11 MAY 1839, Page 7

A considerable quantity of half-farthings and quarter-farthings have been coined

at the Mint for Ceylon, with a view to supersede the cowries or small shells used there as a medium of currency. These coins have the head of the Queen on the obverse, and the notice of the value of the coin on the reverse. They are very beautiful, and show the excellence of the machinery and arrangements at the Royal Mint.— Times.