1811 - 1816 - Ceylon Government

Two Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar

Two Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/24 RixDollar
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter22.2 mm
Thickness5.9 mm
Weight Legal18.14 gms
Weight17.31 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
Die Axis
MintCeylon
1813_f24rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1813_f24rxd_cu-dump_reverse
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.

KMPridmore Year Legend
64551811   :CEYLONGOVERNMENT
64561811   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
64571812   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
64581813   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
64591814   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
64601815   :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT
64611816   :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 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.