1904 - Ceylon

Edward VII - Quarter Cent

A definitive Ceylon decimal currency Quarter Cent copper coin, the use of which was abandoned and demonetized by Order in Council dated 1909 October 18th with effect from 1910 July 1st.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/4 cents
AlloyCopper
Diameter14.3 mm
Thickness.0 mm
Weight1.18 gms
ShapeRound
EdgePlain
DieAxis
Edward~VII_1Qc_obverse Edward~VII_1Qc_reverse
KM #100

Obverse : Crowned bust of Edward to right in relief in the center of the legend EDWARD VII KING & EMPEROR, along periphery. Engraver initials DES in relief below.

Reverse : A Talipot palm in the center with Left Sinhala ¼ satheyer Right Tamil @_|.Satam;. CEYLON . QUARTER . CENT and year below along periphery.

PridmoreYearAlloyIssue Mint ProofGold
251 1904 Cu 102,625 Calcutta251A 251B

A number of precious metal Indian Mint restrikes are listed for many of the Victorian Ceylon copper Coins. However for Edward VII only in Gold only for the 1904 Quarter cent. The Dick Ford collection (in Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auctions #19 Ceylon 1995 February 23. Singapore lot#226) sold it for hammer price of $950/-.(+10% buyers premium).

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