One Stiver - 1/48 Rix-dollar
Light One Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon under contract from April 1803 to 1805.
|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;
|69||71||1803||:CEYLON.GOVERNMENT||Elephant facing right|
* 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.