1904 - 1910 - Ceylon

Edward VII - Half Cent

A definitive Ceylon decimal currency Half cent copper coin.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/2 cents
AlloyCopper
Diameter18.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.36 gms
ShapeRound
EdgePlain
DieAxis
Edward~VII_1hc_obverse Edward~VII_1hc_reverse
KM #101

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 with Left Sinhala ½ satheyer; Right Tamil @.Satam. CEYLON . HALF . CENT and year below along periphery.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue MintProof
233 1904 Cu 2,011,800 Calcutta233A
234 1905 Cu 1,000,000 Calcutta234A
235 1906 Cu 3,055,732 Calcutta235A
236 1908 Cu 1,000,000 Calcutta236A
237 1909 Cu 3,000,000 Calcutta
 1910 Cu None Calcutta 238

The figures above from Pridmore(1961). Robert Harris(1970) with reference to Annual Report of Royal Mint gives different mint Figures for 1904 2,011,647 ; 1906 1,505,705 ; 1908 2,000,000 ; 1909 2,000,000 .

The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.