1802 - Ceylon

1/96 Rix-dollar - Half Stiver

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

DenominationOne Stiver
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness1.45 mm
Weight4.92 gms
MintSoho Mint
1802_f96rxd_obverse 1802_f96rxd_reverse
Pridmore #86; Mitchiner #2219; Krause #74

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 (*). 96 the fractional value to the Rix-dollar at center within a cord circle. There is a short line below the 96 which does not appear on the other two denominations.

Also struck were Proof and Copper Gilt Proof of 1802.

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 250dpi.
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.