Lot 752. Ceylon. George III. 1802. Æ 1/48 rixdollar.
Ceylon. George III. 1802. Æ 1/48 rixdollar. EIC arm with lion supporters; ribo reads 'UNITED EAST INDIA COMPAN' missing the final Y / Elephant left, date below. Pridmor 261; KM -. Very rare mule combining an obverse die of an East India Company 1/48 rupee with a Ceylon reverse (KM 75). AU58 BN.
From the Estate of Benjamin R. Bell.
A note from the consignor: ""The NGC Pop. 1/0 does not reflect two AU50 BN and one MS64 known to exist. The second finest of the six we documented.""
An AU50 BN specimen realized $2000 + fees, Heritage 3024 (18 April 2013), 23517.
A choice uncirculated specimen realized $3750 + fees, Baldwin's 86 (6 May 2014), 287.
An MS64 BN specimen realized $3000 + fees, Heritage 3046 (14 April 2016), 29605.