1660 - 1720 - Dutch Ceilon

Wreath Series - Half Stuiver

Half Stuiver copper dump coin struck at Jaffna mint.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination1/2 Stuiver
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter18.0 mm
Thickness mm
Weight Legal7.20 gms
Weight7.46 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
DieAxis
MintJaffna
wreath_hst_cu-dump_obverse wreath_hst_cu-dump_reverse
Schloten 1291; Mitchiner #2178; Krause #18

Obverse : 1/2 St within a thorny wreath revolving anticlockwise
Reverse : Similer

KM18S1291a*SHalfSimilar, with j St (Type C)
KM18S1291bSHalfsmall wreath
KM18S1291cSHalfbig letters
KM18S1291dSHalflarge letters 1/2. St
KM18S1291eSHalf1/(S)St

This coin is listed as Rare 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 300dpi and the images are displayed at 300dpi. It was obtained in November 1999 from Waruna Jayasinghe, an antiques dealer in Kandy, Lanka.