Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1843 TOKEN Wekande Mills PCGS MS62 BN PRID-96

Regular price $145.00

  • CIRCULATED/UNCIRCULATED : Uncirculated
  • COUNTRY/REGION OF MANUFACTURE : Sri Lanka


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Wekande Mills Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Bronze Token dated 1843.

GRADED PCGS MS62 BN

Obverse: Two native women at work with legend: "WEKANDE MILLS" with the same in both Sinhalese and Tamil (although incorrect).

Reverse: Legend with date in centre: "GEORGE STEUART Co. * CEYLON".

Milled edge.

This was in fact issued in 1881 after the older type tokens had been withdrawn and had a value of 19 cents.

At this time the mills employed around 1,500 staff. It was designed by the manager of the mills, Charles Hendry.
Pridmore Ceylon No: 96. Diameter 28mm

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