1892 - 1900 - Ceylon

Queen Victoria - Ten Cents

A definitive decimal currency Ten cent silver coin established by an Order in Council dated 1892 February 6th. Declared legal tender in Ceylon 1892 October 1st with limit of tender 5 Rupees. Demonetized by proclamation of Governor dated 1942 December 3rd with effect from 1943 February 28th.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTen cents
AlloySilver
Diameter15.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight1.16 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeGrained
DieAxis
Victoria_10c_obverse Victoria_10c_reverse
KM #94

Obverse : Young Head of Victoria to left wearing a diadem. A fret border broken by the legend VICTORIA QUEEN, along periphery.

Reverse : A Talipot palm in the center dividing the numerals 1 0 . Left Tamil 10 . Satam; Right Sinhala sather dhahayer. Above CEYLON Below CENTS and year.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Mint Proof
150 1892 Ag 800. 2,500,000 London150A
151 1893 Ag 800. 2,500,000 London151A
152 1894 Ag 800. 3,000,000 London152A
153 1897 Ag 800. 1,500,000 London
154 1899 Ag 800. 1,000,000 London
155 1900 Ag 800. 1,000,000 London155A

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