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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Rixdollar (1796-1828)

4 Duit = 1 Stiver • 48 Stivers = 1 Rixdollar

Available for swap ½ Stiver - George III
1815

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 4.5 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 80, Pr# 92, N# 22517
1⁄48 Rupee (Trial Strike)
1794

Pattern
Copper • 13.86 g • ⌀ 31 mm
KM# Pn1, KM# Pn2, Pr# 259, N# 142556
1⁄48 Rixdollar
1801-1816

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 9 g • ⌀ 12 mm
KM# 63, KM# 66, KM# 69, N# 144273
1⁄48 Rixdollar
1802

Non-circulating coin
Silver plated bronze • 10.1 g • ⌀ 30.5 mm
KM# 75a, N# 20991
Available for swap 1⁄48 Rixdollar
1802-1804

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 10.1 g • ⌀ 30.5 mm
KM# 75, N# 56508
Available for swap 1 Stiver - George III
1815

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 8.66 g • ⌀ 28.04 mm
KM# 81, Pr# 91, N# 22518
1⁄24 Rixdollar
1801-1816

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 18 g • ⌀ 15 mm
KM# 64, KM# 67, KM# 70, N# 40908
2 Stivers - George III
1815

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 16.7 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 82, Pr# 90, N# 22385
1⁄12 Rixdollar
1801-1815

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 36 g • ⌀ 27.8 mm
KM# 65, KM# 68, KM# 71, N# 63347
1 Fanam
ND (1814-1815)

Token
Silver (.833) • 0.58 g • ⌀ 10 mm
KM# 83, N# 40909
1 Fanam (Trial Strike)
1815

Pattern
Bronze • 8 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# Pn5, N# 142554
1 Fanam (Trial Strike)
1815

Pattern
Lead • 11 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# Pn6, N# 142555
1⁄12 Fanam (Pattern)
1815

Pattern
Copper
N# 318791
⅓ Rixdollar - George IV (Counterstamped)
ND (1823)

Standard circulation coin
Silver • 2.86 g • ⌀ 15.5 mm
KM# 85, Pr# 25, N# 59151
24 Stivers
1803-1809

Standard circulation coin
Silver (.892) • 5 g • ⌀ 16 mm
KM# 76, N# 65481
48 Stivers
1803

Standard circulation coin
Silver • 9.06 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 78, N# 15736
48 Stivers
1803-1809

Standard circulation coin
Silver • 9.06 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 77, N# 15733
1 Rixdollar (Trial Strike)
1812

Pattern
Silver • 8.98 g • ⌀ 26.8 mm
KM# Pn3, N# 142552
1 Rixdollar - George III (Trial Strike)
1815

Pattern
Silver • 8.98 g • ⌀ 26.8 mm
KM# Pn7, Pr# 81, N# 142551
1 Rixdollar - George IV
1821

Standard circulation coin
Silver (.892) • 8.98 g • ⌀ 26.8 mm
KM# 84, Pr# 82, N# 15734
1⅓ Rixdollar - George IV (Counterstamped)
ND (1823)

Standard circulation coin
Silver • 11.66 g • ⌀ 28.3 mm
KM# 86, Pr# 24, N# 142548
96 Stivers
1808-1809

Standard circulation coin
Silver • 17.76 g • ⌀ 23 mm
KM# 79, N# 15732
2 Rixdollars (Trial Strike)
1812

Pattern
Silver • 12.82 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# Pn4, N# 142553

Pound (1828-1869)

12 Pence = 1 Shilling, 20 Shillings = 1 Pound

Available for swap ¼ Farthing - Victoria
1839-1853

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 1.18 g • ⌀ 13.5 mm
KM# 737, Sp# 3953, N# 19766
½ Farthing - George IV
1828-1830

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 2.36 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 704, Sp# 3826, N# 14394
Available for swap ½ Farthing - William IV
1837

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 2.36 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 724, Sp# 3849, N# 24357

Rupee (1871-1972)

100 Cents = 1 Rupee

Available for swap ¼ Cent - Victoria
1870-1901

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 1.2 g • ⌀ 14 mm
KM# 90, N# 12111
¼ Cent - Victoria (Pattern)
1891

Pattern
Gold (.900) • 2.37 g • ⌀ 15 mm
N# 316932
Available for swap ¼ Cent - Edward VII
1904

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 1.4 g • ⌀ 14.3 mm
KM# 100, Pr# 251, N# 22521
Available for swap ½ Cent - Victoria
1870-1901

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 2.36 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 91, N# 12112
½ Cent - Victoria (Pattern)
1891

Pattern
Gold (.900) • 4.71 g • ⌀ 18 mm
N# 316933
Available for swap ½ Cent - Edward VII
1904-1909

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 2.5 g • ⌀ 18.3 mm
KM# 101, N# 12113
Available for swap ½ Cent - George V
1912-1926

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 2.36 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 106, N# 12114
Available for swap ½ Cent - George VI
1937-1940

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 2.4 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 110, N# 12115
Available for swap 1 Cent - Victoria
1870-1901

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 4.9 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
KM# 92, N# 3962
1 Cent - Victoria (Pattern)
1891

Pattern
Gold (.900) • 10.1 g • ⌀ 22 mm
N# 316936
Available for swap 1 Cent - Edward VII
1904-1910

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 4.72 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 102, N# 14672
Available for swap 1 Cent - George V
1912-1929

Standard circulation coin
Bronze • 4.57 g • ⌀ 22.4 mm
KM# 107, N# 1275
Available for swap 1 Cent - George VI
1937-1942

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 4.64 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 111, N# 3860
1 Cent - George VI (Trial Strike)
1942

Pattern
Bakelite • 0.81 g • ⌀ 22.4 mm
KM# Pn9, N# 142290
Available for swap 1 Cent - George VI
1942-1945

Standard circulation coin
Bronze • 2.36 g • ⌀ 22.35 mm
KM# 111a, N# 12116
Available for swap 1 Cent - Elizabeth II
1963-1971

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 16 mm
KM# 127, N# 5338
Available for swap 2 Cents - George VI
1944

Standard circulation coin
Nickel brass • 2.54 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 117, N# 5692
Available for swap 2 Cents - George VI
1951

Standard circulation coin
Nickel brass • 2.55 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 119, N# 15729
Available for swap 2 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
1955-1957

Standard circulation coin
Brass • 2.54 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 124, N# 2624
Available for swap 2 Cents - Elizabeth II
1963-1971

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 0.76 g • ⌀ 18.3 mm
KM# 128, N# 5339
Available for swap 5 Cents - Victoria
1870-1892

Standard circulation coin
Copper • 18.6 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 93, N# 11354
5 Cents - Victoria (Pattern)
1891

Pattern
Gold (.900) • 38.04 g • ⌀ 34 mm
N# 316937
5 Cents - Edward VII (Trial Strike)
1904

Pattern
Copper • 18.6 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# Pn8, N# 142751
Available for swap 5 Cents - Edward VII
1909-1910

Standard circulation coin
Copper-nickel • 3.9 g • 20 × 20 mm
KM# 103, N# 12117

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

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