Keir, Dundas & Co.
1866 - Kandy - Ship

Brass Tokens struck in London and issued in 1866, by company founded in 1854 by Simon Keir, who was a planter in 1850 with partners G. H. Dnndas and Captain John Keith Jolly. A large enterprise of estate agents, general merchants and forwarding agents with office in Kings Street, Kandy, Ceylon.
Diameter26.7 mm
Thickness mm
Weight7.19 gms
kdco_ship_obverse kdco_ship_reverse
Lowsley #14 Pridmore #52 Mitchiner #2240

Obverse : Monogram K. D. & Co. within a beaded circle inside raised rim.
Reverse : A ship in full sail to left, within a beaded circle inside raised rim.
The reverse design represents the famed East Indiaman three masted sailing ship of about 1500 tons. Struck for the Smallpass Mills, Colombo.

For more details see webpage for the tortoise token of the same firm.

The coin was scanned at 300dpi and the images are displayed at 225dpi.
This AU condition coin was purchased on ebay in 2000 August from a dealer in USA.