1660 - 1720 - Dutch Ceilon

Wreath Series - Quarter Stuiver

Quarter Stuiver copper dump coin struck at Jaffna mint.

Denomination1/4 Stuiver
Diameter15.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight Legal3.60 gms
Weight3.65 gms
wreath_Qst_cu-dump_obverse wreath_Qst_cu-dump_reverse
Schloten 1292c; Mitchiner #2180; Krause #17

Obverse : 1/4 St within a thorny wreath revolving clockwise
Reverse : Similer but wreath revolving anticlockwise

KM17S1292a*RQuarterSimilar, but 1/4 St (type C)
KM17S1292bRQuarterwith small letters
KM17S1292cRQuarterwith 1/4 St
KM17S1292dRQuarterwith 1/X St

This coin is listed as Rare in Scholten. The coin shown with the leaves on either side of the wreath pointing in opposing directions is not a variety listed in Scholten. The fractional wreath Stuivers are only of this thorny type C.

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 132 Chapter X Dutch - Coins of the Eastern Mints. Plate 126.
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories- 1601-1948
  C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman.

The coin was scanned at 600dpi and the images are displayed at 400dpi. It was purchased in April 1999 from the John Madlon collection of Dutch Ceylon copper dumps.