~1712 - Dutch Ceilon

Wreath Series - Two Stuiver

The Two Stuivers are only Wreath series are found only as a leafy wreath (type Aa) belonging to issues of the mint in Colombo.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwo Stuiver
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter23.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight Legal28.80 gms
Weight25.82 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
DieAxis
MintColombo
wreath_2st_cu-dump_obverse wreath_2st_cu-dump_reverse
Schloten 1290a; Mitchiner #2172; Krause #20

Obverse : II st within a wreath revolving clockwise (leaves point to left on top Schloten Type Aa) as in coin shown.
Reverse : Similer

KM20S1289a*RTwoII St in leafy wreath (Aa) on both sides
KM20S1289bRTwoon one side II.St
KM20S1289cRTwoII and St of equal size
KM20S1289dSTwoleafy wreath (type Ab)

It appears that this type A Stuiver copper dump coin were struck at Colombo mint. According to Mitchiner the 2-Stuiver only occurs in the "top leaves left" series.

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 132 Chapter X Dutch - Coins of the Eastern Mints. Plate 131.
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories- 1601-1948
  C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman.

The coin was scanned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 250dpi. It was obtained in November 1999 from Waruna Jayasinghe, an antiques dealer in Kandy, Lanka.