1951 - Ceylon

George VI - Five Cents

A NCLT decimal currency Five cent Nickel Brass coin, which was issued only in Proof.

Denomination5 cents
AlloyNickel Brass
Diameter18.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight3.24 gms
ShapeSquare with Rounded corners
George~VI_05c_obverse George~VI_05c_reverse
KM #120

Obverse : Crowned effigy of George VI to left in relief in the center of the legend KING GEORGE THE SIXTH on left and right along periphery

Reverse : The word CENTS below large numeral 5. Above CEYLON and year below with Left Sinhala sather pahar; Right Tamil 5 Satam.

Pridmore Year Alloy Issue MintOrder
195 1951 NiBrass Proof Only Royal Mint1951
195 1951 NiBrass Proof-like Indian Mint195?

1951 5-cents is only a proof. Not issued as currency for circulation, but not so scarce since it has been restruck in India for collectors.
This was Lanka's first NCLT (Non Circulating Legal Tender).
The Detailed breakdown from Royal Mint Reports indicates that all of the coins minted for issue till 1962 used the frozen year 1945.

The Proof coin from set sealed in cellophane was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.