΣ·KIBRIS·1983
1960

Engraver: Clara Georgiou

Reverse

Shows an exhibit to be found in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia. It is a fourteenth century silver bowl with wishbone handle. The value 5 below.

Lettering: 5

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Head of a bull from a shallow silver bowl (phiale) with a wish-boned handle of the 14th century BC.

1983 - KM#55.1 (number with single line)
1991 - KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)



There were two official bank sets for this coin
Set of the first cent coins of the Republic of Cyprus in brilliant uncirculated(BU) condition, 1983 issue, in a brochure.

Set of the first cent coins of the Republic of Cyprus, 1983 issue, in proof condition and in a rigid plastic case.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1983  15,000,000 0.11 0.20 0.18 0.21 0.78
1983  BU set in a brochure
1983  6,250 Proof set in a rigid plastic case

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