1892 - 1900 - Ceylon

Queen Victoria - Fifty Cents

A definitive decimal currency Fifty Cents silver coin established by an Ceylon 1892 October 1st with limit of tender 5 Rupees. Demonetized by proclamation of Governor dated 1942 July 30th with effect from 1942 September 30th.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationFifty cents
AlloySilver
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight5.83 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeGrained
DieAxis
Victoria_50c_obverse Victoria_50c_reverse
KM #96

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 5 0 . Left Tamil 50 . Satam; Right Sinhala sather panarhar. Above CEYLON Below CENTS and year.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue Mint Proof
102 1892 Ag 800. 250,000 London192A
103 1893 Ag 800. 750,000 London193A
104 1895 Ag 800. 400,000 London
105 1899 Ag 800. 100,000 London
106 1900 Ag 800. 200,000 London

The coin was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi.