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Proof Coin - 5 Mils, Cyprus, 1955 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 12400

Summary:
Proof 5 Mils, Issued by, Cyprus, 1955
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
First issue of decimal coinage by Cyprus
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.479 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, 5 mils, cyprus, 1963
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Cyprus
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1955 AD
Denomination: 5 Mils
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of Elizabeth II right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND, the artist's initials, CT, incuse on neck truncation
Reverse Description: Styalised ancient priest carrying copper plate money of Cyprus; around, + GOVERNMENT OF CYPRUS + FIVE MILS + 1955
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Cyprus, 1955
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1955
Artist: Mr Cecil Thomas, Great Britain, 1953
References: KM.34
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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