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
Diameter23.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight Legal18.14 gms
Weight16.984 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
DieAxis
MintCeylon
1814_f24rxd_cu-dump_obverse 1814_f24rxd_cu-dump_reverse
Pridmore #59; Mitchiner #2211; Krause #64

Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles an elephant facing left. The year 1814 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 24 at center.

The 4 is not very clear except for vertical line. Spacing of letters indicates to must be 4 and not 1.

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
64621816   :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 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi. This VG condition coin from the original collection from Lanka was probably a much nicer before in my chidish ignorance tried to clean it over 30 years ago.