1802 - Ceylon

1/192 Rix-dollar - Quarter Stiver

Quarter Stiver copper coin struck in England for circulation in Ceylon.

DenominationQuarter Stiver
Diameter19. mm
Thickness1.2 mm
Weight2.46 gms
MintSoho Mint
1802_f192rxd_obverse 1802_f192rxd_reverse
Pridmore #87; Mitchiner #2220; Krause #73

Obverse : Within a circle of annulets between two plain circles an elephant facing left and year 1802 below.
Reverse : Within a circle of annulets between two plain circles; CEYLON.GOVERNMENT divided at top by cinquefoil (*). 192 the fractional value to the Rix-dollar at center within a cord circle.

Also struck a Proof and Copper Gilt Proof of 1802; and also of 1804 which was not issued for circulation.

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 147 Chapter XI British - I - 1796-1825. Plate 149.

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi.
This VF coin was purchased at a coin Show in USA to replace a coin in the original collection cleaned to a lower grade in my chidish ignorance over 30 years ago.