1801 - 1803 - Ceylon Government

One Stiver - 1/48 Rix-dollar

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

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/48 RixDollar
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter19.0 mm
Thickness  mm
Weight Legal13.35 gms
Weight13.503 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
Die Axis
MintCeylon
1801_f48rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1801_f48rxd_cu-dump_reverse
Pridmore #62; Mitchiner #2213; Krause #63

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 48 at center.

Heavy Issue (1801-1803) 13.35 grams; Light Issue (1803-1805) 9.07 grams;
Pridmore Lists 1 varieties for 1801 (P#62) case shown above; and 6 varieties for 1802 (P#63-68) and 3 varieties for 1803 (P#69-71)

KMPridmore Year Legend Extra feature
63621801   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
63631802   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
63641802   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
66651802   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT Two lines below 48
66661802   :CEYLON:GOVERNMENT Two lines below 48
66671802   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT Two lines below 48
66681802    CEYLONGOVERNMENTTwo lines below 48
63691803   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
63701803    CEYLONGOVERNMENT
69711803   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT Elephant facing right

See also F grade coin from original collection

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

The VF grade coin was scanned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi. It was purchased in March 2000 from the John Madlon collection of Ceylon copper dumps.