Tokens


Sri lanka – Ceylon Game Tokens

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Ceylon Telephone Tokens

Cu-Ni token from Ceylon which was used in General Post Office (G.P.O.) phone Booths

GPO2Cu-Ni token from Ceylon which was used in General Post Office (G.P.O.) GPO3Cu-Ni token replaced the GPO counter-marked 10 cent coin.

Sri lanka Modern Tokens

 

chogm tokenSPECIFICATIONS
Alloy Stainless Steel
Diameter 24. mm
Weight 6.5 gms
Shape Round
Edge Grained
Mintage 1000
Mint Royal Mint, UK
CHOGAM 2013 Sri Lanka – COMMONWEALTH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT MEETING

 

 

SPORTING TIMES – token

sporting times

Bank of Ceylon – BOC token

BOC - Token

The Chartered Mercantile Bank of India Tokens

The Chartered Mercantile Bank of India, London & China – Ceylon Branch 

1857-1884 Colombo –
1857-1884 Kandy –
1863-1884 Galle –

Merchant bank of india - Galle Merchant bank of india - Kandy 2 Merchant bank of india - Kandy

Ceylon Estate Tokens

The tokens were issued by Coffee Mills during the time when there was a shortage of small change. Between 1841 and 1890 the need for special tokens and chits arose. By the year 1890 most estates and companies were using the legal coins thus the need for tokens and tallies decreased.

As the coffee estates developed during the 1820’s-1850’s, new problems arose in the method of payment of labour. Considerable labour forces were employed in their cultivation and maintenance. Wages were paid either by the day, or by the task. On the estates and also in the coffee curing mills, many tasks had a set value. The sum to be paid for a certain fixed task in coffee picking determined the wage paid. Thus, for picking half-a-hundred weight of clean coffee, the amount was generally 4 1/2 d or about 18-19 cents and a store-woman was expected to do this as a day’s work.

 

George Steuart & Co. Wekande Mills

Ceylon - Tokens - George Steuart & Co. Wekande Mills

Ceylon – Tokens – George Steuart & Co. Wekande Mills – Token valued at 19 Cents 1843 (1881)

Colombo Commercial Co. Limited., Slave Island Mills

Ceylon - Tokens - Colombo Commercial Co. Limited., Slave Island Mills

Ceylon – Tokens – Colombo Commercial Co. Limited., Slave Island Mills – Token valued at 18¾ Cents 1876

James Perera Jayatilleka

James Perera Jayatilleka, Dam Street, Colombo

Ceylon – Tokens – James Perera Jayatilleka, Dam Street, Colombo – Token of 19 Cents nd. (1878) (Pr.46, NWC2239)

Ceylon Union Mills

ceylon - Carey Strachan & Co, Colombo, Copper 1- Unit Token, Union Mills

Ceylon: Carey Strachan & Co, Colombo, Copper 1- Unit Token, Union Mills (Pr 14)

1866 Ceylon Company Limited St. Sebastian Mills A

ceylon St. Sebastian Mills A

1866 Ceylon Company Limited St. Sebastian Mills A

1866 Ceylon Company Limited St. Sebastian Mills B

ceylon St. Sebastian Mills B

 

1866 Ceylon Company Limited St. Sebastian Mills B

1866 Ceylon Company Limited St. Sebastian Mills C

ceylon St. Sebastian Mills C

1866 Ceylon Company Limited St. Sebastian Mills C

Robertson & Co Vauxhall Mills Slave Island

ceylon - Robertson & Co  Vauxhall Mills

Ceylon – Tokens – Robertson & Co.: Vauxhall Mills Slave Island, Colombo – Tokens valued at 4½ Pence nd. (1868)

Robertson & Co Oil Yard, Slave Island

Ceylon -  Robertson & Co Oil Yard

Ceylon – Tokens – Robertson & Co Oil Yard, Slave Island, Colombo – Tokens valued at 4½ Pence nd. (1868)

M.D.D. & Co. 4½D – Incised

Ceylon - M.D.D. & Co. 4½D - Incised

M.D.D. & Co. 4½D – Incised