1944 - Ceylon

George VI - Two Cents

A definitive decimal currency Two cent Nickel Brass coin, a denomination first introduced in 1944 November 15th.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1 cents
AlloyNickel Brass
Diameter18.4/17.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.592 gms
Shapeeight Scallops
EdgePlain
DieAxis
George~VI_02c_obverse George~VI_02c_reverse
KM #117

Obverse : Crowned effigy of George VI to left in 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 : The word CENTS superimposed over large numeral 2 and year below. Left Sinhala sather dhecker; Right Tamil 2 Satam, and above CEYLON along periphery.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Coined Mint
195 1944 Cu 30,165,000 1945 Calcutta & Bombay

Mintage as in Royal Mint reports of 1945

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