Two Stiver - 1/24 Rix-dollar
Two Stiver copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.
|Pridmore #61; Mitchiner #2211; Krause #64|
Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles
an elephant facing left. The year 1815 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 24 at center.
Pridmore Lists 2 varieties for 1811 (P#55-56); and single variety for 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815 and 1816.
This 1816 is the last year and struck after the 1815 coins were Minted in UK is a rare date.
* 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 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 300 dpi. This F condition dump was purchased in 2012 November from a dealer in Colombo.