1963 - 1971 - Ceylon

Lanka - One Cent

A definitive decimal currency One cent aluminum coin.

DenominationOne cent
Diameter16.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight0.70 gms
Lanka_01c_obverse Lanka_01c_reverse
KM #127

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Ceylon.

Reverse : The large numeral 1 with the value CENT in Sinhala, Tamil and English below and year of issue at the bottom within a circle of the traditional Sinhala Liyavela art with Lanka in Sinhala on top.

Year Alloy Issue Mint Proof
1963 Aluminum 33,000,000
1965 Aluminum 12,000,000
1967 Aluminum 10,000,000
1968 Aluminum 22,500,000
1969 Aluminum 20,000,000
1970 Aluminum 15,000,000
1971 Aluminum 55,000,000 Proof

The 1969 Mintage figure given above from Sallay is 20M and not 10M (need to reconfirm)

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