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
Weight12.02 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 VF grade coin.

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

The F grade coin was scanned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi. It is from the original collection from Lanka.