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5 Mils - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

5 Mils - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse 5 Mils - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Cyprus
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1956
Value 5 Mils (0.005)
Metal Bronze
Weight 5.64 g
Diameter 25.41 mm
Thickness 1.49 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 34
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Crowned bust right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Standing figure of Bronze Age man holding copper bar on shoulders, date and denomination below

Lettering:
GOVERNMENT OF CYPRUS · FIVE MILS
5
· 1955 ·

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  10,000,000 0.34 0.18 0.53 0.96
1955  2,000 Proof
1956  2,950,000 0.74 1.80 0.54
1956  Proof

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