• 2 Cents 1955-1957, KM# 124, Ceylon, Elizabeth II
  • 2 Cents 1955-1957, KM# 124, Ceylon, Elizabeth II
Obverse

First portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II (laureate bust) facing right, wearing a wreath. It was introduced in 1953, one year after the Queen acceded to the throne. It captures the grace and youth of the 26-year-old new Queen. Her hair is restrained by a laureate crown which is tied with ribbons at the back of her head. The Queen's shoulders are bare and the truncation follows the curve of the coin.

Engraver: Mary Gillick

+ QUEEN·ELIZABETH·THE·SECOND

Reverse

Denomination "Two Cents", date below.

CEYLON
-2-
CENTS
·1955·
ශ තදෙක · ௨௪தம்

Edge

2 Cents

1st portrait
KM# 124
Characteristics
Material Nickel Brass
Weight 2.54 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.59 mm
Shape wavy (scallop, sun-shaped)
Notches 8
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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