Back when I got this coin it took me a long time to identify it. The language was not familiar, the value is just a number 5, and there are no symbols are images that I associate with different regions of the world. The key is the word KIBRIS. A quick Google search shows that KIBRIS is Turkish and ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ is Greek but most important is that in English it means Cyprus.
The second confusing part is the two dates, 1960 and 1963. Knowing the unofficial coin rule that the later date is the real date I can assume that the earlier date is something else important. Turns out 1960 is the year of Cyprus independence.
|ΚΥΠΡΙΑΚΗ ΔΗΕΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ· KIBRIS CUMHURYETI (CYPRUS REPUBLIC) 1963 over shielded 1960|
|5 with stylized ancient boat at sea|
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Mils / Cyprus
Value: $0.05 in Very-Fine
Do you have coin from Cyprus and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.