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Ceylon refers to the island of (Sri) Lanka, and the colonial status of the island under (primarily) the Dutch and British. It was inhabited by various local kingdoms that issued their own coinage, such as the Kingdom of Kandy, until Portuguese colonial presence was established in the 16th century. The Dutch East Indies Company took over the whole island in the 17th century, but during the Napoleonic Wars, the British occupied the island in 1802, and the colony was officially seceded to the British in 1815. Coins were issued vis-à-vis the old Dutch Rixdollar until 1828; the Ceylon Rupee's coins were introduced in 1870. After WWII, when the British Indian Raj became independent in 1947, Ceylon was elevated to dominion status in 1948 too; it's independence in this form lasted until 1972, when it became a republic (Sri Lanka) within the Commonwealth. Read more

See also: Sri Lanka, Lanka - Medieval

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Ceylon - Rupee (1871-1972)

100 Cents = 1 Rupee

25 Cents - George VI – obverse
25 Cents - George VI – reverse
25 Cents - George VI
1943
Nickel-brass • 2.74 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
KM# 115
25 Cents - George VI – obverse
25 Cents - George VI – reverse
25 Cents - George VI
1951
Nickel-brass • 2.7 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 122
25 Cents - Elizabeth II – obverse
25 Cents - Elizabeth II – reverse
25 Cents - Elizabeth II
1963-1971
Copper-nickel • 3.2 g • ⌀ 18.1 mm
KM# 131
50 Cents - Victoria – obverse
50 Cents - Victoria – reverse
50 Cents - Victoria
1892-1900
Silver (.800) • 5.83 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 96
50 Cents - Edward VII – obverse
50 Cents - Edward VII – reverse
50 Cents - Edward VII
1902-1910
Silver (.800) • 5.83 g • ⌀ 23.6 mm
KM# 99
50 Cents - George V – obverse
50 Cents - George V – reverse
50 Cents - George V
1913-1917
Silver (.800) • 5.83 g • ⌀ 23.3 mm
KM# 109
50 Cents - George V – obverse
50 Cents - George V – reverse
50 Cents - George V
1919-1929
Silver (.550) • 5.83 g • ⌀ 23.3 mm
KM# 109a
50 Cents - George VI – obverse
50 Cents - George VI – reverse
50 Cents - George VI
1942
Silver (.800) • 5.83 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 114
50 Cents - George VI – obverse
50 Cents - George VI – reverse
50 Cents - George VI
1943
Nickel-brass • 5.54 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 116
50 Cents - George VI – obverse
50 Cents - George VI – reverse
50 Cents - George VI
1951
Nickel-brass • 5.49 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 123
50 Cents - Elizabeth II – obverse
50 Cents - Elizabeth II – reverse
50 Cents - Elizabeth II
1963-1972
Copper-nickel • 5.5 g • ⌀ 21.5 mm
KM# 132
1 Rupee - Elizabeth II (Buddhism) – obverse
1 Rupee - Elizabeth II (Buddhism) – reverse
1 Rupee - Elizabeth II (Buddhism)
1957
Circulating commemorative coin: 2500th Anniversary of Buddhism
Copper-nickel • 11.31 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 125
1 Rupee - Elizabeth II – obverse
1 Rupee - Elizabeth II – reverse
1 Rupee - Elizabeth II
1963-1971
Copper-nickel • 7 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 133
2 Rupees - Elizabeth II (FAO) – obverse
2 Rupees - Elizabeth II (FAO) – reverse
2 Rupees - Elizabeth II (FAO)
1968
Circulating commemorative coin: F.A.O.
Copper-nickel • 12.52 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 134
5 Rupees - Elizabeth II (Buddha) – obverse
5 Rupees - Elizabeth II (Buddha) – reverse
5 Rupees - Elizabeth II (Buddha)
1957
Circulating commemorative coin: 2500th Anniversary of Buddhism
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 126

Ceylon - Trial Strikes (1796-1828)

4 Duit = 1 Stiver • 48 Stivers = 1 Rixdollar

1 Fanam (Trial Strike) – obverse
1 Fanam (Trial Strike) – reverse
1 Fanam (Trial Strike)
1815
Pattern
Bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# Pn5
1 Fanam (Trial Strike) – obverse
1 Fanam (Trial Strike) – reverse
1 Fanam (Trial Strike)
1815
Pattern
Lead • 11 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# Pn6
1/48 Rupee (Trial Strike) – obverse
1/48 Rupee (Trial Strike) – reverse
1/48 Rupee (Trial Strike)
1794
Pattern
Copper • 13.86 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# Pn1, KM# Pn2, Pr# 259
1 Rixdollar (Trial Strike) – obverse
1 Rixdollar (Trial Strike) – reverse
1 Rixdollar (Trial Strike)
1812
Pattern
Silver • 8.98 g • ⌀ 26.8 mm
KM# Pn3
1 Rixdollar - George III (Trial Strike) – obverse
1 Rixdollar - George III (Trial Strike) – reverse
1 Rixdollar - George III (Trial Strike)
1815
Pattern
Silver • 8.98 g • ⌀ 26.8 mm
KM# Pn7, Pr# 81

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