Cyprus - 5 Mils - 1963 - Proof?

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 ++++PLUS ULTRA++++ Supporter

    Hi all,
    Flea market purchase 6/9/2018

    This is supposedly a 1963 Proof issue.. I'm not totally sure
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  3. paddyman98

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  4. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector Supporter

    He is a proof to compare it to.
    Cyprus 1963 5 Mils Proof.jpg
     
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Nice BU, but not a proof.
     
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  6. 7Jags

    7Jags Active Member

    I can't call it as the details and rims are quite sharp, the muted colour could be toning?? Details like the furl/ropes on the sail not quite what a proof should be. Please don't dump it, if a giveaway I'd take it - we used to live on Cyprus.
     
  7. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Hard to tell, but may be a foggy proof. As 7Jags mentioned, the rims are sharp and squared rather than rounded.
     
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  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I suppose it could be a proof with the mirrors hazed over (or just really subdued), but I just don't see it.
     
  9. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Perhaps @paddyman98 won't feel too strongly against giving a small area of the fields a swipe with a cloth or alcohol pad? That would solve the mystery right away :)
     
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