1902 - 1910 - Ceylon

Edward VII - Fifty Cents

A definitive decimal currency 50 cent silver coin. Demonetized by proclamation of Governor dated 1942 July with effect from 1942 September 30th.

Denomination50 cents
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight5.83 gms
Edward~VII_50c_obverse Edward~VII_50c_reverse
KM #99

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 dividing the numerals 5 0 . Left Tamil 50.Satam ; Right Sinhala sather panarhar , along periphery. Above CEYLON Below CENTS and year.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Mint Proof
107 1902 Ag 800. 200,000 London107A
108 1903 Ag 800. 800,000 London108A
109 1910 Ag 800. 200,000 London

The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi.