1811 - 1816 - Ceylon Government

Four Stiver - 1/12 Rix-dollar

Four Stiver (Fanam) copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.

Denomination1/12 RixDollar
Diameter29. mm
Thickness  mm
Weight Legal36.27 gms
Weight 32.78 gms
Die Axis
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Pridmore #39; Mitchiner #220_; Krause #65

Obverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circles an elephant facing left. The year 1812 below
Reverse : Within a beaded circle between two plain circle :CEYLON.GOVERNMENT The fraction of value to Rix Dollar 12 at center.

This coin is 9.3% under weight which is probably not unexpected for a worn out dump.

For more details see higher VG+ grade 1812 dump

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 156 Chapter XI British - Coins struck in Ceylon. Plate 157.

The G- grade coin was scanned at 300 dpi and the images are displayed at 200 dpi. This coin was purchased in Lanka many years ago when I could not afford any better grade.