Two Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar
Two Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.
|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.
* 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.