Queen Victoria - Quarter Cent
A definitive decimal currency Quarter cent copper coin established by an Order in Council dated 1869 June 18th. Declared legal tender in Ceylon 1872 January 1st with limit of tender 5 Rupees. Demonetized by Order in Council dated 1909 October 18th with effect from 1910 July 1st.
Obverse : Young Head of Victoria to left wearing a coronet ornamented with scrolls. A fret border broken by the legend VICTORIA QUEEN, along periphery. Initials of Mint C.M. incuse on the truncation of the neck. Varieties occur with letters on truncation divided by a space thus C M.
Reverse : A Talipot palm in the center with Left Sinhala ¼ satheyer Right Tamil @_|.Satam;. CEYLON . QUARTER . CENT and year below along periphery.
The weight is based upon the earlier sterling quarter fathing.
The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.