1802 - Ceylon

1/48 Rix-dollar - One Stiver

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

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationOne Stiver
AlloyCopper
Diameter30.5 mm
Thickness1.7 mm
Weight10.08 gms
ShapeRound
EdgePlain
DieAxis180°
Issue2,700,000
Proof
MintSoho Mint
1802_f48rxd_obverse 1802_f48rxd_reverse
Pridmore #83; Mitchiner #2218; Krause #75

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 (*). 48 the fractional value to the Rix-dollar at center within a cord circle.

Also stuck were Bronzed Proof and Copper Gilt Proof of 1802 and of 1803 and 1804 which were not issued for circulation.
The Dick Ford collection (in Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auction#19 1995 February 23 Singapore lots#179) listed a 1802 struck in tin (not lead as given in Pridmore 83C) from the Wayte Raymond Collection (NASCA, NewYork, 14 Aug 1978 lot#887) which did not sell at Auction.

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

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 200dpi.
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.