Four Stiver - 1/12 Rix-dollar
Four Stiver (Fanam) copper dump coin struck in Ceylon Government Mint.
|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
* 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.