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50 pounds Makarios 1977 Proof Cyprus

Cypriot gold coin 50 Pounds, Makarios, dated 1977. Makarios III (13 August 1913 – 3 August 1977) was a Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, who served as the Archbishop and Primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus (1950–1977) and as the first President of Cyprus (1960–1977). In his three terms as president he survived four assassination attempts and a coup d'etat. He is widely regarded by Greek Cypriots as the Father of the Nation or "Ethnarch".