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.
|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
|KM20||S1289a*||R||Two||II St in leafy wreath (Aa) on both sides|
|KM20||S1289b||R||Two||on one side II.St|
|KM20||S1289c||R||Two||II and St of equal size|
|KM20||S1289d||S||Two||leafy 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.
* 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.