1913 - 1928 - Ceylon

George V - Fifty Cents

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

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationFifty cents
AlloySilver
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight5.83 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeGrained
DieAxis
George~V_50c_obverse George~V_50c_reverse
KM #109

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 5 0 . Left Tamil 50.Satam; Right Sinhala sather panarhar. Above CEYLON Below CENTS and year.

PridmoreYearAlloy Issue Mint Proof
110 1913 Ag 800. 600,000 Calcutta 110A
111 1914 Ag 800. 200,000 Calcutta 111A
112 1917 Ag 800. 1,072,840 Calcutta 112A
113 1919B Ag 550. 750,005 Bombay 113A
114 1920B Ag 550. 800,010 Bombay 114A
115 1921B Ag 550. 800,015 Bombay 115A
116 1922 Ag 550. 1,040,000 Calcutta 116A
117 1924 Ag 550. 1,010,000 Calcutta 117A
118 1925 Ag 550. 500,000 Calcutta 118A
119 1926 Ag 550. 500,000 Royal 119A
120 1927 Ag 550. 500,000 120A
121 1928 Ag 550. 500,000 121A
122 1929 Ag 550. 500,000 122A

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 figures above from Pridmore(1961). Robert Harris(1970) with reference to Annual Report of Royal Mint gives different mint Figures for 1913 400,000 ; 1920 584,691 .

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