One Stiver - 1/48 Rix-dollar
One Stiver copper dump coin struck by Ceylon Government Mint.
|Pridmore #75; Mitchiner #2215; Krause #63|
Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles
an elephant facing left. The year 1812 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle CEYLONGOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 48 at center.
Pridmore Lists 2 varieties for 1811 (P#72-73); and 2 varieties for 1812 (P#74-75) and single variety for 1813, 1814, 1815 and 1816.
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
Page 156 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in Ceylon. Plate 157.
This G-VG coin was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi. Coin was purchased in 2000 June from the Emporium Hamburg in Germany. It was graded in their catalog as VF and then re-graded as F-VF. :-) At least it is probably real unlike some I have been sold.