1/2 Stiver, Issued by Essequibo & Demerary (Demerara), British Guiana (now Guyana), 1813
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Laureate and draped bust of the King facing right; around, GEORGIVS III D: G: REX.
Within an open wreath of oak, HALF / STIVER; above, a crown; around, outside a line circle, COLONIES OF ESSEQUEBO & DEMARARY TOKEN 1813
Centre milled graining left \\\
The coins of the 1813 issue were struck at Royal Mint, London. Four tons of 1 stiver and two tons of 1/2 stivers were ordered. They were replaced as monies of account by dollars and cents in 1839. 20 stivers equaled 1 guilder.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Type of item
27 mm (Outside Diameter), 9.039 g (Weight)
KM#9 Pridmore 30
[Book] Pridmore, Fred. 1965. The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Part 3, West Indies.
[Book] Bruce, Colin R. 2006. Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900.