George VI - Ten cents
A definitive decimal currency Ten cent Nickel Brass coin.
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 superimposed over large numeral 10 and year below. Left Sinhala sather dhahayer; Right Tamil 10 Satam. Above CEYLON and year below with
The Detailed breakdown from Royal Mint Reports and Sallay's Notes.
Royal Mint Report for 1959 states that new Master tools for coinages for Ceylon 10c were made to accord with sample pieces supplied. For the obverse reduction-punces of the effigy were prepared from an existing intermediate model and the inscriptions were engraved by hand on the succeeding matrix. For the Reverse matrix was engraved by hand.
The Royal Mint striking differ slightly in formation of the native characters.
The total above for 1951 Mint figure 27,760,000 from Royal Mint Report and Sallay's notes. Remick (1968) and Robert Harris(1970) include the first order of 7.0M coins minted in 1951 which used the old date of 1944. Pridmore (1961) says 22.0M in 1951 and 3.0M in Royal mint
The Proof coin from set sealed in cellophane was scaned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi.