1937 - 1940 - Ceylon

George VI - Half Cent

A definitive Ceylon decimal currency Half cent copper coin. Was demonetized when the Ceylon coinage orders from 1892 to 1919 were revoked on 1941 August 1st, effective 1941 September 1st.

Denomination1/2 cents
Diameter18.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.362 gms
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KM #110

Obverse : Crowned bust 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 ½ satheyer; Right Tamil @ Satam. CEYLON . HALF . CENT and year below along periphery.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Coined Mint
243 1937 Cu 3,026,100 1937 Calcutta
244 1940 Cu 5,080,000 1940 Calcutta

Mintage as in Royal Mint reports of 1937 and 1940

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