1937 - 1942 - Ceylon

George VI - One Cent

A definitive decimal currency 1 cent copper coin.

Denomination1 cents
Diameter22.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight4.725 gms
George~VI_01c_obverse George~VI_01c_reverse
KM #111

Obverse : Crowned effigy of George VI to left in high relief in the center of the legend GEORGE VI KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA, along periphery. Initials of designer P M in relief below the truncation.

Reverse : A Talipot palm in the center, Left Sinhala satheyer; Right Tamil Satam. CEYLON . ONE . CENTS and year below along periphery.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Coined Mint Proof
220 1937 Cu 4,464,331 1937 Calcutta
220 1937 Cu 73,825 1938 Calcutta
22? 19?? Cu 2,530,000 1939 Calcutta
221 1940 Cu 7,660,000 1940 Calcutta221A
222 1942 Cu 20,780,000 1942 Calcutta

The figures above from Royal Mint Report. The year on the coins in order executed is not given in the Royal Mint Report of 1939.
It has been associated with the 1940 issue by Pridmore(1961), and Remick(1968) under the assumption it was part of that order, and 1937 issue by Robert Harris(1970).

In 1942 September 8th, it changed to a thinner low relief coin of half the weight to conserve metal for war and an unknown fraction of the 1942 issue listed above are of this type.

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