1801 - 1803 - Ceylon Government

One Stiver - 1/12 Rix-dollar

The heavy Four Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon under contract from 1801 to March 1803.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/12 RixDollar
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter28.2 mm
Thickness9.9 mm
Weight Legal53.40 gms
Weight5x.xx gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
Die Axis
MintCeylon
1801_f12rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1801_f12rxd_cu-dump_reverse
Pridmore #44; Mitchiner #220_; Krause #65

Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles an elephant facing left. The year 1801 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLONGOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 12 at center.

Heavy Issue (1801-1803) 53.4 grams; Light Issue (1803-1805) 36.28 grams; Pridmore Lists 2 varieties for 1801 (P#26-27); 3 varieties for 1802 (P#28-29); and 4 varieties for 1803 (P#30-33);

KMPridmore Year Legend Extra feature
6526 1801   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
6527 1801   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
6528 1802   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
6528A1802   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
6828B1802   :CEYLON:GOVERNMENT Two lines below 12 ?
6529 1802    CEYLONGOVERNMENT
6530 1803   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
6531 1803   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
6532 1803   :CEYLON:GOVERNMENT
7133 1803   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT Elephant facing right

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 156 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in Ceylon.

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi. It was purchased in 2009 May on Ebay from a US dealer.