1912 - 1926 - Ceylon

George V - Five Cents

A definitive decimal Ceylon currency Five cent cupro-nickel coin.

Denomination5 cents
Diameter18.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight3.88 gms
ShapeSquare with
Rounded corners
George~V_05c_obverse George~V_05c_reverse
KM #108

Obverse : Crowned bust of George V to left in relief in the center of the legend GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA, along periphery. Initials of designer B.M. in relief on the truncation of the shoulder.

Reverse : CEYLON above central numeral 5 below which CENTS and year below. Left Sinhala sather paha; Right Tamil 5.Satam.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Mint
187 1912 H CuNi 4,000,000 Birminham Ltd.
188 1920 CuNi 6,000,000 Bombay Mint
189 1926 CuNi 3,000,000 Royal Mint

The small letter H in relief below the 1912 year stand for the Mint Birminham Ltd., formaly Ralph Heaton & Sons Ltd, and visible on extreamly fine or uncirculated coins.

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