1801 - 1803 - Ceylon Government

One Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar

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

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/24 RixDollar
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter25.4 mm
Thickness6.7 mm
Weight Legal26.70 gms
Weight24.38 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
Die Axis15°
MintCeylon
1801_f24rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1801_f24rxd_cu-dump_reverse
Pridmore #44; Mitchiner #2211; Krause #64

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 :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 24 at center.

Heavy Issue (1801-1803) 26.7 grams; Light Issue (1803-1805) 18.14 grams;
Pridmore Lists 2 varieties for 1801 (P#43-44); 2 varieties for 1802 (P#45-46); and 4 varieties for 1803 (P#47-50)

KMPridmore Year Legend Extra feature
64431801   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
64441801   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
64451802   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
67461802   :CEYLON:GOVERNMENTTwo lines below 24
64471803   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
64481803   :CEYLON:GOVERNMENT
64491803    CEYLONGOVERNMENT

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 156 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in Ceylon. Plate 157.

This F+ condition coin was scanned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi. It was purchased in 2001 December from a dealer on Chatham Street in Colombo, Lanka.