1 Rixdollar Sri Lanka/Ceylon Silver George IV (1762-1830)

Metal:
State:
Sri Lanka/Ceylon             
Issue year(s):
1821

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1821, Ceylon (British), George IV. Scarce Silver Rix Dollar Coin.

Mint Year: 1821 Mint Place: Bombay Denomination: Rix Dollar 

Material: Silver (.892) Diameter: 27mm Weight: 8.93gm

Obverse: Laureate bust of George IV left. Legend: GEORGIUS IV  D:G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D: Reverse: Elephant standing left. All within wreath. Date (1821) below, value (ONE) denomination (RIX DOLLAR) and state (CEYLON) above. Legend: CEYLON / ONE / RIX DOLLAR / 1821

British Ceylon (Sinhala: බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ලංකාව, Britanya Lankava; Tamil: பிரித்தானிய இலங்கை, Birithaniya Ilangai), known contemporaneously as Ceylon, was a British Crown colony between 1802 and 1948. At first the area it covered did not include the Kingdom of Kandy,   which was a protectorate from 1815, but from 1817 to 1948 the British   possessions included the whole island of Ceylon, now the nation of Sri Lanka.

George IV (George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover following the death of his father, King George III, on 29 January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father’s final mental illness.

George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. He commissioned John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace, and Sir Jeffry Wyattville to rebuild Windsor Castle.

His charm and culture earned him the title “the first gentleman of England”, but his poor relationship with both his father and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, and his dissolute way of life, earned him the contempt of the people and dimmed the prestige of the monarchy. He forbade Caroline to attend his coronation and asked the government to introduce the unpopular Pains and Penalties Bill in a desperate, unsuccessful attempt to divorce her.

For most of George’s regency and reign, Lord Liverpool controlled the government as Prime Minister. George’s ministers found his behaviour selfish, unreliable and irresponsible. At all times he was much under the influence of favourites. Taxpayers were angry at his wasteful spending during the Napoleonic Wars. He did not provide national leadership in time of crisis, nor act as a role model for his people. Liverpool’s government presided over Britain’s ultimate victory, negotiated the peace settlement, and attempted to deal with the social and economic malaise that followed. After Liverpool’s retirement, George was forced to accept Catholic emancipation despite opposing it. His only legitimate child, Princess Charlotte, died before him in 1817 and so he was succeeded by his younger brother, William.


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Posted by: anonymous  2020-02-04
1821, Ceylon (British), George IV. Scarce Silver Rix Dollar Coin. Damaged aXF! Mint Year: 1821 Mint Place: Bombay Denomination: Rix Dollar References: Pridmore 82, KM-84. R! Condition: Scratches on edge (old silver-test marks), obverse and reverse, otherwise about XF! Material: Silver (. ...

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Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Georg IV. 1820-1830. Rixdollar 1821. K.M. 84. Kleine Kratzer und Randfehler, sehr schön

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Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Georg IV. Rixdollar 1821. Elefant. K.M. 84. Kleine Henkelspur, fast vorzüglich

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Posted by: anonymous  2017-01-18
CEYLON 1821 1 Rixdollar Elephant Silver VF-XF

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Ausländische Münzen und Medaillen Sri Lanka (Ceylon bis 1972) Georg IV. 1820-1830. Rix Dollar 1821. K.M. 84. Vorzüglich

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-11-26
Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Georg IV. Rixdollar 1821. K.M. 84. Kleiner Randfehler, winzige Kratzer, sehr schön / sehr schön +

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