1811 - 1816 - Ceylon Government

One Stiver - 1/48 Rix-dollar

One Stiver copper dump coin struck by Ceylon Government Mint.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/48 RixDollar
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter19.0 mm
Thickness  mm
Weight Legal9.085 gms
Weight. gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
Die Axis
MintCeylon
1812_f48rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1812_f48rxd_cu-dump_reverse
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.

KMPridmore Year Legend
63721811   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
63731811   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
63741812   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
66751812    CEYLONGOVERNMENT
63761813   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
63771814   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
63781815   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
63791816   :CEYLON:GOVERNMENT

Text from
* 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.