1963 - 1971 - Ceylon

LANKA - Ten Cents

A definitive decimal currency Ten cent Nickel-Brass coin.

DenominationTen cents
Diameter23.1/21.0 mm
Thickness.0 mm
Weight4.21 gms
Shapeeight scallops
Lanka_10c_obverse Lanka_10c_reverse
KM #130

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Ceylon.

Reverse : The large numeral 10 with the value TEN CENTS 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 Ni-Brass 14,000,000
1965 Ni-Brass 3,000,000
1969 Ni-Brass 6,000,000
1971 Ni-Brass 29,000,000 Yes

In 1971 a selection process for a cheaper alloy, patterns were struck in Nickel-Brass clad steel, steel and Aluminium with word TRIAL in raised letters on Obverse.

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