George VI - Fifty Cents
A definitive decimal Ceylon currency Fifty cent Nickel Brass coin. made legal tender on 1943 November 25th. The metal Copper 79%; Zinc 20%; Nickel 1%.
Obverse : Crowned effigy of George VI to left in low relief in the center of the legend GEORGE VI KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA, along periphery.
Reverse : large numeral 50 below which CENTS; Sinhala sather panarhar; and Tamil 50 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.
|125||1943||NiBrass||6,000,004||1943||Calcutta and Bombay|
|125||1943||NiBrass||2,600,000||1945||Calcutta and Bombay|
|125||1943||NiBrass||4,000,000||1951||Calcutta and 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 The 4.0M mint number in 1951 is from Sallay's unpublished records from the Board meeting minutes of the Central Bank of Ceylon.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 8,600,004 given by Pridmore(1961), Remick(1968) and Robert Harris(1970).
The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi.