48 Stiver - One Rix-dollar
Forty Eight Stiver silver coin struck in Ceylon for circulation by authority dated 1803 June, 8th with fineness 891.66 and weight 100 to the pound avoirdupois.
|Pridmore #9; Mitchiner #2202; Krause #77|
Obverse : Within a circle of dashes an elephant facing
left with a perspective ground. The year 1805 below a line.
Reverse : Within a circle of dashes CEYLON.GOVERNMENT preceded by a group of four dots. The value in Stivers 48 ST at center within a bead circle. Two lines below the T.
This Elephant with the end of it's trunk stretched down is slightly different from the coin in Lingen's collection. 5 forward is similer to the 1804 illustrated in Mitchiner. R. Nott reports single variety among (2) rare 1805 coins the he has from the Lowsley collection. Pridmore Lists 2 varieties 1805 (P#8-9) i.e. with and without dot between CEYLON.GOVERNMENT.
Images of coin from listing of Auction I won on ebay in 2005 July from a US dealer.