1892 - 1900 - Ceylon

Queen Victoria - TwentyFive Cents

A definitive decimal currency TwentyFive cents silver coin established by an 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
DenominationTwentyFive cents
AlloySilver
Diameter18.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight2.91 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeGrained
DieAxis
Victoria_25c_obverse Victoria_25c_reverse
KM #95

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 2 5 . Left Tamil 25 . Satam; Right Sinhala sather visipaha. Above CEYLON Below CENTS and year.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Mint Proof
127 1892 Ag 800. 500,000 London 127A
128 1893 Ag 800. 1,500,000 London 128A
129 1895 Ag 800. 1,200,000 London
130 1899 Ag 800. 600,000 London
131 1900 Ag 800. 400,000 London

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