1911 - 1926 - Ceylon

George V - TwentyFive cents

A definitive decimal currency 25 cent silver coin. Demonetized by proclamation of Governor dated 1942 December with effect from 1943 February 28th.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwentyFive cents
AlloySilver
Diameter18.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.91 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeGrained
DieAxis
George~V_25c_obverse George~V_25c_reverse
KM #105

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 : A Talipot palm in the center dividing the numerals 2 5 . Left Tamil 25.Satam; Right Sinhala sather visipaha. Above CEYLON Below CENTS and year.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Mint Proof
138 1911 Ag 800. 400,000
139 1913 Ag 800. 1,200,000 Calcutta 139A
140 1914 Ag 800. 400,000 Calcutta 140A
141 1917 Ag 800. 300,000 Calcutta 141A
142 1919 B Ag 550. 1,400,007 Bombay 142A
143 1920 B Ag 550. 1,600,011 Bombay 143A
144 1921 B Ag 550. 600,008 Bombay 144A
145 1922 Ag 550. 1,211,000 Calcutta 145A
146 1925 Ag 550. 1,004,000 Calcutta 146A
147 1926 Ag 550. 1,000,000 Royal 147A

The figures above from Pridmore(1961). Robert Harris(1970) with reference to Annual Report of Royal Mint gives different mint Figures for 1913 1,200,000 (inc 400,000 fromCalcutta Mint) ; 1920 1,975,278

The Bombay Mint Mark B is incuse below the cross pattee of the Crown for issues of years 1919 to 1921 and visible on extreamly fine or uncirculated coins.

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