Thursday, April 25, 2019

British Ceylon 1/2 Cent

Features

  • Country         :   Ceylon
  • Years             :   1912
  • Calender:      Gregorian Calendar
  • Value             :    1/2 Cent
  • Metal             :    Copper
  • Weight          :    2.3 gms
  • Diameter       :    18 mm
  • Thickness      :    1.3 mm
  • Shape            :    Round
  • Orientation    :    Medal Alignment ↑O↑
  • Demonetized :    Yes

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Obverse:

Bust of George V facing left
GEORGE V KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA

Reverse:

CEYLON HALF CENT
Palm Tree (In the center)
1/2 (Value) සතය (Sinhalese word)
சதம் (Tamil word)
1912 – Year (At the bottom)

Edge:

Plain

Mintage: 5,008,000

Mint: Unknown

Designer: Edgar Bertram MacKennal and leonard charles wyon

Random Facts:

  • Ceylon name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972.

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