1789 - Dutch - Ceylan - VOC

Lead - One Duit

VOC Lead Bazarucos of Doit from Dutch Mint of Colombo issued first in 1789. under Resolution of 1789 May 19 as copper Doits imported from the homeland were very scarce.

SPECIFICATIONS
DenominationOne Doit
AlloyLead
TypeStruck
Diameter~19.4 mm
Thickness~3.3 mm
Weight legal___ gms
Weight5.84 gms
ShapeRound
EdgeDump
DieAxis___°
MintColombo
1789_VOC_duit_pb-dump_obverse 1789_VOC_duit_pb-dump_reverse
Codrington PL134; Schloten 1313b; Krause #33.1

Obverse : VOC monogram of the Company surmounted by C in bead and line circle
Reverse : .:. I .:. above DT, below the year 1789 in bead and line circles (not visible)

See also LakdivaCoin collection specimen of this coin

I thank Jan Lingen who kindly sent me the 600 dpi scans of this rare VF coin from his collection and are displayed at 300 dpi.