1803 - Ceylon Government

One Stiver - 1/48 Rix-dollar

Light One Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon under contract from April 1803 to 1805.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/48 RixDollar
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter19.0 mm
Thickness  mm
Weight Legal9.07 gms
Weight8.443 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
Die Axis
MintCeylon
1803_f48rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1803_f48rxd_cu-dump_reverse
Pridmore #69; Mitchiner #2213; Krause #63

Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles an elephant facing left. The year 1803 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLONGOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 48 at center.

Heavy Issue (1801-1803) 13.35 grams; Light Issue (1803) 9.07 grams;
Pridmore Lists 3 varieties for 1803 (P#69-71) case shown above;

KMPridmore Year Legend Extra feature
63691803   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
63701803    CEYLONGOVERNMENT
69711803   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT Elephant facing right

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

The coin was scanned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi. It was purchased in March 2000 from the John Madlon collection of Ceylon copper dumps.