~1675 - Dutch Ceilon

Wreath Series - One Stuiver

The Single Stuivers are only Wreath series denomination to be found in all three types apparently belonging to issues of three different mints Colombo, Jaffnapatnam and Negapatnam?

DenominationOne Stuiver
Diameter19.8 mm
Thickness6.0 mm
Weight Legal14.40 gms
Weight12.76 gms
wreath_1st_cu-dump_obverse wreath_1st_cu-dump_reverse
Codrington 125; Schloten 1290d; Mitchiner #2171; Krause #19.2

Obverse : I st within a divided wreath of leaves isting hes which are united at bottom. - Schloten Type B)
Reverse : Similer (incomplete design)

KM19.2S1290d OneI St in leafy wreath (type B)
KM19.2S1290e OneI St in similar wreath
KM19.2S1290f OneI St : in similar wreath
KM19.2S1290g Onesimilar with I St Rev. I St
KM19.2S1290h Onesimilar. Rev. I St:
KM19.2S1290i Onesimilar I St: Rev. I St , large lettering

It is assumed that this type B Stuiver copper dump coin were struck at Negapatnam mint about 1675.

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 131 Chapter X Dutch - Coins of the Eastern Mints. Plate 125.
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories- 1601-1948
  C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman.

The XF coin was scanned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi. It is one of two coins of lot#907 in Baldwin's Auction #27 of Ton Eijkelenkamp collection of Coins of the Dutch S.E.Asian Territories, held in London on 2001 October 8th. It was purchased in London in 2001 November from remaining unsold lots.