One Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar
The heavy Two Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon under contract from 1801 to March 1803.
|Pridmore Unlist; 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 CEYLONGOVERNMENT 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)
This variety with No : and No . is listed in Pridmore only for 1803. So this is an additional variety for 1802.
|67||46||1802||:CEYLON:GOVERNMENT||Two lines below 24|
* 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 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi. It was purchased in 2011 from a dealer in Colombo, Lanka.