Queen Victoria - Half Cent
A definitive decimal currency Half 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.
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.
Reverse : A Talipot palm in the center with Left Sinhala ½ satheyer; Right Tamil @.Satam. CEYLON . HALF . CENT and year below along periphery.
The weight is based upon the earlier sterling half fathing.
The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.