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5 Mils

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Features

Country Cyprus
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1981-1982
Value 5 Mils (0.005)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1955-1982)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.2 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-10-1983
References KM# 50
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Cyprus coat of arms (A dove holding an olive twig).
Country name in Greek, Turkish and English.

Lettering:
KIBRIS 1982 CYPRUS
ΚΥΠΡΟΣ

Reverse

Ancient sail boat.

Lettering: 5

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

Comments

KM#50.1 - Smaller lettering on Obverse.
KM#50.2 - Bigger lettering on Obverse.

There are 2 varieties in 1982, which are easy to distinguish by script.

Obverse
Die 1 - script thin.
Die 2 - script bold.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1981  12,500,000 0.11 0.32 0.56 KM#50.1
1982  15,000,000 0.22 0.27 0.47 0.81 KM#50.2
1982  KM#50.2 Proof

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