Two Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar
Two Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.
|Pridmore #58; Mitchiner #2211; Krause #64|
Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles
an elephant facing left. The year 1813 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 24 at center.
This coin is 4.6% under weight which is well within expected tolerance for these hand struck copper dumps.
Pridmore Lists 2 varieties for 1811 (P#55-56); and single variety for 1812, 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 coin was scanned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi. This F+ condition dump was purchased in 2002 December from a dealer in USA-CA.