Coins from Ceylon

Sri Lanka is an island nation in the Indian Ocean close to Southeast India and has a population of 20 million. Until 1972 it was known as Ceylon. 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.

Periods from Sri Lanka: Ceylon (1597-1972), Sri Lanka (1972-date)

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Xerafim (1580-1706)

5 Bazarucos = 4 Réis • 60 Réis = 1 Tanga • 5 Tangas = 1 Xerafim

¼ Bazaruco
ND (1597-1655)

Copper • 1.2 g • ⌀ 12 mm
KM# 1, N# 144729
¼ Bazaruco
ND (1597-1655)

Copper • 1.3 g • ⌀ 12 mm
KM# 2, N# 144730
¼ Bazaruco
ND (1597-1655)

Copper • 1.3 g • ⌀ 12 mm
KM# 3, N# 144731
Bazaruco
ND (1597-1655)

Copper • 2.7 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 4, N# 144732
1 Bazaruco
ND (1621-1640)

Tin • 3 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 5, N# 144733
1 Bazaruco
ND (1621-1640)

Tin • 1.4 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 35, N# 144734
1 Tanga
ND (1598-1621)

Silver • 2.66 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 6, N# 144735
1 Tanga
ND (1598-1621)

Silver • 2.62 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 7, N# 144736
1 Tanga
ND (1598-1621)

Silver • 2.62 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 8, N# 144737
1 Tanga
1631-1640 (1621-1640)

Silver • 2.36 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 9, N# 144738
1 Tanga (Counterstamped)
1640

Silver • 3 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 54, N# 146181
1 Tanga
1642-1647

Silver • 2.20 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 10, N# 144739
1 Tanga
1642-1649

Silver • 4.37 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 14, KM# 13, N# 144742
1 Tanga
1644

Silver • 1.96 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 12, N# 144741
1 Tanga
1645

Silver • 4.31 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 15, N# 144743
1 Tanga
1645-1646

Silver • 2.10 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 11, N# 144740
½ Abbasi / 2 Shahi (Counterstamped)
1080-1092 (1629-1681)

Silver • 3.59 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 48, KM# 46, KM# 47, N# 145015
2 Tangas (Counterstamped)
1640-1642

Silver • 4.5 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 59, N# 146177
2 Tangas (Counterstamped)
1642

Silver • 4.5 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 55, N# 146179
2 Tangas (Counterstamped)
1655-1656

Silver • 4.4 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 42, KM# 43, N# 145019
Abbasi / 4 Shahi (Counterstamped)
1065 (1655)

Silver • 7.37 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 49, N# 145011
Abbasi / 4 Shahi (Counterstamped)
1078 (1668)

Silver • 7.39 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 50, N# 145014
5 Shahi (Counterstamped)
ND (1642)

Silver • 9.15 g • ⌀ 32.5 mm
KM# 51, N# 145012

Stuiver (1660-1796)

4 Duit = 1 Stuiver

⅛ Duit
1747

Tin-lead • 1.38 g • ⌀ 12.5 mm
KM# 23, N# 144278
⅛ Stuiver
ND (1660-1720)

Copper • 1.5 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 16, N# 144304
1 Duit
1782-1786

Tin • 15 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 24, N# 144285
1 Duit
1789-1791

Lead • 5.84 g • ⌀ 19.4 mm
KM# 33.1, N# 144287
1 Duit
1792-1793

Lead • 5.84 g • ⌀ 19.2 mm
KM# 33.2, N# 144288
¼ Stuiver
ND (1660)

Copper • 3.6 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 17, N# 82705
¼ Stuiver
ND (1783)

Copper • 3.6 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 25, N# 40907
½ Stuiver
ND (1660)

Copper • 7.1 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 18, N# 82706
Available for swap 1 Stuiver
ND (1660-1712)

Copper • 16.07 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 19, Scholt II# 1244, N# 117752
1 Stuiver
1783-1792

Copper • 14 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 27, N# 144297
1 Stuiver
1783-1793

Copper • 14 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 28, N# 144299
Available for swap 1 Stuiver
1783-1795

Copper • 13.76 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 26, N# 15735
1 Stuiver
1789-1793

Copper • 14 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 34, N# 144302
2 Stuiver / ½ Fanam
ND (1658-1796)

Silver • 0.29 g • ⌀ 16 mm
Scholt II# 1250, N# 145018
2 Stuiver
ND (1660)

Copper • 20 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 20, N# 144295
2 Stuiver
1783-1792

Copper • 25.25 g • ⌀ 29.3 mm
KM# 30, N# 22664
2 Stuiver
1783-1793

Copper • 25.25 g • ⌀ 31.4 mm
KM# 29, N# 15737
Available for swap 4 ¾ Stuiver
ND (1785)

Copper • 63.41 g • 85 mm
KM# 32, N# 144291
6 Stuiver / 1½ Fanam
ND (1658-1796)

Silver • 1.06 g • ⌀ 25 mm
Scholt II# 1234, N# 145017
6 Stuiver
ND (1712)

Copper • 82.4 g • 118 mm
KM# 21, N# 144292
6 Stuiver
ND (1712)

Copper • 84 g • 112 mm
KM# 22, N# 144293
1 Rupee
1784-1789

Silver • 7.5 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 31, N# 144306

Rixdollar (1796-1828)

4 Duit = 1 Stiver • 48 Stivers = 1 Rixdollar

1⁄192 Rixdollar
1802

Non-circulating coin
Silver plated bronze • 2 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 73a, N# 20989
Available for swap 1⁄192 Rixdollar
1802-1804

Copper • 2 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 73, N# 37156
¼ Pice
1813

Copper • 0.98 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 72, N# 142549
1⁄96 Rixdollar
1802

Copper • 9.586 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 74, N# 39962
1⁄96 Rixdollar
1802

Non-circulating coin
Silver plated bronze • 9.6 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 74a, N# 20990

The Numista referee for coins of this issuer is Ponpandi Perumal.

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