A definitive decimal currency Ten cent Nickel Brass coin, made legal tender on 1944 November 15th.
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.
Reverse : The word CENTS superimposed over large numeral 10 and year below. Left Sinhala sather dhahayer; Right Tamil 10 Satam. and above CEYLON along periphery.
|177||1944||Ni-Brass||23,370,000||1944||Bombay & Calcutta|
|177||1944||Ni-Brass||7,130,000||1945||Bombay & Calcutta|
|177||1944||Ni-Brass||7,000,000||1951||Bombay & Calcutta|
This coin with frozen year 1944 was restruck in 1951, few years after Ceylon independence in 1948.
The 1944 Mint figure above from Royal Mint Reports match Sallay's records and Pridmore(1961). Remick(1968) and Robert Harris(1970) is short the extra 7.0M minted in 1951 with year 1944 is an error.
The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi.