1793 - 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.

DenominationTwo Stuiver
Diameter26. mm
Thickness mm
Weight Legal26.70 gms
Weight23.27 gms
1793_voc_j_2st_cud_obverse 1793_voc_j_2st_cud_reverse
Schloten 1324c; Mitchiner #2199; Krause #29

Obverse : I (Jaffna) above VOC monogram between Annulets; Value 2.S. below.
Reverse : Year (17)93; Annulet O above; value in Tamil y:@. = P 1/2 P (fanam 1/2 ) below;
Both sides within Rim of dashes.

This coin is 13% under 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.