BRITISH – CEYLON COINS

British Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ලංකාව, Britanya Lankava; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai), known contemporaneously as Ceylon, was a British Crown colony between British_Ceylon_flag1802 and 1948. At first the area it covered did not include the Kingdom of Kandy, which was a protectorate from 1815, but from 1817 to 1948 the British possessions included the whole island of Ceylon, now the nation of Sri Lanka.  British Period (1796 AD – 1948 AD) In 1796 Under the Surrender Treaty, issue of currency was taken over by the British Coins used by the BritishDecimal coinage was introduced in 1872 i.e. 100 cents equal to one rupeeFarthingBritish StuiverRix Dollar ( Silver coin – 1825 )FanamsRupee (Indian Rupee)Half RupeeQuarter Rupeebritish-ceylon

Decimal coinage was introduced in 1872

¼ cent (copper)½ cent (copper)One cent (copper)Two cents (brass)Five cents (brass)Ten cents (brass)Twenty five cents (brass)Fifty cents (brass)decimal

One Rix Dollar 1821

artid1844_combinedCatalog: km 84Material: SilverWeight: 8.93 gFineness: 892 ‰ (7.97 g fine)Diameter: 26.81 mmMintage: 400 000

One Rix Dollar 1821

artid1844_combinedCatalog: km 84Material: SilverWeight: 8.93 gFineness: 892 ‰ (7.97 g fine)Diameter: 26.81 mmMintage: 400 000

Brief History of Farthings

http://www.aboutfarthings.co.uk/Ceylon.htmlThe Quarter Farthing was struck between 1839 and 1853 (with a proof issued in 1868), exclusively for circulation in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This coin did not circulate in Britain itself because such a low denomination coin was not needed in what was then the wealthiest country in the world.

1856 Half Farthing half1956
1854 Half Farthing half1854
1853 Half Farthing 1853-hald
1853 Quarter Farthing quater19531
1852 Half Farthing 1852 half
1852 Quarter Farthing Quater1852
1851 Half Farthing half1851
1851 Quarter Farthing 1851 quater
1847 Half Farthing 1847 half
1844 Half Farthing half1844
1843 Half Farthing half1843
1842 Half Farthing half1842
1839 Half Farthing 1839 half
1839 Quarter Farthing 1839 quater
1837 Half Farthing 1837 half
1830 Half Farthing half 1830
1828 Half Farthing 1828 George VI Half Farthing

Brief History of Farthings

http://www.aboutfarthings.co.uk/Ceylon.html

The Quarter Farthing was struck between 1839 and 1853 (with a proof issued in 1868), exclusively for circulation in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This coin did not circulate in Britain itself because such a low denomination coin was not needed in what was then the wealthiest country in the world.

Brief History of Farthings

http://www.aboutfarthings.co.uk/Ceylon.html

The Quarter Farthing was struck between 1839 and 1853 (with a proof issued in 1868), exclusively for circulation in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This coin did not circulate in Britain itself because such a low denomination coin was not needed in what was then the wealthiest country in the world.

 

1856 Half Farthing half1956
1854 Half Farthing half1854
1853 Half Farthing 1853-hald
1853 Quarter Farthing quater19531
1852 Half Farthing 1852 half
1852 Quarter Farthing Quater1852
1851 Half Farthing half1851
1851 Quarter Farthing 1851 quater
1847 Half Farthing 1847 half
1844 Half Farthing half1844
1843 Half Farthing half1843
1842 Half Farthing half1842
1839 Half Farthing 1839 half
1839 Quarter Farthing 1839 quater
1837 Half Farthing 1837 half
1830 Half Farthing half 1830
1828 Half Farthing 1828 George VI Half Farthing