1815 - Ceylon

One Stiver

One Stiver copper coin struck at the Royal Mint for circulation in Ceylon.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationOne Stiver
AlloyCopper
Diameter28. mm
Thickness1.8 mm
Weight9.07 gms
ShapeRound
EdgePlain
DieAxis180°
Issue2,880,000
Proof
MintRoyal Mint
1815_1st_obverse 1815_1st_reverse
Pridmore #91; Mitchiner #2222; Krause #81

Obverse : Laur and draped bust to right. T.W. placed below the right shoulder. Around margin GEORGIUS III D:G : BRITANNIARUM REX
Reverse : Within plain rim an elephant facing left and above, CEYLON around rim; ONE STIVER in a single line; and below 1815.

The Stiver known in Sinhala Tuttuwa and in Tamil Tuddu was worth 3 Dutch challie (VOC Duits), and 4 English challie (1/2 Farthings).

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 154 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in England .

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 200dpi.