4 Rixdollar Sri Lanka/Ceylon / United Kingdom of Great Britain an ...

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Obverse: Draped laureate bust of king facing right by C.H. Kuchler. Initials C H K on shoulder. Legend reads: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. Reverse: Ceylonese elephant and wreath. Weight 46.75 grams. proof struck in .916 (22 carat) gold. Reverse en medaille (upright). UNIQUE. This privately minted ‘retro’ pattern is one of a series of 12 and was inspired by the work of the numismatist W J Taylor who in the mid 1800s produced a series of coins using Kuchler’s spectacular portrait of King George III.
Only one specimen has been struck in gold with the reverse upright.
Struck by INA Limited England in 2007, made of 22 carat gold. Will be listed in the next edition of Colin Bruce, Unusual World Coins, published by Krause. The dies are still in existence and will be made for silver and base metal coins only, then the dies will be canceled.

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COINS, WORLD COINS FROM THE ÅKE LINDÉN COLLECTION, CEYLON Countermarked Coinage, Silver ⅓ -Rixdollar, on a Madras Presidency ¼-Rupee, undated (AH 1172) (KM 85). Very fine. £50-70

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CEYLON 1802 1/48 Rixdollar Elephant

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CEYLON 1802 1/192 Rixdollar Elephant VF
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