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