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Friday, January 27, 2012

Ceylon-1892-Queen Victoria-1 Cent coin-Illustrated

Illustrated below is the obverse and reverse of the 1892 1 cent coin issued for Ceylon. In 1869 the Indian rupee became the official coinage of Ceylon with 100 cents to the rupee. Coins were originally made of copper, however in 1892 silver coins for higher denominations of 10, 25 and 50 cents were introduced. The coin is 22mm in diameter and the obverse shows a portrait of Queen Victoria, the reverse a palm tree.

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