Description

Engraver: Clara Zacharaki-Georgiou

Obverse

Coat of arms, year of minting, country name in English, Greek and Turkish.

The coat of arms of the Republic of Cyprus is a dove holding an olive twig, the independence year 1960, laurel twigs around.

From 1991 the coin displays new coat of arms (KM# 55.3) where the laurel twigs no longer touch the shield.

CYPRUS · ΚΥΠΡΟΣ · KIBRIS
1960
· 1983 ·

Reverse

Value, head of a bull from a silver bowl (phiale) with a wish-boned handle of the 14th century BC from the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.

From 1985 the value number framed by double line (KM# 55.2 and KM# 55.3) instead of a single one (KM# 55.1).

5

Edge

5 Cents

KM# 55
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 3.75 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # KM# 55.1, KM# 55.2, KM# 55.3

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