5 Mils - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

5 Mils - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse5 Mils - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Cyprus
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1960)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1956
Value 5 Mils (0.005)
Currency Pound (decimalized, 1955-1982)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.64 g
Diameter 25.41 mm
Thickness 1.49 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 986
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 34
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned bust right

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
CT

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

Mint

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  10 000 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.23 $ 0.23 $ 0.53 $ 1.05 $ 1.21 $ 1.21 85%
1955  2 000 0.9% Proof
1956  2 950 000 $ 0.32 $ 0.64 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $ 1.00 31%
1956  0.4% Proof

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