Ceylon 1891 cent
This specimen was lot 33855 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description noted, "British Colony - Victoria Proof Cent 1891 PR65 Brown NGC. A spectacular Proof with pleasing glossy surfaces and undisturbed fields. Significant red in the devices." This type is listed for 1870 and 1890-1900 and is common. Restrikes in silver and gold exist.
Recorded mintage: 1,328,000 plus proofs (a slightly better date).
Specification: 4.90 g, copper, 22.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 92.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.