Coins from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Corrections and additions to 2nd Edition 1999, of the 18th Century Volume

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   Drop all references to SHRI within () in title and introduction text.

    Rulers   British  1796-1948     (not 1972)

Shri was NOT adopted in 1972 and was used only from June'92 to Dec'93
on a personal decision of President Premadasa without constitutional
authority. It appears only on one Coin of Sri Lanka. 

see http://coins.lakdiva.org/commemorative/1993_mihindujayanthi2300_500r.html

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   Monetary System

     9 Stuivers = 1 Larin

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KM 29  NOTE Varieties - Two characters under date interchanged.
                        (1784 1792 and 1793)
        Image from Scholten
        http://coins.lakdiva.org/dutch/178X_voc_j_2st_cud.html

KM 31.1  1786   very rare  (Remove prices - No specimen of coin known)
          
KM 31.2  Mint: Tuticorin
         1788 1789  very rare  (Remove prices - No specimen of coin known)

KM 52 upto KM 56 are Silver  (Not Copper)

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   Possibly Add Images for following coin Types not illustrated.

KM 23   1747     Need image  - Dick Ford Collection Auction catalog

KM 33.1 1789-1791  C over VOC  1 DT over date.
        http://coins.lakdiva.org/lingen/1789_VOC_duit_pbd.html
        http://coins.lakdiva.org/dutch/1793_voc_c_1duit_pbd.html

KM 33.2 1789-1791  C over VOC  1 DUIT over date.  T CounterMark
        http://coins.lakdiva.org/lingen/1792_VOC_duit_pbd.html
        http://coins.lakdiva.org/dutch/1793_voc_c_1duit_pbd.html

LM31.2  1787 is very Different type to 1784 Type illustrated.
        http://coins.lakdiva.org/lingen/1787_colombo_rupee_ag.html 

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