1870 - 1901 - Ceylon

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.

DenominationQuarter cents
Diameter14.3 mm
Thickness mm
Weight1.18 gms
Victoria_1Qc_obverse Victoria_1Qc_reverse
KM #90

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.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue MintProofSilverGold
245 1870 Cu 200,000 Calcutta 245A 245B 245C
246 1890 Cu 200,000 Calcutta 246A
  1891 Cu None Calcutta 247 247A 247B
  1892 Cu None Calcutta 248
249 1898 Cu 160,000 Calcutta 249A 249B
250 1901 Cu 216,000 Calcutta

The weight is based upon the earlier sterling quarter fathing.
The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.