1963 - 1971 - Ceylon

LANKA - Fifty Cents

A definitive decimal currency Fifty cent copper-nickel coin.

DenominationFifty cents
Diameter21.5 mm
Thickness.0 mm
Weight5.51 gms
EdgeSecurity edge
Lanka_50c_obverse Lanka_50c_reverse
KM #132

Obverse : The Armorial Ensign of Ceylon.

Reverse : The large numeral 50 with the value FIFTY 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 Cu-Nickel 15,000,000
1965 Cu-Nickel 7,000,000
1971 Cu-Nickel 4,000,000 Yes

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