5 Cent Sri Lanka/Ceylon Copper Victoria (1819 - 1901)

Metal:
State:
Sri Lanka/Ceylon             
Issue year(s):
1870

Catalog reference:



1870, Ceylon (British Colony), Queen Victoria. Large 5 Cents Coin. AU++



Mint year: 1870 Denomination: 5 Cents References: KM-93. R! Condition: Light rusty depsits on 1/3rd of the obverse and 1/5th of the reverse, a greenspan spt in reverse (right of the palm), otherwise a nice AU++ with mint lustre in protected areas! Material: Copper Weight: 18.53gm Diameter: 34mm


Obverse: Diademed bust of Queen Victoria left. Legend: VICTORIA – QUEEN Reverse: Palm flanked by inscriptions. Legend: CEYLON . FIVE . CENTS . 1870 .


British Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ලංකාව, Britanya Lankava; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai), known contemporaneously as Ceylon, was a British Crown colony between 1802 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.


Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from 1 May 1876 the first Empress of India until her death. Her reign as Queen lasted 63 years and seven months, longer than that of any other British monarch to date. The period centred on her reign is known as the Victorian era.


Though Victoria ascended the throne at a time when the United Kingdom was already an established constitutional monarchy in which the king or queen held few political powers, she still served as a very important symbolic figure of her time. The Victorian era represented the height of the Industrial Revolution, a period of significant social, economic, and technological progress in the United Kingdom. Victoria’s reign was marked by a great expansion of the British Empire; during this period it reached its zenith, becoming the foremost global power of the time.


Victoria, who was of almost entirely German descent, was the granddaughter of George III and the niece of her predecessor William IV. She arranged marriages for her nine children and forty-two grandchildren across the continent, tying Europe together; this earned her the nickname “the grandmother of Europe”. She was the last British monarch of the House of Hanover; her son King Edward VII belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Through her mother, she was also a first cousin twice removed of Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress.



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Posted by: anonymous  2016-12-04
CoinWorldTV 1870, Ceylon (British Colony), Queen Victoria. Large 5 Cents Coin. AU++ Mint year: 1870 Denomination: 5 Cents References: KM-93. R! Condition: Light rusty depsits on 1/3rd of the obverse and 1/5th of the reverse, a greenspan spt in reverse (right of the palm), othe ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-25
† Foreign Coins and Medals. Ceylon , Victoria, 5 cents, 1890, diad. bust l., rev. tree within circle (KM.93), about extremely fine £50-70

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-24
† COINS, ASIAN TERRITORIES, DECIMAL CURRENCY, PROOFS, CEYLON Victoria (1837-1901), Copper Proof 5-Cents, 1891, proof only date (KM 93). Choice uncirculated Proof. £300-500

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-24
† COINS, ASIAN TERRITORIES, DECIMAL CURRENCY, CEYLON Victoria (1837-1901), Copper 5-Cents, 1892 (KM 93). Mint state with 20% mint red. £100-150

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-24
† COINS, ASIAN TERRITORIES, DECIMAL CURRENCY, CEYLON Victoria (1837-1901), Copper 5-Cents, 1890 (KM 93). Mint state with almost full mint red, slight spotting on the obverse. £120-180

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-24
† COINS, ASIAN TERRITORIES, DECIMAL CURRENCY, CEYLON Victoria (1837-1901), Copper 5-Cents, 1870 (KM 93). Mint state with 20% mint red. £80-100

Sold for: $93.0
COINS, WORLD COINS FROM THE ÅKE LINDÉN COLLECTION, CEYLON Countermarked Coinage, Silver ⅓ -Rixdollar, on a Madras Presidency ¼-Rupee, undated (AH 1172) (KM 85). Very fine. £50-70

Sold for: $5.0
MAURITIUS 1960-1969 1-2-5-10 Cents-1/4 Rupee - 5 Coins Avg. AU-UNC

Sold for: $20.0
SEYCHELLES 1948-1967 1-2-5-10-25 Cents-1/2-1 Rupee - 14 Coins
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