Negapatnam - VOC One Kas
VOC one Kas copper coin issued by the Dutch Mint in Negapatnam. and are found in Lanka.
|Scholten 1241b ; Dutch India KM # 15.1 ; Mitchiner # 1614|
|Scholten 1241a ; Dutch India KM # 15.1 ; Mitchiner # 1614|
|Scholten 1242b ; Dutch India KM # 14.1|
The two upper copper coins show major differences in the format of the
coins. The obverse text on the top coin is in a oblate ellipse and
the middle coin in a prolate ellipse..
The color of the bottom coin seems to indicate it maybe have some lead content although it does also show copper-like toning.
Text edited from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
NEGAPATNAM Chapter X Dutch Page 138
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories-1601-1948 by C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam:
Jacques Schulman. Chapter X NEGAPATNAM page 141.
The coin was scanned at 600 dpi and displayed at 450 dpi. It was obtained in 2002 March from a dealer in US who kindly allowed me to select varieties from part of a hoard of coins from South India.