Two Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar
The Light Two Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon under contract from April 1803 to 1805. 50 Stivers to pound avoirdupoi.
|Pridmore #51; Mitchiner #2211; Krause #64|
Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles
an elephant facing left. The year 1805 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLONGOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 24 at center.
Heavy Issue (1801) 26.7 grams; Light Issue (1803) 18.14 grams;
Pridmore Lists 4 varieties for 1803 (P#47-50); and 4 varieties for 1805 (P#51-54)
Two stivers of 1804 are recorded but not traced by Pridmore.
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 156 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in Ceylon. Plate 161
The coin was scanned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi. It was purchased in March 2000 from the John Madlon collection of Ceylon copper dumps.