1/2 Cent - George VI (1937 - 1940)

Features

Denomination 1/2 Cent
Catalog Number KM# 110
Weight (g) 2.362
Diameter (mm) 18.5
Thickness (mm) 1.5
Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Not Magnetic
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Demonetized

Obverse

Engraved by Percy Metcalfe
Lettering:
GEORGE VI KING AND EMPEROR OF INDIA

Description:
Crowned bust of George VI to left in high relief in the center of the legend, along periphery. Initials of designer P M in relief below the truncation.

Reverse

Lettering:
CEYLON · HALF · CENT
· 1937 ·


Description:
A Talipot palm in the center. Left Sinhala ½ satheyer; Right Tamil @ Satam. CEYLON . HALF . CENT and year below along periphery.

Edge

Description:
Plain
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
1937 3,026,000 Common
1937 Proof Rare
1940 5,080,000 Very Common

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