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Country Cyprus
Type Common coin
Years 1983-2004
Value 5 Cents (Sent) (0.05 CYP)
Metal Nickel-brass
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-01-2008
References KM# 55
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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.

From 1991, the coin displays new coat of arms (KM#55.3).

Lettering:
CYPRUS·ΚΥΠΡΟΣ·KIBRIS·1990
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.

Starting in 1985, the value number is surrounded with a double line (KM#55.2 and KM#55.3) instead of a single one (KM#55.1)

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)

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1983  15,000,000 KM#55.1 (number with single line)
1983  6,250 KM#55.1 (number with single line) Proof
1985  5,000,000 KM#55.2 (number with double line)
1987  5,000,000 KM#55.2 (number with double line)
1988  5,060,000 KM#55.2 (number with double line)
1990  KM#55.2 (number with double line)
1991  4,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)
1992  4,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)
1993  5,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)
1994  8,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)
1998  1,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)
2001  15,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date letters)
2004  15,000,000 KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date)
2004  KM#55.3 (different design: smaller wreath & shield, larger date) In Sets only

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