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50 Mils

Features

Country Cyprus
Period Republic (1960-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1963-1982
Value 50 Mils (0.05)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1955-1982)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-10-1983
References KM# 41
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Coat of Arms

Lettering:
ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ · KIBRIS CUMHURİYETİ ·
1977
1960

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.

Reverse

Grape cluster above denomination

Lettering: 50

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

Reeded

Comments

Grapes (Binomial Name: Vitis vinifera)
Mavro or red Grapes and  Xynisteri or White Grapes are the two indigenous varieties of  Cyprus

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1963  2,800,000 0.92 0.52 0.52 0.58 0.99 41%
1963  25,000 1.5% Proof
1970  500,000 1.01 8%
1971  500,000 0.75 9%
1972  750,000 0.55 0.70 10%
1973  750,000 2.07 11%
1974  1,500,000 0.74 16%
1976  1,500,000 2.75 6%
1977  500,000 0.21 0.77 0.77 1.38 14%
1978  500,000 5%
1979  1,000,000 0.28 12%
1980  3,000,000 0.35 0.44 1.11 16%
1981  4,000,000 0.66 0.66 1.43 23%
1982  2,000,000 1.08 1.55 9%
1982  0.8% Proof

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