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1815, Ceylon, George III. British Colonial Copper Stiver “Elephant” Coin. VF



Condition: VF Mint year: 1815 Mint Place: Bombay References: KM-81, Pridmore-91. R! Denomination: Stiver Material: Copper Diameter: 28mm Weight: 9gm


Obverse: Laureate bust of George III right. Legend: GEORGIUS III D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX Reverse: Elephant standing left, date below, denomination and state above. Legend: CEYLON – ONE STIVER – 1815


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 III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and prince-elector of Hanover in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain and spoke English as his first language. Despite his long life, he never visited Hanover.


George III’s long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places further afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American Revolutionary War, which led to the establishment of the United States of America. A series of wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, over a twenty-year period, finally concluded in the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.


In the latter half of his life, George III suffered from recurrent and, eventually, permanent mental illness. Medical practitioners were baffled by this at the time, although it is now generally thought that he suffered from the blood disease porphyria. After a final relapse in 1810, his eldest son, George, Prince of Wales ruled as Prince Regent. On George III’s death, the Prince Regent succeeded his father as George IV. Historical analysis of George III’s life has gone through a “kaleidoscope of changing views” which have depended heavily on the prejudices of his biographers and the sources available to them.


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CoinWorldTV 1815, Ceylon, George III. British Colonial Copper Stiver "Elephant" Coin. VF Condition: VF Mint year: 1815 Mint Place: Bombay References: KM-81. R! Denomination: Stiver Material: Copper Diameter: 28mm Weight: 9gm Obverse: Laureate bust of George III right. Leg ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-02-28
Ceylon. Stiver, 1815. KM-81; Pridmore-91. Copper. George III. Laureate head right. Reverse: Elephant. NGC graded MS-63 Brown. Estimated Value $175 - 225. Categories: World Crowns and Minors

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Posted by: gcoins  2010-08-24
Цейлон 1 стивер (1815 г.) Медь Номер по Краузе КМ#81

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CEYLON (SRI LANKA), under Dutch rule, copper wreath type eighth stiver (2), quarter stivers (2), half stiver (2), one stiver and two stivers (illustrated) (KM.16, ...

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CEYLON 1815 1 Stiver Elephant VF

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CEYLON 1815 1 Stiver Elephant VF
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