1943 - Ceylon

George VI - Twenty Five Cents

A definitive decimal Ceylon currency Twenty Five cent Nickel Brass coin, made legal tender on 1943 November 25th.

Denomination25 cents
Diameter19.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.754 gms
EdgeSecurity edge
George~VI_25c_obverse George~VI_25c_reverse
KM #115

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 : Large numeral 25 below which CENTS; Sinhala sather visipaha; and Tamil 25 Satam on consecutive lines with A palm frond on ether side and at bottom CEYLON. A crown above dividing the numerals of year 19 43.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Coined Mint
148 1943 NiBrass 1,120,000 1943 Calcutta & Bombay
148 1943 NiBrass 8,880,000 1944 Calcutta & Bombay
148 1943 NiBrass 4,000,000 1945 Calcutta & Bombay
148 1943 NiBrass 7,000,000 1951 Calcutta & Bombay

This coin with frozen year 1943 was restruck in 1951, few years after Ceylon independence in 1948. The Mint figures above from Royal Mint Report. The 7.0M mint number in 1951 is from Sallay's unpublished records from the Board meeting minutes of the Central Bank of Ceylon.
It is not included in the total of year 1943 of 14,000,000 given by Robert Harris(1970). Remick(1968) seems to have copied Pridmore(1961) addition error. .

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