1783 - Ceylan

Jaffna VOC - Two Stuiver

Two Stuivers VOC copper dump coins from Dutch Mint at Jaffna in accordance with the Resolution of 1783 March 13th.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationTwo Stuiver
AlloyCopper
TypeStruck
Diameter26. mm
Thickness mm
Weight Legal26.70 gms
Weight29.24 gms
Shaperound
EdgeDump
DieAxis
MintJaffna
1783_voc_j_2st_cud_obverse 1783_voc_j_2st_cud_reverse
Schloten 1320a; Mitchiner #2198; Krause #29

Obverse : I (Jaffna) above VOC monogram between Annulets; Value 2.S. below.
Reverse : Year 1783; Annulet O above; value in Tamil @:y. = 1/2 P (1/2 fanam) below;
Both sides within Rim of dashes.

This coin is 9.5% above legal weight.
Also see the coin with Tamil letters interchanged and even the variety listed in Scholten for this type.

Text from
* Ceylon Coins and Currency By H. W. Codrington. Colombo 1924
  Page 134 Chapter X Dutch - Coins of the Eastern Mints. C - Jaffna Plate 137.
* The Coins of the Dutch Overseas Territories- 1601-1948
  C. Scholten, 1953, Amsterdam: Jacques Schulman.

I thank Jan Lingen who kindly sent me the 600 dpi scans of this rare coin from his collection which I have reduced to 300 dpi and are displayed at 250 dpi.
The image of this coin above is also used in the 2rd Edition of the Krause 18th century Volume.